Gino's East

4.3
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
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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Indiana
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

Only a few Gino’s beers on

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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!

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

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

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Don’t go! This is NOT the place to experience deep dish pizza, despite what you read online. Just ask any local who will tell you to go elsewhere!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pizza is amazing!!

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Friends in from out of town

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I hadn’t been in years. And I’d never been to this location. I remember it being way better before. Pizza was cold. Service was slow and they forgot to bring my drink. The waiter was nowhere to be found after he took our order so I wasn’t able to flag him down to remind him.

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LL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My God daughter came to visit and wanted Chicago style "deep dish" pizza. There's only two places I would have taken her to get deep dish pizza and Gino's East is one of them. I love their crust! The flavor is just right and the texture is perfect. We had lots of toppings so the pizza was absolutely delicious! If you have visitors and they want Chicago pizza, then take them to Gino's East. Out waiter was wonderful and the atmosphere was really pleasant (we were there on a Wednesday at 1:00pm). Thanks for the great memory with my God daughter!

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Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing pizza and great beers! Can’t recommend the Brussels sprouts but they were kindly comped without us asking!

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BP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Usually the pizza is great. This time ours was not even hot upon serving. A little disappointed

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friends from Arizona came to town for the Blackhawks game. They love Gino’s pizza!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly staff,food was good value and tasty.

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SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Service was awful. Appetizer was lukewarm. Had to ask several times for refills. Had to get up and ask for a fork, because waiter kept forgetting. Food was good though.

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Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I grew up eating at Gino's East old location. I have the taste of that crust burned in my memory. the current pie's are a disgrace.

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LL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s my new favorite deep dish in town! And their beer was good! The witte chicks dig me tasted like a witbier. Very drinkable. Sauce was sweet and so good.

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j
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I just wasn’t a fan of the crust ... almost like dried up cornbread...expected a better crust. Everthing else was ok. I was Certainly disappointed vs the hype and that takes a lot.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Did not care for the pizza, was not representative of typical Chicago pizza. Was too greasy and flimsy.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a large party of 14 people. The food all came out at the same time and it was perfect temperature. They service was really great especially with a big party. My only complaint was that it was too warm in the room we were in.

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C
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I didn't realize when I made our reservation that this location is also a comedy club. Luckily, we arrived early (and were able to be seated), so we were finishing our meal just as the show was beginning. The pizza was great, and the beer options were plentiful and varied. Exactly what I was hoping for!

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I hosted 24 guests at Gino's East. All the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The pizza and other food items were delicious and expertly prepared. Thank you for an outstanding dining experience.

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r
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this gino's east! Super friendly staff, great service, amazing food and very accommodating for 3 kids under the age of 5! Would highly recommend:)

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1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was evident the entire Gino’s team was committed to a positive dining experience. The food and service were equally good, and we enjoyed our first Chicago deep dish experience!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service!!

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Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Chicago establishment. Solid food and great service.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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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E
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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 30, 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 28, 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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TB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chicago trip

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 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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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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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1 review
Dined on November 23, 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
3 reviews
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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