Gino's East

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368 reviews
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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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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my wife’s birthday in Chicago. Had to get some Gino’s #deepAF. Awesome pizza. Salad was good too. Different atmosphere then the original Gino’s east but very nice.

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AL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. I'm from New York and have had deep dish pizza a few times in the past, but never liked it. Gino's East is definitely the place to go. My fiancee and I went there and ordered the deep dish - meat lovers. It was delicious!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service
Awesome Food
What more can I ask for!

The Ginos Brewery beers were not that impressive - but lets be honest, you don’t go to Ginos East for beer.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I’ve recommended Gino’s for years and was excited to be in town and go to the river north location. I was truly disappointed - we had to go to the bar to get napkins because we couldn’t flag down a waiter even though half the place was empty. After waiting they brought us our appetizer with no silverware or napkins. They then brought us the wrong pizza so we had to wait for them to redo it. When the wrong pizza arrived they still did not bring us silverware or napkins. They charged us for one pizza (right one) left us with the wrong one and had no bag to carry it in around town/to go. Hugely disappointing birthday trip. Won’t go back. Pizza was mediocre.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Good pizza. Bad management and understaffed service. If you want carry out this is the place. If you want food service, keep walking. Not servers fault, just way understaffed with management nowhere to be seen.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait can be long if you dont have a reservation, but its worth it. Phenominal pizza, and that i can have it shipped halfway across the country to my house is the best thing ever.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicago trip

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Gino's East is a place I frequently bring visitors to who want to experience Chicago deep dish pizza. The food is on par (or better) than some of the other Chicago pizzerias, but the added brewery makes it even better. I've never had an issue getting a table here or making a reservation (this can be a challenge at other places). Will definitely be back.

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EH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was so amazing! A hint for the next time: try and order the pizza ahead of time since it takes a while to make. Or you can order one of their great appetizers!

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RC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

My wife and I dined here with some friends. We were sat promptly even though we arrived five minutes early. The waiter, Paolo, was super courteous. We ordered Calamari, a Deep AF pizza, and Wings.

The drinks were good, the wings were awesome, the pizza and calamari were not.

The wings were cooked to a perfect temp and the sauce was on point. The Calamari was over-cooked and rubbery (though I should have expected this now reflecting that I was at a pizza joint). The pizza was undercooked and luke-warm. The cheese wasn't even stringy when pieces were cut out of the pan. My wife was very disappointed as this was her first authentic Chicago Deep Dish. I told our server that the pizza wasn't very good and he apologized. We were not visited by a manager or anyone to determine why we didn't like it and I did not want to make an evening out with friends awkward.

We ended up going to a competitor the next day and had a great experience.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We are loyal Gino’s customers and were disappointed in our last few visits. Things were great just the way they were & not sure why the business feels the need to fix what isn’t broken. In our last visit the pizza was luke warm, found they no longer offer thin options for lighter eaters like kids, and switched to Pepsi products just to name a few. It seems as franchises increase quality and consistency are going down. It’s no longer a highly anticipated yummy meal as quality and consistency of offerings is up for grabs. Disappointing to say the least.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was nervous after reading other reviews but we had a great experience. The waitress and the guy who brought our food were both very nice. Our pizza was great and the harvest salad was delicious.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was fine except out pizza was served Lukewarm. Not the way you want to enjoy pan pizza especially when bringing an out of town guest who has never had Chicago pizza.

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SK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Chicago for the weekend with family that had never been to the city. Gino's East has a great vibe with all of the writing on the tables and the walls, phenomenal pizza, extra crispy mozzarella sticks and great cocktails and beer!!

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NK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had been quite a few years since I'd eaten here. Brought two friends to Chicago for their first visit and wanted to treat them to "Chicago deep dish" pizza. Our pizza was luke warm and the crust was tough to eat and not at all like the nice crust usually on a deep dish pizza. The salad and beverages were fine.

