Family Pizza Parlor




    More than 38 years ago, two brothers came to the Northwoods for summer jobs.  They came from a strong Italian community in Chicago where pizza was the staple at home and at college.

    Since there were no pizzerias in the area, the brothers realized a great opportunity existed, and opened their own pizzeria in Eagle River.

    Sources say the locals at the time looked down at them jaundice-eyed and called them brash boys from “Chitown.”  However, the pizzeria has now become a landmark.

    Today, customers come from all over the country to try the best pizza in the area.  Even celebrities have visited Alexander’s on occasion, including professional football players; head coaches from the NFL, NBA, and NCAA; hockey players; movie stars; movie critics; national sports commentators; leaders of U.S. industries; newscasters; and authors.  A visiting film critic even gave Alexander’s a “thumbs up.”

    Even though the business opened many years ago, one thing remains the same - the traditional method of making pizza at Alexander’s.  The pizza is make the way Grandma Del Cristo said - use the best to make the best.

    Using only the finest ingredients is something which is stressed by the owners.  The cheese used is 100% full-cream mozzarella, which is straight from the most award-winning dairy in Wisconsin, along with 9-month-aged Romano.

    The soul of a pizza is the crust, which is made with high-gluten flour.  It is homemade and triple raised.  Each crust is rolled with care.  The delicious taste of fresh butter is in every bite of crust as well.  Adding flavor to the pizza is the thick, rich sauce made from pear tomato puree - the meatiest of tomatoes.

    Diners also can try a delicious oven-roasted cheese bread appetizer: one-half loaf of freshly baked French bread, basted with butter, seasoned with garlic and aged Romano, covered with mozzarella, roasted to a honey-golden brown and, finally, lightly sprinkled with oregano.

    As one would say in Italian, “Si mangia sempre bene!” (one always eats well!)

    Alexander’s success is due to the quality put into each pizza, using traditional pizza-making methods.  Along with pizza and cheese bread, Alexander’s offers a selection of savory sandwiches, made to order and baked.

    Alexander’s Pizza is located in a turn-of-the-century remodeled building in downtown Eagle River.

The Story of Alexander’s Pizza Parlor

Hours & Location

Summer 6/30 to 8/20

Open Everyday
11:30am - 10:00pm

Regular Hours

4:00pm - 9:30pm

211 Railroad Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Downtown between the stop lights

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