Great Lake

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1477 W Balmoral Ave (btw Clark & Glenwood)
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-9270
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The modest rack of shelves on Great Lakes western wall plays second fiddle to the highly coveted pizzas.
Time Out Chicago
2010-09-20 16:59:46
Try the salad with buttermilk dressing from our 100 Best list: An obsession with detail, an amount of scrutiny seldom applied to lettuce, a superlative, creamy dressing.
Time Out Chicago
2011-12-06 17:13:36
The menu consists of only three pizza and the owner makes each individually- with puffy, chewy crust; house-pulled mozzarella; layers of fresh, earthy mushrooms; and an obsessive eye for detail.
Time Out Chicago
2011-11-02 18:28:48
Stop in, put your name on the list, and then wait it out at a local watering hole (Hopleaf).
Allen
2011-05-19 07:28:58
Congrats to Great Lake for making it on the list of top 10 pizza places in the country ... Eat it up.
Examiner.com
2011-01-03 16:54:18
It's a super thin crust pizza with amazing big bubbles. And it's chewy. Just try it. Thank us later.
GQ Magazine
2012-08-21 23:03:34
Thanks to the puffy, chewy crust; the house-pulled mozzarella; layers of earthy mushrooms; and an obsessive eye for detail, the answer, if your mouth isnt already watering, the wait is worth it.
Time Out Chicago
2012-06-04 13:40:51
This is one of chef Grant Achatz's favorite dining spots for pizza, which is all made of local, organic ingredients.
LXTV
2011-07-18 16:04:59
Go here and eat something!
Andrew
2009-11-29 12:59:29
Best Pizzas I ever eat
Pedro Pablo
2012-11-18 14:59:22
Most amazing pizza ever. Delicious. Be sure to try the tomatillo salsa, dante lamb cheese, fresh herb pizza. You won't be disappointed!
HY
2012-07-07 22:10:45
Is the pizza worth the wait? Thanks to the puffy, chewy crust; the house-pulled mozzarella; layers of fresh, earthy mushrooms; the answer, if your mouth isnt already watering, is yes.
Time Out Chicago
2012-03-28 14:36:58
The menu consists of only three pizza and the owner makes each individually- with puffy, chewy crust; house-pulled mozzarella; layers of fresh, earthy mushrooms; and an obsessive eye for detail.
Time Out Chicago
2011-10-17 17:48:37
Heads up, order in advance and bring your patience... This is hand-crafted wonderland, but foodies only.
Matt
2011-08-06 18:34:12
Be sure to add bacon if you order the #3 (Spinach pizza)
Dan
2011-05-15 12:19:58
You gotta stop in necessary exTRAVagance just around the corner while you wait! Great EcoLuxe home store!
Trav
2010-11-01 19:09:54
This is good food. It is a tiny place, it probably seats 20. And: it has the best mushroom pizza you'll eat outside Italy. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Leah
2010-01-29 21:10:33
Order the pizza with chorizo -- AMAZING.
Nathan
2009-11-30 00:59:54
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