From delivery to dine-in

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Kogan

For more than a quarter-century, Zionsville has had a go-to business for pizza delivery and carryout.

Now, you can add dine-in to those options.

Leighann Kogan, manager of Zionsville Pizzeria, said it was time to make a change.

“My family bought the business about five years ago,” she said. “It had been Zionsville Pizza Delivery for more than 20 years prior to that, and we decided to expand. It was time to do something different.”

Kogan, who oversees the business during the day before her parents take over the evening shift, said the dining room opened in mid-June and so far, the response has been good.

“Business has not been too bad so far,” said Kogan. “We didn’t have a grand opening at all, but it’s been good. We’ve been able to ease into it.”

While still offering delivery and carry-out choices, the quality of Zionsville Pizzeria’s eat-in option is predicated upon the quality of the food. The staff of around 20 people makes its own sauces and dough, as well as sautéing mushrooms and cooking sausage from scratch.

“It’s not your traditional Papa John’s pizza,” Kogan said. “We’re more gourmet, with a crispier crust. We take pride in our toppings and try not to skimp.”

If the taste is better, Zionsville Pizzeria’s price range is still quite comparable to a chain – around $25 for a large pizza, breadsticks and soft drinks for a family of four. Beer and wine are also served.

“It’s scary, of course, to open a business when you’re not a franchise,” summarized Kogan. “Nothing’s guaranteed, but hopefully everybody thinks it’s as good as we do.”

About Zionsville Pizzeria:

  • Dine-in, delivery and carryout
  • Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Buffet Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 255 S. Main St.
  • 873-2878
  • Zionsvillepizzeria.com
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