I had the a stuffed cheese slice and a regular soda

I had the a stuffed cheese slice ($4.99+tax) and a regular soda (1.99+tax). The pizza was really good – it tastes very similar to Gino’s East. The crust was delicious – it has a slightly buttery flavor that makes it taste really good. They offer three types of slices – thin ($3.99 + tax), pan ($4.49), and stuffed ($4.99). I was not sure which one to order, so the manager was nice and explained that the stuffed is the pan slice but with an extra layer of cheese and dough. He said they are known for their stuffed pizza, so that influenced me to get the stuffed. I suspect he is tired of explaining that, but he definitely did not show it. I also had a fountain drink, which includes free refills. They keep the slices warmed at 175 degrees F, so they are ready as soon as you order. They seem to specialize in slices, though you can order whole pies and sandwiches. The staff is also very nice and accommodating, and they keep the place very clean. Note that the entire dining area is somewhat small, though they had enough seats on a Saturday at lunch time.

I originally tried to go to Lou Malnati’s down the street, but they had a 45 minute wait, so I went to Art of Pizza, and glad that I did since it is cheaper than Lou’s and you don’t have to wait since the slices are ready when you order, and you don’t tip like you do at Lou’s since you order at the counter at Art of Pizza. In comparison to the other Chicago style pizzas, I put Art of PIzza on par with Giordono’s, Gino’s East, and Pizzeria Uno, but not as good as Lou Malnati’s. Lou’s is my favorite, but as noted earlier, Lou’s had a wait and is more expensive. Also, unlike the others, you don’t have to wait or tip at Art of Pizza. I also prefer Art of Pizza over Pauly’s, which is located next door, but Pauly’s is still worth visiting. I will definitely return and suggest that you try Art of Pizza.


Review originally posted on Yelp, Chris L, 10/7/2017

The Art of Pizza now serves State Street

The Art of Pizza now serves State Street

One of Chicago’s most-venerable spots for stuffed pizza, The Art of Pizza, has opened a second location, as they debuted earlier this week in the South Loop. This location offers thin crust, pan, and Chicago-style stuffed pies at 727 S. State St. The original location in a West Lakeview strip mall has received numerous awards since opening about 25 years ago and sells pizza by the slice.

The South Loop location offers a scaled-back menu. Besides pizza, there’s salads and footlong subs — just like in Lakeview. Items like ribs and fried shrimp aren’t available at the new location. It will also sell slices.

Check out the menu. It’s open a half hour later than the Lakeview location, so night owls have another option.

The Art of Pizza, 727 S. State St., (312) 877-5335, open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with the dining room closing and last order taken at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight with the dining room closing and last order taken at 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


Originally reported by Chicago Eater by

One Of Our Favorite North-Side Pizza Joints Is Now Open In The South Loop

A North Side pizza institution (and one of our favorites) is now officially open in the South Loop.

The Art of Pizza opened its second location in the city, at 727 S. State Street, on Monday. The original Lakeview location has become something of a local’s-option alternative to so many tourist-trap deep-dish spots. They’ve been crowned Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago by more than one publication over their two-decade-plus run.

You can also get thin crust and pan, among other non-pizza options, at the new, South Loop outpost.

The new location is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.


Originally reported by Stephen Gossett in Food at www.chicagoist.com on Sep 28, 2017. Photo credited Mike Innocenzi

Hands down best pizza in Chicago!!

Hands down best pizza in Chicago!! Get the meaty delight!


Review originally from Google Review. William Chan ★★★★★

Art of Pizza Will Bring Their Deep-Dish Pizza Magic to South Loop

After a quarter of a century, it’s time for another location

The Art of Pizza, a Chicago deep-dish icon for more than 25 years, looks to be opening a second location, bringing the North Side pizzeria to the South Loop. Ownership hasn’t shared any details, but there’s signage up with a logo inside a former Toppers Pizza at 727 S. State St. Toppers, a Wisconsin chain, scaled back operations in March and left the Chicago market.

Sloopin’ caught the first glimpse of the restaurant. The Art of Pizza serves deep-dish and thin slices, as well as whole pies inside 22-seat space at a Lakeview strip mall, 3033 N. Ashland Ave. Consistency has been the name of the game, as they use fresh ingredients in their sauce and their crust is regularly golden brown and crispy — regardless of carry out, dining in, or delivery. They also serve ribs, salads, and wings.

The independent pizzeria may have the purest form of Chicago deep-dish pizza. The restaurant has gained quite a following through the years, muscling out the larger chains by winning numerous local awards in the 1990s and early 00s. As Sloopin’ notes, Art of Pizza will be competing with a Lou Malnati’s located just a block south.

The restaurant is named for owner Art Shabez. Shabez wasn’t immediately reached for comment, but it looks like he’s bringing his pizza magic to the South Side. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.


Originally reported by the Chicago Eater. Courtesy of Sloopin’

Best pizza in town! Deep dish by the slice

Best pizza in town! Deep dish by the slice

5-Star Trip Advisor: “Gravity Defying – Master Jedis”

Localfann, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

My husband had heard how great this pizza place was in Chicago. I was up to ride and hungry for some great pizza. I was shocked by how great this place is …seriously! The choices that are ready to eat had me drooling. When I noticed the local cops and city workers that stopped in for lunch – I knew we hit the jackpot. It is very casual so do not get dressed up. You can not be dissatisfied because it is a treasure and I wish it was in Wisconsin.


Matthew C

What a wonderful little nearly hole in the wall place. As soon as you walk in you’re treated to a stack of awards and write up ups, not to mention the smell of fresh pies enrobing your nostrils with their beautiful aroma – Like Channel #9 of pizza.
The pizza is truly an art form. There is no godly way for that much stuffing to be held against the force of gravity and not showing an inch of sag.

I’m pretty sure Yoda is holed up in the back using the force to keep the structure.
The we enjoyed the loaded and pep and sausage…. both were loaded across the entire 2.5″ of thickness with really mozzarella slices covering everything in a safety cheese blanket.

Don’t eat anywhere else – we waited 45 min in rush hour traffic on the interstate just to get to this place.
It’s worth the investment to Art.