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Gino's East The Original of Chicago

Gino's East

Pizza Place$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Kristof P.
    "Great deep dish pizza, friendly service and nice casual atmosphere."(31 Tips)
    Steffi
    "Get the Chicago Fire!"(3 Tips)
    Florian G.
    "Try the spinach sticks, skip the pizza!!"(3 Tips)
    Jason C.
    "Sausage patty pizza is delicious!"(2 Tips)
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  • Dena
    DenaFebruary 21, 2013
    Delicious deep dish in a cool atmosphere. Deep dish takes about an hour so be prepared, also don't eat with your eyes - a small is more than enough for two people.
  • Sergio M.
    Sergio MartinezAugust 4, 2014
    After a deep investigation this is definetly the best deep dish pizza from Chicago better than giordanos or uno!You should try half meaty legend and chicago fire!If you want and appetizer the salmon
  • William S.
    William StantonSeptember 2, 2013
    If your conflicted about what type of deep dish you want don't worry cause you can get a half n half. DD Pizzas take 45-60 min to prep also so grab an appetizer and some drinks. Staff is awesome!!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KnightDecember 7, 2014
    This place is a must while visiting Chicago! Do the deep dish. Two slices will be plenty, especially if you had salad (Caesar is great), or appetizer. Everyone takes home extra.
  • Evan C.
    Evan ChenAugust 9, 2014
    Make sure to bring a sharpy and leave a note on the wall. They also have a rooftop. Pizza takes a hour...so enjoy your time there. The deep dish is worth the wait!
  • Patrick G.
    Patrick GallivanJuly 26, 2014
    Ask for Kevin despite the post from circa 2011. Food was great. Service was great. Get the nachos they are the effing bomb. Pizza does not need an adjective... It's awesome.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GriffinNovember 28, 2012
    Great pizza, reasonable prices, fun atmosphere - I love writing "I was here" on the wall (bring black/white/silver markers) .... A must do when visiting the Windy City!
  • Kristof P.
    Kristof PersoonsSeptember 7, 2015
    Great deep dish pizza, friendly service and nice casual atmosphere. Will take you more than an hour before you get food and a table.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerMarch 12, 2015
    Can't beat the original deep dish pizza. A small pie can be split on 2 ppl with a salad. Try the Broken English IPA!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FoehseFebruary 25, 2012
    Oh baby! Deep dish, don't mess with anything else. Be prepared to leave uncomfortably full. If you like sausage get "patty style" it will change your life! If your in Chicago. You HAVE to eat here!
  • Jackson
    JacksonJune 21, 2012
    Gets busy between 7p & 8p. Expect to wait for a table. Pizza takes about an hour once you order it. Bring a Sharpie and write your name or a message on the wall.
  • David F.
    David FagusNovember 18, 2011
    A Chicago classic with the writing on the walls, the tourist who have no idea what good pizza is and yet still worth the trip every so often to this location or others in the chain.
  • Daria E.
    Daria EvtukhovaJune 24, 2015
    Extremely tasty as expected. Really pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff and good music. Be prepared not to be able to move after eating :)
  • Gini T.
    Gini TraskSeptember 30, 2012
    The deep dish is worth the wait, but if you are short on time you can call ahead on the week days and get your order started.
  • Zachary P.
    Zachary PhilipMay 22, 2011
    Pizza takes an hour to make, but it is totally worth it. Make sure to try the Chicken Cobb Salad while you wait! Counters that Meaty Legend very well. :)
  • Joe T.
    Joe TrutinNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the BBQ Brisket Sliders - 3 chopped barbeque brisket sliders with fresh pickle cucumbers, crispy onion on brioche buns
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonMarch 27, 2015
    If you're into meat, go with the Meaty Legend Deep Dish Pizza. It's damn good! 🍕🍕
  • AA A.
    AA ALIMay 25, 2014
    Chicago deep dish is not really pizza.....real pizza connoisseurs know New Haven style pizza is in a league of its own.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MartinSeptember 15, 2014
    Write your name on the walls and share a pitcher while you wait for delicious deep dish.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LangworthyApril 7, 2013
    great pizza and awesome atmosphere... well worth the wait.. and try the ACE pear ale beer
  • Laurie C.
    Laurie ClotworthySeptember 17, 2013
    I was looking for authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza, and they definitely have it here. The only con is that the crust is a little heavy. It's a pie crust or something.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DeBerryJuly 12, 2015
    Best pizza in Chciago hands down! Food, atmosphere and the beers are greatn
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 7, 2010
    What’s my take on the age-old argument: New York thin crust versus Chicago deep dish? Let’s just say, I’m a Brooklyn guy, but Gino's tests my loyalty. – Adam Richman, Man v. Food Read more
  • Casey P.
