Since 1966. Gino's East was founded by two cabbies who were tired of driving in rush hour traffic. Somehow they ended up being really good at making deep dish. Now they have people jamming into their joints at dinner and lunch rush hours. The corn meal crust sets this place apart from the other deep dish joints in the city. A unique large place with the booths from the original place and graffiti everywhere - you're encouraged to leave your message also. I'm not going to say this is the best but it's very good. More expensive than the others and the service is hit or miss. Expect big crowds, and a wait if you go at prime time. Deep dish takes up to 45 mins to cook, so preorder either before you get there or as soon as you get there.
The Food: Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Menu
Good to Gets: Deep Dish Cheese and crumbled sausage. Vegetarian - asparagus, red and green peppers mushrooms, onions, zuchini, and yellow squash.
Features: Reservations for large parties. Bar. Credit Cards.
When To Go: Lunch Dinner Late Night. Mon-Thu 11-10 Fri-Sat 11-11 Sun 12-9
Where To Go: River North
Getting There: Map Directions
633 N Wells St