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All 97 Norwich Restaurants

Vocatura Bakery Incorporated

695 Boswell Ave, Norwich, CT 06360-2826
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Ranked #15 of 97 Restaurants in Norwich
Mon - Tue 5:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed - Sun 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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English first
Minneapolis, MN
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Okay -- I'm from Minnesota where a good grinder is impossible to find so I tend to love the sandwiches on the east coast. Vocaturas grinders are among the best I've tried. The bread is chewy on the inside and crusty on the outside. They add meats, cheese, veggies, salt, pepper & oil for a taste bud tickling creation. You... More 

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Coronado, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I grew up in Norwich. Vocatura is a landmark. I go at least once (usually more than once) every time I go home, and I always bring a grinder back to California. They bake their bread on the premises and the ingredients are always fresh.

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This bakery/restaurant makes a sandwich called a "GRINDER". This sandwich is only made in S.E. Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island. To the people who live in this area it is a food staple. Being from Norwich, it is the very first thing I sink my teeth into when I go back to visit family. "Vocatura's make the best grinder... More 

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

I went here once and will never return. I asked them to please wear gloves making my grinder. The owner came over and said they wash their hands and that was sufficient. He could have made me his customer happy and just had his staff wear gloves. I walked out and never looked back. He lost me as a customer.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My family is from Norwich area and every time I come to visit this is the highlight of my dinning experience. I make a point to come here for an Italian grinder at least once a visit sometimes twice! I love the place and have everything good to say about it but make sure you know what you want because... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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107 reviews 107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Neighborhood hot spot for takeout. The eggplant grinder wAs very good. The sauce tasted just like my Nona's. I agree maybe a bit more eggplant. Will go back for sure!

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you need an old fashioned "grinda" this is certainly the place. My favorite is the tuna salad. Prices very reasonable and even the small is good sized. Pizza by the slice is good as well (and very hard to find in this vicinity). Large selection of baked goods as well.

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Brewster, NY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

this is across the street from Seafood etc. combine the two for a perfect take to your hotel meal. found this place by chance.. got some pizza and the best Eggplant grinder in my life. Yes this is grab and go... but so great. We were in the area for an event at Foxwoods, and were searching around for something... More 

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Cedar Key, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I have been going to Voc's since I was a little girl and let me tell you, I don't live in CT anymore and this place is something I CRAVE! The customer service is spot on--you feel like a part of their family and their food is AMAZING (Grind-ahs on the most delicious freshly baked bread, pizza--go for the Westerly... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Not quite a restaurant this is really a take out bakery with a twist.It has hot and cold grinders on fresh bread and home made pizza.Not only is the bread fresh made,I had a meatball grinder and a can of soda for $5.25 total and it was delish! The pizza slices are $1.00 and are wonderful,More than snack size but... More 

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Additional Information about Vocatura Bakery Incorporated

Address: 695 Boswell Ave, Norwich, CT 06360-2826
Phone Number: 860-889-1582
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

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