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Nardelli's named best fast food in Connecticut

Food & Wine magazine picked the best in each state.
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Nardelli's in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Connecticut — You may call it a sub, a hoagie, or a grinder, but a national magazine has ranked the best place to get one in the state as Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe

Food & Wine magazine last week published a list of the best fast foods in each state. For Connecticut, Nardelli's came out on top. 

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The grinder shop, with 16 locations around the state and two more opening soon, was originally a grocery store on South Main Street in Waterbury. About 100 years ago, Giuseppe, Antonio and Frederico Nardelli started selling grinders and became very popular.

Still family-run, the company has been recognized with a number of awards. 

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Food & Wine took notice of one in particular, "There are so many options, but you'll begin with the Italian Combo, stuffed with prosciuttini — pruzitini, if you're speaking the local dialect — and ham cappy, salami, provolone, and a marinated mix of vegetables tossed in olive oil, vinegar, and spices."

What do Nardelli's customers and The Gobbler grinder have in common? 🦃 They’re both stuffed. 😛

Posted by Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe on Friday, October 14, 2022

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.


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