Grotta Azzurra Ristorante

177 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 925-8775
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Thursday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Friday: 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday: 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Meal Times Served Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Bar Scene
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room, Wi-fi
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines
  • Banquet Facilities Off-Site Catering
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Attire Casual
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


They say Rome wasn't built in a day, and the same can be said for Little Italy, one of New York City's most quaint, romantic, and historic neighborhoods where legends like Robert Deniro and Frank Sinatra spent most of their famous youth. 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 multitalented chef Frank Castellana recreating the finest in Italian cuisine.

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 180reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food, terrific service and reasonable prices. Sep 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good food, good service Aug 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waiter was very nice, food was good. Aug 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Friendly service. Happy hour drink special with our dinner. Dining alfresco like we were in Italy. Jul 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The servers were really nice and the food was great, but it seemed like the servers were understaffed that day for lunch. The restaurant was pretty full, so we had to flag down the servers whenever we wanted something. They were prompt and polite with our requests, but they rarely came to the table to see how we were doing. Maybe that's the normal style for lunch service in that area. Jul 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent service and the food was delicious! Jun 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was delicious and the service was attentive and professional. Jun 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It was some of the best food I ever had. May 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by People next to us were too LOUD. Server was slow, got our order mixed up. Table was not clean when we arrived. Hygeine of the place does not seem excellent. Apr 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by food was great and big portions. Mar 23, 2014
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