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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
Best Grinders In Town!

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... read more

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

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stopped in for a grinder since my husband wasn't going to be home for dinner and didn't want to cook. So glad I did! Ordered the Eggplant grinder. Perfection. Everthing about it...the roll, the eggplant, the cheese, the sauce. Perfection. It was so good I almost cried. I'm going back this week to have more. Owner is do nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had the Chicken Parm "grinder" - it's a "sub" to the rest of my world. I said it was stupid good otherwise I'd have nasty expletives flying out of my fingers as to how great it was. Mr Corvino - what the hell are you putting on these sandwiches - CRACK ? This is awesome. The bread like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is seriously, undeniably the best. My mum, dad, bro and I are all originally from around here, though living in NC now; we're on our way up to Boston, and stopped in for an errand and a bite to eat... We left sated and delighted. :) the shop owner is warm, knowledgeable, funny, and down-to-earth--aside from great service... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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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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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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Additional Information about Covino's Groceria Italiana

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

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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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