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Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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540 Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705
+1 203-754-5600
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Place for lunch

Nothing fancy here, just a great place to get an Italian grinder for lunch. All sorts of meat and cheese and pepper delicacies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Rangelo2014
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This grinder shop has great subs and salads. One order is easily enough for 2 people. There is one draw back and for me is s a big one. When I got my credit card the following the last trip there was a separate charge on it for a $2.00 tip. I did not authorize this charge and I don't... More 

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Mar122, We are extremely sorry to hear that a mistake was made on your bill with the additional charge. You are absolutely correct that everyone should always check to make sure that they are charged the right amount. We all make mistakes but it's how we handle them that makes all the difference. It sounds like we did indeed apologize... More 

Cheshire, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nothing fancy here, just a great place to get an Italian grinder for lunch. All sorts of meat and cheese and pepper delicacies.

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Rangelo2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. You are right, nothing too fancy here, just good portions and quality ingredients. We are so glad that you enjoy our Italian Combo grinder. It is one of our all time favorites. With so many things on the menu, we hope you'll find a variety of... More 

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I live in Naugatuck and I guess you can call me a regular. I have tried numerous subs and overall, they are good. The bread is fresh and the topics are top notch. A few times, the heating of the hot subs has not been even, and I'd get a cold bite of what should be hot chicken. I absolutely... More 

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Sandra G., We love hearing from our regulars! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We thank you for letting us know about the uneven heating process. We've been looking in to alternative ways to warm up our grinders to avoid these types of issues... More 

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I stopped there going thru Waterbury because of the sign that said best grinders but I personaly didn't find that , average may be , I didn't think they were that good an we had 2 different subs . I wouldn't go back it was nothing special

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Rick D, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We wonder what 2 grinders you tried. If you didn't have it, our Italian Combo grinder with everything is a great way to... More 

Thomaston, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I drive by Nardelli's everyday and so it's a nice easy stop and pick you up food. The staff is always polite and service is quick! Nothing more filling than those grinders. It's a challenge sometimes to eat the whole thing at one seating. Well worth the cost.

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Barbara D, We love that you stop by often. Thank you for being a regular customer! We're thrilled that you're happy with your experiences with us. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and it means a lot to us to know that we've made you happy! We thank you for commenting on our portion size.... More 

Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The staff is amazing at Nardelli's, especially the Platt's Mill Road location (the one right off of I-84 in Waterbury. The service is quick, the restaurant is clean, and the staff is courteous and polite -- oh yeah, and their grinders are uncomparable!! There's something for everyone!! I especially like the BBQ Chicken!! And make sure you at least a... More 

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

jorozco203, Thank you so much for writing us such a great review. We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. We love that you love what we do. We are thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your experiences with us, especially when we say "GRAZIE" for getting a tip. You certainly don't have to leave a tip but it does... More 

Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nardelli's is locally famous for their grinders and rightly so. They now have a number of locations in the area, but I have only frequented two of the original locations in Waterbury. After many years of eating at Nardelli's, I can confidently say there is no better combination of meat and cheese on bread that I have ever experienced! The... More 

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Dave1746, We couldn't have asked for a better review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your experience with us. We truly appreciate that you have completely embraced what we are all about. It's customers like you that put smiles on our face. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff.... More 

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Nardelli's for a long time and I am never disappointed. One of my favorites is the Chicken parm grinder. The potato salad is the best.

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Amy V, Thank you for being a long time customer of ours and spreading the good word about us. Our customers mean a lot to us and it always makes our day to get positive feedback from someone who has been eating here for awhile. We read & share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We are... More 

NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

90% of the time: jump in the car after calling in your order, and it will be waiting for you when you pull in to the parking area. Customers and employees are happy to be there and interaction is friendly with both groups. At least once meal per extended visit. The food is delicious and the hardest thing is deciding... More 

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

anelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We read every review that we receive and share them with our entire staff. Positive feedback means a lot to us. We are so glad that you've enjoyed your experiences with us. Calling ahead is a great way to go. We can see that if we're... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I would really recommend this place don't pass it by.The food is fresh and you can split one grinder. You get alot of food for the price and customers service was excellent. I was at a resort near by and this place was the highlight of my visit

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NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

taurusnyc, We are thrilled that we were the highlight of your trip! We love getting positive feedback from our customers. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and we know that they'll appreciate seeing this. We thank you for touching on the things that matter the most to us. We think that generous portions and quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-754-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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