Nardelli’s has been a tradition in Connecticut since the 1920’s so it would only make sense to have a location near the state’s capital of Hartford. The East Hartford Nardelli’s restaurant is located at 1 Main Street within the Putnam Bridge Plaza.

If you work in Hartford, CT and are in need of some lunch spots for you and your colleagues, look no further than Nardelli’s in East Hartford. The team there will be happy to provide any sized catering orders for any type of work event, party, or fundraiser. Or if you just want to stop by for a quick bite, grab an Italian Combo grinder which has been voted the best grinder in Connecticut many years running!


Nardelli’s of East Hartford opened in the Fall of 2015. Tom Teardo, the current owner, knew how much the franchise meant to the history of CT and wanted to get involved.

Tom was inspired by the family-oriented tradition of the Nardelli’s culture and saw the great potential of running his own business. Tom has always been someone looking for a challenge and enjoys the dedication it takes to lead a team. As a retired Paramedic Firefighter for Bradley International Airport, Tom certainly had the pedigree and leadership qualities to build a successful business which is exactly what he has accomplished.

As a man who served the community for his career, Tom continues to make sure he performs his due diligence for the local people of East Hartford. Running a business is one thing, but he stresses that his location keeps the Hartford community in mind each and every day by supporting organizations and donating toward diabetes and breast cancer research.

Tom is proud each and every day of his employees and the support provided by the Nardelli’s family. The capital region is very important to him and is excited to play a role in the city’s economy and making patrons happy by serving quality food.


  • hegemonic1350
    I have grown up on the Italian Combo grinder - nothing beats it no matter where I've been (I even have friends overseas who crave them). I live out of state and always get one when I come home or have one delivered when my family visits. I've known the entire Nardelli family my whole life as well and in my opinion they are the nicest and their product is the best.
  • magickly7
    Superior Italian Deli: Upscale/NY Deli type of atmosphere. EXCELLENT pastries! Try the cheesecake burrito, a little piece of heaven. Premade salads are large & great. Fresh, tasty fare.
  • Bob D.
    The best ever: This will be the best food you will ever eat coast to coast.
    Bob D.
  • Lizette P.
    After reading about Nardelli’s in CT Magazine we had to eat there. We immediately realized why Nardelli’s has won the Best Grinder in the state so many years. The food is simply delicious… it tastes as if made with love and pride. Their special sauce is fresh and tasty and you can’t find it anywhere. The staff is friendly and warm and makes you feel part of the family. The ambiance is clean and comfortable… it feels just like home. We moved away from Connecticut some years ago and whenever we go back we always have to visit Nardelli’s. We can’t wait until they open a franchise near us.
    Lizette P.
  • Eric J.
    My first job was at Nardelli's. They made me feel like family then and now 20 years later when I go in for one of their incredible grinders, they still make me feel like family.
    Eric J.
  • R. Elliot
    Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed my recent two visits to Nardelli’s---One on Plank Road and the other on Watertown Avenue. The choices were too many ( hard to decide )---the food was fresh and delicious, but best of all was the personality exuded by the help. I was particularly impressed that it was equally reflected in both stores. Obviously your training is spot on. I will return.
    R. Elliot
  • Lynn W.
    The people are the friendliness and the Panini sandwiches are the best! I wouldn’t want Grandma to know this…Nardelli’s sauce is just as good as her homemade sauce and I don’t have to cook or wash the pans
    Lynn W.
  • hdans
    Delicious home made Italian food that smells and tastes just like my Nona's! THAT is something very special and tough to find these days!
  • Francis G.
    My favorite thing to do on Saturday’s ( in the 50’s ) was to go with my friends to Nardelli’s downstairs, where my mother worked ( Sylvia G. ) with Freddie and Joe and get a grinder ( a whole loaf of hard crusted bread) a soda and chips. Then we hitched hiked our way back home to Hamilton Ave and ate our grinders on the front porch and listened to the baseball game.

    I am grateful to have been part of the history that made Nardelli’s and Waterbury the greatest memories I ever had while growing up.
    Francis G.


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