Sandwiches are much like edible books—and not just because most Americans avoid them after graduating from high school. Rediscover the eating rainbow that can only be found between two toasty bread covers with today's Groupon. For $9, you get $20 worth of deli fare at Spinelli's Deli, a Victorian Village deli that Columbus Alive! calls a "neighborhood heart-warmer." Columbus Alive! readers voted Spinelli's sandwiches most superb in Columbus in 2009. You'll exchange your Groupon for a gift card, which can be reused or reloaded as often as you'd like. This Groupon is good for either dine-in or takeout.
Spinelli's lunch and dinner menu has hot panini, fresh salads, flatbread pizza, soups, pasta, and more. Try penne with meatballs smothered in Spinelli's signature sauce ($6.49) or a magherita pizza made with fresh basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella balls ($4.99). Spinelli's is best known for its creative cold sandwiches, including the Jalapeño Joe (turkey, jalapeño bacon, pepper-jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo on a cheddar roll, $6.49) and the Thurber Big Beef (roast beef, lettuce, tomato, Monterey jack cheese, and mild horseradish sauce on an Asiago roll, $6.29). Have half a sandwich with a cup of lobster bisque, vegetarian gumbo, chicken noodle soup, chili, or another fresh soup for $6.49. Or start the day with a specialty sandwich. The breakfast bill of fare includes melty morning grinders such as a tostini (egg, American cheese, roasted red peppers, $3.99) and a lox sandwich (smoked salmon, plain cream cheese, and red onion, $6.49) served on a freshly baked bagel, English muffin, or croissant. Breakfast, like syndicated Simpsons reruns, is available all day.
Columbus Alive! has listed Spinelli's Deli as having the best sandwiches:
- Warm smiles and wafts of fresh-baked bread greet patrons inside Victorian Village's little sandwich shop that could. The 12-year-old neighborhood heart-warmer boasts fresh-cut meats, leafy greens and an arsenal of original hot and cold sandwiches like the crowd-pleasing Jalapeno Joe - turkey, jalapeno bacon, pepper jack and chipotle mayo on a cheddar roll. – Bryan Bullock, Columbus Alive!
- The service is very efficient, the food is great and the coffee is always fresh. They have a great selection of vegitarian [sic] sandwiches for those who choose. Highly recommended! – Contributor13111, Citysearch
- It has great homemade soups, excellent subs, and also has the standard, fun sub shop atmosphere. The people who work here are very friendly and accommodating. A great deli! – Kristin C., Insider Pages