Gino's East

Food & Drink
8725 W Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60686 8725 W Higgins Rd., Chicago Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
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91% of 1723 customers recommended

Adventurous foodies and conservative diners come together at Gino's East, a Chicago gem that knows how to please a wide range of tastes.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Pizza, Italian, Sandwiches, Subs, Pasta
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Fri
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Pizza, Italian, Sandwiches, Subs, Pasta
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Report | 5 months ago
best pizza in the world
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Report | 7 months ago
Great food and exceptional service!
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Report | 9 months ago
Ginos is great. The owner Russ really made sure we were taken care of Highly recommended
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Report | 11 months ago
Great pizza and pleasant wait staff
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Report | a year ago
Good, good left overs too. I like the location.
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Report | a year ago
Very good the waitress was very nice
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Report | a year ago
first time went there, service was good, pizza was good, fast in and out....will keep it one time thing
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Report | a year ago
good place
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Report | a year ago
deep dish
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Report | a year ago
No tips, just enjoy We've been very fortunate to always receive an enjoyable meal Servers have always been above par, but out last (Judy)helped make our visit to Gino's East a pleasurable one
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From Our Editors

In 1966, taxi drivers Sam Levine and Fred Bartoli finally became fed up with their stop-and-go lives full of honking horns and rush-hour traffic. So they shut off their engines, handed in their keys, and took root. Along with pal George Loverde, they invested in property just off the bustling Magnificent Mile, but then didn't know what to do with it. According to a 2004 profile in the Chicago Tribune, they got their direction when someone finally said, “Put pizza in it.”

Though the rest is history, it wasn't quite easy. Bartoli and Loverde came from Italian and Sicilian backgrounds, but neither knew the key to a good pizza. It wasn't until they hired Alice Mae Redmond, the woman responsible for the dough at Pizzeria Uno, that the Gino's East Chicagoans know and love was truly born. Although Alice Mae retired back in 1989, the recipe for her flaky, golden deep-dish pizza crust lives on.

Today, Gino's still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae's signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings from sausage and pepperoni to jalapeños and ground beef. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don't know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

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Gino's East

Sun
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon-Thu
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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