We sauntered upon this restaurant, not knowing much about it. We were graciously greeted at the door by an outside doorman, who escorted us to our seats and even helped us with our chairs. The waiter, service AND food were exceptional. We had salmon ($16) and Talapia ($21), spinach salad ($12) plus some drinks (at $7 each). The food was very tasty, freshly prepared, and enough to cause us to take some home. The service was professional, very courteous and welcoming. The outside temperature was very cold, but the inside was very comfortable. The decor was fairly new, but done approximately 8 years ago in the typical style of the turn of the 20th century, which was very appropriate. Floors and walls were tile; ceiling was of the 'tin" vintage and the tableware was properly set. We felt that the value was exceptional and we will certainly be seen at Grotta Azzurra many times again in the future. It might be convenient to take public transportation to the venue rather than to drive there. The "N" train stops just 2 short blocks away.