The Art of Pizza (Temporarily Paused)

What makes Art Shabez’s slices stand out in a bona fide pizza town like Chicago? Sure, the gooey mozzarella, fennel-flecked Italian sausage and market-fresh veggies are all top-notch, but the real star of the show is the fan-favorite red sauce, which bursts with vine-ripened tomatoes, oregano, basil and the faintest hint of red pepper. Luckily for you, the stuff is slathered all over every pie. And, hey, we’re not complaining about the buttery, golden-brown crust, either. This Lakeview pizzeria has elevated itself to the status of an institution, making it an essential for anyone who claims to be a pizza aficionado or for anyone who loves pizza, which is everyone.