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Gino's East of Chicago

2801 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago  Illinois  60657
United States
(773) 327-3737
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Midwest Living Review

Kate Silver
Gino's East has become synonymous with Chicago-style pizza, for good reason.

The name "Gino's East" has become synonymous with Chicago-style deep dish. One messy bite and you'll understand why. Served piping hot, this gooey, casserole-of-a-pizza will flip your version of pie inside out. Chicago-style pizza implies a thick, buttery crust, topped with cheese, piled with pepperoni (or your topping of choice) and smothered in chunky, bright red tomato sauce. Sure, it's messy, rich and packed with calories, but no one at Gino's East is complaining. The pizza here is everything a deep dish should be: properly salted, buttery crust, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside-- the perfect pastry vehicle for delivering massive amounts of gooey mozzarella, pepperoni and loads of tomato sauce. Gino's East dates back to 1966, when a group of friends--two of whom were taxi drivers--opened the original location off Michigan Avenue and Superior Street as a stop-off spot to avoid rush hour traffic. Now, it's expanded to 11 locations, including ones in Wisconsin and one in Indiana. And if that's not close enough, you can even ship the famous deep dish to pizza lovers across the country.

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