- 1477 W Balmoral Ave
- 14in pizza from $21
- 4:30-9:30pm Wed-Sat
Lonely Planet review for Great Lake
Hard to believe all the excitement this wee storefront generates, as it sits unobtrusively next to a shoe repair shop and barbershop. But everyone from GQ to Rachel Ray to the New York Times has crowned it the nation’s best pizza maker. The perfectionist couple that owns Great Lake typically offers three pizza types per day using house-made mozzarella, house-ground sausage and small-farm produce atop a charred, chewy, between-thick-and-thin crust. There are just 12 seats, and no reservations – which explains the long lines and testy attitudes. This is indeed slowww food.