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Review of Gino's East

Gino's East
Ranked #153 of 9,765 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Description: For 50 years, the original Gino’s East has been offering the best deep dish pizza experience in Chicago. Since we opened our doors in 1966, we’ve shared millions of our signature golden-crust Chicago-style pizzas with Chicagoans, celebrities, and visitors from all over the world. Don’t believe us? The writing is on the walls! We’re world-famous for our tradition of letting all of our customers leave their mark on our restaurant. Come by and leave some graffiti, if you can find a spot, and see if you can find it next year! Gino’s Chicago-style deep dish is made the same way it was 50 years ago. We start with our signature, secret-recipe dough and top it with mounds of mozzarella cheese, fresh toppings, and our tangy tomato sauce. Our pies are slowly baked in seasoned cast iron pans until the crust is golden and flaky, then we serve it table-side, piping hot, right out of the pan. Our deep dish pizzas are loaded with so many toppings that we have cook them for nearly an hour. That’s also the reason we have to put the sauce on top; if we didn’t, the cheese would burn! But trust us, it’s worth the wait. We promise. Ask the people that agree that we are the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Not sure what to order? Try one of our signature pizzas! The Meaty Legend is a carnivore’s dream, with pounds of pepperoni, special-recipe Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, and crispy bacon. The Chicago Fire is perfect for spice-lovers, with a layer of extra spicy Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, red onions, and jalapeno. Not a meat eater? Try our signature spinach pizza with a blend of fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese. And for the purist, we offer our patty sausage pizza, with a thick layer of our signature sausage covering the entire pie so you get tasty sausage in every bite!
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Delicious deep dish (tried my friend's, normally not even a fan of pizza, but this was delish!!), service is wonderful, friendly, STRONG drinks (haha)

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

i had read and seen this restaurant on man versus food, so had great expectations of the place, we found the pizza lovely and tasty, would definitely recommend, and cannot wait to return!

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

I ordered to my hotel and it only took em about 1 1/2 hrs for delivery. Actually made it sooner than expected time :) Hot pizza, all the napkins, plastic wear parmesan & red pepper packets you need. There was a cheap delivery charge of $3.50, but I was very pleased & granted the delivery guy an extra tip of $8. Not an easy job in downtown Chicago, so hats off to the delivery team :)

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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Yes this place is a bit grungy, but its good fun. The walls are all marked with messages from previous visitors and it looks really cool. We were on a Man vs Food pilgramage on our holiday which is why we stopped by. The food and service are decent, but be warned the pizzas are very filling. We had a medium pizza between the 2 of us and still took 2 pieces home... Which we called breakfast!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Had to go here to try Chicago's deep dish pizza. It was absolutely packed with a line out the door on the Sunday so we went the next night and it wasn't as busy. The deep dish pizza was great. We got a small to share and I could still only eat one piece. It's just on of those things you have to do in Chicago.

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