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Covino's Groceria Italiana

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301 Main Street, Niantic, CT
860-739-1996
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb Italian Style Gourmet Deli

I believe the owner told me he gets the bread from a bakery in the Bronx which warmed my heart as much as the delicious eggplant parmigiana grinder I devoured, a crazy good antipasta, and a lemon cheesecake for desert that made me say now that's some Italian food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
donnapearlman
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Montville, Connecticut
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Montville, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I believe the owner told me he gets the bread from a bakery in the Bronx which warmed my heart as much as the delicious eggplant parmigiana grinder I devoured, a crazy good antipasta, and a lemon cheesecake for desert that made me say now that's some Italian food!

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Everything here is top notch. My fiance lived in Niantic for the past year and Covino's is one of the things I've been most excited about when I visit. I am obsessed with the meatball grinders but it is still always such a difficult decision because everything else is so great. Turkey. Chicken parm. Chocolate chip cookies. YUM. Ernie and... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

They roast their own turkey...you can taste the difference, it's absolutely delicious! Theresa & Ernie are extremely accommodating & will make you feel at home. I wouldn't miss a week without visiting at least twice!

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Denton, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

a small Grocery, a variety of deli meats, pastas and cheeses. Ernie is a very nice guy. The service is good, have a nice visit and enjoy the food.

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Palatine, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our son and daughter-in-law took us to Covino's for lunch. It had been a year since we last visited, but we definitely wanted to go back to Covino's for a delicious grinder. I had the Italian Combo with fresh mozzarella added. I ate the 8-inch regular size, but it was almost too much to eat. It was delicious! The bread... More 

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

What a great place! I go here for lunch at least once a week. The grinders are always wonderful and the commentary from Ernie is even better!

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, great service. Just moved to the area and i was so glad to find a small, modest, welcoming deli. Counterservice was pleasant, prompt and efficient

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Best meatball grinder I ever tasted. Homemade soups and great bread too. Very reasonable, only a few seats good for carry out. I can't wait to visit it again and try more items.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Though I've never tried it, one co-worker swears that the Italian combo is the best! He eats it on his "cheat" days. Almost every other day of the week, he orders the small turkey "regular" with roasted peppers.Another co-worker swears that the roast beef is the best. I've had both and they are delicious but most days a grinder is... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ernie and Theresa do a wonderful job taking care of you. If you need pasta, Italian sausage or anything else to go this is a great little place to find those authentic things you need to fill your kitchen to make that perfect Italian dish. If you're looking for lunch or to order dinner to take home you could not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Main Street, Niantic, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: 860-739-1996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

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