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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Grinders in town.

Stopped in with the wife because we heard good things. Real authentic Italian. Great people,friendly quick service. We take out 2 or 3 times a month now. Be sure to try the canoli's

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Kelly M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped in with the wife because we heard good things. Real authentic Italian. Great people,friendly quick service. We take out 2 or 3 times a month now. Be sure to try the canoli's

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I rarely eat outside of our home. Both have extensive high end food background so we're ruined when it comes to dining out... But then we walked into Covino's. Like a step back in time. The care and service and quality of everything is nothing short of perfect. Honestly, I'm afraid to try the grinders. Just the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The sandwiches and grinders are always top-notch - fresh and delicious. They put a lot of care into their food, and you can tell they take pride in everything they do. The people who work there are such nice, pleasant, down-to-earth people. I love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped in for grinders again. I went with the owners recommendation of the homemade meatball grinder. Just perfect. Great meatballs and sauce and of course the rolls are the best. Also had some tortellini pesto salad...yum! A must try place when in Niantic.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Delicious vegetarian sandwich we had although all of the food looked delicious! Very nice proprietor!

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Even though this place has "Groceria" in its name, and is primarily take-out, it's best known for the grinders. The bread is fresh (it comes daily from a bakery in the Bronx), and the roast beef is roasted in-store. The price for a roast beef and mozzarella 8" grinder, with all the fixings was only $6. If you like your... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Fabulous grinders, just like the ones we used to get when we were kids. Worth a detour for the grinders!

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very pleased with my visit. Ernie is always good for a smile and a good conversation. The food is awesome perfect sizes fill you up and even have some for later. Prices are better than most fast food joints and quality is light years better. I recommend to everyone in town and visiting.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Never have been disappointed in any purchase! Grinders esp. good on that NYbread. If you make caprese salad you must use their FRESH mozz. Makes a world of difference!!! Try it, you'll be back!!

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped into Covino's for a Genoa salami grinder recently. While waiting, I was browsing around..the deli case was brimming with various Italian foods..another refrigerated case contained fresh made salads, beverages and on that day, a light delicious Limoncello marscapone, which i bought two of. I left for home with a grinder to share, as a small was too much for... 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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