The Plank Road 1-84 Waterbury Nardelli’s is the 2nd oldest store and has been in business since 1985. Like all the Nardelli’s locations, they offer their customers an enticing selection of grinders, soups, salads, and desserts. Customer favorites include the Italian Combo and Stuffed Pastrami Grinders. No matter what you are craving, there is something for everyone!

In addition to providing fresh and fabulous food, you’ll appreciate the Plank Road 1-84 Waterbury Nardelli’s attention to detail and desire to give their customers the best service possible with a smile. You’ll be happy to know that this Nardelli’s location is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., so when that craving hits, they will be there!


Stewart Rosen is the proud owner of the Plank Road Waterbury location. He took over ownership back in 2016. Stewart is also the first double franchise owner in Nardelli’s history! Through years of working alongside the Nardelli’s family, Stewart has learned a great deal about business and life and considers them his mentors. It’s no surprise that as an owner of two locations that Stewart is a believer in the values of the Nardelli’s brand. That’s why he is committed to providing an enjoyable, delicious experience in Waterbury and wants to keep the tradition going for many more years to come.

Online ordering is a big part of the Plank Road 1-84 Waterbury location’s appeal. Customers that can’t physically get to the store still can get their Nardelli’s fix by placing their order on Nardelli’s convenient app or website. Then, even small orders can be delivered straight to their customers’ home or office!

It’s no wonder the Plank Road 1-84 Waterbury Nardelli’s is so popular – who can resist a great grinder? With comfort food and friendly people, this welcoming restaurant sure feels like home. Whether you are looking for a yummy place to have lunch or considering catering options for your next event, the Plank Road 1-84 Waterbury Nardelli’s is the place to go. Come in today or order from our mobile app!


  • 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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