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Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We ate at the LaSalle location. The 2 deep dish pies we had came to the table quick but the cheese was not melted and the sauce not hot while the crust was charred. We understand they changed their cooking time by speeding up delivery from 45 minutes from the order to 30 minutes. Ours came out faster but the quality suffered. Seems it was cooked faster at a higher temperature. Suggest they go back to the original cooking process .

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BB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations for 5:45 pm and seated quickly upon arrival, friendly staff and pizza was delicious, will definitely go back!

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1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Amber was great.

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GL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, the service was great. had drinks in the bar before going upstairs to watch the Comedy Club. I love the old building and its looks...beams bricks really neat. got our Pizza quickly at the table in the Comedy Club. the show.....not so great. Jokes were a little lame, but found a few to laugh at. Comedy Clubs are hit or miss as far as talent goes...but we still had a great time.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome pizza!

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KP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall the pizza provided an authentic Chicago deep dish experience. The staff was very friendly and willing to turn the TVs to the University of Iowa game for us. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We ordered half-supreme with pepperoni and half-buffalo chicken DEePAF. They brought half-veggie (no pepperoni to be found in it) and half-Chicago spice., no DEEPAF, no extra cheese. We have no time to wait for a change order and are what they brought. They also did not give me back the credit card I used for payment! After an extensive search with flash lights it was found in a recycling bin near the cash register. I regret I left a tip. Will never return.

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J
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the great pizza in Chicago; a must go for out of towners

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good pizza. Less crowded than the original location

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Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed in service and quality of food. Calamari appetizer was overly breaded. Salads were okay and had deep dish pizza with ground beef, mushrooms, and garlic that was fair. Service was lacking as each course was served on top of each other. Was half done with appetizer when salad was served. Was about a third done with salad when pizza came out. As the pizza is suppose to take 20 minutes plus to br received, our server didn’t time orders correctly and didn’t seem to care about the issue.

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k
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious pizza and good service. We were there on a Wednesday and had Lyric tickets and they accommodated our timeline with no problem (our spinach + mushroom 12” pan pizza took only 25 minutes). The kale Caesar salad was terrific. And $4 glasses of decent wine - can’t beat that. Great time for an anniversary.

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D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Ginos. Wonderful service, fun atmosphere, got right in with our reservation. Will come back again!

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EH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I know it takes a long time for this pizza but we waited 80 minutes from the time we ordered to the time our pizza was delivered.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Post marathon pizza!!! It was busy so service and food were a bit slow, however the deep dish pizza was worth the wait! We are still talking about the tomato sauce on the pizza. You should serve a side of that to dip the crust in!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottima deep dish pizza la specialità di Chicago servizio perfetto ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, fun atmosphere! And the kids were happy!

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MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect dining experience! Our server’s name was Omar (I believe). He was very attentive and just great all the way around. He even mentioned we had 4 minutes left of happy hour and helped us with beer recommendations so we could get the best bang for our buck! When we first got there (shortly before 6pm), it was very quiet and pleasant. Things picked up an hour or so in and the music got louder. Either way was fine though. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars for ambience is it was a little too dark where we were seated. We were upstairs in a booth and there was lighting along the walkway, but anyone sitting by the wall needed their phones to light the menu haha. It was okay, but I’m sure this would irritate some people. Food was amazing though and reheats super well. And again, our service was great. Would visit this location again. Oh, and they do have an elevator for handicap accessibility, which we appreciated as well.

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good pizza and great service!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza on earth!!!

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KA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pizza a bit coolish, otherwise very fun, casual and decent value especially if you get their before 6pm for drinks and appetizers.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter forgot about our table. After 45 minutes we asked another waiter and then immediately our food came out. The pizza was barely warm. Pizza had great flavor, but was better reheated in our oven at home where we could make sure it was hot.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Deep dish pizza was so good and the waiter was friendly. I will recommend here to my friends for deep dish pizza.

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza...

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LB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Hostess were not very friendly. Waiter, Travis, was good. Pizza was good. We also had spinach mozzarella sticks, would recommend. Pizza takes a long time to get. Overall not a bad experience

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T
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was disorganized and it was VERY slow. Food was not any good

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