Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza is more adept at being edible than being wall art. Today’s Groupon to Gino's East puts pizza back where it performs best. For $10, you'll get $20 worth of thick, golden pizza and more at any of Gino's East's nine participating locations, including two downtown (Ontario & Wells, Michigan & Superior), and locations in Orland Park, St. Charles, Wheaton, Libertyville, Lake Geneva, WI, Highland, IN, and Granger, IN. Savor the gooey goodness in-store or carry your pie out to enjoy at home in bed. Head to Gino's original location on Superior to add your name to the encouraged graffiti.
At Gino's East, each pizza is made fresh by hand and filled with a chunky, flavorful sauce. If you're dining at any of the downtown locations, get a medium, traditional deep-dish pizza with cheese and Gino's signature sausage for $23.20 ($17.85 at suburban locations), or order a small vegetarian (asparagus, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, yellow squash, and zucchini) or bacon cheeseburger pizza ($20.45 each downtown, $14.35 suburban) for an intricate feast. At Gino's East, you'll get your money's worth with copious amounts of the spinach, onions, sausage, and peppers your stomach desires.
Chicago-style pizza crust is like a decadent gilded bowl filled with chunky tomato sauce, gooey cheeses, and the freshest veggies and finest meats in the Midwest. At Gino's East, your pizza is an investment that will continue to delight you beyond your first eating. Unlike thin-crust pizzas, which may require several slices to satiate hunger, deep-dish pizzas can fill a hungry handmaiden up in one piece and stuff UFC champs with two. Keep your leftovers for easy weekday lunches or to eat as a warm breakfast pie.
If you aren't after deep-dish pizza, Gino's downtown and suburban menus also offer thin-crust options. Try a large, four-cheese thin crust with a garlic-butter base ($19.95 downtown, $17.35 in the suburbs), or grab a couple of strombolis ($9.25 or $7.29 each) and a perfectly flaky, cream-filled cannoli ($3.85, $3.25).
The Food Network has featured Gino's East on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, as has The Travel Channel's Man v. Food, The Bon Vivant Blog, and gas•tron•o•my. 10Best lists the Wells location as one of the city's best restaurants. Here's what the critics say:
- The tomato sauce was really, really good – I’ve had tomato sauce made by a couple Italian grandmothers and this had all the thick, intense tomato flavor that you swear can’t be from the same fruit that we buy in supermarkets in North America. Not too sweet, not too salty – just about perfect. This sauce would be perfect on pasta, on bread, in pizza, on its own – anywhere. – The Bon Vivant Blog
- Just try to resist the irresistible, deep-dish Chicago pizza with oozing cheese, rich sauce, and fresh toppings from its crisp, cornmeal-infused crust. – 10Best