We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Covino's Groceria Italiana

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 42: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just a small little store, but plenty of good food. large selection of big grinders to deli. meats all at good prices.

Thank willieFlorida
Avon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
355 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside- next to an auto parts store. Fantastic huge grinders, each one is 2 meals. Baked good also great. Huge selections of pastries, cookies, and fresh breads.

Thank MMouseMD
Lyme, Connecticut
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We stopped here to get grinders to take to the beach for a picnic. The small grinder bread was huge, and if you like the outside really crusty it might be right up your alley. I prefer softer bread. My major complaint is that a BLT grinder should be made with real bacon...not that microwave fake stuff. Our other grinder... More 

3 Thank Barbrox
New London, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very authentic Italian grinders, however I wouldn't call Covino's a Groceria. You can buy fresh bread and slice meats and cheese, but more than just the selection you find at stop and shop. Meats imported from Italy like prosciutto and capicola, fresh mozzarella balls and imported Italian peppers. And the staff is super friendly and after a visit or two... More 

3 Thank goclic
east coast
Level Contributor
174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a quick stop here for sandwiches to take on a hike. This is good food at good prices. Everything was fresh. So hard to find quality Italian food around the area, this is the only place that really meets my expectations. The staff is also incredibly friendly as well.

1 Thank climberchica
New Britain, Connecticut
Level Contributor
91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Extremely quality food here! Fresh Turkey and Ham grinders were great. Rolls fresh Dailey from NY and meats and cheeses from Italy! Homemade soups. Will be back.

1 Thank Tom W
Level Contributor
86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Fresh, perfect grinder rolls. I had eggplant that was sliced paper thin and fried with skin on, properly salted to avoid the bitter taste. Absolutely delicious. My husband had the Italian combo. It was artfully made, with a choice of hot or sweet copocolla and mortadella with or without pistachios. Make sure to ask for roasted peppers if you want... More 

1 Thank FattieCattie
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I stumbled upon this place which is quite near where my family live, and was I ever happy I did! Ernie is charming, Theresa is a terrific chef (trained at the Culinary Institute so she knows about food prep, cleanliness, etc. in addition to being a fantastic cook) and man, their grinders are a religious experience! Try the meatball, the... More 

2 Thank mcwrenn2014
Chester, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Covino's is a good reason to visit Niantic Ct. The sandwiches are fantastic, the owner is a gem, old school Brooklyn Italiana and a class act. The bread delivered fresh from a bakery in the Bronx every day is crispy and delicious. His mozzarella is the best this side of Grand Street in NY. We stop by for lunch when... More 

1 Thank Jody D
East Lyme, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

What a great place! We never knew this place was here. It's right on Main Street and I am so happy we ventured in. They make a lot of their own foods, rather than buying premade heat and serve foods. They are very friendly, the food is great and the service cannot be beat! We'll be back soon!

Thank J7778LMsusanc

Travelers who viewed Covino's Groceria Italiana also viewed

Niantic, Mystic Country
Niantic, Mystic Country
Niantic, Mystic Country

Been to Covino's Groceria Italiana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: 860-739-1996

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Covino's Groceria Italiana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?