Great Lake

Great Lake

1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 334-9270 serving: Edgewater, Far North Side

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Pizza, Cheap Eats, Mastercard Accepted, Local Favorite, $, Visa Accepted, Restaurants, Hidden Find,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: The one table, a communal deal that accommodates about eight, isn't exactly a prime spot. And it can be a pain with all those milling customers waiting for their pies.

Save Time: This isn't really a good choice if you are impatient. The staff is perfectly capable, it's just that the pizzas are lovingly brought to life in a single-capacity oven, so it's one-in, one-out all night-long.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Husband and wife owners Nick Lessins and Lydia Esparza offer a brief and seasonally changing selection of pizzas at their Andersonville eatery. La Quercia apple wood-smoked bacon, homemade creme fraiche or fresh mozzarella, Genesis Growers…
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Best Pizza Place in CHICAGO
By super mario at Gayot

How can your Chicago pizza list be missing PALERMO's PIZZA? It's hands down the best pizza joint in the city!. Read More

Best Neapolitan Pizza
By SushiObsessed at Citysearch

The place is tiny and the owner is the one making all the pizzas from scratch! Yes, even the dough, right in front of you. If you're up for the exp... Read More

Great Gourmet Pizza, Cozy BYOB Spot
By boonita at Citysearch

This place is a real gem. I expect they do most of their business from carryout, but I encourage everyone to get their pizza to eat in. When the ... Read More

By Andersonvillegirl at Citysearch

I stopped in to Great Lake by accident. I was dropping off shoes to be repaired next door. I was in there for at least 5 minutes (being generous... Read More

Close confines and a microscopic kitchen means all attention is on the fresh, painfully crafted pizza.
By Fred Schlatter at Citysearch

In Short With nearby restaurants and shops this Andersonville storefront isn't exactly alone, although its curious concept sets it apart.... Read More