Chattanooga is a unique city with unique people. Yes, everyone thinks that about his or her own city, but the truth is, Chattanooga has some specialties other cities just can’t offer. One of those specialties being Lupi’s Pizza.
With five Chattanooga-based locations, Lupi’s is one thing no one outside of our quirky town can replicate. Built on local goods and chill vibes, Lupi’s is the perfect place to grab a bite with your family or on a first date—because if they don’t like pizza, you don’t want to marry them.
Lupi’s has been thriving in its downtown location for 20 years. They celebrated their 20th anniversary on March 6, and that got us at The Pulse wondering, “How much has Lupi’s changed in 20 years?”
“We still use the same flour, cheese, and tomato sauce we’ve been using since 1996,” says owner Dorris Shober. Obviously all ingredients are fresh and not from 1996 itself, but you get the drift. Why fix what’s not broken? The three most important ingredients in the pizza have remained tried and true since ’96 and no one’s complaining. No one’s complaining about their additions eithers, which include lasagna, mini-zones (mini versions of their football-sized calzones), whole wheat dough, homemade mozzarella, and homemade salad dressings.
On your way home and dreading the idea of putting an entire meal together? Take Lupi’s home with you with their Take and Bake option. “You call in your take and bake order, and pick up the raw pizza. Preheat your oven and just pop it in for dinner!” says Shober.
Knowing that you didn’t have to do anything but make a phone call for dinner, and knowing the ingredients are fresh and local—many ingredients are from within 100 miles of Chattanooga—makes you happy. And pizza makes everyone happy. So give the people what they want—Give them Lupi’s!