Gino's East

4.2
330 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Fun
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Contemporary American, Brewery
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 988-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Noah Himmel
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Catering
Let us Cater your next event!! We Deliver!! Contact our Catering Office Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm. After office hours, feel free to contact the restaurant directly to place any Catering Orders. *Please note, some items may require 24 hours advance notice to prepare.
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Cross street
LaSalle and Illinois
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Parking details
Parking available on Illinois street as well as a private lot across the street.
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Public transit
Only a 5 minute walk from Grand Red Line stop!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Gino's East River North features three floors of dining space to fit your needs. Our third floor is well equipped to handle a wide variety of events.

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What 330 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.8
service
3.9
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

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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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We sat for 20 minutes without being noticed. We had to ask for someone to wait on us. The person who was supposed to be our server was no where in site, so they grabbed this poor guy who was already assigned too may tables to wait on us. Ordered a white wine and was brought a red. Took 30 minutes to get the appetizer. Our waiter came to our table once in 30 minutes. We were out of drinks and had to grab someone else. They brought out our pizza and forgot to put the ticket in for our kids’ meals. They were STARVING. We had to get up and find our waiter to get the check and a box for our pizza. We ended up getting charged for the red glass of wine I never ordered. Not one apology the entire night. There are too many GREAT pizza places in Chicago. We will NOT be back to Gino’s. To think we were so excited for Chicago style pizza. What a lousy experience.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The pizza was fantastic and our server was awesome.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We had a group of 9 people. The server was friendly, but seemed a little flustered. We waited a LONG time for our food. We didnt complain, but the server apologized. The pizza was SOOOO good!!!! Worth the wait. A man in our group saw the host not wash his hands after going to the bathroom - super gross - he told the manager.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great place for big groups! It takes about 45 minutes for a deep dish so get an appetizer! The wings were delicious and the caprese pasta salad was the best!

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Service was horrible. Waited 15 minutes before the server came over to greet us. Took another 30 minutes to get our drinks and then an hour to get our pizza.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great place. Our first time there. We got the perfect pizza and got to enjoy relaxing our waitress was helpful and friendly. We will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was great, amazing pizza. Service was a okay, shots we ordered took a while. Manager did come by to apologise,. Overall pretty good time. When we get back to Chicago we'll do it again!!

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Service was slow even though it wasn’t very busy. Waited 25 minutes for someone to take our drink order.

Food was fantastic. Small pizza was more then enormous than for two of us.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Pizza was great. Service was great. Specialty beer really good

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1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We sat down at the table at 6:45, ordered our pizza about 1/2 hr later and by 8:45 still no pizza! Our poor daughters pizza ( small cheese/sausage) never came out and we had to run through McDonald’s in our way home.
Awful experience!

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Antiposta salad was bland and short on what used to make it good-the salami, cheese, and other ingredients. The sauce always makes Ginos pizza stand out. Their beers made there are very good and they offer a perfect selection. They were extremely busy for a Sunday night. Therefore probably undetstaffed but the Manager(?)Mason engaged with everyone he could to make their experience and the wait tolerable and even enjoyable. Mason and the pizza itself made for an overall GOOD rating👍

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a classic deep dish Chicago pizza and it was fabulous. The crust was flaky. You can get the Italian sausage as crumbles or a thin patty across your entire pizza! Oh it was so yummy. Had a great server. He was friendly and a kind person who kept the beer and water flowing. I didn’t realize that they brewed their own beer at Gino’s! It does take some time to order a freshly baked pizza vs a piece of cardboard that looks Iike pizza - so make sure you have enough time!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Service was a little slow, but loved the pizza’s

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

After all the hype, my colleagues and I were disappointed. We were so looking forward to an authentic deep dish pizza. That's not what we got. Crust was hard and burned, and pizza was not deep. Better off getting a pizza from a chain like Pizza Hut, Papa John's etc. Very disappointed. Service was slow, they must have been understaff, tables sat uncleared, drinks sat on tray waiting to be handed out.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Food was good. Restaurant was understaffed. One server for an entire dining room. She ran around attempting to take care of the customers. Our appetizers were cold and the dessert was also cold. Will never return.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food was great, bar service was not. Didn’t have a couple of cocktails on the menu and service was just adequate

