Best Chicken Parm Sandwich in Connecticut (2017)


Nearly 19 percent of the Connecticut population is Italian American – a greater percentage than just about any other state in the U.S. Italians began surging into the state in the mid 19th century, and today, three Connecticut towns rank in the top eight cities in the U.S. for representation of Italian Americans: East Haven, North Haven and North Branford.

  • Super Sandwich

    Super Sandwich

    The variation of the chicken parm sandwich served at Super Sandwich in Shelton is called the Chicken Cutlet Italiano, and it's made from fresh chicken cutlets (never frozen), mozzarella, roasted red peppers, prosciutto di parma, baby arugula and a house-made balsamic vinaigrette on fresh-baked ciabatta bread. 
    Photo courtesy of Super Sandwich

  • Gaetano's Deli

    Gaetano's Deli
    Multiple Locations

    At Gaetano's Deli, hungry diners can order their chicken parm sandwich as a roll, hero or in the form of the deli's signature homemade stuffed bread. Chicken cutlets and sauce are made in-house and topped with fresh mozzarella – a staple dish at this Fairfield County institution.
    Photo courtesy of Gaetano's Deli

  • Amore Cucina & Bar

    Amore Cucina & Bar

    During Sunday brunch at Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford, the kitchen serves the "Boh" Sandwich – chicken parm with two fried eggs and Sriracha on bread with a side of shoestring fries. The restaurant also serves a more traditional chicken parm sandwich on their lunch menu.
    Photo courtesy of Amore Cucina & Bar

  • A&S Italian Fine Foods

    A&S Italian Fine Foods

    A&S Italian Fine Foods, ranked as one of the best delis in Fairfield, has a huge menu of hot and cold sandwiches. A local favorite is the chicken parmigiana, served on a roll or hero. 
    Photo courtesy of A&S Italian Fine Foods

  • Corbo's Corner Deli

    Corbo's Corner Deli
    Greenwich & Stamford

    The chicken parm from Corbo's Corner Deli – a crowd favorite – is made with a fresh chicken cutlet topped with house-made tomato sauce and melty cheese on fresh-baked bread.
    Photo courtesy of Corbo's Corner Deli

  • Winfield Street Italian Deli

    Winfield Street Italian Deli
    Norwalk & Westport

    The chicken parmigiana from Winfield Street Italian Deli is made by hand-breading chicken breast with a seasoned bread crumb mix, frying it to a golden brown and topping it with a Campania tomato and fresh basil marinara sauce. The grinder comes hot out of the oven, layered with fresh-ground sesame seeds, sauce, chicken cutlet and house made mozzarella.

    Photo courtesy of Winfield Street Italian Deli

  • JJ's Italian Kitchen

    JJ's Italian Kitchen

    JJ's chicken parm comes as a sub or on a hard roll. Fresh chicken breast is breaded and fried to perfection before getting topped with a generous amount of marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
    Photo courtesy of JJ's Italian Kitchen / Facebook

  • Tutti's Ristorante

    Tutti's Ristorante

    At lunchtime, Tutti's Ristorante in Westport serves their house-made chicken parmigiana in a grinder or wrap. 
    Photo courtesy of Tutti's Ristorante

  • Corner Grinder

    Corner Grinder

    Made from a family recipe brought over from Sicily over four decades ago, the Chicken Parm Grinder from Hartford's Corner Grinder is prepared fresh daily and served hot from the oven, with or without a side of house-roasted peppers.
    Photo courtesy of Corner Grinder

  • Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar

    Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar

    If a chicken parm craving strikes in Stamford, you're in luck. This classic sammy at Villa Italia can be ordered as a 10-inch sub or a wedge. It features fresh, lightly breaded and fried chicken breast and comes topped with house-made tomato sauce and melted mozzarella.
    Photo courtesy of Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar

This rich Italian heritage is reflected in the food; you don't have to go far in the state to find a stellar Italian eatery. The star sandwich option at many of these restaurants is the chicken parm – a breaded and fried chicken cutlet topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese, and usually served on a hoagie or roll. 

10Best and Sandwich America wanted to find the best chicken parm in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with a local Connecticut food writer and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants across the state. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites, and the results are in.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Chicken Parm Sandwich in Connecticut are as follows:

  1. Super Sandwich - Shelton
  2. Gaetano’s Deli - Multiple Locations
  3. Amore Cucina & Bar - Stamford
  4. A&S Italian Fine Foods - Fairfield
  5. Corbo's Corner Deli - Greenwich & Stamford
  6. Winfield Street Italian Deli - Norwalk & Westport
  7. JJ's Italian Kitchen - Hamden
  8. Tutti's Ristorante - Westport
  9. Corner Grinder - Hartford
  10. Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar - Stamford

Congratulations to all our winning restaurants and sandwich shops!

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