Portage, Indiana
5023 US Hwy 6, Portage, IN 46368

Gelsosomo's Pizza

Gelsosomo's PizzeriaEstablished: 1979. Owner: Mr. Tom Gelsosomo.

Mon-Thurs 3-9pm
Friday & Saturday 3-10pm
Sunday 2-9pm

Carryout, delivery, and dine-in services. Small group accommodations (15-30 people).

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Our Mission

"We take great pride in offering the highest quality and service ever offered anywhere. Only natural ingredients are used in our products, along with the highest quality control standards. Our service expectations are high, but without these standards and loyal patrons, our pizzerias would not be as successful as they are today."

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The Timeline:

1979 – Tom Gelsosomo opens his first restaurant in Portage, Indiana.
1989 – Gelsosomo's Pizza won an award naming them the Best Tasting Pizza in Porter County.
1990 – Gelsosomo's Franchise Corp. founded. The new franchise company was given clearance by the State of Indiana to begin its franchise expansion program.
1990 – A site in Chesterton, Indiana was chosen. Mr. Ron Nabhan opens the first franchise.
1991 – Gelsosomo's growing popularity was proven when their pizza was named Best Tasting Pizza in Northwest Indiana.
1995 – Experiencing much success at his Chesterton location, Mr. Nabhan opens a carryout and delivery location inside Innman's Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Indiana.
2000 – A new site in Valparaiso, Indiana was selected for a full service restaurant to relocate the pizzeria at Innman's Recreation Center.
2003 – A site was chosen in Michigan City, Indiana for a full service restaurant.
2005 – The train depot in Saint Joseph, Michigan was selected for a full service restaurant. The depot was converted to a Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, which is at historical Silver Beach.
2007 – A site was chosen in Crown Point, Indiana for a full service restaurant.
2013 - A store was opened in Schererville, IN in June.
2014 - Gelsosomo's Lemont, IL opened their doors in September.
2016 – Gelsosomo's opens its second Illinois location in Macomb.
2023 – Gelsosomo's opens its location in Griffith, Indiana.


Media Archive:
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Gelsosomo's: More than 30 years of excellent pizza, Post Tribune Reader Choice Awards, 4/24/2011(.jpg)
Gelsosomo's Pizzerias, an Unbeatable Recipe for Success, Portage News, 02/22/2003 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Moves to a Hot Spot, The Times, 09/23/2002 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Neighbor's Choice Pizza, Post-Tribune, 04/17/2000 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria: 'Like One of the Family', Duneland News, 01/14/2000 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Among Area's Upper-Crust Pizzerias, Post-Tribune, 04/23/1999 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Franchising its Business, Portage News, 03/23/1996 (.pdf)