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“Amazing Pizza!”
Review of Gino's East

Gino's East
Ranked #159 of 9,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 January 7, 2014

Loved the food, loved the service, loved reading what everyone wrote on the walls! The deep dish pizza was crazy good!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went for post Christmas lunch with my family.
I have loved the pizza for years, my daughter is a soup person & loved the minestrone.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

After a long HOT day in Chicago, and a 3 hour drive ahead of me, it was time for some good eats. had been here about 8 years ago and swore I'd be back. Great beer selection while waiting the 45 min for the pie to cook. Now I couldn't eat it often, but there is NOTHING like a Chicago deep dish pie! Pizza was great in hotel later that nite too!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

When in Chicago, this is a must stop. I love the pizza, the vibe and the service. A great place for a casual, relaxed meal.

Thank PaulEBNJ
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This place was extremely packed; make reservations. We ordered the pepperoni and cheese, veggie, Chicago Fire and the meaty one. Amazing and very tasty!

Thank ShikzK
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