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“Great deli and easy I-70 access”

Katzinger's Delicatessen
Ranked #25 of 2,314 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Deli, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Katzinger's Delicatessen - Family owned and operated since 1984! Our sandwiches are really big - HUGE in fact. We know some of you can't eat that much so we also offer a smaller sandwich - we refer to it as Normal. All sandwiches come with a free help-yourself-from-the-pickle-barrel dill. Choose from traditional "old" or garlicky "new". And we offer plenty of freshly prepared-to-order salads and desserts to tempt you, too. You should leave Katzinger's wanting to come back again - and soon! We're very proud of our food - Black Angus corned beef prepared by Sy Ginsburg's United Meat and Deli using Sy's special secret ingredient ( many, many tons later and he still won't tell us what it is!)...Chickens raised by Amish families at Gerber Farms... Imported Emmentaler, the original Swiss cheese... Breads made especially for us and delivered daily by Mediterra Bakehouse in Pittsburgh and we hand slice every loaf... Bagels from Sammy's delivered fresh daily... Gluten free bread from Eban bakery of Grove City . Our mayo is Hellmann's. We oven roast our turkeys to moist perfection. We dress our roast beef with lots of garlic and rosemary and roast it to a beautifully pink medium rare. We marinate our brisket for 48 hours before slow roasting to fork tenderness. Our chicken, tuna and egg salads are made with memorable recipes. These are just a few of the fine ingredients we use to create the deli foods of Katzinger's Delicatissen.
Reviewed 24 March 2007

This is a great food stop, right off the Downtown/3rd St. exit for Columbus. I really recommend walking off some stiff travel legs around German Village. It's huge, and quite upscale. There is a large bookstore not too far from the deli as well. As for deli area parking, there is now a satellite lot just north (but not directly north) of the deli. The myriad of sandwich choices, including desserts and salads, can take time to sort through. They are very accomodating with substitutions. Pricey, yes....a large sandwich, coke, and piece of cheesecake was near $20. But the best quality on all fronts, make sure to get a huge pickle from the barrel. They have nice deli meats and cheeses, too, but nothing I can't get at home. There is a certain shabbiness to the place, but I didn't mind it, and yes, sitting outside relegates one to a view of the interstate interchanges (and btw, watch the signs carefully for accessing I-70 again)!! Btw, it a sister deli to Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, MI.

Other area place I've enjoyed (food and vibe) is the Mohawk (Kossuth & ??)...Schmidt's is ok for buffet and lots of food, but not too impressed with the quality.

Thank clvier1
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Reviewed 11 October 2006

I introduced a friend to German Village by way of Katzinger's Deli, a local Fresh Market Deli located at the corners of Third and Livingston.

Although parking isn't the best anywhere in German Village, we found a parking space within 100 yards of the front door. As we approached the front door, patio furniture was arranged outside. Mostly aplastic chairs and tables, the patio offered a fine alternative to eating outside, although the patio view is mostly interchances and onramps - as well as a decent view of the famous "praying Jesus" church overlooking Interstate 70.

We stepped inside and were instantly greeted by rows of shelves, each packed with organic delistuffs: butters, sauces, home-baked breads, and snack foods. The prices were reasonable, but higher than you'd find in an organic market.

A long counter sits directly across from the door and patrons are encouraged to window shop from a wide selection of potato, macaroni, pasta and vegetable salads in the display case. Also, over 75 different sandwiches are listed and described on the sandwich board behind the prep counter.

I had my sights set on a Reuben and my friend chose a Pepperoncini Chicken. We added a redskin potato salad and two medium sodas. The total was $26.70 for the two sandwiches, 2 drinks and one side dish. The hostess took our order and name and the total: we chose a seat near the front window.

The inside view was reasonable - nothing fancy, nothing dirty, although it could use some improving. Also, there were several signs plastered over the front windows, which was VERY unbecoming.

I got our drinks from the soda fountain, which is good since I usually need one or two refills during the meal. The soda/plasticware area was reasonably clean, but could have used a little updating as well.

The order took approximately 8 minutes, which passed quickly. A food runner called our name from the counter and served it at our table.

The food was delicious. Personally, I don't mind paying 27 dollars for a deli sandwich, because I've paid more for less and less for more. After all, variety is the spice of life.

Both sandwiches were perched atop fresh toasted homemade breads, lightly buttered and cut in half for two larger portions. A romantic couple or mother and child could easily share one sandwich and it would tide them over until dinner. My friend had issues with the heat of her sandwich, but she had ordered something with Pepperoncini in the name and hot peppers in the description. Buyer Beware! What you see is what you get! So, I fault her 100%. Still, after she picked off a few peppers, she ate all of her sandwich and the bread.

The generally plain atmosphere is what kept Katziner's from being a 5-star choice. Although the price was higher, most delis price their meals a little higher than you'd epxect, considering the ingredients. THey usually make it up in the choices of meat, sauce, and breads.

I' will recommend Katzinger's to several guests and put it near the top of the list for people wanting something in German Village and not necessarily interested in Bratwust and Kraut.

Thank ColumbusConcierge
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Reviewed 15 August 2005

Everytime I go to Columbus, I make a special trip to Katzinger's. The bread is out of this world! (they are a sister deli to Zingerman's in Michigan). This is real bread here, folks! It is chewy, crusty and full of flavor. Take home a loaf of the parmesean-pepper - it will make your tastebuds sing! The rye bread is also a treasure. The sandwiches are great but a little pricey. Not to fear, they are worth every penny. They also carry an immpressive array of gourmet cheeses, deli meats, olive oils and condiments. Very crowded at lunch time and parking can be tight, though they did just acquire a parking lot down the street for their patrons.

Thank have$willtravel
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