Food is excellent. Homemade
Food is excellent. Homemade pasta is outstanding. Service was slow. Had to wait too long even to request check.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
the pasta was amazing but
the pasta was amazing but the main course was not as good. I would deff return and get pasta as my main dish.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had doubts about this location
I had doubts about this location after reading other reviews but decided to try it and am glad I did......we had great service and the food was in a reasonable amount of wait time because of freshly prepared entrees....I would recommend this location to anyone, children are catered to as well as singles, enjoyed the cocktails and the portions were excellent for the price, go and enjoy, SEE FOR YOURSELF!!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food. Decent service,
Good food. Decent service, & yes, they add 20% gratuity but its clear & up front. I would come back here again
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good, not great but
Food was good, not great but on par with other Littly Italy places. Service was excellent and professional. Portions were sized just right...not too small, not too large. The only thing I didn't like was them including an automatic 20% tip on top of my bill. We only had a party of 4, so it was unusual to see them include the "service charge" as they call it automatically.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An old family favorite is
An old family favorite is back. The food was outstanding. Lobster fra diablo was enough for two, but no one wanted to share. The restaurant has added a chop house menu with a bone in porterhouse. A reasonable priced wine list added to our enjoyable experience.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little bit of home
The food and staff were fenominal. I recommend and would go back to this resteraunt the next time I'm in NYC.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what we wanted...!
I ordered the linguini w/ clams and it was just what I wanted. The dish was huge, but I was really hungry!
We also ordered the Lasagna classic and it was out of the world. Excellent service and we felt like we were taken back to old world Italy! Love the place and I'll definitely be going back...!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend. Food is
Highly recommend. Food is very tasty, affordable and excellent service. Definitely the best value restaurant at the little Italy.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, great prices!
Very good food, great prices! Our waiter, Rafael, very good. The place to eat in Little Italy. We shall be back when in NYC.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as it's ever been.
I hadn't been back to this fanatastic restaurant in quire a while and upon returning it was just as I'd always experienced. The staff was excellent and very accommodating for my party of six. The food was out of this world(as always) and my guests were impressed. We had a great meal and big laughs and were never hurried to leave the table on a busy night. Eat here and have a great night.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to dinner with friends from Houston who had never been to Little Italy. Food was great, service excellent. Would definitely go back. We ate inside due to the extreme heat. Very cozy and welcoming. Recommend the sangria!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & Authentic
Grotto Azzurra was a wonderful restaurant. We went to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary and really enjoyed the food and indoor décor. The waiters were gracious, the food, especially the seafood salad and grilled octopus tasted exactly like we had eaten in Italy.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This gem in the heart of touristy little Italy is a gem for any foodie.The service was great and they make you feel wonderful and FULL
You will not get up hungry the portions are beyond generous
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure!
Grotto Azzurra is the place to get a great slice of italian cuisine at the finiest location in Little Italy! The Sangria is a MUST!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect setting in Little Italy
We had a reservation at 8;00 pm and were seated immediately outdoors (requested). The staff are hustling every minute, but still manage to remember all the extras you need while dining. The food was fresh and all was delicious. The bread was wonderful, and the ambiance was great watching all those strolling through the area. A great neighborhood find, with plenty of food for the price. We'll be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and a dedicated staff in a classic New York setting. Try the veal!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A regular stop
As always ... we enjoyed our dinner. The lasagna is always delightful....gooey, cheesy with a great meaty, tomato sauce.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We spent our first anniversary here 44 years ago and it was even better this time.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to Open Table I picked Grotta Azzura for a unplanned business dinner when client wanted to go to Little Italy for the evening. Reviewed Open Table and this place sounded perfect and it sure was. Everything, and more, that I had hoped. The brief walk from the subway was enjoyable but the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow was the food itself. Everything we tried was perfect. Starters, wine, pizza and the entrees were done just as I had hoped. Best of all the staff was friendly and waited on us perfectly. We wanted for nothing but were not over worked. I looked like a hero and went home wishing I had more time to return.
Oh yes and there wine list had several of my favorites to choose from which made easy on me.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little bit of old Italy
A vibrant scene,which fit in with the festival of San Gennaro. The menu was filled with items that you can't get at a lot of Italian restaurants. A very enjoyable experience!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Italy Gem
Great food, great bargin, Even though they add a mandatory 20% tip service is still very attentive. 2 course lunch a steal. Only complaint is the bread, seemed store bought or day old.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
We came to NYC for a small wedding and neither bride or any of the guests were from NYC. They were extremely helpful and moved our reservation back when we were running late and ensured we had a corner table for some privacy as requested. We brought a cake from Caffe Roma across the street and they kept it in the cooler and served it at the end of the meal. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grotta Azzurra Restaurant
I was delighted to see three special options for Thanksgiving Dinner besides the regular menu. The food was very good in terms of portions, quality and flavor. The service was outstanding.
I had the opportunity to read some reviews prior to my reservation and I can confirm know that the restaurant is one to recommend not just to my friends but to the public in general.
Thank you very much.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to enjoy food and company
I took my family out for our first Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant. We all decided to break tradition and not order the turkey dinner special, instead we order our favorite italian dishes. Every one was very happy and satisfied with their meals, we tried each other's dishes and more importantly we were able to enjoy each other's conversations in a normal voice because of the low noise levels.
The service was very friendly and attentive.
Every one wants to return soon and enjoy the experience again and again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to this restaurant once
We go to this restaurant once a year and it is always a pleasure.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here a couple years ago for dinner and the food this time was as good as the first! Service was excellent - very friendly and courteous.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM