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La Grotta Azzurra

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Via Monza 17, 00182 Rome, Italy
+39 06 701 5603
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Showing 29: English reviews
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We wandered in early one weekday evening, and were made to feel very welcome by the senior waiter. He spoke little English but luckily we understand and speak a little 'menu' Italian, so we got along just fine. The set menu was fantastic, as long as you like fish/shellfish! The assorted appetisers were a meal in themselves, with deep fried... More 

Thank HecticDeb
Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We got ripped off on the bill. The employee sought to serve us more and more so that we spent as much money as he could get. We were charged for a 5 person meal almost 300€. The waiter was dishonest when he suggested a 200€ "fresh-caught" fish and he hadn't inform us the price and the weight, specially because... More 

2 Thank Luis704
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our visit was a touristic rip-off. 200 € for one fish for five people. We have to report to the police. A danger for tourists

Thank jrdoming
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Good experience, but honestly overtime the overall experience is deteriorating. Complacency? Possible. This was one of my favorite restaurant in Rome, near Sam Giovanni area. Admittedly the food quality is still on the high side, but the service, timing, the evolution of the meal sequence has been lost. Maybe a drastic change on the crew? I am not really sure... More 

Thank Massimo B
Trenton, NJ
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The pasta was just so delicious! I ordered the broccoli sausage pasta with an olive oil base, yummy homemade pasta for €9.00 Euro. My friend ordered a different sausage pasta, homemade pasta, which he enjoyed. We thought it was a fair price. Italians don't wait on you quicly, as they do in the USA. We waited some time before bread... More 

Thank Dawnzo
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We used to go to this fish restaurant a few years ago. When a great coupon deal came up (I should have known) we went. The entire place is run by two weary waiters and is deserted. The food was below average and it is difficult to find a bad restaurant in Rome, more likely to be overpriced. I highly... More 

1 Thank ClaudiaBig
Helmetta, New Jersey
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

For our 3-year anniversary, my wife and I spent a week in Rome. This is where we ate on our actual anniversary. The Buffalo Mozzarella was a great start, and my gnocchi in Genovese pesto was excellent. My wife enjoyed her meal, unfortunately she can't remember what she had. Her wine must have been excellent as well. We ate outside.... More 

Thank David G
Owen Sound, Canada
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We arrived at this restaurant on the 24th of May and were led down into the back of the restaurant through a section of stone wall which added to the experience. With a bit of jet lag after arriving in Italy after a night flight our appetites were not usual but we had the opportunity to try a few selections... More 

Thank FishfinderOntario6
Falls Church, Virginia
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

We really enjoyed sharing a bruschetta appetizer and then a spectacular veal dish. Very convivial ambience. Good and reasonably priced wine. Topped off with cappuccino. This restaurant was soooo much better than the places that Central Holiday Tours reserved for us.

Thank mhhrah
Bentleigh East
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

We found this place by walking past and venturing in. After explaining our poor Italian we were attended by an English speaking waitress. We were given a complimentry glass of spumante and my wife ordere the whol sea bream and I ordered the fried calamari and shrimps with grilled vegeatble and fried potatoes. We ordered a bottle of Elena Walch... More 

Thank Michael E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 71
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monza 17, 00182 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 701 5603

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?