Grotta Azzurra

★★★★★
  • 177 Mulberry St

    New York, NY 10013

    Cross street: Broom St.

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  • 212-925-8775

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My husband and I went here wanting great food, what we received was ok food and terrible service I can understand if the place was busy but it wasnt they maybe had three couples in the restaurant. Our waiter took our order after waiting

3
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My husband and I went here wanting great food, what we received was ok food and terrible service I can understand if the place was busy but it wasnt they maybe had three couples in the restaurant. Our waiter took our order after waiting

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I have never in my life been so infuriated and disgusted visiting a restaurant to eat. A few of my girlfriends and I made a reservation here to have Sunday Brunch. We arrived about 15 mins early, we're seated and introduced to our waiter.

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I have never in my life been so infuriated and disgusted visiting a restaurant to eat. A few of my girlfriends and I made a reservation here to have Sunday Brunch. We arrived about 15 mins early, we're seated and introduced to our waiter.

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We recently planned to take my husband to one of our favorite Little Italy restaurants to celebrate his birthday. To our surprise it was closed for renovations. Our path took us to Grotta Azzurra. A little hesitant because we had never

3
★★★★★

We recently planned to take my husband to one of our favorite Little Italy restaurants to celebrate his birthday. To our surprise it was closed for renovations. Our path took us to Grotta Azzurra. A little hesitant because we had never

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My father came to this country from Sicily in 1920. Years later, when he could afford eating out, he would return to Little Italy and try differenet restaurants and over time Grotta Azzurra became his favorite. Shortly before he died in

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My father came to this country from Sicily in 1920. Years later, when he could afford eating out, he would return to Little Italy and try differenet restaurants and over time Grotta Azzurra became his favorite. Shortly before he died in

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I heared of this place threw a friend, and had to check it out for myself, being Italian I was a little bit of a sceptic and boy was I plesently serprised the food was excelent it reminded me of my grandmothers

3
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Got to stop by!!!!\r
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I heared of this place threw a friend, and had to check it out for myself, being Italian I was a little bit of a sceptic and boy was I plesently serprised the food was excelent it reminded me of my grandmothers

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I absolutely love this place!! 9.95$ for TWO courses(pasta and main) in the CITY??? You gotta be kidding me.Food is absolutely great,service is fast,they have special 'ladies'nite" on Thursdays.Great place to come for a date or with a

3
★★★★★

I absolutely love this place!! 9.95$ for TWO courses(pasta and main) in the CITY??? You gotta be kidding me.Food is absolutely great,service is fast,they have special 'ladies'nite" on Thursdays.Great place to come for a date or with a

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We sauntered upon this restaurant, not knowing much about it. We were graciously greeted at the door by an outside doorman, who escorted us to our seats and even helped us with our chairs. The waiter, service AND food were exceptional.

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★★★★★

We sauntered upon this restaurant, not knowing much about it. We were graciously greeted at the door by an outside doorman, who escorted us to our seats and even helped us with our chairs. The waiter, service AND food were exceptional.

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What an amazing find! The perfect restaurant in little italy. The food here is authentic and I will be coming back. The waiters are very nice and attentive and I had a fantastic time. I would recommend this to everyone!

3
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What an amazing find! The perfect restaurant in little italy. The food here is authentic and I will be coming back. The waiters are very nice and attentive and I had a fantastic time. I would recommend this to everyone!

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Best chicken parm! Came from NC to get some real Italian food! Great service and very affordable...highly recommended for a great date night!

3
★★★★★

Best chicken parm! Came from NC to get some real Italian food! Great service and very affordable...highly recommended for a great date night!

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Excellent food and excellent atmosphere! The servings are very filling and food is of superb quality. The service is great and you rarely wait a long time for your food. Definitely come for the lunch specials! They are worth every penny!

3
★★★★★

Excellent food and excellent atmosphere! The servings are very filling and food is of superb quality. The service is great and you rarely wait a long time for your food. Definitely come for the lunch specials! They are worth every penny!

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Food was great! Good location and friendly people. Good portion size (you won't leave hungry!) every thing was delish!!!

Eat here!

3
★★★★★

Food was great! Good location and friendly people. Good portion size (you won't leave hungry!) every thing was delish!!!

Eat here!

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Gorgeous Man summoned my friend from California, her two daughters, myself and my daughter into this delightful restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and helped us out with entree selections. Kids can be picky eaters! Our dinners

3
★★★★★

Gorgeous Man summoned my friend from California, her two daughters, myself and my daughter into this delightful restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and helped us out with entree selections. Kids can be picky eaters! Our dinners

Pros: great atmosphere, gorgeous waiters, winning restaurant

Cons: can't think of any

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Food is fresh & great. Drinks are strong. Place feels like home. A must visit!

3
★★★★★

Food is fresh & great. Drinks are strong. Place feels like home. A must visit!

