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.
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.