Quality, Sustainability, Equity, & Wellness
We started Luigi’s Best not only to create a premium neighborhood pizzeria with amazing calzones, but also to make the world a better place. There’s not enough of that going around.
Quality: We use the highest quality ingredients we can find. Our “00” flour, San Marzano tomatoes, & genuine prosciutto, Gorgonzola, & Parmigiano Reggiano are imported from Italy. We use organic & local ingredients when available. Our sausage is made locally with our recipe and local pork. You can taste the premium difference at Luigi’s Best.
Sustainability: With the Climate Change emergency being of ever more importance with each passing day, all of us need to do something about it. Our location is in a denser part of St. Louis Park, in a mixed use building with apartments all around us. Southwest Light Rail (SWLRT or the Green Line extension) opens in 2024 & will run right behind us, with a stop at Wooddale Ave. When the Cedar Lake Trail reopens in 2022, we’ll have easy bike access for customers (& for deliveries). The city is also installing bike lanes & better sidewalks on 36th Street in 2022. There’s plenty of free bike parking in front, behind, & on the east side of our building. While plastics are theoretically recyclable, most aren’t actually recycled, so we don’t sell bottled water in plastic containers. And our takeout containers & utensils are compostable.
Equity: Our third basic principle was originally Community. But after the protests & events unfolded after the tragic George Floyd murder, we broadened this principle to be Equity. You can’t really have community without equity, can you? All are welcome at Luigi’s Best without regard to race, religion, gender identity, or sexual preference (customers, employees, & suppliers), and we believe that Black Lives Matter. Luigi’s Best is an LGBTQ-owned business.
Wellness: Some people think of pizza as junk food. Luigi’s Best pizza is anything but. Our top quality ingredients are chosen to provide options that help sustain your wellness. Along with local & organic ingredients (when available), we offer drinks made with real sugar instead of corn syrup. We offer milk as an option. Our Signature pizzas have less—but higher quality—cheese. Eating well has never tasted so good!
Remember Our Four Basic Principles: