The Art of Pizza – Chicago’s Best Deep Dish Pizza
If you’re a regular Lion + Maven follower, you should already be well aware that pizza is my all-time favorite food. It has recently come to my attention that I have yet to pay homage to deep dish pizza here on the blog, and as a born-and-raised Chicagoan that’s just a tad bit embarrassing. I’ve tried all the famous spots in Chicago for deep dish-Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, Pequod’s, Bacino’s…but it wasn’t until I first met Mike and he introduced me to The Art of Pizza that I finally found The One. I figured out Mike was The One a few months down the road; The One I’m talking about here is The Art of Pizza– my vote for Chicago’s Best Deep Dish Pizza. The Art of Pizza is a small, no frills pizza joint on North Ashland Ave in Lakeview. Blink and you might miss it. What they lack in ambiance they make up for in their delicious deep dish pizza pies. Crafting the perfect slice of deep dish pizza is no easy task-the sauce has to be the perfect balance of sweet and savory, the crust to cheese ratio has to be just right, and the toppings need to be plentiful and tasty. The Art of Pizza handles all 3 of these categories perfectly. You can order The Art for delivery but they also have a small dining room where they offer pizza by the slice. Spinach and mushroom is my by-the-slice go-to while Mike usually prefers one of the meatier varieties. Another winning topping combination: sausage and giardiniera…definitely my favorite if we’re ordering a whole pie.
Mike and I are so serious about our love for The Art of Pizza that we even had a few of our engagement photos snapped here. The couple that eats deep dish pizza together stays together, right?! If you have yet to experience the amazingness that is The Art of Pizza I highly suggest you venture over here very soon, for less than $4 a slice you can’t afford NOT to!
photo by Christopher Foltz
The Art of Pizza is located at 3033 N. Ashland in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.