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Another Pizza Place Sets Its Sights on Shorewood

Runaway Meatball plans to open in the former Mama Mia’s storefront in late April or early May.

A new pizza place called Runaway Meatball plans to open in the former Mama Mia’s storefront, 3590 N. Oakland Ave., in late April or early May.

The restaurant will serve up a host of Italian sandwiches, Sicilian-style pizzas and chicken wings. Sides including homemade potato chips, “haystack” onion rings and macaroni and cheese will also be on the menu.

Runaway Meatball will offer carryout and delivery, but won’t have space to sit-down other than to wait for orders to be filled. The shop will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and likely remain open until midnight on weekends.

Two other Shorewood pizza establishments are expected to open this spring including , and Al Calderone Club setting up shop at 4475 N. Oakland Ave., in the newly-constructed, former Brit Inn space. In October, Falbo Bros. Pizzeria opened at 2213 E. Capitol Drive, replacing Salvatore’s. 

The business will be owned by Tom Drilias and three long-time friends. Drilias has been friends with his partners for decades; one of which founded and ran Upper Crust Pizza in Whitefish Bay for roughly 20 years. 

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