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Although newer owners in the last 10 years I'm guessing??? ...the pizza is every bit as good as it used to be...fast friendly and reasonably clean. The advent of excellent Mexican food is a real plus, love their burritos and tacos too!
In the mid-fifties, Julio Andino, newly arrived from Ecuador, started delivering pizzas for Gigio's. In 1980 he bought the business. the American dream, right?
In 2014, it was sold to the 3rd owners in its 50-year history.
Simple menu -- counter service -- plenty of...seating -- street parking.
Thin crust pizza (New York style) by the pie or the slice, sandwiches, hoagies, salads, "South of the Border" (tacos, burritos, etc.), sides, soup and chili.
Beer is available from two of Evanston’s super-star craft breweries, Temperance and Sketchbook. Turns out Lake Michigan water is great for beer and aleMore
I have eaten pizza there occasionally for five years. I only eat the sausage pizza. I love the thin, tasty crust, fresh meat, and sweet tomato sauce. There are other items on the menu. There is counter service only; the staff is consistently friendly and...accommodating. The restaurant is small, tables available, but, no special ambiance. At lunch and dinner time, you are likely to encounter a crowd, with people waiting in line. After school hours, there are many, well-behaved teens. In the evenings and on weekends, families gather. During slower times, you can sit with family and friends and chat leisurely. This is a local institution. You can access Gigio's by the 205 bus from Howard Street, Chicago, IL city limits to the north. Check your sources for driving directions. There is street parking available.More
Local pizza shop with large selection of pizza by the slice. Appear to have a wide selection of other sandwiches, salads, etc. Neighborhood location, popular with locals and Northwestern University students and faculty. Sat near what were clearly two faculty members discussing research work! Pizza...slices were large, tasty, and crust nice and crunchy. Wide beverage selection as well. Eat in or take out. Lots of tables if eating in.More
Bigger than the Gigio's in Uptown - Chicago, which was my first experience with Gigio's. This location gets more business as well, due to the area being more active + having a campus like Northwestern University near.
Anyway; i compare my slice of pizza to...eating a piece of toast! Crunchy, yes! Very! And slightly burnt! I would have rathered it being cold and soggy vs heated and burnt! For that; a regular yelper like me has to rate this place three stars instead of four! Im sure this Gigio's is a lot better than that, but sheesh! Luckily my teeth aren't weak, or I'd be toothless right now after eating that slice of pizza. Come on Gigio's; you can do better than that!
My recommendation is to come early, so you can get the fresh slices, and not the heated up; burnt to toast slices. If you come during rush hour just order a full pizza instead, or cross your fingers that you get fresh slices instead of slices that need heated up.More
This unpretentious restaurant is located just across the railroad tracks from my office It is a great place to go for a quick lunch So far I've had the Italian beef and the meatball sandwiches. Both are tasty and served in generous portions. Service is...quick, if not effusively friendly.More
I got the gluten free pizza and it was delicious. It tastes exactly like regular pizza. I give it a 4/5. Lots of cheese and lots of sauce too. I think they should cut back a little bit on the sauce. I do recommend it...and I will probably come back.More
I'm probably here every other week or so...very convenient to home/work, and also a great place for a slice or two or well-made, fresh pizza. Pequod's is my go-to for deep dish, but that's only every now and then. Gigio's is for always! I've also...tried their soups and tamale's...quite good. They also added draft beer taps (two standards, two local craft beers) that are quite good. Love it!More