Pros: Drinks

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My family and I were visiting the NY area and were unsure where to eat. We knew we wanted to eat in Little Italy so we looked around, Grotta Azzura really caught our eye with the old fashioned building and great atmosphere. The food was

3
★★★★★

My family and I were visiting the NY area and were unsure where to eat. We knew we wanted to eat in Little Italy so we looked around, Grotta Azzura really caught our eye with the old fashioned building and great atmosphere. The food was

Pros: bread,homamade past, great tasting sauce!

Cons: a little slow a on servie, but not to bad

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I had friends come in from Los Angeles to visit New York City for the first time. Part of their adventure here with their 3 children included Chinatown and Little Italy for the sights, sounds, smells and tastes that each section has to

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★★★★★

I had friends come in from Los Angeles to visit New York City for the first time. Part of their adventure here with their 3 children included Chinatown and Little Italy for the sights, sounds, smells and tastes that each section has to

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Hit or miss on the Food

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i've lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and while i don't frequent italian restaurants often, the times i do have been quite disappointing. \r
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i chose grotta azzurra because their chalkboard advertised a dinner special of

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i've lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and while i don't frequent italian restaurants often, the times i do have been quite disappointing. \r
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i chose grotta azzurra because their chalkboard advertised a dinner special of

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Don't bother mom to cook tonight, this restaurant is almost as good as any old school Italian mom around. Home style feeling. The food isn't the only good thing here.

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Don't bother mom to cook tonight, this restaurant is almost as good as any old school Italian mom around. Home style feeling. The food isn't the only good thing here.

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Times are tough, especially in the restaurant business. Saturday night in Little Italy and there were many empty tables. Grotta Azzurra was doing only slightly better than some other restaurants on Mulberry Street. And the reason is

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Times are tough, especially in the restaurant business. Saturday night in Little Italy and there were many empty tables. Grotta Azzurra was doing only slightly better than some other restaurants on Mulberry Street. And the reason is

Pros: Good Food & Service

Cons: sometimes crowded

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Times are tough, especially in the restaurant business. Saturday night in Little Italy and there were many empty tables. Grotta Azzurra was doing only slightly better than some other restaurants on Mulberry Street . And the reason is SERVICE.
The most frustrating thing is to try to contact your waiter when the restaurant is empty and your waiter is talking to other waiters, but not at Grotta Azzurra. Our waiter was attentive and when he didn??t know, he got back to us immediately. The plates came out on time and in good order and in a romantic restaurant that is important.
The dcor of Grotta Azzurra is simple and classic, you are immediately transported a classic Italian restaurant, large displays of famous Italian sculptures dominate the dining room.
The menu is large at Grotta Azzurra and the portions are even larger. The Calamari was tender and not greasy, the salad had plenty of Radicchio, and the Filletto di Pompadori, rigatoni with tomato sauce, cheese, pancetta and onions was immense and superb.
Grilled Vegetables were nicely done and the Shrimp Oreganata was just so. Alas, the Veal in my Saltimbocca was tough; the sauce was the same as the di Pompadori and while good this is a big no, no.
The decaf cappuccino and the decaf espresso to die for. Dessert was a blueberry cake with real blueberries and ice cream, Yum!
for more see www.ditmasestates.com

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Times are tough, especially in the restaurant business. Saturday night in Little Italy and there were many empty tables. Grotta Azzurra was doing only slightly better than some other restaurants on Mulberry Street . And the reason is SERVICE.
The most frustrating thing is to try to contact your waiter when the restaurant is empty and your waiter is talking to other waiters, but not at Grotta Azzurra. Our waiter was attentive and when he didn??t know, he got back to us immediately. The plates came out on time and in good order and in a romantic restaurant that is important.
The dcor of Grotta Azzurra is simple and classic, you are immediately transported a classic Italian restaurant, large displays of famous Italian sculptures dominate the dining room.
The menu is large at Grotta Azzurra and the portions are even larger. The Calamari was tender and not greasy, the salad had plenty of Radicchio, and the Filletto di Pompadori, rigatoni with tomato sauce, cheese, pancetta and onions was immense and superb.
Grilled Vegetables were nicely done and the Shrimp Oreganata was just so. Alas, the Veal in my Saltimbocca was tough; the sauce was the same as the di Pompadori and while good this is a big no, no.
The decaf cappuccino and the decaf espresso to die for. Dessert was a blueberry cake with real blueberries and ice cream, Yum!
for more see www.ditmasestates.com

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I love Grotta Azzurra!! I had my birthday party there last year and have been going back for more ever since. The food is absolutely amazing. If you want good Italian food this is the place to go. The waiters are always very nice and

3
★★★★★

I love Grotta Azzurra!! I had my birthday party there last year and have been going back for more ever since. The food is absolutely amazing. If you want good Italian food this is the place to go. The waiters are always very nice and

Pros: Everything

Cons: Have not found one yet

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We were looking for an italian restaurant so headed towards Little Italy. With so many restaurants on the street, we just decided to try Grotta Azzurra. The minestrone soup was pretty good, and a fairly sized portion. Unfortunately the

