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Covino's Groceria Italiana

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301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
+1 860-739-1996
09:00 - 05:00
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Sun 11:00 - 02:30
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 05:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 05:00
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Niantic, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very family orientated and the food and ingredients are fresh! The bread comes from a bakery in the Bronx fresh every day!! Light atmosphere and great time of the year for soups! You cannot get fresher soups anywhere in the town. They are made from scratch by Chef Theresa herself. If you like chicken, this is the place to go!

Thank averymylove77
Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at Covino's and had the meatball grinder. The meatballs were a combo of veal and ground meat. They were delicious. The rolls are from Brooklyn and added a nice touch. Would highly recommend it.

1 Thank JBottomLine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It started out as a great place to have a grinder --- But as time progressed. The grinders had more "filling". Lettuce. Tomatoes. Etc. than any meat -- It felt like I was always buying a " vegetarian grinder " --- I was always saying. Where's the meat ? So I stopped patronizing the place

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My family and I enjoy eating lunch at Covino's. There's a lunch special for half a grinder and the daily soup, and it's always a great value. Half a grinder is more than enough for one meal, especially when having soup too. I really recommend the meatball grinder and the butternut squash soup (which I think also has apple added... More 

1 Thank Rebecca H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

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

2 Thank willieFlorida
Avon, Connecticut
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381 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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.

2 Thank MMouseMD
Lyme, Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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
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185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-1996
Covino's is a family friendly local deli/grinder shop happily serving Niantic for 6 years. Chef Theresa, Culinary Institute grad, can make anything, and we also cater! Get your holiday treats and even party appetizers! Not just grinders. Come in and ask today!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?