The Must-Try Pizza at Gino's East in Chicago

CHICAGO - Gino's East is a famous Chicago pizzeria. The chain is famous for its deep-dish pizza, but it also has an excellent selection of appetizers and a decent selection of beers and cocktails.

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Gino's East in Chicago

Gino's East has four locations around Chicago. One is located on the Magnificent Mile.  Other locations are in the suburbs. Gino's has been around for over 50 years and is one of the longest-running pizza chains in the country. It was opened by George Loverde and Fred Bartoli, two taxi drivers.

The original location was on Superior Street. The current site is on the corner of North Wells and LaSalle Streets, which used to be occupied by Lasalle Power Co. They are opening a new location in Houston this year.

For instance, the name of the "original" deep dish sausage patty pizza may not be a household name, but its existence has been known since the late '60s. As the name suggests, the sausage patty is an eleven-inch disk of sausage stuffed inside the pie.

Gino's East also offers a fine selection of appetizers, soups, and salads. Their signature tomato sauce is a delight.