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Gino's East The Original of Chicago

Gino's East

Pizza Place$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
252 Tips and reviews
  • deep dish pizza
  • meaty legend
  • chicago fire
  • lively
  • family-friendly
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  • David K.
    David KollerAugust 5
    Very good Chicago pizza. Come with your appetite and patience, these things aren't built in 15 minutes!!
  • Bashayer A.
    You can try Chicago's signature pizza
  • Ali j A.
    Ali j AliJuly 12
    1 hour waiting to get a pizza !!
  • Helen B.
    Came here for my birthday and had an awesome time! Ask for Marco as your server!
  • Antonio B.
    Not a fan of the crust, the marinara was great!
  • candace k.
    Service is NOT good. Food is decent.
  • Reggie M.
    Finally! I've been wanting to try the Meaty Legend for so long, And it was worth the wait! Super cheesy, super Meaty, super bacony, super hot, super flavorful! Hands down the best pizza I've ever had!
    Upvoted Aug 4
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinSeptember 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly service, good beer selection and deep dish pizza. The crust is made out of cornmeal
  • Matt C.
    Matt CosentinoAugust 17, 2016
    The best deep dish pizza
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MasseyAugust 12, 2016
    The harvest salad and pizza were both fantastic!
  • Lindsey B.
    Lindsey BoeApril 29, 2016
    horrendous service. drinks were never refilled, had to wait 30 min to get the check, then another 30 for server to come take it. food onlyok
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SwaneyApril 29, 2016
    Food was delicious, but our service was terrible. Could not find our server to get our check and when we asked the hostess if she could help her lovely answer was "I'm not a waitress!". Won't be back.
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SwaneyApril 24, 2016
    Wonderful food TERRIBLE SERVICE. They do their absolute best to ignore you. 20 mins for refills, 35 minutes for them to take our money after bringing check. Not even very busy.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DriskellApril 15, 2016
    They do a good salad as well as the deep dish pizza.
  • Megan E.
    Megan EysamanApril 11, 2016
    Mexican @ Gino's East Pilsen, 1659 W. 21st St
  • Niklas B.
    Niklas BretschneiderFebruary 28, 2016
    Good deep dish pizza (24$ for a small one, feeds 2), average staff, free wifi
  • Robert S.
    Robert SellickDecember 23, 2015
    Fantastic service, very friendly staff, and amazing deep dish pizzas! Loved it
  • Derek H.
    Derek HofferDecember 8, 2015
    Very good Chicago Deep dish pizza. The BBQ Brisket pizza was delicious. Nice selection of Chicago craft beers
  • Jana K.
    Jana KlotterOctober 22, 2015
    Best crust!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiOctober 16, 2015
    Deep dish Chicago Fire or Gino's supreme
  • Gina M.
    Gina MondragonAugust 31, 2015
    The pizza was AWESOME. The ingredients tasted fresh, they were generous with the portions, and very good service. Definitely my fav deep dish pizza in Chicago so far.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 24, 2015
    The deep dish is delicious! Skip the starters and splurge on the main, it's huge! Be prepared for up to an hour of baking time!
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReiperAugust 24, 2015
    OMG what great deep dish!! A crust that just crumbles and sauce full of flavour, a must try!!!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 11, 2015
    Who does not like Deep Dish? Tried the "Chicago Fire" which was delicious. Ordered ahead for takeout & everything went smoothly.
  • Shelby S.
    Shelby SpencerAugust 2, 2015
    There pizza is the best! I actually don't like deep dish pizza but I orders it anyways just to try it again and I thought it was amazing .
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerJuly 26, 2015
    Its gone downhill after years as a classic - temper your expectations
  • Ayse Ruya A.
    Ayse Ruya AltayJuly 19, 2015
    Mide fesadi! Deep dish pizza rocks! ❤️
  • Tito R.
    Tito RodiJuly 19, 2015
    Wifi is the address: Superior162
  • Regina B.