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We were looking for an italian restaurant so headed towards Little Italy. With so many restaurants on the street, we just decided to try Grotta Azzurra. The minestrone soup was pretty good, and a fairly sized portion. Unfortunately the

Pros: Minestrone soup

Cons: Prices, 20% instant gratuity added, blah gnocchi dish, average tiramisu

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I had come into the city with my wife to have dinner. Having been there before i knew i was in for a treat. For my main dish i had the seafood manicotti which was hand made there, it had chunks of lobster meat, crab, and white filet held

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I had come into the city with my wife to have dinner. Having been there before i knew i was in for a treat. For my main dish i had the seafood manicotti which was hand made there, it had chunks of lobster meat, crab, and white filet held

Pros: everthing

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Our waiter was lazy, rude and rarely even filled our water. Took over 15 minutes to order and waiter was not knowledgable about the menu or wine list. They did not even bring bread to the table, and when the wine was brought out it was

3
★★★★★

Our waiter was lazy, rude and rarely even filled our water. Took over 15 minutes to order and waiter was not knowledgable about the menu or wine list. They did not even bring bread to the table, and when the wine was brought out it was

Pros: Good home made pasta

Cons: 20% tip included and the worst service in nyc, lying waiters and crappy wines

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We should have guessed by the initial lack of English speaking service, that our experience was going to be less than pleasing. It took our waiter about 10 minutes before greeting us, and even then it was more of a "yeah are you ready to

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★★★★★

We should have guessed by the initial lack of English speaking service, that our experience was going to be less than pleasing. It took our waiter about 10 minutes before greeting us, and even then it was more of a "yeah are you ready to

Pros: I don't ever have to go back

Cons: Too many to count

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I was there Friday night with a friend. Good place for a romantic dinner. Food eceptioanlly good. The wine sellection was imaculate. But everything was slightly overpriced. Clean place. nice people. ok service. Entries was fast. Main

3
★★★★★

I was there Friday night with a friend. Good place for a romantic dinner. Food eceptioanlly good. The wine sellection was imaculate. But everything was slightly overpriced. Clean place. nice people. ok service. Entries was fast. Main

Pros: food, clean place, nice people.

Cons: music, price

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This Resturant is old Italy right right in NY. I love going here. You get sooo much food for such a cheap price. I love the atmosphere that is presented here. Very friendly.

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This Resturant is old Italy right right in NY. I love going here. You get sooo much food for such a cheap price. I love the atmosphere that is presented here. Very friendly.

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We went there with a large group (13?) mostly from out of town on December 29th, 2007. The service was slow. They had two waiters for the entire downstairs area where we were at. One wasn't enough to even handle our group. They ran out

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We went there with a large group (13?) mostly from out of town on December 29th, 2007. The service was slow. They had two waiters for the entire downstairs area where we were at. One wasn't enough to even handle our group. They ran out

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service, Food

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I called this restaurant to find out about private dining for large groups. The person on the phone was unbelievably rude and talked to me like I was an idiot! I can't believe the restaurant can get away with this horrible service.

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I called this restaurant to find out about private dining for large groups. The person on the phone was unbelievably rude and talked to me like I was an idiot! I can't believe the restaurant can get away with this horrible service.

Pros: None

Cons: horribly rude on the phone

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It was my birthday and I had made a reservation for my party of 10 a month prior to the dinner. From the moment we arrived, it was a horrible experience. They were "short on menus" so we had to wait 15 minutes to see it! Then, we didn't

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It was my birthday and I had made a reservation for my party of 10 a month prior to the dinner. From the moment we arrived, it was a horrible experience. They were "short on menus" so we had to wait 15 minutes to see it! Then, we didn't

Pros: there are none

Cons: horrible food, highly priced, horrible service

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The location seems to draw a number of out-of-towners who are looking for a change from the typical red sauce experience in Little Italy. The food is not too bad (although this was the first time I've encountered deep-fried Veal

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The location seems to draw a number of out-of-towners who are looking for a change from the typical red sauce experience in Little Italy. The food is not too bad (although this was the first time I've encountered deep-fried Veal

Pros: Nice location, People watching

Cons: Lousy service, High wine prices

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Had dinner here on a Friday and the food was great. You're going to drop some coin, but completely worth it, especially if you are looking to impress someone. After dinner I heard music playing and discovered that there is a lounge

3
★★★★★

Had dinner here on a Friday and the food was great. You're going to drop some coin, but completely worth it, especially if you are looking to impress someone. After dinner I heard music playing and discovered that there is a lounge

Pros: Great Food, Great Setting, Cool Lounge

Cons: a little pricey

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Grotta Azzurra was absolutely fabulous! Delicious Italian food, a wonderful ambiance, impeccable service and an overall great dining experience. The decor is classy and elegant....oustanding wine list which our server knew in and

3
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Grotta Azzurra was absolutely fabulous! Delicious Italian food, a wonderful ambiance, impeccable service and an overall great dining experience. The decor is classy and elegant....oustanding wine list which our server knew in and

Pros: Great atmosphere, Dessert, Wine List

 

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