    Casey PruittNovember 22, 2011
    I love all of their deep dish pizza's. I drove from indianapolis 3 and a half hours away just because it brings back great feelings and memories!!! :-)
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DudleyAugust 26, 2014
    My favorite Chicago pizza, hands down. The sausage patty pizza it's the only way to fly.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CarsonSeptember 8, 2013
    While waiting for this amazing pizza, run across the street and grab an Als Italian beef sandwich as an appetizer. :)
  • Alison J.
    Alison JonesSeptember 4, 2011
    Pizza takes a long time so don't come in staving. They do offer great salads and apps if you really can't wait.
  • Ghostly International
    Gino's is known for their decor, but their markers are always low, so bring a Sharpie. Must try the cannoli!
  • SKEET C.
    SKEET ChevaliaJuly 20, 2013
    Try the Sausage & Cheese - Awesomely "Thick", saucy, cheesy deep dish Chicago Style pizza!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandlerMarch 18, 2016
    I know it's an iconic spot, but it was really loud inside. And the pizza was ok, but I was hoping for great. That said the beer was amazing
  • Merrill O.
    Merrill O'RyanSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the new soft pretzel appetizer. The menu says Pretzel Bites, but they replaced those with a piping hot, buttery, soft pretzel... Yum.
  • Adonis B.
    Adonis BitarJuly 18, 2011
    Get here early - plan for the 45 min wait for your pizza order - remember, it's worth it!
  • Gino's East The Original of Chicago
    Enjoy your favorite Gino's East Brewing Co. beer on our patio this summer!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan Worsell-collinsFebruary 15, 2015
    Great touristy place. Pretty great deep dish!
  • Zach S.
    This location is a micro brewery and has good beer
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BrownOctober 29, 2011
    Great pizza, thin crust is in between an actual thin crust and deep dish.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 3, 2015
    Great deep dish, tables are cool and you can write on them
  • Chicago P.
    Chicago Pizza ToursSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Lines can be an hour, pizza takes an hour... Sign up w/ Chicago Pizza Tours and we will get you in w/ no wait to finish the tour!
  • John B.
    John BissellOctober 6, 2013
    Great food but the service is pretty bad. Friendly but they forget everything you ask for and rarely check back.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MorogMay 29, 2016
    Good pizza to try. Wouldn't say best in Chicago though.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 26, 2014
    Not busy at lunch but also not the best in town so we've been told. Order ahead on the phone then sit down.
  • CJ F.
    CJ FoodieMay 24, 2014
    Impressive beer selection, great service and killer deep dish!
  • The International Recipe Syndicate
    Lots of good deep-dish joints in the Windy City - this is our favorite
  • Jason C.
    Jason CrossAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sausage patty pizza is delicious! Worth the wait, and while waiting try the HUGE cheesesticks!
  • Stuti A.
    Stuti AgrawalApril 21, 2014
    Get the spinach mozzarella sticks while you wait for the deep dish!
  • Kari P.
    Kari PettitNovember 21, 2014
    Pizza. Amazing! The crust is the bomb!
  • Mike T.
    Mike TangoFebruary 11, 2014
    Hey dumbasses complaining about the wait! It's Chicago style pizza! It doesn't cook in 20 minutes like your DiGiorno does!
  • Jim I.
    Jim IngoliaApril 13, 2012
    One of a kind Pizza, worth the wait. Great for kids.
  • Angela K.
    Angela KnappJuly 16, 2011
    If you come to gino's make sure to bring a marker or white out to leave your name on the wall!
  • Steffen B.
    Steffen BieserFebruary 22, 2013
    Great place, keep up the good work !
  • Evan B.
    Evan BrownMarch 20, 2011
    Every time you order a meaty legend deep dish, an angel gets it's wings... That, and you take about 4 years off your life
  • Shane S.
    Shane SteigerwaldOctober 1, 2011
    Dont get sausage on your pizza. It is like a giant patty from McDonalds!
  • Benjamin K.
    Benjamin KjosSeptember 24, 2012
    Get a side of their Garlic Dressing with apps or pizza—really steps up the flavor!
  • John G.
    John GehringApril 19, 2015
    awesome deep dish pizza great food worth the drive
  • Christopher
    ChristopherMarch 17, 2013
    For beers get the 312...smooth and delicious
  • Kate J.
    Kate JesseFebruary 24, 2012
    Gluten free pizza! But it comes pre-made...at a place like this, that's really disappointing.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Chris D.
    Chris DundovMay 12, 2011
    Italian Beef sandwich is top notch. Best I've had.
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CasaresApril 22, 2012
    Make sure you get the sausage disc pizza!!
  • Florian G.
    Florian GrashäftlNovember 4, 2013
    Try the spinach sticks, skip the pizza!!
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PAugust 10, 2011
    The vegetarian pizza is incredible and garlicky.
  • Lorraine W.
