I've driven by Garzelli's on Dixie Highway (just past Crestview Hills) many many times but never stopped. They are advertised as having "grinder" sandwiches and I just wasn't sure if I wanted to experience that.
But not for the reason you're probably thinking! You see - I had a true "Guinea Grinder" sandwich in Des Moines, Iowa (of all places) at a Mexican Bar/Grill called Los Compadres. While visiting an Italian Grocery store I asked where the best sandwich using their sausage was and they pointed me to Los Compadres. They were not joking! Here's a photo - it's just crazy amounts of food. This to-die-for crusty bread, ground beef & homemade italian sausage mixed together, peppers, onions, loads of cheese - then baked to perfection. This beast was crazy!
And after experiencing that on a few occasions, the thought of another grinder sandwich felt like I would be cheating on Los Compadres. But coworkers were hungry and Garzelli's it was...
Garzelli's is in a strip mall right on Dixie Highway across from Dixie High School.
So this is the Garzelli's Grinder. It's not really a grinder like Los Compadres - it's just a hoagie. The bread is thin and kinda crispy. Really - it was unoffensive. But it wasn't what I was hoping for. Me no likey.
Another coworker got a pizza grinder and it looked fine as well.
Why Should You Go? Well - if you're hoping for sandwich heaven - don't bother. If you're looking for an alternative to Subway, Quiznos, Jimmy Johns - I guess it's fine. The calzone was far better than the grinder - I will say that. But for a sandwich - I'd much rather have Quiznos.