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We're Open: Pitch's Lounge and Restaraunt is packed with star power

Celebrities have dined here through the years
Posted at 9:33 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 23:34:48-04

MILWAUKEE — Pitch's Lounge and Restaurant on the east side has been in the Picciurro family for 80 years.

"My grandfather started Pitch's here at 1801 North Humboldt in 1942," says Jimmy Picciurro. "It started off as a little corner tavern. After three or four years he opened the back part of the restaurant, which was a home or an apartment, and made it into a small dining area with pasta and sandwiches."

Now it's grown into a barbecue supper club that has had many famous faces inside.

"In my grandfather's days, Vince Lombardi would bring the team here," Jimmy says. "We had tickets here when the Packers played at the County Stadium. We used to serve food until three o'clock in the morning, an hour after the bars closed. Larry Costello, the coach of the Bucks, was here when the Riverside was going strong, Rosemary Clooney was here. We had Tom Jones and Harry Belefonte here."

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