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.