Andy's Rest. Scorecard: Luigi's Station - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Andy's Rest. Scorecard: Luigi's Station, plus scores as of 9/15/11

By Andy Wise - bio | email

(WMC TV) - THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  Luigi's Station Pizzeria & Subs, 2457 Church St., Byhalia, MS, 662-838-3873

Rarely will you find a place with such outstanding food at ridiculously low prices as Luigi's Station, and a lot is riding on this quaint pizzeria in one of Marshall County's sleepy little hamlets.

Sarah Sawyer, executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce (, said the town's losing about two businesses a year.

But ever since Tyler Gunter moved from Germantown, TN, to establish Byhalia's only pizzeria with authentic ingredients at a great value, Sawyer said Luigi's Station has spelled R-E-P-E-A-T  B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S for both the restaurant and Byhalia.

"It gathers people and brings people into town," Sawyer said. "A lot of come-back, repeat visitors."

Visitors keep coming back for monster-size sub sandwiches, especially the meatball (my favorite!). As good as Luigi's Station's sandwiches are, their prices have yet to climb above $5.99, and the pizzas -- even the specialty ones -- hover way below $15.

"Great prices, great food, and we just keep coming back," said Anne Little, carrying an order of Fettuccine Alfredo to go. "We probably eat lunch here at least once a week."

Gunter has a knack for finding quality ingredients -- and quality staff -- to craft pizzas, calzones and custom desserts (order the carrot cake!) on the cheap.

"Just picking and choosing your ingredients the right way," he said. "There's still good quality stuff for not real expensive." 

"We're just excited that they're here and want to see them thrive and do everything we can to help them," said a smiling Sawyer.

With a full stomach. 


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