The most popular items at this Nardelli’s location are the BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken, Steak and Cheese, Chicken Salad, Seafood Salad, and of course, their Italian Combo. Their customers LOVE the Parfaits so much we can barely keep them on the shelves. Come in and check out their delicious parfaits for yourself today! This location is unique because it is easy on/ easy off of three different highways that intersect in the middle of Connecticut (91, 691, and 15). They pride themselves on having the best customer service and cleanest store around town. If you don’t have a chance to stop in to the Meriden Nardelli’s today, be sure to order one of their delectable grinders or desserts on the mobile app!


On June 26th 2014, Meriden was the 10th Nardelli’s store to open. Kristine, the current owner of Nardelli’s in Meriden, has been with the company for more than a decade. She started working at the Plank Rd. store while she was going to college. She worked directly with Tony Nardelli and Mama Nardelli and eventually became a manager, working there until she opened up her own store in Meriden. She has a wonderful staff who she works closely with every day! Some of them even worked together at the Plank Rd. location, and it’s great for them to be working together again in Meriden! More than a few of them have been working together as a team for 4+ years and Kristine believes that is something that makes their store special.


  • 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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