Gino's East

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$30 and under
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Gino's East River North; come grab a beer from our own Gino's East Brew Pub, enjoy comedy shows seven days a week at The Comedy Bar upstairs, or come in for our classic Deep Dish pizza. Where else down town can you get the trifecta of deep dish pizza, craft beer, and comedy?
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.9
Value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best deep dish pizza i have ever had!

P
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

We were seated upstairs and the place had a foul stench to it. It wasn't crowded at all, but it was 5pm on a weekday, so maybe it's busier on weekends and later in the evening. Our biggest complaint was that the pizza crust was burnt. Kind of the point in coming to a Chicago deep dish pizza place is the pizza crust, so we were very disappointed. My draft beer was close to room temperature. Skip Ginos and go to Lou Malnati's.

JE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

The food was good. The staff was very good but the smell of the place was so bad I just about lost my appetite.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came in at 3 PM on a Sunday with a group of 11 people for a special occasion. We had a nice time overall. The food wasn’t as good as my other experiences with Gino’s East. We felt the pizza was a little overdone. Overall, we still enjoyed ourselves.

FD
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Thanks Gino’s East for making my daughter’s first taste of deep dish Chicago pizza a great experience. She’s been talking about trying deep dish for weeks and you did not disappoint. Her sausage/bacon/pepperoni pizza was perfect and you were even able to scrounge up some carrots for a side. The roasted brussel sprouts were surprisingly good and my wife loved her minestrone soup. All around a great meal!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

The TVs were so loud. Too loud to visit with my colleague.
The anti pasta salad were drowned in oil... way too much.
The pizza lacked cheese, light and the crust was very tough. It was ok.
The server who brought the food, delivered to the wrong table.
The Pilsner was not cold.
I had to ask for more water twice.

Kinda bummed, to be honest.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was good but there are several other Chicago establishments I would choose over Gino’s.

DE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First visited Gino's in 1974, last visit before today was about 7 years ago.

Ambiance, bar none da best, love all the graffiti.

Pizza was just ok. I remember the buttery crust being a lot better, but the pan sausage was really good

JS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Ginos is usually my favorite when I come into town but this time around was different. First, the staff up front was rude and not welcoming as I tried to check in for my reservation. Waiter came around every 20 minutes and forgot drinks, utensils, and food. The food was par at best with being semi warm. The waiter then messed up the three tickets at the end. Three times. It was not a good experience. I will go again, but it really put Ginos down on the list for me now.

CD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I’m new to Chicago and have recently decided that deep dish is not for me. Gino’s East is the best deep dish I’ve had so far- I wouldn’t mind coming back here. It’s not fancy just causal pizza place- I would recommend for families and people visiting the city. bonus, you can make a reservation. something not all deep dish places let you do (cough cough Lou malnati’s).

JE
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

They got us in after a short 10-15 minutes wait. Our pizza was cold, the toppings were very little. We also ordered chips and artichoke dip with was very dry and warm at best.

e
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Haven’t had deep dish in forever but when in Rome...all the servers were wonderful and helped entertain my toddler. Pizza was yummy. Prices were a little steep but probably not out of the ordinary.

AG
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Pizza and salads were good, service was a bit slow for a Sunday night at 830pm. The restaurant was SO cold we could barely stand it. We asked if they could turn down the air but by the time it was, we were almost finished.

S
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The service was extremely poor. We had to remind the waitress so many times for water. We had made a reservation yet had to wait for a table. The place was noisy. The pizzas took more than an hour to arrive. The pizzas were good but the overall experience destroyed the pizza taste.

TD
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

BEST PIZZA IN CHICAGO! The cornmeal crust is AMAZING!!

MV
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Service and food were great! We had lunch there early in the day so can’t comment on bar ambiance.

DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I was in from out of town and the Lyft driver recommended Gino’s as one of the top deep dish options in the city. I was not disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it here! Great pizza! Great comedy!

SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Pizza was pretty good but not the best I’ve ever had. Large booths, nice atmosphere for dinner with friends and great service. Had the hamburger and fries pizza which was unique and good. Margarita pizza sauce had great flavor but the pie wasn’t anything special.

TT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service is very friendly but much too slow. Food is ok. I don't want to come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and personable

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service, typically good deep dish.

SS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place for a group of 10 including 3 kids. Nice to be able to have a reservation and enjoyed the deep dish pizza on our first night in Chicago!

M
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and an awesome place to stay a while and hang out with friends

OT
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience with Chicago style pizza. The Waitress was very helpful and helped direct our choice. We loved everything. We want to go back!

OE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

Food is good, but took 2hrs to come out with waiting staff making false promises on timing.

FR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Poor service - waitress seemed overwhelmed by too many tables. Pizza was average at best. Chicago tradition, but really now more of a tourist trap. Many better options for deep dish pizza throughout the city. Not awful, but definitely not worth the price or poor service. We won't be back.

MB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was overpriced big time took forever to get to the table. I could understand the wait if it was good but hell i would have been better off at pizza hut and been way cheaper

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The place is cute on the inside. We were seated upstairs as we were a party of 6. The server came right over and took our drink order. Drinks came quickly along with our appetizer. Unfortunately our pizza order was wrong and it takes 20-30 minutes for a Deep dish pizza. So...we had one pizza that we did order and a 2nd we didn’t order while we waited for the correct one to cook. The 2 pizzas we had were also barely warm. I don’t know if they had been sitting for a long time but not hot at all. By the time the original pizza came everyone was full. The food tasted good but didn’t enjoy as much being lukewarm. I probably won’t go back. I am guessing other pizza places in Chicago will do a better job.

EP
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

We visit here for the first dinner every time we are in Chicago (1-2x per year) because it’s the best deep dish in town and they brew their own beer. We’ve been known to hang out and eat and drink while watching a full Cubs game on their televisions.
This time, they didn’t have their own beers because their “boiler exploded” or something. The beer selection was so limited and the waiter just kind of giggled about the situation and couldn’t really name what they did have. He seemed to want to rush us through our meal. We were prepared to hang out for a while too.
It was, by far, the most disappointing experience and service we’ve had. It was only once, so we’ll try at our next trip. I’m just not hoping it’s the sign of a decline of our favorite Chicago restaurant.

RS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Love the food and the people are nice. My only complaint is that they would not normally accommodate ordering a Deep Dish ahead of time for a party of 4 people who were on a tight schedule but wanted to eat in the restaurant. I would happily pay in advance for this ability. Thankfully, it’s not that often. If a crew only gets an hour lunch, they are probably spending more than half that time waiting on the Deep Dish.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Check in was delayed and beer order was wrong. Bill took a long time to arrive after we were done. Food was spot on. Probably short staffed due to holiday weekend.

MS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good advice about beer, good service. Would go back again.

M
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Set this as a special dinner for some business associates that had never had Chicago style pizza. The wait staff was as bad as I’ve ever had and the pizza was cold and not edible. Very disappointed in what was once one of my favorites.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizza with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. On-site micro brewery makes great beer as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

Only a few Gino’s beers on

SC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Yum! Delicious deep dish pizza! The spinach margarita was perfection. We had great friendly service from Mark. He gave good recommendations on their beer. The Caesar salad was wonderful-try the spicy one- it has just the right amount of spice!

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! I ate here years ago on my first trip to Chicago and had to come back. It did not disappoint!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

They did not honor my 2-person reservation, so we had to sit at the bar. Will not be dining here again

A
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pizza and service. Great atmosphere. Cost is a bit high but still worth the trip!

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