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Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe

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396 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457-2527
+1 860-346-6666
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had my usual chicken salad on a hard roll with lettuce and tomato...with an amazing pasta salad side that had broccoli and red peppers. Mmm mmm talk about delicious every time with great service. You can tell that they love what they do. I was being good not getting one of the desserts cause usually I cannot resist.

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Thank mbruni611
NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences with us. The chicken salad and pasta salad are both great choices. We are impressed that you were able to resist our desserts. We don't make it easy to pass them up. There is a big selection of treats! We are glad that you've found a place that you... More 

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Every time I go here, I love the atmosphere and the people. They always great you and have great selections. I usually get the chicken salad on a Italian roll with tomatoes and pickles. Always a delight plus the desserts always get you to come back for more. Plus every time you give the lovely people a tip they ring... More 

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Thank mbruni611
NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your experiences with us. We love to hear that you have enjoyed our grinders and desserts! It's important to try a variety of things so that you can discover new favorites. We think the chicken salad is a great choice!... More 

Portland, Ct.
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Lived here for 20 years and just now tried Nardelli's and I can't get enough of it. Their grinder meats are fresh, fresh bread and the staff are great. Large menu and yummy desserts. The best grinders anywhere.

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

Chrisitne S, Nothing makes us happier than to get a great review from a new customer! We are thrilled to hear that you finally gave us a try and that you were happy with your experience. We hope you try a variety of things and find crave worthy favorites. We look forward to serving you again, soon. GRAZIE~ Nardelli's Grinder... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

My appetite is not huge, but I was able to enjoy my leftovers the next day. That said, the menu is large enough to satisfy any craving you might have, and the quality is superb. I much prefer Nardelli's over the other more pedestrian chain offerings in town. You won't be disappointed!

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

khadams, We love that you enjoyed your experience with us. It is true that our portions are quite large. A whole grinder typically makes two meals and that's great value! We love that your grinder was just as delicious the next day, too. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff and we know they'll be pleased... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

When a menu reads shrimp and crabmeat salad....that's what I expected. What I got was imitation crabmeat and not even a sign of any shrimp at all. People keep raving...so I tried again.. This time chicken parm..not bad but the bread is very important in a good grinder and it tasted stale like it had been frozen.... Then I tried... More 

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

marie j, We are so sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your experiences with us. We are glad to hear that you've tried a variety of things but we wished that you have found something that you loved. The bread is fresh but we will certainly look in to what may have given off a "stale" flavor. We... More 

Newington, Connecticut
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

You will pay more than a subway or blimpe, but the quality of food is worth what you get. You will find many hot and cold choices, which include vegetarian selections also.

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Thank rrobert349
NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

lamarte, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We couldn't agree with you more about us not being like other sandwich chains. We appreciate that you understand the value of huge portions and quality ingredients. We also care deeply about our customers and share every review that we receive with our entire staff. We often hear... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

The grinders are very good but you are really pressured to tip, even if it's just take out. The bell rings so everyone knows you were a tipper. I just don't feel that if I want to just get a 1/2 lb of chicken salad that a tip is always necessary. That is my only complaint.

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Thank 430debbie
NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

430debbie, We are very sorry to hear that you feel pressured to tip. It is absolutely not a requirement. We ring a bell and say "Grazie" because we think it's fun and our staff truly appreciates the extras. Tipping is optional and it shouldn't ever affect your quality of service. We hope that you'll feel free to do what you... More 

Norwich
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I consider myself a grinder connoisseur. I'm constantly in search of the perfect grinder. There are many good ones in CT. Best tuna-Papas Roast Beef in Willimantic. Best value-Westchester Market in Colchester. Many others but here I will feature the Nardelli's Italian combo. Chewy fresh bread with a well done crust. Plenty of meat, very tasty cuts. The distinct flavor... More 

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

NCurl. Coming from a grinder connoisseur, we take your positive review even that much more to heart. Thank you so much for reviewing us and letting us know about your experience. We couldn't be happier that you tried our Italian Combo. We think it really highlights what we are all about. Our "Classic Mix" of mixed marinated veggies with the... More 

Oakdale, Connecticut
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274 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I have been driving by both the Middletown and Waterbury? locations for years and was finally able to stop by. First off it looks like you could eat off the floor. Astounding selection of Italian/deli offerings. Service in a flash and everything top quality.

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Thank Oakdale29
NardellisCT, Owner at Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, responded to this review

Oakdale29, YAY! We are so glad that you finally made it to our Middletown location! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and let us know about your experience. We share every review that we receive with our entire staff, so we can assure that we care about our customer feedback! It makes our day to... More 

Middletown CT
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Grinders, subs, hoagies, heros, bombers or torpedos, call them whatever you want, they do a great job here. The store is clean and the staff are always friendly and quick. The display case is filled with really nice looking sides that make it difficult to choose. My favorites from the case are the Tomato and Mozzarella Salad and the Tortellini... More 

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

KurtSims, We couldn't have asked for a better review! We so appreciate you taking the time to let other people know about us! We are thrilled to hear that you have had wonderful experiences with us. The tomato & mozzarella and the tortellini salads are great choices! We have to agree that it is hard to finish a whole grinder.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 396 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457-2527
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-346-6666

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