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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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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 fresh grinders.

When I am in Connecticut, I go here for the best grinder in the area. I miss this place now that we moved out of state. No one can come close to the food they put out. We had them cater a graduation and shower party that's how good the food is.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Judi700
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Florida, Massachusetts
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Florida, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

When I am in Connecticut, I go here for the best grinder in the area. I miss this place now that we moved out of state. No one can come close to the food they put out. We had them cater a graduation and shower party that's how good the food is.

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

Judi700, We wish you lived closer to us, too! We are so glad to hear that when you are in town that you stop in for a grinder. We thank you for mentioning our catering. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon! Thank you for being a great customer. We... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I used to dislike this place because I always got the cucumber salad stuff on my sandwich. Last time I went I got it without it and it was really good! My tip - stay away from the cucumber salad. Waitstaff is somewhat over-enthusiastic!

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

alfamia, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We are glad to hear that you decided your grinder was better without our "classic mix" of diced marinated veggies. While we love it, we can appreciate that it isn't for everyone. That's why we... More 

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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Awesome grinders! They piled on the mortadella and the bread was fresh, flavorful & chewy. I had a half grinder and I cannot imagine tackling a full one. I'm glad we stopped by here!

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

Jim M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We love that you love our grinders! You are right about the generous portions! We find that most people buy a whole grinder and take the other half home for another meal. We share every review that we receive with our staff and we know... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great place for super sized sandwiches. Just make sure you don't over-buy. The subs will easily feed 2 people. Great chicken salad. Their stellar reputation is warranted.

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

Robert D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We share our reviews with our staff and we know that this will make them smile. We are thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your experiences with us. You are right, a whole grinder typically makes 2 meals. We are so glad that you appreciate... More 

Grayson, Georgia
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

8/15/2015 we stopped in for a quick sandwich to go. The service was very fast and pleasant. The area was really nice in clean inside. The full was very big and way more than enough for 2 people. We had a turkey with hot & roasted peppers, $9. We will be back the next time when we are in the... More 

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

uda-11, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you the next time that you are in town. GRAZIE~ Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I moved away from Waterbury 55 years ago and have not returned but trip advisor keeps asking me to review places there so hear goes. In my teen years Nardellis was the place to go. If you wanted a great grinder with plenty of fillings we always went there after any social gathering. Hope it is still great. PS. I... More 

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

JJMAYNARD, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We read every review we receive and share it with our staff. it makes us happy to hear that you've been enjoying Nardelli's for a long time. Our customers mean a lot to us and we always appreciate hearing great feedback at any time. We are... More 

Johnson City, TN
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lots of choices here and you'd better be hungry. Order at the counter, where you can also pick up Italian cookies and jars of condiments. Well-deserved reputation as the place to go for grinders.

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

RustyJohnsonCity_TN, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We know they'll be happy to read your review! We appreciate your positive feedback and we are thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your experiences with us. We are glad that you have had a... More 

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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I got a chicken cutlet half grinder. It was delicious. Definitely try the signature pepper mix. It should not be missed!

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

Lobes34, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your chicken cutlet grinder and our "classic mix" of diced & marinated veggies. We think it adds a unique flavor to our grinders. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and we know they'll be pleased... More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is not the average sandwich shop. The selection is outstanding. Cold or hot subs are available, Soups, salad and desert are a nice bonus

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

Lou B, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your experiences with us. You are right that while our hot & cold grinders are the main attraction, we do offer a great selection of salads, sides & desserts. We are glad to hear that you've found things that you... More 

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

They have the best grinders and food around. What ever you want on it they will do. They aim to please

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

Dianna P, You pleased us with your wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your great experiences with us. Our customers mean a lot to us. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again, soon! GRAZIE~ Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe 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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