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Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe

540 Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705
203-754-5600
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Ranked #9 of 290 restaurants in Waterbury
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Amherst, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Came through on July 2nd in the evening. We'd been through about 10 days before and I had a classic Italian combo. It was a good sandwich, but I now know it's more about the quality of the meat than anything Nardelli's does. On the plus, they use an excellent bread, certainly from off premises. it has a nice crust... More

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

2ksr2, We are so sorry to hear about the experience that you had with us. We are truly saddened that our staff created an extremely unpleasant grinder & situation for you. We actually read every review that we receive and share it with the entire staff of all 10 locations. We care deeply about our customers and we want everyone... More

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After driving by Nardelli's off exit 25 probably 1000 times I finally decided to stop in and give it a try. I ordered 2 large grinders. One was roast beef with "everything"the other was chicken salad with just American cheese. Both sandwiches were delicious and the portions were more than generous. The setting is clean comfortable and attractive. If I... More

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MikeBCT06033, GRAZIE! We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We're so glad that you finally decided to stop & it was worth it! You can't go wrong with a grinder! We appreciate that you saw the value in our portions and that you found the space to be well kept. We're... More

Beacon Falls
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Naugatuck location Featured on the Travel Channel voted best grinders in CT. Ct. Magazine poll 2013 Macaroni salad is great, lots of other delectable goodies.

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

David F., GRAZIE! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed it! We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and we know that they'll be pleased to see this. We look forward to serving you again, soon. ~Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe More

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for the first time while traveling down I-84. An easy off/on the highway. Parking in the small lot can be tough when it's busy, but it was easy to park on the street. I ordered the half Italian sub, and it was plenty for me. Easily the size of a large anywhere else, and full of lots of... More

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Bob T., GRAZIE! We are so glad that you pulled off I-84 for a visit. We are also glad to hear that parking wasn't an issue. The Italian Combo was a great choice. It truly is what we are known for and the hot sauce makes it awesome! We have heard that a half grinder is indeed a meal. We... More

Enfield, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Menu seemed limited because food was semi pre-made. You couldn't customize it to your taste buds. For example, pastrami had American cheese premelted on it. You couldn't choose a different cheese. Ordered the Italian. Won't hurry back.

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

abbycats, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't love your experience with us. The baked stuffed pastrami is one of the few items that has cheese already on it. Everything in our case is made fresh daily and mostly everything else is made to order the way that... More

Hoboken, New Jersey
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Others had told me about Nardelli's so I was looking forward to my sandwich when we stopped on a trip home the day after Easter. My husband and I both had the Italian combo and these are HUGE sandwiches. I could only eat half of my mine; it's piled with meats, cheeses and other goodies and very tasty. Prices are... More

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Clare46408, GRAZIE! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at Nardelli's. The Italian Combos were an excellent choice! They are truly our signature grinder and you can't go wrong! We have heard that most people aren't able to eat a whole grinder! We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and we know... More

Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

make sure you ask for oil and vinegar if you get an Italian sandwich. They might not ask you and then it is dry. Not bad, not great.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We read every review that we receive and share it with our staff. We are surprised that you didn't love our Italian Combo. It truly is one of the best things that we offer. When you order the Italian Combo with everything, it... More

Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

All of the Nardelli locations are consistent with their quality and selection. The soups are great a home made. The sandwiches are a meal and more. Great selection to choose from.

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

djfred49, GRAZIE! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us such a nice review. Every review is shared with our staff and we know that they'll be happy to hear that you've enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again, soon! ~Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The grinders are skimpy and over priced, there are better places for grinders in the area like Antonio's on east main ask to have table cheese added to you grinder awesome!

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

Neils57, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are shocked to hear that you don't find our grinders to be enormous! We often hear how it is nearly impossible for someone to finish a whole grinder. Most of our customers enjoy their second half for another meal. We do our best to make our customers... More

Waterbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

There is a reason Nardelli's continues to be voted the Best Sandwich Shop in Waterbury...it is amazing. The staff is very friendly and the menu is extensive. You could eat something different every day for a month and still not get through everything. Any good luck finding something that isn't delicious. I have been going there for over 10 years... More

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

El_Dredge70, We can't thank you enough for being a customer of ours for 10+ years! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy your experiences with us. We truly care about our customers and we want you to know that your review will be shared with our entire... More

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