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Gino's East

500 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
(312) 988-4200
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Ranked #472 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Tired when we arrived and ask for booth. Took 5 minutes for waiter to bring water and take order. They were not that busy. He did great in not letting us 'over' order. The 4 slice small was plenty for my wife and I. When he came by he just wasn't that focused on table. Looking around at other tables.... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of great places to eat in Chicago, but the best authentic Chicago-style pizza is found at Gino's East. Their downtown location seems a little dimly lit for your average family restaurant, but nothing to fear--that's just part of the ambiance. Bring a sharpie if you want to write on the walls to add your name to... More

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Markham, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I do not pretend to be a deep dish pizza connoisseur, but I prefer the Giordano one. Gino has way too much tomato sauce on it, to the point that half of the thickness of your slice is tomato sauce. The service was good, but the food was a dissapointment.

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There were good and not so good things about this place. Good - we were able to make a reservation. Not so good - after we checked in the hostess forgot about us and seated a few other groups who just walked in ahead of us before we reminded her of our existence. Good - though they are known for... More

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Sam K, Social Media Coordinator at Gino's East, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate all the information you've shared, and we assure you we're listening! We'll work to address the issues that you had on your recent visit, and if there's anything you'd like to add, or anything we can do to improve, please email us at ginosfeedback@gmail.com. A manager will then reach out to see what... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The deep dish just didn't live up to the hype for us. Part of it was the fact that we had tried the deep dish at Giordano's on Lake St. a couple days before. For my wife and I the biggest difference was with the crust. It seemed 3 out of 4 people I asked(cab drivers, hotel staff) preferred Gino's.... More

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Sam K, Social Media Coordinator at Gino's East, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We understand that our crust might not be everyone's favorite, and we're sorry you didn't love it! We're even more sorry about the way you were treated on your recent visit by our security staff. We'd like to hear a bit more so that we can properly address the issue. If you email us at... More

Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved Gino's East when I was a poor college student many (many) years ago. Was in Chicago for business this week and saw this location when I was walking in River North one evening. Brought back pleasant memories so I said "what the hell" and you know what? Just as good as back then (even though it was a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First the good news: We enjoyed the classic Chicago deep dish pizza and the antipasto salad very much. The new location is poorly designed and run. The acoustics are non-existent in the warehouse-like setting. There is no charm or beauty of any kind to the design. There were small high-top tables or booths, so we took a booth for our... More

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Sam K, Social Media Coordinator at Gino's East, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We're very sorry that you had a poor experience on your visit to our newest location. We're always working to improve, and we'd like to do everything possible to ensure that service at our River North location lives up to our own very high standards. If you email us at ginosfeedback@gmail.com with details about when... More

Minneapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent pizza without the ridiculously long wait times of the home location. This is a two level location. Upstairs is better if you have a large family because they have more options. This is a great location that's not super packed yet because it is not yet well known. We were able to come on a weekend night and got... More

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Decatur, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have always loved Gino's East and it has been the highlight of every trip I've made to Chicago. I loved the downtown location because it was a hole in the wall deluxe. They have moved to a new location and at the time of my visit, they still need to figure out how to utilize their new space. That... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I ordered the Cesar Salad and asked them to add the pulled chicken to it. The pulled Chicken is offered on another salad. The chicken was terrible. It resembled canned tuna. The manager was very nice and said it was over cooked by mistake. The price was $11 for the salad so I thought it would have been the size... More

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Sam K, Social Media Coordinator at Gino's East, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We're very sorry that you had such a poor experience at Gino's. We take the quality of our food very seriously, and we'd like to do everything possible to ensure the issues you dealt with don't happen again. If you email us at ginosfeedback@gmail.com a manager will reach out to get the details necessary to... More

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