Grotta Azzurra

We went because of the history dating back to 1908. The times when the likes of Caruso, DeNiro, Sinatra and the Rat Pack would hang here. Because Heath Ledger who lived up the street would eat his breakfast here prior to his passing. Located in Little Italy and filled with tourists like us. There were some old has been low life gangsters at the rear bar that added a certain John Gotti feel to the place. It's an eclectic atmosphere with a mish mash decor job which doesn't come close to working. The service was quite good. The place was crowded, bustling with noise and energy.  The food came plentiful and above average in taste. They have Lunch and Dinner Prix Menu Specials which are hard to resist and are way to much food, but whattiya goin to do, eh? You give in to it and enjoy.

The Food: Sicilian Italian  Menu

Good to Gets: Lunch & Dinner Specials. ($9.95 & $19.95).

Good To Knows: Bar. Outdoor Seating. They put an automatic 20% service charge on the bill no matter the party size so don't double tip. Fortunately the service was about 20% good. Limited Street Parking. Metro. Credit Cards. Kid and Wheelchair Friendly. Takeout.

When To Go: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Late Night  Mon-Sun 7:30am-12am

Where To Go: Little Italy / Nolita

Getting There: Map Directions




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