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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: Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
We're regulars by default

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Sandra G
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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5 reviews 5 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 

Waterbury, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place has the best grinders around. They have a wide variety to choose from. The service is great with friendly people. One of the best places to eat!

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

Lois R, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We care about our customers and hearing positive feedback really does make our day! We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We are so glad to hear that you think that we have the best grinders around!... More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This place is one of my favorites! I love their hot pastrami grinder, just the way they make it, its perfection! Was blown away to find out this place offers franchises, it has the taste and feel of a mom and pop deli circa 1950, Italian NYC.

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

Big_Daddy_Toges, We love getting positive feedback from our customers! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and it means a lot to us to have happy customers! We so appreciate you saying that we've maintained a "Mom & Pop"... 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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, 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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