Indiana traditions run the gamut from Hoosier candle crafting to basement squid fights and neighborhood dining. Today's Groupon treats you to a hearty helping of the latter sans ink stains with $30 worth of pizzas, salads, sodas, and more at Arni's Restaurant for $15. Good at two locations in Greenwood and on East 96th Street in Indy, today's deal grants admission to dependable comfort-food sandwiches, thin-crust pizzas, and on-the-ball service that's bringing "Arnold" back into the baby-naming market.
Arni's planted its salad tongs into the Indiana dining scene back in 1965 with a firm dedication to swell cuisine served within a fun and welcoming environment by an accommodating staff. The joint's menu coddles down-home appetites with savory deep-fried pork-tenderloin sandwiches ($8.99) and chipotle-shrimp-and-bacon tacos that marry the bounties of land and sea within a pair of soft tortilla shells lined with veggies and special sauce ($9.49). Famous Arni's Junior Salads present their garden bounty in neat geometric rows of fresh greens, succulent cuts of turkey and ham, and ripe portions of radishes and green onions complemented by mozzarella cheese ($6.99).
While a pizza with one missing slice is an image of melty peace, the pristine symbol doesn't quite work when the pizza incites mouth-bones to cruel acts of pie violence. Arni's keeps things thin with a 40-year bona fide thin-crust recipe capable of housing sweeping layers of marinated portobello mushrooms, chicken breast, garlic, and roasted red peppers as exemplified by the chicken portobello pie ($7.99 for a 7-inch). Deliciously juxtaposing culinary styles, the Fiery Fajita Pizza is a circular homage to spiced chicken, sautéed bell peppers, and onions under careful dollops of sour cream and guacamole ($7.99).
- The dining room is very inviting and open. The service is great and the revamped menu is MUCH better. The best part is the focus on quality; it's excellent, every visit. – Bob Bridges, Urbanspoon
- service usually quick. Pizza is thin crust and very tasty. Can't go wrong with any sandwhiches [sic], quanities [sic] are large. Do yourself a favor and order a side the stuffed mushrooms. – thehick, Insider Pages
- Awesome sttromboli's [sic] and LOVE the Arni's Jr salad. Yumm oh! – Amy, Urbanspoon
- Some of the best pizza around. My entire family enjoys Arni's. – EggDropErin, Urbanspoon