The Gino’s East story began in 1966 when two taxi drivers and a friend, frustrated with rush hour traffic, decided to open a pizzeria.
They opened our original location just off Michigan Ave. and Superior St. in Chicago. The Original Gino’s East became an instant legend with Chicagoans, national celebrities, and visitors from all over the world.
Our famous deep-dish pizza tastes the same as it did back then. Each pizza is made by hand and features its own unique look. Each legendary pizza is created with a secret golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of fresh ingredients. Once baked to perfection, the enormous pies are brought to the tables in our well-seasoned pans.
In a city known as the “Pizza Capital of the World,” the Original Gino’s East is still the number one pizza restaurant. Customers from near and far return year after year to fulfill the tradition of scribbling their names onto the wood and stucco walls of our flagship restaurant in downtown Chicago.