Gino's East

4.2
341 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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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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 341 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 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
10 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
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good pizza and great service!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza on earth!!!

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KA
Chicago
1 review
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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d
Los Angeles
6 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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BJ
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was fantastic and our server was awesome.

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Key West
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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KN
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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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s
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cleveland
103 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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A
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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MV
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

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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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

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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GS
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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M
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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RK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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DW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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