The Waterbury Nardelli’s have been in business since 2006. Like all the Nardelli’s locations, they offer their customers an enticing selection of grinders, soups, salads, and desserts. There is something for everyone! In addition to providing fresh and fabulous food, you’ll appreciate these location’s attention to detail and desire to give their customers the best service possible with a smile. You’ll be happy to know that these are also two of the few Nardelli’s locations open on Sundays – so when that weekend craving hits, they will be there!

These Nardelli’s locations are no strangers to celebrity sightings. Pro wrestler Mick Foley and actor Paul Guilfoyle (known for his role as Captain Brass on CSI) have stopped in for a bite. The locals love the Waterbury Nardelli’s too, and these restaurants shows their appreciation by being actively involved within the community.

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


Stewart Rosen is the general manager of the Waterbury Nardelli’s locations. Stewart has a long-standing history with the Nardelli’s brand. He began his career with the company in 1999 at the age of nineteen and firmly believed that one day he would become a general manager.

At a young age, Stewart took the time to learn about the company under the mentorship of Anthony Nardelli. Stewart then applied all the business, customer service, and management lessons he learned as he launched his own store. He takes customer service seriously and has even been known to give patrons his cell number for them to call if there is an issue.

Stewart feels that members of the Nardelli family have taught him so much about business and life throughout the years that he even considers some of them as his mentors and father-figures. Stewart believes in the tradition and values that the Nardelli brand stands for, and he is committed to making sure you enjoy your experience (and love your food) at the Waterbury locations.


  • 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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