The Art of Pizza has closed in the Crossroads

Photo by Emily Park.

After 12 years in the Crossroads, The Art of Pizza (1801 Baltimore) has closed.

The pizza wars are not to blame. Owner Victor Almo announced on Facebook that his health problems were getting in the way of the restaurant.

“I have worked without a vacation of 90 hour work weeks. Well, that caught up with me and in the month of August I had 2 heart attacks,” Almo wrote.”I can no longer work in a way that would give my customers the quality of food they deserve and I expect.”

Almo’s daughter had been running the business in his absence. Almo closed a previous Art of Pizza in Westport in 2011.