Who doesn’t love pizza?! My family loves it and Gino’s East Pizzeria is the primary place we go out to eat it. Their Rolling Meadows location (1321 W Golf Road, 847-364-6644) is near Jim’s work, so we go up to have lunch with him.
Gino’s has great lunch specials. You can get a mini pizza, house salad and a beverage for one low price every day. On Mondays you can swap out the mini deep dish pizza for a generous slice of thin pizza. I’ve been on a pepperoni mini deep dish kick lately, but I also love the sausage mushroom thin slice.
While the pizza rocks, my favorite thing at Gino’s is the salad. Yes, I said salad! Everything is fresh. Carrots and cheese are freshly grated. You can tell, you know you can! The ranch dressing is to die for. I don’t know where they get it or how they make it, but it ain’t from a bottle!
Many times Jim and I will go and order salad and bruschetta, skipping the pizza altogether. The bruschetta topping on the salad is so good! Hey, Gino’s, you should serve a bruschetta salad! Just call it The Susie!
The service is always spectacular. I can’t say enough good things about that. You know how annoying it is to go into a restaurant and get subpar service.
We’ve been going there so long that the staff recognizes us. They know when Jim and I sneak out alone and when we’re missing a kid or two.
If you’re in the area, please check them out! You won’t be disappointed!