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$55 for an Italian meal for two, redeemable Sunday–Thursday (up to $99 value)
$61 for an Italian meal for two, redeemable any day (up to $99 value)
- One shared appetizer
- Two entrees
- One shared bottle of house wine
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You can't get much more Little Italy than Grotta Azzurra. Originally opened in 1908, the restaurant is a neighborhood fixture that was once a regular hangout for Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Even Robert De Nero grew up on Grotta's Old World cooking. After closing for several years, a refurbished and reinvigorated Grotta Azzurra came back strong with Chef Frank Castellana helming the kitchen.
Tradition remains a guiding force behind the robust Italian menu. Castellana's chefs bake focaccia bread daily, make their own mozzarella, and create gnocchi and other pastas by hand. Menu mainstays are all time-honored classics, such as beef braciole, chicken parmigiana, and a whole Maine lobster served with clams and mussels in a spicy red sauce—the restaurant's signature entree since 1908. Grotta Azzurra pairs these hearty plates with glasses, bottles, and Erlenmeyer flasks of wine from its extensive list, which earned an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.