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Grotta Azzurra

4.5
596 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Founded in 1908 by the Davino family Grotta Azzurra was named for the blue grotto on the isle of Capri and designed to evoke the beauty of one of the worlds most famous caves in the world, intensified.

Enrico Caruso feasted here after performances, and Sinatra called it his one and only favorite Italian restaurant, making it the site of many a “Rat Pack” evening.

Shuttered for six years, Grotta Azzurra has now been stunningly renovated and rebirthed by a descendant renaissance for dining in Little Italy, with multi-talented chef Frank Castellana recreating the finest in Italian Cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 8:30am - 11:30am;
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm. (last seating for dinner at 10.00pm)
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am (last seating for dinner at 10.30pm)
Christmas Eve: 8.30am - 10.00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
January 1st: 11am-11pm
San Gennaro Feast hours are different.
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Phone number
(212) 925-8775
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Cross street: Broome Street
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What 596 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.3
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vipAshley (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Some of the food was very good (stuffed mushrooms and minestrone soup) but the salad was soaked in vinegar and the vegetable pasta we ordered was just mediocre and very garlicky. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

They took us right in and sat us at a great table for 6. The service was fast and the wait staff were very attentive. The was large portions and tasted awesome! They brought our orders out in a timely fashion and cleared the table just as quickly. We never got the feeling of being rushed and enjoyed our time as a family get together.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, all three of us enjoyed our apps/main course and dessert. Price was reasonable also.

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vipNYGuyInAndover (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed Grotta Azzurra. We arrived significantly early for our reservation and humbly asked if the restaurant could accommodate us, and they happily did so. Our group of 7 shared 3 full size pasta dishes for starters - the gnocchi, penne with vodka sauce, and ravioli, and enjoyed each one. Mains were standard fare for an Italian restaurant, but the Pork Braciole was particularly good - if anything, my only criticism was that the portion size was too large - made a good dish unnecessarily heavy. Service was very good, and the restaurant has a great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve in New York would not be complete without a visit to The Grotto. Good food, great service, complimentary wine... They even made it snow!

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unccalum (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Delicious! Daily lunch specials for $9.99 and $16.95. We definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

Very nice experience. Great service.

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Eater (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place- the pesto gnocchi- amazing! I won’t go anywhere else for gnocchi

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

Superb food - if you've never had homemade pasta before, it's remarkable! Great atmosphere and kind, knowledgeable service! You can't miss here!!

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Lilkim 
4.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

A little bit too loud and crowded. Food was very good but came way too fast. Wasn’t able to enjoy one course fully without next coming quickly.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 8:30am - 11:30am;
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm. (last seating for dinner at 10.00pm)
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am (last seating for dinner at 10.30pm)
Christmas Eve: 8.30am - 10.00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
January 1st: 11am-11pm
San Gennaro Feast hours are different.
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Cross street
Broome Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 925-8775
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Catering
Please inquire for details. contact@bluegrotta.com or go to our website www.bluegrotta.com and please fill up the form.
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Parking details
Street parking is available. Parking lot is located next to the Restaurant on Broome street
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Public transit
6 train to Spring Street, N train to Prince Street, D & B trains to Grand Street, Q, N, R, W, 6 & J trains to Canal Street, F, D, B, N, R & 6 trains to B'way Lafayette.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please inquire for details. contact@bluegrotta.com

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