Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today’s Groupon to Carsonie’s Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen, valid at both the Upper Arlington and Westerville locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of pizza and Italian fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and Italian fare.<p>
The oven-masters at Carsonie’s Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen knead homemade dough to be topped with fresh ingredients daily. Resembling a rolled-up pizza or a piece of cordwood in Italy’s version of Candyland, the original stromboli ($9.95–$19.95) unites cheese, sausage, and pepperoni under a golden dough shell sized to feed anywhere from one to six snackers. Traditional pizzas ($8.95+) take on a choice of ingredients atop a red-sauce or garlic-and-olive-oil base. Fresh homemade wedding soup ($2.99–$4.29) sets meatballs, chicken, and pasta afloat in a comforting broth, and the cinnamon-rich fried-dough delicacy known as an elephant ear ($2.50–$4.95) might provide suitable punishment for children who do too much homework. During warmer seasons, guests can take to the Westerville restaurant’s bocce-ball court to work out frustrations against relatives who take more than their fair share of mozzarella sticks ($6.79–$6.95) or linger on expansive patios at both locations.
Listed prices vary by location.
Carsonie's Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen
Dough flips through the air, releasing a cumulonimbus of flour as it lands softly in the hands of chef David Zadnik, who crafts the crucial ingredient each day with help from local ingredients and family recipes. The heritage of the eatery doesn’t just shine through in culinary formulas; the walls at both locations shimmer with old family photos from David's basement and glossy sports memorabilia. Strains of Frank Sinatra spread out smoothly behind conversations in dining rooms dappled with warm wood accents, occasionally spilling out to an outdoor patio or across the Westerville location's outdoor bocce-ball court. Guests sit down for pastas, sandwiches, and suds from Great Lakes Brewery and Peroni, often unaware that these tables held a victory dinner for pugilist Buster Douglas when he returned from defeating Mike Tyson in Japan, but before he picked up his victory dry cleaning.