    Regina BootJune 24, 2015
    Go deep dish but order an appetizer because it takes 30 to 45 minutes for the pizza to arrive at your table
  • Gino's East The Original of Chicago
    There's nothing wrong with a little pre-pizza snack. Make sure to try our Crispy Brussels Sprouts with garlic and pancetta.
  • Shirley H.
    Shirley HaiarMay 31, 2015
    The deep dish pizza is the best. It's so worth the trip.
  • A S.
    A SMay 20, 2015
    The veggie pizza.. So. Much. Garlic. In every single bite..minced so fine that you can't separate it. The house salad.. lots of lettuce, ONE olive, 2 thin rings of onion, half a tomato - don't bother
  • Antoine S.
    Antoine SimpsonMay 2, 2015
    Try the pasta dishes. They are amazing!
  • Jordan D.
    Jordan DApril 14, 2015
    10 years ago thin crust cheese was awesome... went today and the crust was cracker like with so little sauce. Spinach artichoke dip was pretty good tho
  • Diego R.
    Diego ReynosoApril 11, 2015
    Great Chicago experience wait for deep dish is 45min so be patient.
  • Latham B.
    Latham BrunsonApril 2, 2015
    Great deep dish pizza and a few area beers on tap. Small deep dish is enough for two people.
  • MASHA D.
    MASHA D.April 1, 2015
    they refill your beverage for free, even with ROOTBEER!!!
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlarfajMarch 29, 2015
    Nice pizza
  • Meg W.
    Meg WinsorMarch 28, 2015
    My first dee dish!
  • Heather M.
    Heather MurrayMarch 15, 2015
    Bring Sharpie markers to sign the wall.
  • Nadia C.
    Nadia ChilmonikFebruary 16, 2015
    Awesome environment. Drinks are par.
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossFebruary 2, 2015
    Gino's corn meal crust makes their deep dish pizza unique!! #ChicagoPizza
  • Onur B.
    Onur BekmezciDecember 27, 2014
    Deep dish pizza is awesome
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CattaneoDecember 15, 2014
    Great place, but the real italian pizza is another story...
  • Marten
    MartenNovember 29, 2014
    large is large
  • Kaso A.
    Kaso Awesome TimeNovember 28, 2014
    This place is always worth of the price of the flight out from LA and hotel alone! Chicago style pizza at its best!
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 17, 2014
    Very good pizza but very loud ugly music and not the best in chicago
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • David P.
    David PollockNovember 12, 2014
    Anything Deep Dish, of course!
  • Charles S.
    Charles ShoushaNovember 3, 2014
    Nice deep dish pizza!
  • Justin R.
    Justin RandOctober 2, 2014
    Whatever you get, make sure you put sausage on it.
  • Dana W.
    Dana WegenerSeptember 26, 2014
    Minnesotan foodie says if you are looking for a good Chi-town pizza, go for the deep dish w/ sausage as a disc. Good local beer selection as well.
  • Angi M.
    Angi McElfreshSeptember 23, 2014
    Always eat here w my husband. Good to know chicago pizza's always take hour to cook! So order appetizer!
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NanceSeptember 11, 2014
    Friendly staff, good Chicago food
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BlanfordAugust 31, 2014
    Come here every time I'm in town. Accept no substitutions.
  • Horace W.
    Horace WormelyAugust 31, 2014
    Wasn't what it was cracked up to be, but good nonetheless.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 26, 2014
    A Chicago classic. I usually don't go for deep dish, but man is this pizza good. Usually a wait.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Jack S.
    Jack StankewiczAugust 23, 2014
    Deep dish pizza thin crust pizza
  • Gabby C.
    Gabby CotteeAugust 22, 2014
    Meh, this place was okay...the thin crust basically had three tablespoons of sauce. Zero wow factor!
  • Rhi M.
    Rhi MAugust 20, 2014
    Yum! Great deep dish! Good salads. However if you are gluten free, know that they can not make crust with out cheese.
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 15, 2014
    Love this place. Famous for a reason. Delicious crust and meaty pizzas. Definitely a must see when in town.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 11, 2014
    Might be a long wait (to get a seat and then to get a pizza). The interior is dark and unique. The pizza is pretty good.
