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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Grinders

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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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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Palatine, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Grinders are fresh and delicious! The store is very small with little seating, but whether you eat there or get their grinders to go, it is well worth it. I have tried both their Italian and Meatball Grinders and would not hesitate to order them again. Our son loves their roast beef grinder. The owners are very friendly and helpful.... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My mother shopped the Italian market when I was a child so I was delighted when Covino's opened in Niantic. The deli has the best meats and cheeses around. They even sell soupy (sopressata)! The eggplant grinders are the best I have ever had and every friend and relative that I have fed them to agrees. One of my friends... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Grinders are tasty - and a bargain at $5 for a small on certain weekdays. The Lemoncello cake is TDF - not made on premises but from Boston.

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Niantic
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33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The italian is a great sandwich, as is the eggplant parmesan. Just need an oven to toast the great quality products. The meals to go are a little expensive, but again......great quality. For $10 you get a large piece of lasagna, which you'd pay $15 for in a restaurant, but it is fantastic. It leaves you wondering what is in... 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: Delicatessen

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