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Gelsosomo's Pizza to Set Up Shop on Main Street

Lemont residents will soon have a new pizza place to try out.

Screen capture, Gelpizza.com/
Screen capture, Gelpizza.com/
The name might be a mouthful, but patrons will love biting into the pizza from an incoming pizza place in Lemont

Trustees Monday upped the number of allowed Class A-3 liquor licenses to accommodate the addition of Gelsosomo's (pronounced Jel-sah-so-mos) Pizza, to be located at 206 Main St.

The sit-down restaurant will be the tenth location for the 35-year-old company founded by Tom Gelsosomo. The Lemont spot will be 1950s-themed and family friendly, with alcohol offered for of-age patrons.

Gelsosomo opened his first restaurant in Portage, Ind. in 1979. Eight of the current locations are in Indiana; the ninth is in Michigan. 

The founder prides himself on natural ingredients, high quality control and the "Best Tasting Pizza in Northwest Indiana."

He's also known to back youth sports such as little league, football, basketball. Gelsosomo's also sponsors organization events such as church, union, and donations to local non-profit organizations.

Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves said they're working with the owners to move along the opening as quickly as possible.

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Ronnie Woo March 03, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Problem is our residents go to Oak Brook.
B.S. Buster March 03, 2014 at 09:27 AM
I'm certain many people will find this a great alternative to driving 16 miles to oak brook, one way, for a pizza restaurant!
Robert March 17, 2014 at 09:52 AM
I love Lemont. Many come from Naperville, and Orland, Downers to par ooze the streets and canal. After work get off the train and stop in a great pizza joint, yeah. Or tacos with terrific chips and salsa at H & H. or a little pool at the famous pools bars, or a craft beer on tap at Toms, .... Great town. I come from the town with a million franchise restaurants because no mom and pop place could afford the Godly rent in Orland Pk. PF Chang, Rock Bottom, Granite City, Fridays, .... yuk.
Edward Andrysiak March 26, 2014 at 01:29 PM
How about this idea....WE build a nice deck with picnic tables, each numbered, down at the Quarries here in lemont. Now, we get all the restaurants to participate in delivering food to the outdoor site on the edge of the scenic quarry (Great lakes). One delivery person could do well making all the deliveries. So then, a visitor or resident of lemont could spend a nice evening or day at the quarry and order a meal via cell phone...have it delivered and chow down. I wonder how many of you like the idea...and it does bring people to the area and it does support ALL the eating places in town. What say you????
Edward Andrysiak March 26, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Did I mention that the deck connects to a pier where you can rent a row boat or canoe for a few hours before enjoying your meal. like the idea? Improve the idea?

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