  • Brent G.
    Brent GatewoodAugust 8, 2014
    The best Chicago style deep dish pizza, period!
  • Honey C R.
    Honey C REALTORAugust 7, 2014
    Great Chicago authentic atmosphere
  • Gray H.
    Gray HouserAugust 6, 2014
    Deep dish.
  • Maram
    MaramAugust 2, 2014
    Yumm .. The BBQ Chicken is so good 👌
  • Ghadah M.
    Ghadah MuhAugust 2, 2014
    Superb ! Great pizzas
  • Zahra S.
    Zahra ShJune 27, 2014
    The plates smell baaaad , don't eat in plates haha
  • Zahra S.
    Zahra ShJune 27, 2014
    Don't order nachos 😰
  • Egor H.
    Egor HomakovJune 22, 2014
    It was a long wait but bartender was serving great beers, and i dont mind
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CanasJune 8, 2014
    Great food great beers good time go you will enjoy fun place to be
  • Randy T.
    Randy TeerJune 1, 2014
    I wasn't that impressed, the pizza tasted average.
  • Sandra T.
    Sandra TaylorMay 31, 2014
    Try the calamari appetizer. It's not rubbery at all and the sauce it comes with is addicting.
  • Louie 李景雲 L.
    Louie 李景雲 LeeApril 13, 2014
    Wifi password is Superior162
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LopezFebruary 10, 2014
    Great place for pizza lovers! The deep-dish pizza it's a must! The Small one is enough for 2 or 3 persons.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 9, 2014
    One of the more famous deep-dish pizza joints in Chicago. The pizza is good, but not great. The atmosphere here is really what's worth coming for. Autograph that wall before you leave!
  • Rob H.
    Rob HannumJanuary 15, 2014
    Pan pizza, yum!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their deep dish pizza crust is made from corn meal. So different and tasty! Love this place.
  • Shannan L.
    Shannan LynnJanuary 9, 2014
    Super good .... but be prepared to wait a bit. The calamari is good too. Oh... and bring some white out. You can draw on the walls. :)
  • Bill G.
    Bill GoekeJanuary 4, 2014
    The crust on the deep dish pizza is fantastic! Most deep dish pizza crusts are rock hard but here the crust easily crumbles. Highly recommend.
  • Bruce K.
    Bruce KingDecember 30, 2013
    Try the Chicago Deep Dish Cheese Pizza
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GonzalezDecember 19, 2013
    deep dish...
  • David C.
    David ClaiborneDecember 13, 2013
    What's not to like? Good beer, great deep dish pizza & the mozzarella sticks are great!
  • Brianna T.
    Brianna TaShawnDecember 1, 2013
    Greatest pizza i've had in my life. The whole pizza was just perfect & the crust was hands down the best i've had!
  • Spencer 🚶 D.
    Spencer 🚶 DNovember 25, 2013
    Sausage patty deep dish was pretty fetchin' good. Also, tried the cheese bread pizza appetizer... Pretty decent.
  • Its Yo Boi B.
    Its Yo Boi Big DaveNovember 8, 2013
    Awesome Date Night Pizzeria!!! Food is Fresh and Delish! Hahaha! even the booth seat fit me and I'm Bigggg & Sexy!!! We had the BBQ Chicken Pizza thin crust!!! The Bomb!!!!!! Yeeeeeeez!!!!!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SnyderOctober 22, 2013
    Pattied Sausage!
  • Kim M.
    Kim MarksOctober 17, 2013
    So in addition to having the best pizza, Gino's has stepped up the craft beer menu a bit. 5 locals on tap and about 20 decent bottles to choose from. Nicely done.
  • Nancy P.
    Nancy PrestigiacomoOctober 15, 2013
    Great Deep Dish Pizza. You may want to try to go early before the dinner rush. Takes about 1 hour to get a pizza cooked so you may want to order a salad or appetizer. .
  • Alex S.
