Best Chicken Parmesan and/or Chicken Parmesan Grinder In CT?

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Perhaps a bit of a "nostalgic guy born in small town eastern CT" take but the chicken parm dinner at Gus's Pub in Plainfield astounds me to this day. It's so good and pretty huge.
 

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Chicken parm needs to be thin/flat, lightly breaded, with a homemade gravy & fresh mozz on top IMO.

Who serves the best one in CT? Can be in grinder or traditional dish over pasta.

It's not gravy as that is the brown stuff you put on potatoes

Wethersfield Pizza house has the best Chicken Cutlet Grinders without a doubt.
 
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NO ATTACK, just a comment.
@Drew, you have outdone yourself with "it's a post about nothing". ;)
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@temery Revenue down 50%..... One could never understand why....
 

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Wethersfield pizza without a doubt is the best for chicken parm..... no one comes close and I would put Franklin Giant grinder in Hartford followed by any of the First and Last Taverns. I almost got shot ( true story). Leaving Connecticut for the last time I ordered 10 meatball from Franklin and 10 chicken parm from Wethersfield pizza, wrapped them in tin foil, froze them in my moms freezer and stuffed them into a carry on bag. When I went through the checkpoint at Bradley ever buzzer and light went off because unknown to me they looked like 20 pipe bombs. They were screaming at me asking what’s in the bag.... and I foolishly started laughing and asked gave you guys ever heard of Franklin Giant? And they were like “ everyone has heard of a Franklin”. And I replied “ 10 meatball and 10 chicken parm” and after inspecting one they all started laughing and I graciously donated one of each to the airport security and was happy to get home with 18 grinders. It was soooooo worth it cause where we live in Florida the best meatballs are at Subway.... true story.
 

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This is a @Fishy level bad food take. Or the opposite but the same as when @JimOllie said Olive Garden has the best Italian food.
Any toddler can make whatever this food thread is about.
 
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The best Chicken Parm in the state use to be Roseland in Derby. Also the best Italian bread.
But I’m not sure if the quality is the same since Nonna past away.
My son-in-law is a real Chicken Parm guy , me not so much .
I’m more of a Chicken or Veal Francaise guy myself.
But I wouldn’t put them on a grinder.
The quality of the food at Roseland is still excellent, but Ive never had their chicken parm before, ive actually never had any of their dinners since its so hard to go there and not get pizza.
 
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Sandwich - P&M in New Haven/Branford or Liuzzis in North Haven.

ps don’t call sauce “gravy”
Sure the ordinary red stuff you put on a chicken parm sammie is sauce but the stuff you spend hours cooking with all sorts of different meats and pan drippings was always Sunday gravy.
 
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Angelo's in Glastonbury is far better than any other I have had, and I have had the Wethersfiekd one. Angelo's is so much better, there's no comparison in my opinion.
 
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Wethersfield pizza without a doubt is the best for chicken parm..... no one comes close and I would put Franklin Giant grinder in Hartford followed by any of the First and Last Taverns. I almost got shot ( true story). Leaving Connecticut for the last time I ordered 10 meatball from Franklin and 10 chicken parm from Wethersfield pizza, wrapped them in tin foil, froze them in my moms freezer and stuffed them into a carry on bag. When I went through the checkpoint at Bradley ever buzzer and light went off because unknown to me they looked like 20 pipe bombs. They were screaming at me asking what’s in the bag.... and I foolishly started laughing and asked gave you guys ever heard of Franklin Giant? And they were like “ everyone has heard of a Franklin”. And I replied “ 10 meatball and 10 chicken parm” and after inspecting one they all started laughing and I graciously donated one of each to the airport security and was happy to get home with 18 grinders. It was soooooo worth it cause where we live in Florida the best meatballs are at Subway.... true story.
Good story on Franklin Giant Grinder. Years ago (1976), I went to a concert at Colts and didn't have enough money for a concert ticket. The ticket was probably less than $10 back then. But I did have a Franklin sausage grinder. I was able to sell that quite easily to cover the cost of my concert ticket.

I am in Florida as well and I find that Firehouse Subs make a very good meatball grinder. Actually, any sub of theirs is always fresh and quite tasty. I have not discovered any of the local places yet.
 

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Gravy? North Jersey?

The italian deli in newington makes a good one but i taste their seasoning all night. Thin. Crispy. Slightly over packed on a house made roll.

Provolone or mozz is the real question here.

Ohh yea. West end pizza in Bristol, back in the day, made a killer chicken parm.
I cannot associate the word gravy with Italian food. Born and raised Italian from Waterbury, I never heard the word gravy. Must be my loss.
 

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The best Chicken Parm in the state use to be Roseland in Derby. Also the best Italian bread.
But I’m not sure if the quality is the same since Nonna past away.
My son-in-law is a real Chicken Parm guy , me not so much .
I’m more of a Chicken or Veal Francaise guy myself.
But I wouldn’t put them on a grinder.
I actually like Veal Parm.
 

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I have 3 nominations and will probably get killed for all 3
1. Pagliacci’s in Plainville (chicken parm dinner)
2. Da Capo in Litchfield (again, dinner)
3. Si Mangia in Hamden (grinder) (is it still there?)

these are by memory, I haven’t been to any except #1 for over 5 years
 

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good call with Rinaldis.
hasn't been a good "red sauce" Italian deli in Norwalk since Rinaldis on Main Avenue closed 6-7 years ago....I swing by the East Main Stamford location all the time when I'm down that way at lunchtime
 

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