The Art of Pizza

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Photograph: Brendan Lekan
Art of Pizza
West Lakeview

Don’t get us wrong, we love the fresh toppings, including meaty chunks of mild sausage and fresh vegetables that are crisp and crunchy when you bite into them. But it’s really the sauce—full of fresh tomato flavor, speckled with oregano, basil and the faintest hint of red pepper—that’s made this pizzeria an institution. Both the deep-dish and the (not very thin) thin-crust resist sogginess after a night in the fridge, making them the breakfast of champions.

Venue name: The Art of Pizza
Address: 3033 N Ashland Ave

Cross street: at Nelson St
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown to Paulina, Brown to Southport. Bus: 9, 76, 77.
Price: Average pizza: $18
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