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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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  • 58
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 7
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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
Fifty five years ago Nardelli's was the best place to get a Grinder

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
JJMAYNARD
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Johnson City, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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 

Waterbury
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Freshly made grinders on your choice of fresh breads. I always get the half grinder. Staff are courteous and efficient. If you give a tip, a bell is rung and all the staff say "Grazie".

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

Gary V, Nothing make us happier than to get a great review. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff. Our customers mean a lot to us and we are thrilled that you've enjoyed your experiences with us. A half grinder is a good meal! We often hear that most people end of taking the second half... More 

Prospect, Connecticut
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nardelli's is my all time favorite sub shop. The bread is delicious. Perfect crust and texture for a sub. The meats are great quality. They have a house hot sauce that is awesome! My absolute favorite is the cold turkey breast sub. Nothing can compare. I guess that's why they keep winning awards for their subs. They have opened up... More 

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

metalmaiden, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It makes our day to get positive feedback from a regular customer. We are thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your experiences with us. We love that the turkey grinder is your favorite. We do our best to keep our customers happy and coming back. We... More 

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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe

Address: 540 Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone Number: +1 203-754-5600
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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