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Covino's Groceria Italiana - CLOSED

301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
+1 860-739-1996
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“grinder” (30 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Covino's sells the best parmesan cheese -- or as it's listed on the board, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese -- within a 100 mile radius. The cheese is cut to order by a staff member who wrestles a large wheel from the deli case, places a knife along...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I grew up in Niantic in the late 50's thru the 60's and was introduced to truly authentic grinders of the era. Covino comes real close to duplicating that experience. I visit my old home town yearly and make Covino Grocery a must stop on...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very family orientated and the food and ingredients are fresh! The bread comes from a bakery in the Bronx fresh every day!! Light atmosphere and great time of the year for soups! You cannot get fresher soups anywhere in the town. They are made from...More

Thank averymylove77
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Had lunch at Covino's and had the meatball grinder. The meatballs were a combo of veal and ground meat. They were delicious. The rolls are from Brooklyn and added a nice touch. Would highly recommend it.

1  Thank JBottomLine
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It started out as a great place to have a grinder --- But as time progressed. The grinders had more "filling". Lettuce. Tomatoes. Etc. than any meat -- It felt like I was always buying a " vegetarian grinder " --- I was always saying....More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My family and I enjoy eating lunch at Covino's. There's a lunch special for half a grinder and the daily soup, and it's always a great value. Half a grinder is more than enough for one meal, especially when having soup too. I really recommend...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 21 August 2016

just a small little store, but plenty of good food. large selection of big grinders to deli. meats all at good prices.

2  Thank willieFlorida
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside- next to an auto parts store. Fantastic huge grinders, each one is 2 meals. Baked good also great. Huge selections of pastries, cookies, and fresh breads.

2  Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We stopped here to get grinders to take to the beach for a picnic. The small grinder bread was huge, and if you like the outside really crusty it might be right up your alley. I prefer softer bread. My major complaint is that a...More

3  Thank Barbrox
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very authentic Italian grinders, however I wouldn't call Covino's a Groceria. You can buy fresh bread and slice meats and cheese, but more than just the selection you find at stop and shop. Meats imported from Italy like prosciutto and capicola, fresh mozzarella balls and...More

3  Thank goclic
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3114
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-1996
Covino's is a family friendly local deli/grinder shop happily serving Niantic for 6 years. Chef Theresa, Culinary Institute grad, can make anything, and we also cater! Get your holiday treats and even party appetizers! Not just grinders. Come in and ask today!
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