Breakfast in “Little Italy” seems to be a far stretch, however it’s possible. This morning I found myself at Grotta Azzurra, one of the more well-known spots in the neighborhood. This restaurant and its fabulous Italian dining cuisine are very well-known. However, I never knew it had a breakfast menu and a solid menu it is. Their menu consists of a traditional 3 egg breakfast to the full blown English breakfast.
I fell somewhere in between the menu and ordered the 3-egg omelette stuffed with cheddar cheese, tomatoes and ham. My order came quickly along with a refill on the coffee. Looking at my plate, the presentation is very appetizing. The Omelette was delectable, the home fries were delicious and the toast was enjoyable. The omelette is full of cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and ham. Each bite encapsulates all three. The home fries has just the right amount of seasoning and spices that are pleasing to the taste. Their coffee is exceptional.
As all of my readers know, service is always a major part of the restaurant game in New York City and its boroughs. When I walked in, I was greeted by a friendly server, who allowed me to sit anywhere I wanted. Immediately, I was handed a menu and asked about my choice of beverage. Aside from the food, Grotta Azzurra’s service is very good and onpoint. I asked for coffee along with a glass of water. A cup of coffee and a carafe of water were brought to me. Proactiveness is a major score with me and most “Native New Yorkers”.
If you are ever in “Little Italy” during breakfast hours, then you have to check out Gortta Azurra. Their breakfast menu is solid, the service is way above expectations and the decor is charming. Therefore I recommend Grotta Azzurra for a pleasurable and delectable breakfast experience. Great for dinner now great for breakfast. Tell them Dave Jacobs sent you. I can assure your breakfast experience will be a good one.
177 Mulberry St.
New York NY 10013