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D'Elia's Bakery & Grinder Shop

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272 Franklin St., Norwich, CT
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bread is best item

Cold cuts are cheap meatball sauce has a critical amount of salt.this is the worst deli Ive eaten at.

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Cold cuts are cheap meatball sauce has a critical amount of salt.this is the worst deli Ive eaten at.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Their bread is nice and soft and everything always tastes super fresh! The tuna and chicken salad is the best (finely chopped). Don't be deceived by the less than appealing location! The customer service is also fantastic! A must try!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I rediscovered this place after 30 years........The best home made grinder bread...ever...no place can compare. The best dry tuna..letttuce and tomato little oil...try it...the best ever.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I liked the fact that the owner has run his business for 20 plus years. But every time my family and I ate there we would get very ill.

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

D’Elia’s meatball grinders with roasted peppers are a very special treat that I have been enjoying for 50 years. Who knows how long it will carry, so don’t waste a moment and find this hole in the wall place with two tables. The grandson of the founders have stayed the course. The décor is not retro. It is original! Step... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Looking from the outside (or even the inside), if you hadn't heard about their delicious grinders, you might pass this place up -- that would be a mistake! We just happened to be in the area and needed lunch, so we stopped in -- the outside is unassuming and the inside kind of reminds me of a convenience store (because... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you want a great, freshly made grinder this is the place to go. The bread is always fresh and delicious. The employees are very friendly. I live nearby and whenever I mention that I've eaten there, someone almost always says, " I love that place". It really is a local favorite.

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Las Cruces, NM
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A "grinder" is a local variation on the sub. A truly great grinder must have great bread, and D'Elia makes there own breads, including grinder rolls. The meats must be fresh, and that requires the large turnover that D'Elia's has. Shredded lettuce, choice of cheeses, etc. A great grinder. While most of the retail business is takeout, there are two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 Franklin St., Norwich, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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