Restaurant Name: Arni’s
Cuisine: Pizza, subs, and salads (Menu)
Review: Arni’s is a Lafayette institution, so anyone in the area probably does not need a review. In my mind, it has the best pizza in town. But, that’s because my tastes run toward that kind of pizza, having grown up eating eastern Indiana Pizza King pizza (which is different than the western Indiana variety). The pizza crust is flat, crisp, and salty, the ingredients are ground, and the pieces are typically cut into party squares. Arni’s is also known for its Arni’s junior salad – a nice mix of lettuce, cheese, and meat. Additionally, it has a full menu of sandwiches, pastas, and salads.
I should make clear that, with this review, I’m primarily focused on Arni’s Market Square location which I view as its flagship store. This store has a number of dining rooms, including a traditional dining room, a bar/dining area, and a “game room” where the dining area is furnished with train and game decorations that will likely be popular with the kids.
The food is great and it’s available for eat-in or pick-up. The service has always been efficient and friendly. And, I would be remiss if I did not mention how generous the Cohens, owners of Arni’s, have been to the Lafayette community. I am directly aware of Brad Cohen’s years of support for Tippecanoe County’s Legal Aid program and indirectly aware that he has been very civic minded in other respects as well. But, please don’t think I’m letting that color my review. I just flat love the pizza.
Kid friendly: Yes.
Price Range: $5 – $7 for sandwiches; $7 – $15 for pizzas; $5 – $8 for salads.
Methods of payment: Cash and Credit.