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Gino's East

#138 of 7,638 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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162 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
312-988-4200
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Wed 00:00 - 23:59
Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Mon 00:00 - 23:59
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Wheaton, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a huge fan of Gino's East in the 1980's. Since then, the legendary corn meal crust on the deep dish has been replaced with bland dough and the depth of the dish has shrunk. I took my wife there for dinner last week. They serve the exact same deep dish pizza that they have frozen at the grocery... More 

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Thank IloveJan
Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Laid back atmosphere. Very reasonable and the best darn pan pizza I have had in a long time. We were seated upstairs and it was kind of loud but cozy. Not complaining at all. It is just something to keep in mind.

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Thank Dean G
Buchanan, Michigan
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293 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out in about 8 PM so there was no wait for seating, but 45 min for a good deep dish pizza as anywhere. We also had salad with a yummy house dressing. The service was generally attentive but unfriendly. Unfortunately, the entire restaurant needs a good scrubbing.

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2 Thank Martin R
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a pizza SNOB, but I am a pizza LOVER. That's my preface. After a visit at nearby Northwestern, I was jonesing for pizza. Gino's just so happened to be within a stone's throw - perfect. I wasn't going touristy deep dish; I just wanted some thin-crust action with sauce, cheese and a handful of veggie toppings. First... More 

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3 Thank Lindsey A
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to several Chicago pizza restaurants and found most are very bland. Gino's has lots of flavor. They have the meat deep dish and thin crust pizza. Love their sausage!

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Thank Stephanie P
West Lafayette, Indiana
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160 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 40 minutes to get inside and thought the restaurant was very unique. Writing on the walls, tables, everywhere. We were excited to have the deep dish pizza, but the ovens were not working properly. We were told over a two hour wait. We decided to have other meals: Meat ball sandwich, pesto pasta, spaghetti and pan nachos. The... More 

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Los cabos
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are great. They know what they're doing. Good food, good drinks and great service. The servers know the pizza and will give great recommendations. This is a must visit if you love pizza. Music is good too.

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Thank Hawaiifuntimes
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location! Within the Magnificent Mile:) delicious pizza! The place is definitely unique with the graffity walls! Don't miss it... Oh prices are fair! Not too cheap but not too expensive

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Thank Laura C
Chelsea, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I flew to Chicago from Boston to celebrate my birthday. This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel...Everyone was so very friendly to us...Especially Phoebe..She was a really great treat to be around...We liked the place so well we returned the next day.

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Thank JJHerrin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I was in shock. What a great place to eat and really get a feel for the city of Chicago. Went in and ordered a Gino's Supreme and the Chili, I was then blown away by the incredible taste and phenomenal service by Raquel the lovely waitress. Superb service and amazing tasting pizza to boot. Amazing experience for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: 312-988-4200

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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