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Enjoy Some Fine Art of Pizza

by Matt B on September 30th, 2008

As we've learned well by now, great food doesn't just come from swanky digs. Restaurants like Taste of Peru and La Gondola overcome their strip-mall surroundings with big flavors. Another popular spot that could be easily overlooked (but you'd be severely missing out if you did) is Lakeview's Art of Pizza.

art of pizzaHere, pizza truly is an art'a masterpiece, in fact'in which every detail is enjoyed and appreciated. The canvas is your choice of crust: thin, pan, or (my recommendation) stuffed. The Art's sauce does more than just hold your preferred ingredients in place; its seasonings actually contribute incredibly to the overall experience.

'Art's Special' consists of sausage, onion, mushroom, and green peppers'a standard for every pizzeria'but carnivores will want to sink their fangs into the 'Meaty Delight' with sausage, bacon, ground beef, pepperoni, and sliced beef. Herbivores aren't left out though; their 'pie' contains mushroom, onion, green pepper, tomato, broccoli, and spinach. And for my fellow b5ers, the Southwestern has barbecue sauce, ground beef, onion, and bacon, while the Hawaiian bears pineapple, Canadian bacon, and green pepper. Or of course, you can always create your own from the over 20 toppings available.

art of pizzaIf you don't have time to stop and dine, you're welcome to grab a slice on the go for under $3. There are other great specials throughout the week, including Tuesday's Italian meatball sandwich for $2 and Thursday's full slab barbecue rib dinner for just $10.

Just remember, the frame may not be pretty, but it can still hold a fine piece of Art of Pizza.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) polomex, The Pizza Review

Art of Pizza ($): 3033 N Ashland Ave; 773-327-5600
Sun ' Thurs: 11:00 a.m. ' 10:00 p.m.
Fri ' Sat: 11:00 a.m. ' 11:00 p.m.
Free parking lot
Public trans: Bus # 9, X9, 11, 77

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