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Gaetano's Deli

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1886 Main Street, Stratford, CT
203-377-8860
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Italian Style Deli/Hot Foods for Lunch.

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic

This place is fantastic. The food is great. As small as this place is they get you in and out quickly. There are times the line is out the door. The Godfather sandwich is to die for. The only problem is the parking. Fresh bread everday from Author Ave. In the Bronx. Would recommend this place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathie P
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. The food is great. As small as this place is they get you in and out quickly. There are times the line is out the door. The Godfather sandwich is to die for. The only problem is the parking. Fresh bread everday from Author Ave. In the Bronx. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We have been doing take out from Gaetanos for years. There is always a line so plan accordingly. We did take out for Christmas Eve (Calamari Salad, Eggplant/chicken Parmigiana and subs.). Everything was excellent. A big difference between this place and the others is quality and quantity. They don't cut corners. Meats are sliced to order. Nothing is pre-sliced. Just... More 

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Thank ARJACT
Greenwich, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This Deli is number best food. best sandwiches, best chicken cutlets, and cold cuts.i used to be able to eat there every day now that I am in another town it's a big treat to get there , I love the food

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Thank jeepchryslerdodgecit
Stratford
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Getting a grinder, salads or their prepared foods is like being in Little Italy or an Arthur Ave deli. In addition to great food, everyone who works there is friendly and helpful. The rolls and bread are from an Arthur Ave baker, meats and cheese's are fresh. The salads and antipasto are awesome.

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Thank Jimmarma
Stratford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

True traditional Italian deli with quality sandwiches and prepared foods. The home made fresh mozzarella is to die for and seriously addictive. The rolls they make their subs on is fresh and chewy just as it should be. Parking can be problematic during busy times, and it's always busy and for good reason. It's a take-out joint but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I almost always get a Italian ColdCut. So Good. Bt my wife gets something different every time. I enjoy half of hers too!

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Thank Robert T
Stratford, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

A touch of Italy in Stratford. You can't find a better authentic Italian deli. From the minute you step in the door and are greeted by the staff you feel like you are part of their family. Bread is brought in fresh each day from the Bronx, the meats and cheeses are imported from Italy and the hot food and... More 

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Thank Anne P
Stratford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Delightful staff, fabulous bread from Arthur Ave. and sandwiches and really delicious catering. The owner and staff are terrific, as is the food they serve with such sprezzatura!

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Thank floraposte2015
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Stratford location is a smaller take-out deli (I believe the original Gaetanos CT location?)... The specials & sandwiches are so good, they always have yummy italian desserts - cookies, cannolis, pizzellis, on hand...the Mozzarella is fresh & hand made & SO good! I love the chicken cutlets, plain or parm ! The owners & staff are efficient & nice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. It is awesome that they are open in Sunday's. Food was just as good as always. Love the guys behinds he counter working. A must when you want a real good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1886 Main Street, Stratford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 203-377-8860

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Italian Style Deli/Hot Foods for Lunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?