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Vocatura Bakery Incorporated

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695 Boswell Ave, Norwich, CT 06360-2826
+1 860-889-1582
05:00 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Now everyone knows it's all about the bread, which they make, only: salt water yeast flour, nothing else! But then there are the ingredients, high quality! Their olive salad is the best ever, Italian bread and rolls as well. Don't miss this place!!!

Thank scotlandfarm
Norwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have lived all over the states and Canada. Every time I came home for a visit, one of my first stops was Vocatura's for a genoa salami grinder. Now that I live here again, I enjoy them all the time. Crusty freshly baked rolls and quality ingredients make for the perfect taste treat. I will never get tired of... More 

Thank k g
Griswold, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They make their grinders with their freshly made grinder rolls and they are awesome. Nothing like Voc's bread. My favorite is the tuna grinder.

Thank Rose B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this place for decades and the food has always been good. Tonight I arrive to pick up my food and the owner was obviously angry with me. He told me I was late. I apologized, but he went on to tell me they were doing this for ten years. Well he should up date his... More 

Thank Vic Z
Glendale, Arizona
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you are in the Norwich, Connecticut area and are looking for fresh baked crusty Italian bread, tis is the place to get it.

Thank Mike F
Evans, Georgia
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Vacatura's is famous for grinders, especially for their fresh baked bread - soft or little bricks. I like the ham in soft bread. They are also famous for fruit squares - lemon, raspberry, apple, and fig. My favorite is fig. Since I am from Georgia, I was a bit stunned by the abrupt way customers are treated. I am told... More 

1 Thank lorindacbf
Fort Worth, Texas
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176 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

I recently read an article on the 10 best pizza places in Connecticut and Vocatura Barkery was on the list. Now I know Pizza is like religion and we all have a preference so I had my heart set for a nice thin crust, well favored sauce and overall simplicity. We did a grab and go, as there is no... More 

1 Thank Ron B
Minneapolis, MN
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Okay -- I'm from Minnesota where a good grinder is impossible to find so I tend to love the sandwiches on the east coast. Vocaturas grinders are among the best I've tried. The bread is chewy on the inside and crusty on the outside. They add meats, cheese, veggies, salt, pepper & oil for a taste bud tickling creation. You... More 

Thank labs33
Coronado, California
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

I grew up in Norwich. Vocatura is a landmark. I go at least once (usually more than once) every time I go home, and I always bring a grinder back to California. They bake their bread on the premises and the ingredients are always fresh.

1 Thank PeterandJinx
Los Angeles
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This bakery/restaurant makes a sandwich called a "GRINDER". This sandwich is only made in S.E. Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island. To the people who live in this area it is a food staple. Being from Norwich, it is the very first thing I sink my teeth into when I go back to visit family. "Vocatura's make the best grinder... More 

Thank GPFS1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 19:30
05:00 - 19:30
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 Boswell Ave, Norwich, CT 06360-2826
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 860-889-1582

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