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Kicks! Quicks | Gino’s takes New York-style pizza to second Grand Strand area

Gino’s in Forestbrook is a smaller location but with all the benefits of the original eatery.
Gino’s in Forestbrook is a smaller location but with all the benefits of the original eatery. For The Sun News

In Carolina Forest, Gino’s Real New York Pizza has been a local favorite for years.

A second location in Forestbrook Village has all the same deliciousness. Its location is close to numerous neighborhoods, which make it very convenient for meals on the go, especially if it means being able to avoid U.S. 501.

Gino’s in Forestbrook is a smaller counterpart but shares the same menu. This means all the favorites are there, like the well-known Bada Bing that lets the customer create their own pie with whatever five toppings they like. Other pizzas include the White or Sicilian. All of Gino’s pizzas are customizable, though the extra toppings can cost extra. The pie sizes come in 16 inches, 18 inches and 20 inches. The most expensive pizza is the 20-inch, five-topping White at $25.

For a slice of cheese pizza, the price is $2.08, and expect to pay $5 for a slice of special five-topping pizza. Pepperoni and spinach pinwheels are available at $3.50, and they’re pretty much a slice rolled up, made for easy eating. Hot subs come small and large, $6 and $7.50 respectively, but can be kept cold at the customer’s request. Subs include the Veggie and Italian, and also Chicken and Eggplant parmigiana. These subs can also be customized to the customer’s taste.

Strombolis and calzones are made to order as well, with additional toppings adding 75 cents to the bill. Just like specialty pizzas, they come out hot and perfectly crisp, making the wait worthwhile. The pepperoni Gino’s uses also gives a little bit of spice, which goes well with the cheese.

Some appetizers are available, like mozzarella sticks or even chicken wings, but the garlic knots are probably a favorite. A few salads can be chowed upon, too. And to top it all off, Gino’s has a homemade cheesecake and cannolis to enjoy.

Gino’s is known for being a great family restaurant with good pies that remind visitors of New York. Their location in Forestbrook seems to have all the benefits of the Carolina Forest location (except the Italian ice that is now being sold at the Carolina Forest location) but is more geared to meals on the go. Orders can be called in for takeout or delivery for nearby locations, but Gino’s always welcomes friends and family to dine in. It’s small, clean and friendly, so it really isn’t a wonder that Gino’s is a local favorite.

There is also a Gino's in North Myrtle Beach.

Gino’s in Forestbrook is a smaller location but with all the benefits of the original.

If you eat

What: Gino’s Real New York Pizza

Where: 3521 Belle Terre Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday

Contact: 236-4567,