The Oxford Nardelli’s opened back in 2011 and has been a staple in the community ever since. It is proud to offer some of the best grinders, salads, and desserts around. The Italian Combo, Steak and Cheese, and BBQ Bacon Cheddar are among their top-sellers. Just what is it that helps make a grinder taste fabulous? Sure you need quality meats and cheeses, fresh produce, and classic touches – but most important is (arguably) the BREAD! Nardelli’s in Oxford is terrific, and their other food ingredients check off all of the other boxes too.

You’ll find this location regularly helping out local charities with their events as well. They have supported various organizations including the fire department, Oxford high school, senior communities, and others with their causes. They also believe in rallying around residents – even donating food and facilitating a fundraiser for a neighborhood man diagnosed with cancer. The Oxford Nardelli’s knows the locals and the locals know them – even Governor Dannel Malloy has stopped in to have a bite to eat.

This location sure is resilient! It survived and overcame both Hurricanes’ Irene and Sandy, and the spirit of this entire area is amazing. Oxford is surrounded by great neighboring towns (like Derby) that are developing quickly – transforming from their rural backgrounds into more urban environments equipped with more businesses. Nardelli’s is here to quench the hunger needs of the growing numbers of businesses and residents. Make sure to check out the ease of online ordering and delivery through Nardelli’s mobile app and get your grinder fix today!


Jeff Labrador owns and manages the Oxford Nardelli’s. He is a business graduate of the University of Connecticut. In the past, he subcontracted for a company that worked for ESPN. After working there awhile, Jeff then decided that he was interested in exploring franchise opportunities. It was important for him to find a company to work with that was easy to get in contact with, had a well-known brand name, and was family oriented.

Jeff decided to open his own Nardelli’s location after having the opportunity to speak with one of the Nardelli family siblings. The brand’s reputation inspired him; he also respected their focus on family tradition and appreciated their belief in open communication. He upholds these same values every day at the Oxford location and strives to make each customer’s visit a pleasant experience.


  • 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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