Grotta Di Fuoco

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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
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great! The server Emily was attentive.
We enjoyed the meatballs, pizza and agnolotti. The pasta special was delicious and different. The whole menu is refreshingly new takes on familiar flavors.
We tried the desert special made with Chicken Gelato, and yes it was so tasty! Keep creating.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall amazing place! The waitress was so nice and friendly. The lobster pasta dish was really great with some spice to it. Would definitely recommend to others as a date night spot.

AW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious brick oven pizza & salads, great service

t
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time eating there this summer. Phenomenal food each time. Cauliflower side and penne with spicy rage... just delicious

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation and we were able to be seated. Everyone’s meal was very good. We will definitely be back

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. the food is great quality and fresh. The dishes are inventive, the portions are a good size

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although there was a bit of a mix up with the servers that delayed our meal, the quality of the dishes met a high standard. I had the halibut which was beautifully presented on a very tasty and delicately prepared bed of corn and potatoes. The chicken scarpiella and pasta with pork ragu were also very good. We had a non carb eating vegetarian who enjoyed her salad but the cauliflower side dish tasted a bit fishy. She doesn’t eat fish. All in all a very good meal.

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Italian place on my corner has amazing service and food - go during the week it is not as crowded!

AR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a new menu, but they do a great job explaining the newer items. On the new menu, the Halibut was fantastic.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary meal!!!! We had the best salad, gnocchi, and halibut which were prepared impeccably. Delicious espresso to top off the meal-- we can't wait to come back during off season!!!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu!!!

MB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If you like a lot if noise this is your place. All hard surfaces walks, ceiling floor no acoustical treatment at all.
My chicken scarp was no where near chicken scarp. ( what was served was ok but not scarp)
When our server was asked to wipe off our wood table her reaction was if i asked her to dhine my shoes.
All in all not a good experience at all.

PC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grotta di Fucco is my favorite restaurant in Long Beach. Always a fine dining experience. Love theat they change the menu on a regular basis. Their flat bread/pizzas are different & delicious also. Fun cocktails too!

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They just changed their menu so an item I used to get was no longer on there but they were very accommodating to make a change to one of their new menu items so that it was almost the same as I used to get! Very delicious food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very very noisy, food was ok, but not great

t
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server Mike. If he could please my long time picky eater fiends he’s the best. Everyone loved their dishes. Will come back again!!

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was much more casual than the website indicated in pictures but we were fine with that. The service was very attentive and our waitress was willing to answer many questions. Their salads were all excellent as we tried 3 and shared them to test - all were happy ! The main course choices were somewhat limited but everyone enjoyed their meals. 3 of us were interested in the scallop dinner but were concerned about the black squid ink as it can be bitter. Our waitress spoke to the kitchen staff and it was not added to our dinner - very satisfied with their willingness to alter the meal to our liking. In short, it was a very pleasant experience with a nice casual, comfortable environment and excellent foods and service. What more could you ask for - definitely a great place to go.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only issue I have is the chairs are not comfortable

TL
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food delivery was very slow. Kitchen was not getting food out fast enough. Food was good once served.

N
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Excellent food. Lovely setting. Will be back

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their food and come back frequently.
For a Monday night, service did seem quite slow - we waited about 30min for our entrees. But we enjoyed the evening overall so no big deal!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Long Beach, hands down!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was not that good. Waitress spent a lot of time away from the table talking to other servers. It was not busy and we waited a bit too long for drinks in between - things like that. Still s good experience - we go often enough - so we will be back.

BN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, and a great staff. What a wonderful evening we had there.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never misses. Every visit is a great meal.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Cute Ambience...But the Menu should state Vegan, Plant Based and Gluten-free. I ordered a dish thinking it was meatless and it wasn’t...good to know a head of time. The waitress was very accommodating and offered to order another dish.

JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a good, consistent and professional experience every time. Food is always good. I hope it continues. Love supporting local LB businesses.
Johnny Ocean

AM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here with some friends this past Sunday. Our server was well informed on anything we had questions on and she was also very attentive. The food was great and I would say the espresso martini was the best I've had in a long time. We were just in for the weekend, but will be sure to return on our next visit.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was incredible, best in Long Beach. Ambience a bit too noisy but that’s ok

N
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Superb service. Great menu. Never had better grilled calimari. Katie the server was delightful, smart and a great help. Will be back

T
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just another day at the beach with a delicious dinner to follow. You can never go wrong with the salads full of flavor, and the nights special of soft shell crabs which were scrumptious and crispy. Will return soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First date

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Been there on several occasions and it is always a great experience

SK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable. We found the menu interesting. We liked our meals and drinks.

I
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, excellent service!!

DA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus was tender and one of the best I ever tasted. The homemade pasta was delicious!!! I highly recommend!

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience here. Welcoming and attentive staff. Inventive menu. Great great food.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long Beach’s BEST restaurant!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so pleased to take my mother here for a late Mother’s Day dinner. The ambiance was perfect and food kept getting better with each course. We had the eggplant fries 10/10, the fennel salad 10/10, the basil pasta 10/10, and a small special pizza 10/10.

I rarely write reviews but the service was outstanding and the food was spectacular. I will absolutely come back again. I do not think I could recommend this place any more.

Enjoy

TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Would go back again.

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