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“Great Pizza WITHOUT the wait”
Review of The Art of Pizza

The Art of Pizza
Ranked #601 of 10,213 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Delivery
Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The only down side to Chicago Pizza is that if you sit down and order one in the restaurant, or for delivery, is that it is going to be 45-60 minutes before it is ready. Gino's does away with that by offering fresh, hot Pizza by the slice that is just waiting to be served onto your plate. The place is busy so the Pizza has not been sitting around for very long at all.

My younger son got two slices of regular crust pepperoni and it filled him up. My daughter barely finished her pan style pizza slice, while the rest of us have deep dish. It took us all of 5 minutes to get our order placed and paid for and then it was all about enjoying the great pizza. We managed to follow this with 4 slices of awesome cheesecake. Everybody really liked it, and the no-frills seating and such was great. It was all about the pizza.

NOTE: This place serves Pizza FAST, but it is not "fast food".

We did leave wondering about the name of the place though. The Pizza is definitely worthy of being called an "art", but we also noticed that they had a 5 topping slice that was called "Art's Special". Was this place founded by some mysterious guy named Art... who happened to be a pizza artist...

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Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Wanted to grab a pizza to watch the Superbowl and maybe a movie or two afterwards went to Art of pizza. One of the special pizzas worked out really well fast service good tasting fresh ingredients plus had some leftover for the next day reasonably priced .

Thank fotomann
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I had read a review on how great this pizza was before heading to Chicago, so it made the list of “must try.” What I didn’t know was that this was primarily a pizza by the slice shop. I was surprised walking in by the size of the restaurant & also the limited variety for noon on a Thursday, when many locals were coming in for lunch. I opted for the mushroom and spinach deep dish; my husband got the pepperoni & sausage deep dish & my daughter got a slice of cheese pan pizza.
The sauce was good, but the overall experience was disappointing. Friendly staff, relatively clean place, and surely they do a lot of business. Just be warned unless you’re ordering take out ahead, you’re subject to whatever pizza is in the case.

Thank AnSc
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This place had amazing pizza. We all loved the food, but the wait and the atmosphere wasn’t great.

It was expected to take 45-60 minutes for the pizza. It’s understandable with the thickness, but seems like forever when you’re all waiting there. Those that don’t order pizza get their food and are finished long before the pizza arrives to the table.

It’s clearly more catered to take out or delivery. It’s a cold atmosphere. Not welcoming or much to look at.

There’s also a window to see the multiple phones ringing with people hurriedly taking orders. It sort of makes you feel like you’re just a tic mark on the list of things to do.

I’ll definitely get the pizza again, but we won’t dine in.

Thank bradandlyndsey
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Was passing by decided to grab a few
Slices of Stuffed pizza with pepperoni & sausage and was glad we did great size and flavor for the price

Thank David A
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