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La Grotta Azzurra

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Cristoforo Colombo, 89058 Scilla, Italy
+39 0965 754889
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

U bias is number one!!! Seafood was fresh and my plate of pasta was very tasty and fresh...compliments to the chef...I have been here for 3 days and finally found an excellent place to eat...worth every bite...try their u bias wine...dry and truly a delicate taste...the owner has a history in this quaint town and is a remarcable host who... More 

Thank Nada C
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520 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Heard great things about this place, and finally went in. So glad I did. Try it out if you're a seafood lover.

Los Angeles
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Seafood restaurant right across the street from the beach. Large menu, I had a seafood sampler which was very good.

Thank LosAngelesBuster
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We had our 2nd dinner at this recommended restaurant. As Americans we arrived for dinner at 6:30; a bit too early for European standards. The staff was hanging a new painting in he restaurant but welcomed us to sit anywhere & someone would be right with us. While the staff has very limited English, they have an English menu &... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

To start, this review, I should say that the food itself was actually quite delectable. Nicely oiled pieces of octopus sprinkled with parsley, a flavorful plate of seppia black pasta (though overcooked noodles), and tasty swordfish rolls (though the presentation was visually amateur). The wait staff, also, was courteous and self-aware of the ridiculousness and disorganization of the restaurant. So,... More 

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martinsville, nj
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Owner is an interesting man. Makes you feel welcome, but perhaps tries a little too hard. Food was very good. We were told by our B and B owner that only a few of the reastaurants in Scilla serve fresh seafood, as most serve frozen fish, and La Grotta Azzura is one of them. We had mixed seafood appetizer and... More 

Thank robertmaster123
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

I'm very doubtful on this review since the quality of the dishes is changing a lot. First pasta was good but then the tuna was horrible and then the dessert (cannoli) good again. It's a pity, good potential

Thank caolino
Nasushiobara, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

At this restaurant I probably had one of the best meals of my life. Strictly fish (the restaurant is across the street from the beach of Scilla), superbly prepared. The seafood risotto was mouthwatering, the alici (anchovies) in salamoia were extremely tasty and for dessert I had "tartufo" which is a bombshell of calories: chocolate mixed with almonds. Absolutely fantastic... More 

Thank locomotore
The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had some great pasta for lunch at La Grotta Azzurra. Location is nice, right at the beach. Advice: take the pasta della Grotta Azzurra, it is very tasty! This restaurant deserves a higher rating.

Thank zuurstok
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We had lunch and dinner at this restaurant, affiliated with the U Bais Hotel up the road. Both meals were enjoyed in large groups, and we were made to feel extremely welcome. The owner, Rocco Giordano is a lovely man, with an enjoyable and friendly personality. His son, Gianni, was just as welcoming and together they made the entire experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$61
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cristoforo Colombo, 89058 Scilla, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Reggio Calabria  >  Scilla
  • Phone Number: +39 0965 754889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?