    Lorraine WronskiAugust 22, 2013
    Get the spinach mozzarella sticks and sneak some veggies into them....
  • Mitchell H.
    Mitchell HellerFebruary 5, 2012
    The spinach sticks are out of this world
  • Ken D.
    Ken DignanMarch 23, 2012
    Pizza Great, AntiPasto Salad Nasty. Who put Carrots and celery in an AntiPasto Salad. Yuck!
  • Kim C.
    Kim CaldwellFebruary 15, 2012
    Deep dish with their sausage party is hands- down epic!
  • TeaBelly
    TeaBellySeptember 7, 2011
    Different, nice...But I'll always be a NY thin crust guy :)
  • Dewayne H.
    Dewayne HankinsSeptember 9, 2014
    Lunchtime deep dish for the work crowd and it's pretty good too.
  • Carlene M.
    Carlene MahannaJuly 16, 2013
    Check out the graffitied walls....
  • Angi M.
    Angi McElfreshApril 28, 2013
    Had one of my best dates with a great guy here!
  • Mark S.
    Mark StefkoJuly 11, 2015
    Great comedy show and food
  • jamie b.
    jamie broadhurstSeptember 28, 2012
    Give yourself @ least an hour for deep dish!
  • Hi D.
    Hi DeeOctober 5, 2011
    White works best on the walls. Love Chicago. =)
  • Nick J.
    Nick JonesJuly 5, 2012
    Pizza takes over an hour after you order. Be prepared to wait!
  • Bernardo B. M.
    Bernardo B. Mejia HuertaNovember 10, 2014
    WiFi: Lasalle500
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Its all about the Gino's East supreme!
  • Julie K.
    Julie KimJune 15, 2011
    If you find a tribute to the furry fox, take a photo of it as proof.
  • Ismail E.
    Ismail ElshareefMay 15, 2011
    Pretty funky ambience an good beer
  • J
    JApril 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    best food, best service!
  • Madeline C.
    Madeline ChambersNovember 26, 2011
    Margaritas are strong! But so good. :)
  • Marisela G.
    Marisela GFJune 1, 2014
    Deep dish delish pizza
  • Julie B.
    Julie BaylorApril 9, 2013
    Erica is a great server!
  • Suzy S.
    Suzy SpencerJuly 23, 2013
    Most amazing crust ever!!!!
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    Definitely, the best deep pizza in Chicago! Read more
  • Michelly B.
    Great! Best pizza ever!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TangAugust 26, 2011
    Anything here is just fantastic.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BarnaSeptember 22, 2012
    Maybe New York has spoiled me, but an hour for pizza??
  • Brandi D.
    Brandi DalhouseApril 27, 2013
    Gluten Free pizza is better at Dominos.
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YanigaAugust 4, 2014
    Walk in front door. Go down steps. Look for exit. Go through it. Call cab. Go to Bucinos. Much better.
  • Annie C.
    Annie ChambersOctober 30, 2011
    If you're a tourist, stop by.
  • Mitchell R.
    Mitchell RobbinsJuly 22, 2013
    Get the spinach sticks
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacFebruary 7, 2010
    You must try the traditional patty-style deep dish if you go to Gino's
  • Brad F.
    Brad FNovember 11, 2014
    Very good pizza
  • Janice S.
    Janice SullivanAugust 15, 2011
    Great deep dish pizza...yum!
  • Nikki K.
    Nikki KanterOctober 15, 2011
    DO NOT ORDER THE SAUSAGE! Our friends got a NASTY case of food poisoning (both doctors) after eating the sausage deep dish pizza here.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BoyleMarch 8, 2015
    Chicago Fire
  • Sara C.
    Sara CzachorskiFebruary 14, 2011
    Don't get Kevin as a server. He is rude, impolite and doesn't deserve a tip. Brought us cold appetizers as we waited for our pizza as it is a 45 minute wait
  • Kayla N.
    Go here if Lou Manati's is too crowded
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica McClendonNovember 26, 2010
    The spinach dip is amazing!!
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BDecember 13, 2010
    Taste so good you'll slap your mother.
  • Johanna G.
    Johanna GulmaticoMay 29, 2010
    Supreme pizza w pepperoni, calamari, and artichoke dip!
  • Robert L.
    Robert LittleOctober 3, 2009
    Plan on spending some time. Pizza takes an hour but is worth it.
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MoralesAugust 4, 2014
    Despues de probar la de Giordanos y la Uno, esta es la mejor deep dish pizza, prueben mitad de meaty legend y mitad de chicago fire, el servicio fue excelente, nos atendió Tommy
  • Betty M.
    Betty MonteroJanuary 7, 2014
    De lo que no te puedes perder al ir a Chicago, DELICIOSO y de excelente precio :)
  • Leo B.
    Leo BuendiaOctober 8, 2013
    Excelentes pizzas y clásicas de Chicago.
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