Gino's East, Chicago

4.5 out of 5 stars 22 Reviews

633 N. Wells, 162 E. Superior St, other locations (312) 943-1124/(312)266-3337

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  • The best in Chicago
    The best in Chicago
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  • cheese deep dish thin crust
    cheese deep dish thin crust
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  • the joint
    the joint
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    Gino's East: Great atmosphere and yummy pizza

    by m-gem Written Jul 24, 2005

    Our tour book recommended Gino's pizza, so we headed out there, this time to try a thin crust pizza since we'd already tried the typical Chicago deep dish. It was great, very good pizza, and oddly cut into squares rather than slices. The place is a bit dim and rough, with graffiti from the customers on the walls, seats, everywhere. I wish I'd come prepared with a marker to leave our mark. It made me laugh seeing some Dutch swear words that people had written, probably thinking no one else would know what it meant. Though it has a gruff look to it, our waitress was really nice, overall it was a great last meal in Chicago.

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    Gino's East: Chicago's Original Deep Dish Pizza !!

    by monika79 Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Gino's East is the original creator of Chicago's famous deep dish pizza. The resturant is a biker haven complete with graffiti on the walls.

    Favorite Dish: The pizza is Divine!! The more toppings you put on it the better it tastes :-)

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    Gino's East Pizza: Gino's East Pizza

    by TravelerM Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Graffiti everywhere!!!!!!! Even on the glass you drink...but I have to admit that's a little too much. Oh, by the way, graffiti in the restrooms is prohibited, or you'll have to clean the toilet bowls for free if you get busted. Nah! I made it up!

    Favorite Dish: Deep dish pepperoni/sausage Supreme with double cheese!!!!!! It was the MOST delicious pizza I had in the whole wide world!!!!! I really miss it A LOT!!!!

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  • Gino's East: Gino's East

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The pizza here is excellent too. I think this place may have more of a tourist appeal though! :) Actually, I still enjoy it, but it's the atmosphere here. Old, stained wood booths and tables, ceilings, walls, you name it. A lot of wood here. Then, part of this place's fame is that they allow you to grafiti nearly everything in the place. People sure take advantage of it! So can you! :) So don't forget your white marker!

    Favorite Dish: Chicago deep dish pizza

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    You can't go to Chicago...

    by Sunshine64 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    You can't go to Chicago without going to Gino's Pizza.
    The 'original' Gino's is downtown. I think it's not really the 'original' anymore - it's in a different building. But it's still got the dark atmosphere, and writing on the walls and tables. And the pizza is good, too.

    Favorite Dish: Deep dish, Chicago style pizza

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    Gino's Pizzeria: Gino's Pizzeria

    by rbarliant Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Chicago is a great restaurant city, with options for all kinds of tastes and budgets. If you want a true original, though, you really can't miss out on Gino's. Don't forget to leave a note on the graffiti-covered walls, an important part of the charm. The secret is out, though, so be prepared to wait a long, long time just to get a seat.

    Favorite Dish: Chicago-style Pizza--what else?

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    Gino's East: Gino's East

    by acemj Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Great family atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
    Try the polenta crust with creamy mozzarella.

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