Luscious pizza in the most laidback atmosphere
As a Chattanoogan born and raised, I can definitively say that if you haven’t tasted Lupi’s Pizza, you’re missing out. Call me a pizza connoisseur, fanatic, obssessor…it’s all true and I’ve been a lover of the pie from the time I had teeth.
One of my favorite things about Lupi’s (besides those fantastic brick-oven pies) is the atmosphere. The minute you walk into the downtown location you’re enveloped in a whimsical world of bright colors and creativity, with local art hanging on the walls for purchase and cloud-style lamps floating above your head. Freestanding tables line the walls, each one a uniquely designed piece of art.
Owner Dorris Shober and I sit at a table featuring a customer’s artwork, constellations spreading out beneath the piping hot pizza in front of me. I’d been thinking about it all day. What kind should I get? I wondered as the clock clicked closer to noon. Mozzarella melts over pepperoni, ground sausage, and a last minute add-on of green peppers.
“It’s important to me that we source food locally,” Dorris says. “I feed my customers what I would eat.” It’s as simple as that for Lupi’s, whose mission is to keep their product as local as possible.
From the local ground beef to the gluten-free crust made by Couture Cakes exclusively for Lupi’s, Dorris has been doing an incredible job of localizing their brand. She’s even taken bringing her passion of gardening to heart by raising tomatoes, cucumbers, and more in a garden on Lookout Mountain.
Choose from the many meats, sauces, cheeses, and veggies to make your own slice of pizza heaven—but good luck deciding, as you could make millions of combinations. Complement your choice with a beer from the extensive beer list, or maybe a glass of wine as you sit back, relax…and lose yourself in Lupi’s.