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“Lunch with Greyline Tours”

Grotta Azzurra Restaurant
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Ranked #1,474 of 13,548 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Cross street: Broome Street
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Marysville, Ohio
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lunch with Greyline Tours”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is were we stopped for lunch while taking the 8 hour Grey line bus tour of New York. The restaurant seemed to have done this many times before. The service was great and speedy as needed in this kind of situation. I really expected a very small portion and "okay" food. However, I have the steak which came with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli and my husband had the Chicken Parm, and they were both great and with good portion size. I would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

Visited March 2014
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food and outstanding service”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The pasta dishers were very good, and the waiter provided excellent service as well as good wine recommendations. The atmosphere is very Italian. We will go again!
We recommend this one in Little Italy!

Visited March 2014
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Naerum, Denmark
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171 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“All right food but service so so”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I just ate a chicken pasta course for lunch. Quite tasty but the waiter did not worry much about me. As if I did not exist.
Maybe I will come again another time, but then being together with other people.

Visited March 2014
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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This place is great”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

I was here for dinner and I love it .it was very good fast and great service I would definitely come back

  • Visited February 2014
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Montevideo
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Tiny, but very cozy and nice”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

The restaurant is in Little Italy, so it's a really nice place. It's not very costly but there's not a lot of variety, so be careful when choosing food. They're happy to accomodate to your needs though, we asked for our sauce to be removed and they did it without any complains.

Visited January 2014
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