Grotta Di Fuoco

4.7
86 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Grotta di Fuoco, which translates to Fire Cave, is an industrial, rustic space with subtle lighting, raw steel, reclaimed wood, and concrete finishes. Step inside, descend below street level, and enter our vision of a cave. As for the fire, our focal point is a wood burning oven right next to the bar. You can sit close enough to feel the warmth, hear the crackle, and smell the scent of food being cooked, all while being entranced by the open flame. While Long Beach is rocking during the summer with the beach, Boardwalk, events, and outdoor dining, winter is when Grotta heats up. Open year round, the off season is the perfect time for out of towners to come to the West End for an unforgettable meal. We hope to see you all soon!
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OT
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal and great service!

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TA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and Drinks well made. Very loud and not suitable for a romantic or quiet date. They could use a tiny alcove outside plastic wall doorway, to prevent so much cold air from coming in.

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic the service was impeccable but the noise level was a bit annoying. I will definitely come back!

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid. Great cocktails, awesome food. Super service.

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Far and away our favorite place in Long Beach. All of the staples are amazing, it we rarely get to eat them anymore because the specials are always so innovative and inviting that we end up ordering them. Great cocktail menu and friendly service as well. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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BA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great food and service !! Mixology at its finest.

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BF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the evening with my wife. Service was great and Mike the GM was an impressive host!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. Great service.

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JC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting Food, Great Drinks, Good Service & Nice Atmosphere

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food delic! Service was great but we ordered bottled wine for table. those drinking by the glass got served later. we had to wait for individual glasses. Ordered a bday dessert platter which was awesome. we live in long beach and have been here many times. i had the whole fish and it was delicious!! will continue to come back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food & atmosphere, this place has it all covered. Always a great time!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service, food and cocktails were very, very good. Small with bustling bar in same area as dining so be prepared to shout across your table for two if you try to have a conversation on a busy weekend evening. Street parking in Long Beach is also a little tough so allow for extra time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Are server was Irene super friendly and really helpful with food & drink suggestions luvd the whole experience looking forward to my nxt dinner out

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AA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in the heart of the West End of Long Beach -- come here for a delicious meal with amazing, authentic and yet not-your-standard Italian food. The brick oven pizzas are fantastic, the ambiance is wonderful and I've loved every dish I've ordered (most recently, the lemon pepper cavatelli). A must visit -- kudos to the chef/owner, Andrew!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Wine ok
All of our dishes were good
Food came out too fast
Very loud
Got the wrong dish
Never perfect always a dinner dish issue

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there for dinner. The menu had some good choices. Settled on the whole bream fish & the scallop dinner. had the bone marrow app & the eggplant fries app. You can tell they take pride in their product. No regrets. The service was very good & we didn't have to wait long for the main entree. The table was on the small side but they have a hook under the side of the table for my wife's purse which helped. This is a modern, hip kinda place. a little on the small side. good vibe. We will go back again to sample some other dishes. (the table next to us had the octopus & the grilled calamari) it looked great. we will get that next time.

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. The food is always great, and the brick oven pizza is a must have- and you can have it ' to go'.

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PC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE going to Grotta Di Fuoco when in Long Beach! A guaranteed great meal with a varied menu. The brick oven pizzas are delish! The grilled octopus & calamari are incredible! So is the steak. So is everything!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the food and the service was great! Emily was our server. It was early and not crowded so it was not noisy at all. Will definitely go back😀

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best in Long Beach. Specials are interesting and most importantly tasty. It is definitely one of my best local restaurants.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Gnocci is always perfect and we shared a Margharita pizza and my companion had the Rigatoni, which was delicious.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar was stocked with exciting spirits. Bartender was creative and helpful in choosing something unique. They dinner was eclectic, perfectly prepared and presented. We had a rigatoni with short rib and beef cheek ragu, followed by scallops with roasted corn and Brussels spouts . topped off with a chocolate budino dessert creation that was perfect.

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LG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome. Best restaurant in LB ❤️👍

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PA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPER place, great food, service,was great. Will be back.

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KJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food- I love love love their scallops. Ask for the specials as it usually something delicious!

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I went with a friend. the service was fine but annoying. They asked us at least 5 times if we had finished our salad.
the Food was acceptable, not great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We continue to come back to Grotta Di Fuoco! The food is always fresh and delicious and the service truly never disappoints. The cocktails are unique and always made to perfection. My favorites are the baby beet salad, the burrata, the vegetable bolognese and I can not choose a favorite pizza because theyre all great. Compliments to the chef and staff!

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of, if not THE best restaurant in Long Beach. The service is always very good, the house cocktails are amazing (they'll invent and suggest cocktails based on your own personal taste) and the food is outstanding. I've eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. My personal favorites are the pizzas, the pork chop milanese and the chocolate budino. While not everything on the menu is something I would order, that's just my own personal preference and my friends/family are always very happy with their food. Your money won't be better spent anywhere else.

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SR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We really enjoyed the pizza and the salads. The staff was very friendly and the service was exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding, as usual!!!

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I
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, fabulous food and fantastic bar tender , Andrea. A must go to.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

There was a large party next to us with that was very loud . We complained to the manager who was not very sympathetic. We have been there before and will go back but Saturday night the noise level and the proximity of our table to this large party was intolerable and spoiled an otherwise very good meal.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate there Sunday night. It was our third time and each time we have felt the food was outstanding. From the wine selection (we had baby amarone) to the dessert (we all had affogado with booze added) all was just wonderful. The girls both had the scallops which were tender and lovely with a nice textural addition of corn and the guys both had the same pasta special. We look forward to our next visit!

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I’ve enjoyed this restaurant often, even had a private party here but this last experience was a bit disappointing. the service was slow and often non existent to the point we were offered a first drink upon arrival and never again. The waitress appeared uncomfortable in her job and maybe new (??) the seating for two people was lined up alongside one another ... a bit tight and servers found it acceptable to “cut through” in between the tight tables .... which did not ensure a relaxed or enjoyable visit. If the food had not been good, I would not go back.

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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal. Very, very busy so service was a little slow. Drinks and dinner were delicious. Good atmosphere as always. I will be back again soon.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Everything and everyone was great! The pork chop Milanese was delicious, as were the meatballs and craft cocktails. We will return next time we’re in Long Beach.

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KJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food- the scallops are to die for! The location is perfect and the inside is very cute- great for date nights or groups of 4. It can get a little loud but it is part of the atmosphere. Very busy on weekends because the food is delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bachelorette party

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k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a reservation that was a moving target with the number of people. They were so accommodating until I changed it to 10 people. I asked to split up the group to 5 and 5 and they couldn’t help us. I totally understood... until we got there and they looked at my 5 that had 2 teenagers. They put 2 tables together and crammed us into a table for 4. The original table for 5 that was supposed to be ours was empty the whole time we were there. Long story short they could have accommodated our party of 10 into 2 tables. Be careful how you perceive people and put them in the corner and don’t care. We have $ to spend in Long Beach and it won’t be here ever again. Big mistake on your part.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Food and service were outstanding. We live local and WILL be back!!! Mike the manager was attentive and personable. Frankie the bus boy was sweet and kind!!!

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