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Grotta del Conte

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Via Duca del Mare, 73030 Castro, Italy
+39 0836 943349
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12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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1,110 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have a Roman friend who grew up in Salento, who highly recommended Grotta. It is not inexpensive €60 pp with wine, but it is a remarkable value. The setting alone creates a lasting memory with Adriatic views that sparkle in the sunlight. The dining room itself is spacious and bright, a plus for us. The service is formal, and... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

a colleague of mine is from this part of Italy and knows the owners. His recomendation was a good one, very friendly people, good food, and a great location on the sea front. We had a mixture of meat and fish dishes - all good, at a fair price.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went twice for evening dinner, lovely food at a good price. Setting is truly spectacular and service is excellent. Great for a special night overlooking the sea. Reasonable prices, around 80 euros including wine for two 3 courses.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Been here with my girlfriend. food is good but service is slow and not friendly. I would not come back here

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Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited this restaurant after our friend Veronika booked a table for us and her friends, so we had the luck to come here. The food is very good, tasty. The staff is very professional, and we had the fortune of meeting the owners who revealed themselves to be super nice! Indeed a recommended place to go. Not the cheapest,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We rocked up to the restaurant at the end of the main lunch hour and we were the only ones left in the restaurant. The staff were still very accommodating and gave us a seat with a panoramic view of the sea. We had the seafood linguine which was very good paired up with a crisp bottle of white. The... More 

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bologna
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

lovely atmosphere, amazing food, astonishing view! came here in summer for friends wedding. the service was excellent and the organization perfect as well

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This restaurant has fine meals and a great view over the sea! To get here you will have to clim a little.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Given the number of outstanding reviews for this place we no doubt had a very different experience to most. However this is how our evening panned out... Upon arrival at the quaint harbour at the end of the road we made our way into what looks like a gem of a restaurant from the outside, however that's where it ends.... More 

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Thank Tom B
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We have been going to La Grotta del Conte for many years now because we like to have our holiday in the Salento area and we really love Castro, so every year at least once we give ourselves the delicious treat of going to this restaurant. And it has never been below our expectations. I love their linguine with shellfish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Duca del Mare, 73030 Castro, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Castro
  • Phone Number: +39 0836 943349

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?