    Alex SloleyOctober 4, 2013
    Dang! Best Chicago deep dish I have ever had. Which makes sense since I am a Seattlelite in Chicago. Get the Meaty Legend and revel in its meaty deep dishness. For quick seating, go to the bar.
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CalderonOctober 2, 2013
    Pizza ok. Terrible service.
  • Marco V.
    Marco VicenteSeptember 25, 2013
    Dipdish is amazing, it deserves a try
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CasillasSeptember 18, 2013
    Very disappointed & embarrassed to have suggested this location to friends. Calamari nor pizza compared to one of their competitors' located on same street.
  • Mario M.
    Mario MakarySeptember 17, 2013
    Not bad. Thought it would be different
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 17, 2013
    Classic deep dish spot, famous for using a patty of sausage that completely covers the base of the crust.
  • Al B.
    Al BriggsSeptember 17, 2013
    Add me to the list of people who were disappointed at the pizza and price. I guess I'll always be a New York pizza boy.
  • Maria Laura
    Maria LauraSeptember 16, 2013
    The best: toasted ravioli
  • Joe T.
    Joe TrutinAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Fettuccini Alfredo -
  • Alarmali
    AlarmaliAugust 29, 2013
    The best pizza ever
  • Collin V.
    Collin VoldAugust 27, 2013
    Great local beers on tap to hold you over for the long wait. Worth every second.
  • David B.
    David BéliveauOctober 5, 2016
    J'ai pris la deep-dish pizza et j'avais de grandes attentes et j'ai été déçu. Et c'est très long la préparation environ 50 minutes.
  • Fryda C.
    Increíble NO les gusta cambiarte los cubiertos por otro juego limpios!
  • Emily
    EmilyApril 29, 2016
    Authentische Pizza
  • Fernando A.
    Fernando AntunesApril 9, 2016
    Melhor Pizza no estilo de Chicago. Nem precisa pedir o cardápio, pede logo a Meaty Legend. :)
  • Denisse H.
    Denisse HernandezSeptember 12, 2015
    Gino's por algo es el original estilo #pizza #chicago. MEAT LEGEND la mejor! Mediana y pide cerveza barril pitcher para 3 personas
  • Val S.
    Val S.July 21, 2015
    Absolument épouvantable ! On a attendu 35 mn dehors pour avoir une table et une fois assis on a découvert qu'il fallait attendre une heure de plus si on voulait des pizzas. Musique assourdissante.
  • MB
    MBJuly 5, 2015
    Muy buenas las pizzas y el lugar de gran ambiente! Gran variedad de cervezas de barril y muy buena atención!
  • Heytor C.
    Heytor CavalcantiJuly 1, 2015
    Ouvi dizer q se trata da melhor pizza de Chicago. Ledo engano.. Não devia sequer se chamada de pizza. Um italiano se suicidaria neste ambiente!
  • Alma V.
    Alma VidalDecember 20, 2014
    Tardan mucho pero vale la pena
  • Santiago D.
    Santiago DuarteSeptember 10, 2014
    El sitio clásico de deep dish pizza de Chicago. Tardan casi una hora en traerla y es gigante. Está buena pero solo me pude comer un trozo. No es mi estilo favorito de pizza ni cerca.
  • Layla A.
    Layla AlshammasiJune 27, 2014
    Worst Nachos ever!😷
  • Thianny H.
    Thianny HerculanoApril 16, 2014
    Na dúvida entre qual é a melhor pizza de Chicago? Essa tem que entrar na sua lista! Ambiente aconchegante, boa comida e atendimento de primeira.
  • Jennifer d.
    Ai mangé la Gino's East Suprême. Très bon, goût moins prononcé que je pensais mais bon! Faut aimer la croûte pour les pizzas ici, mais elle est différente de chez nous, un peu comme une tarte/pizza!
  • Marcelo L.
    Marcelo LauarOctober 28, 2013
    Pizza tradicional de Chicago . Vale uma visita. Pizza de massa grossa. Uma pizza grande da para quatro pessoas.
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