Restaurant Review: Green Lantern Pizzeria and Lounge

Green Lantern pepperoni and mushroom deep dish pizza
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Restaurant Review: Green Lantern Pizzeria and Lounge

I moved to the Troy, MI area in November 2012, and since then I have been on a hunt for the best pizza in the area. Shields has always been a favorite of mine, since before I lived here, and they do deep dish pizza well. However, Green Lantern is my current favorite, and their pizza is delicious.

Credit: Gary Tucker, all rights reserved.

Credit: Gary Tucker, all rights reserved.

They have four locations – two are carry-out  and delivery only, and two are sit-down – and the closet to me is the Madison Heights location, which I’ve now been to twice. They always have coupons on their website, too, so make sure to check their site before you go.

We always get their pizza when dining there, but I’ve heard the subs are amazing as well. On my last visit, I had a free appetizer coupon for signing up for their e-club, so we started off with some delicious Lantern Bread (“oven baked pizza dough, topped with cheese and garlic butter, served with pizza sauce”).

Green Lantern bread

credit: Liz Parker
(that circle-shaped indent is from the dipping sauce!)

I was pretty stuffed after that, but then the pizza came out – the piece de resistance. We got a medium two-topping deep dish pizza, with mushrooms and pepperoni; Green Lantern is the only place I’ve been to that has circle-shaped deep dish pizza, as most places around here do square-shaped deep dish. I only recently learned that “Detroit-style” pizza is actually deep dish pizza with the sauce on top, rather than under the cheese.

Green Lantern pepperoni and mushroom deep dish pizza

credit: Liz Parker

Check out the heft of that pizza – they do offer non-deep dish pizza as well, but their deep dish is delicious.

I usually have a pretty big appetite, but after a few slices of the Lantern Bread, I was only able to eat one slice of this pizza – that’s how heavy it is – and I took the rest home to enjoy.

credit: YellowDog, Flickr

credit: YellowDog, Flickr

The Green Lantern Pizzeria & Lounge is located at 28960 John R Rd. (corner of 12 Mile + John R), Madison Heights, MI, and can be reached at (248) 541-5439. 

Other locations include:

  • 15505 15 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp. (sit-down and carry-out)
  • 41160 Hayes Rd., Clinton Twp., MI (carry-out/delivery only)
  • 4326 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI (carry-out/delivery only)

 

Review by: Liz Parker

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