No store in the country carries a larger seafood selection than ours, so if you need that West Coast abalone, Spanish cuttlefish, Portuguese octopus and Maine lobster, you’ll find it here.

Need time away from your NY kitchen and prefer to pass on pizza and Chinese? Look to our take-away gourmet.

Having a business brunch, gallery opening, child’s  birthday or engagement party? Be sure to call us
when you want them catered. Our experienced staff can help you plan & provide simple to sumptuous food for any festive occasion.



Proudly celebrating one hundred years of culinary history!
Established in New York City in 1912, Citarella continues to be a family run business. Led by the driving passion and vision of our owner Joe Gurrera, we have grown from a respected seafood shop into one of the top food destinations in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Our selection includes the highest quality prime meats--all hand picked and dry aged,

fresh produce, chef prepared foods and pastries, artisan cheeses, cured meats, smoked fish and an exceptional collection of our own Citarella Brand of olive oils, vinegars, pastas, grains, sauces and chocolates...
Staying true to our roots, we provide our customers with the freshest and most varied assortment of seafood, making us the true Seafood Authority. We are proud to be part of the Fulton Fish Market where our wholesale businesses give us unparalleled access to the finest selection of Local and International Seafood. Over 25 years ago, Joe Gurrera purchased a wholesale Seafood company - Lockwood & Winant, to eliminate the middleman & offer the freshest Seafood available at the fairest price. In 2007, we opened Meat without Feet a seafood supplier to leading restaurants. Between the two Seafood businesses, we are one of the major players at the Fulton Fish Market in Hunts Point.

Visit us at one of our 5 locations or shop at

Our seafood importer and
wholesaler over 100 years

T 718-620-8400.


Our seafood supplier to leading restaurants.
T 718-893-0066.


“I think you could start a love story in Citarella. It’s just a hotbed of people making incredible decisions about what to eat & how to cook it. It warms your heart.”
Nora Ephron, Director/Writer

“One of the best markets in the city…where fish, meats, poultry & produce are arrayed like jewelry.”
New York Times

“The fish glisten, their eyes sparkle, quality is evident in every silvery scale & alabaster bone….”
New York Newsday

“They’re a solid one-stop-shopping source & so convenient (we) use them five times a week….”
Zagat’s Marketplace

“Poseidon’s idea of a fish store.”
Details Magazine

“A must-stop on New York’s finest food-shopping axis.”
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