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July 16, 2006
From journal The Windy City in One Day!
March 23, 2005
There is a full-service bar here, so it is sometimes a popular place for people to gather to watch the games. The beer is slightly overpriced, but the wine is a pretty good deal. I would suggest getting a carafe because the price is a lot cheaper for the number of glasses that you will be getting.
I know that you came for the pizza, but I would suggest getting the family-style salad to start off with. It is a bottomless bowl, so you can eat as much as you want, and the dressing is wonderful. It is a little tangy and refreshing but not overpowering. The salad consists of lettuce (a combination, but mostly iceberg), cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, onions, and black olives. In addition, if you are looking for a starter, the mozzarella sticks and bruschetta aren’t half bad.
For pizza, get the deep dish; it is one of the best that Chicago has to offer. The crust is what makes this pizza a better offering than a lot of others in the area. It is a cornmeal crust (I believe) and not nearly as heavy as others that I have tasted. While this dinner will by no means be light, you don’t feel like you have eaten a rock after you have had a slice or two of the pizza. My favorite type of the pizza is the supreme, and I would suggest it to everyone. The pizza doesn’t get lost in the toppings, but there is a nice balance between the toppings, the sauce, and the cheese.
In addition to pizza, Gino’s East also has some decent entrées. Their lasagna and spaghetti are pretty good. But go for the pizza - it’s what everyone comes for.
From journal Windy City Spots
November 7, 2000
Now to food... The restaurant serves...PIZZA, but also good soups, salads and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. At first when you look at the menu, the pizzas seem very expensive: abot $10 for small, $20 and up for medium and large. But when the waiter brings the pizza to the table you'll understand why: they are HUGE! These are Chicago style, thick crust pizza which weight several pounds each. That's what I call eating (They are really good cold as well!) In fact, to explain how big these pizzas are: the waitress told us that usually a couple orders a small pizza to share. We ordered a medium... and took half of it back to the hotel.
Another thing worth trying on the menu is their Minestrone soup. Spicy, hot, a perfect companion to a thick slice of pizza.
From journal Chicago - Everything's Large About It
March 28, 2005
We placed our order in advance, and it still took 45 minute. Trust me, it is worth the wait. Now, some people don’t like Chicago-style, but if you are a true pizza lover, you will like this. Even when we got home the pizza was delicious!
Gino's has multiple locations, and you are bound to find one close by, but unfortunately, not near my hometown!
From journal Windy City, especially in spring!
February 19, 2004
From journal Chicago
February 4, 2003
The restaurant is a fun, laid-back place. You can feel free to pull out a marker and sign the walls along with the other millions of signatures.
Everything was awesome. The pizza takes about 30 minutes to make, so be sure to order some salads or appetizers. If you don''t want pizza they have other great Italian foods to choose from. The atmosphere is really laid back and is a perfect place for people of all ages.
From journal Sweet Home Chicago
November 23, 2003
From journal Dining near ORD (O'Hare Airport)
by Ella M
July 31, 2000
But don’t go to Gino’s just for the food (as if that weren’t reason enough!) Take a pen, marker, or liquid paper, and leave your mark. The dimly lit cavernous restaurant is covered from floor to ceiling with patron’s declarations of love, anarchy, and other graffiti. The bathrooms are the only place that have been spared.
Go at odd hours—2 or 3 in the afternoon. Otherwise, be prepared to wait a minimum of 45 minutes before getting a table.
From journal Not Quite Second City
July 15, 2008
New York, New York
August 26, 2006
From journal Weekend in Chicago