Sighs……..seems to me that a CT specialty coiuld be some form of lobster grinder or Fried clam Grinder……..Close to the “Rolls”, but with some interesting “adds”.. In Guilford we ate at Ballous that has a wonderful menu and and a lousy patio overlooking parking lot….had a Lobster Panini there that was heavenly if sacrosanct!
It’s funny how certain things don’t overlap – I mean, yeah, there are lots of lobster rolls here, and fried clams and clam pizzas, but for whatever reason, seafood just isn’t a huge part of the grinder repertoire. Which is fine with me. I’ve never had a taste for seafood myself. 🙂
This is an excellent sandwich. It is worth the price (which isn’t bad at all). On the same day I had a sandwich and bottled drink here and at Lena’s (which is fine, just not great). It cost me exactly the same amount but the sandwich here was at least twice the size of Lena’s and it was much tastier. To be completely fair I should have had the same sandwich but Lena’s is a different type of place. Nardelli’s delivers a great sandwich with fast, courteous service and plenty of other options (We Like Cannoli!). I’m going to try some of the other locations but right now I’m calling Nardelli’s one of the top sandwich shops in the state! I’m also vouching for the stuffed pastrami sandwich.
Nardelli’s has been good to me. I’ve had their chicken cutlet, shaved steak, meatball, sausage and peppers, mortadella, American combo, Italian combo, capicola, “pruzitini” (prosciuttini I assume), and roast beef, and I’ve also tried their lasagna. Overall I’d say they do cold grinders better than hot ones, but I’ve yet to try their eggplant, pulled pork, or stuffed pastrami. Interesting that the pastrami isn’t listed by itself as a cold or hot option. I wonder if they’d do that for me. Anyway, I usually eat at the new location in Cromwell, since I live right there on the edge of Middletown.