The Southbury Nardelli’s, located off Main Street, is best known for its Italian Combo, Pastrami, Steak Grinder, Chicken Cutlets, and even its savory Pulled Pork. The large menu allows a variety of options, including both hot and cold grinders, and a variety of salads to satisfy all types of cravings.

Other than providing delicious grinders to their loyal customers, the Southbury Nardelli’s also enjoys getting involved with volunteering in the community. Some of their community involvement includes working with local schools, animal shelter fundraisers, and boy scouts. They have even provided their sandwiches and other offerings for photoshoot and commercial sets in the area.

If you can’t stop in at the Southbury Nardelli’s today, be sure to check out their delicious offerings online and on the mobile app!

We are now even open on Sundays! Come in today or order from our mobile app!


The owner of the Southbury Nardelli’s, Chris Dwyer, has been the proud manager of this Nardelli’s location since 2016. This location was the fourth Nardelli’s to open and it prides itself on its rich tradition.

Dwyer grew up as a close friend of the Nardelli’s family so its tradition has always been an important part of his life. His decision to join the team came after he graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in business management. When the opportunity to join the Nardelli’s team presented itself to Dwyer, he knew he could not turn it down.

Some of Dwyer’s proudest achievements as the manager of a Nardelli’s would be opening his own store, and filling it with loyal customers from the community. He has also taken pride in catering for weddings and events within the community. Throughout the years, Dwyer has learned a lot about managing a Grinder Shoppe, and the details that go into this store behind the scenes allow this Nardelli’s to stay so successful.


  • 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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