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Called ahead so we (party of 8) could pre-order but for some reason they don't allow it. I even asked twice. I asked to order the Pizza's as soon as we sat down we ended up waiting another 45 minutes to an hour for our Pizza's. This was especially stupid since while we were sipping our water for what seemed an eternity people were waiting for tables.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Love to write on the tables and walls at Gino's. Make sure to bring a white sharpie to leave the best print. The pizza is traditional Chicago style. Our waiter was very nice, but didn't always come around with water. He did bring my daughter a brownie for her birthday which was outstanding. We had a good time!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Such great pizza! Family-friendly atmosphere, but it was very, very noisy. It made conversation within my own group difficult. Overall it was a good experience made even better by using Open Table to make reservations a week early. We got right in at our reserved time while others were waiting for an hour or more just to be seated.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Came here on our first night in Chicago from the UK to try the deep dish pizza experience. Our waitress was very helpful on which size we should order as they are very big and filling. They were tasty but our sausage crumble one was a bit too sloppy whereas our son's sausage patty one was much deeper and tastier. They are on the expensive side but it was enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Crust and sauce great. But pizza runny. Craft beers were very good.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Was in town for our annual Chicago trip. We have had Chicago style pizza at a few places but never at Gino's East. We visited the location at 500 N Lasalle. This was the best by far of all the places we have tried. Plus the atmosphere was fun and our server was top notch, very knowledgable and attentive. This will definitely be our pizza restaurant of choice for all future visits to Chicago.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great experience. Fast seating. Wonderful food. Family friendly environment. Comedy club upsyairs

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent pizza, Chicago style! We will return next time in the Windy City.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My favorite Chicago pizza. It was great! Crunchy crust and tons of cheese! Lots of options. Love that they take reservations!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Dynamite Pizza. We have had Gino's East pizza at a few of their locations and we wouldn't miss dropping in anytime we pass through Chicago.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Pizza was fantastic but apps were subpar

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing food and the staff were so sweet. They brought the best chocolate mousse cake over for my fiancé’s birthday and the food tasted so good!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

In town visiting colleges with my son and had to try Gino’s East. Even with reservation we had to wait 15 min for table. Once we were seated though the service was prompt and very friendly. Our waitress had a huge table of at least 20 but still kept up with our dinner. Great cocktails and beer. The deep dish style isn’t necessarily my favorite but was delicious. Good sauce & toppings and the crust is very tasty. Might try their thinner crust next time but had to go authentic for first visit! Place is fun with people writing names and notes all over the walls everywhere.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First time at this Geno’s East, just awesome!

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was bad/slow. They seem understaffed. Food was very salty!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner. Service was a bit slow at first but honestly it didn’t matter after a few beers and laughs with the family. Was there with my family and everyone had a great time. Order less than the waitress recommends!!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Our server was good but wasn’t at all polite. And that’s fine just not how I like a restaurant experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My daughter first visit for deep dish! It was very good except the crust wasn’t my favorite. Tasted like a cornmeal base. The sauce was yummy as well as all the cheese. The mozzarella sticks were great and I had craft beer like Blue Moon and it was very tasty. They took care of us Great and love the “ Deep as blank” shirts!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A disappointing visit to one of our favorite pizza places. We ordered a calamari appetizer which was about half calamari and half fried crumbs. The marinara served with it looked and tasted like they scraped the last of it out of a pan. When we asked for more marinara, we were charged .50 for it. When we paid the bill, one of our gift cards didn't work, so they just gave us another gift card and charged the balance on our credit card. The pizza was tasty, but they literally took it out of the oven to our table, so when they served it, it was so hot that the cheese was sliding all over the place. They need to let it cool a couple of minutes before serving it. They put the leftover piece of pizza in a cardboard box which was totally soggy on the bottom when I was carrying it out. Not rushing back to visit Geno's.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

So good! Jolly was our server and his recommendations were spot on! This is definitely he best deep dish in Chicago. We will be back the next time we come here.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The Best Deepdish Pizza.

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