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Grotta Azzurra Restaurant

) #1,437 of 9,240 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Italian, ,
177 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3741
+1 212-925-8775
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
08:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
177 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3741
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1 - 10 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great outside table on the corner and enjoyed the food, great weather and people watching! It felt like we were in a movie with the best view of all the street activity. We were there on a Tuesday evening so the crowds were...More

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderful experience in Little Italy. Gotta Azzurra sits on a corner which has a wonderful outdoor patio to sit and take in all the sights. Outstanding menu of authentic dishes and extensive wine list at reasonable prices.

Thank AimeeB8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here was amazing! Great service too. I had the bolognese, which was spectacular. Real Italian food too. It wasn't just a knock-off restaurant, there food was real and pure. Overall, it was a great experience.

Thank bumblebee_popcorn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Authentic food. Good wine selection at reasonable prices. They offer a price fix menu for lunch and dinner. Service was good but not very engaging. A nice outside area for and large open doors throughout give an airy feel even when dining inside. Food was...More

Thank denali13
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit back here in 47 years. Brought family back to Little Italy and visited this establishment trying to relive my youth. Meal was fresh, satisfying and overall delicious. Service by a young Italian immigrant was impeccable. Prices were quite high for the portions served...More

Thank chaz1854
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DELICIOUS food and complimentary bread is awesome! Nice lunch menu and open late for dinner. Had the lunch menu eggplant parmigiana which was loaded with cheese with a Caesar salad...on the corner of Mulberry and Brooke.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of six all enjoyed our meals. The menu is vast but I ordered the $19.95 two-course dinner. Each course has about 8 choices AND each course is a meal in itself. Very generous portions. Staff was very efficient. Food came out quickly. The...More

Thank Samsbeetle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The People in Grotto Azurro are great. We are germans and have been there for some times in the last years! Despite of a touristic hotspot the guy recognized us as regular guests. Thats not usual in Little Italy! Its nice there to have Lunch...More

Thank martinaKl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely dinner at Grotta Azzurra. This place was recommended to us by people that live in NYC for years before retiring to SE Fla, so we gave it a try and really enjoyed the meal. Anthony was our server and gave use great recommendations so...More

Thank Davis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dishes were very fat, all included cream cheese and cheap non Italian cheese. Waitress were ok but not Italian. The only good was the bread with butter. I really don't recommend this restaurant !!

Thank Marina D
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest
neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors
from around the globe, especially on summer weekends
when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up
Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a
dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables,
cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised
when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3741
    (Broome Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Spring Street, N train to Prince Street, D & B trains to Grand Street, Q, N, R, W, 6 & J trains to Canal Street, F, D, B, N, R & 6 trains to B'way Lafayette.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-925-8775
  • E-mail
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 multi-talented chef Frank Castellana recreating the finest in Italian Cuisine.
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