The Art of Pizza

Restaurants, Pizza Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Photograph: Brendan Lekan Art of Pizza

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.

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The Art of Pizza says
One of Chicago’s most beloved pizza restaurants does pizza by the slice, from thin crust (sausage, pepperoni, or cheese) to pan-stuffed (sausage, pepperoni, spinach, mushroom, or onion). You name it, we will make it for you.

When it comes to making pizza, we’re passionate about using only the finest ingredients. From Wisconsin cheese to California vine-ripened tomatoes, we go the distance when it comes to our ingredients.
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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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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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Art of Pizza is a great spot to go in Lakeview for deep dish! A lot better than Giordano's or Lou's in my opinion. Very affordable and delicious! Love that you can just get a slice to go rather than a whole pizza. 


It may not have the name recognition of Lou Malnati's or Giordano's, but Art of Pizza serves up some great slices from its single Lakeview shop. The main attraction is the deep dish, which is available by the slice—no more committing to a gigantic, cheese-filled pie and ending up a mountain of leftovers. The less-daunting thin crust offerings here are also worth a try, as are the salads and baked pastas..

The best pan pizza in Chicago? The best pan pizza in Chicago. Sausage and spinach never disappoints.


I think the two highlights here are the affordability and craveability (is that a word? oh well!). I got a huge signature deep dish slice (sausage, mushrooms, peppers) of pizza for about $4 I believe. It was delicious and super filling for a dinner. I think this place is ideal as a cheap dinner spot before seeing a show at Schuba's or as an affordable catering option for a social/family event.