There's a difference between a regular old pizza and a pizza pie. Locally owned since its beginning in 1996, Lupi's Pizza Pies has given customers insight to how pizza pies are supposed to be. Equipped with Christmas ornaments above the center table inside the restaurant, Lupi's epitomizes what it means to be a pizza place. There's even a small disco ball spinning above the kitchen area.
So what makes them different from other pizza places? Tom Maynard, manager of Lupiís downtown location, prides his pizza pies on being really hot, fresh, and consistent. "We also have one of the highest health scores downtown," Maynard said. The Taste of Chattanooga title was awarded to them for their "Signature Pizza," which is piled high with Italian sausage, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, and fresh basil. From their popular hand-tossed calzones, to their hearty meaty or veggie lasagna, the bases are all covered.