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La Grotte

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1 avenue des Pebrons, 13008 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 73 17 79
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 20:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is my 3rd or 4th visit here. The location is unique, the food is local, excellent and creative. The service is very good too. Make sure you book though ...

Thank lexybar
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We started with good pizza and even better mussels for appetizers. I had the duck breast with potatoes gratin, and it was seriously the best meal I've had in a long time. Duck was cooked perfect and the gratin was the best I'd ever had! And trust me, my wife is from marseille so I am familiar with this type... More 

Thank John Y
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This restaurant has recently undergone a change of ownership and some renovation. Located in a small village at the end of the seaside road, a few kilometers from City center, this restaurant does not shine by its accessibility. Moreover, it is in a small one-way street, with no view on the sea. If you look for the cave suggested by... More 

Thank 127Fred
Paris, France
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It might be a bit difficult to go to this restaurant if you don't have your own car but it's really worth the visit, especially when the weather is nice. There's a nice courtyard where you can have a drink with a slice of an excellent pizza and the terrace is equally nice but you might also eat in the... More 

Thank FFlyerCDG
Czech Republic
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We cornered a coffee and wine after the walk. Since it was not yet time for dinner, the restaurant, the garden was occupied one table and us. The waitress at the next table and we talked for a long time ignored, just said that now come. So before we ordered missed 10 min. Another took time, but it brought back... More 

Thank Simonik169
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is my "go to" restaurant just outside Marseille. A 15 min drive along the coast to Callelongue, the setting in the minuscule fishing village is magical. The fact that you can't see the sea from La Grotte is material. The internal courtyard and indeed the high ceiling end main dining room more than make up for that. Don't come... More 

Thank Quintessimma
Marseille, France
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188 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here with a group of friends just recently. Very lovely setting right across the street from the old port. Different seating options inside or outside. The menu was very good and the food was prepared properly. If they have the mussels au gratin I highly recommend them as they were exceptionally good. They even had a quite acceptable pizza.... More 

Thank Al M
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

The last 5 minutes of the longish drive out to Callelongue was indeed spectacular, but most of the earlier run out from Vieux Port was congested and rather unattractive. The setting of the cove and the restaurant is charming, and we were admitted by a very helpful traffic controller inside the chain restricting entrance to the hamlet itself, which resulted... More 

Thank carefreevoyager
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

A 40 Euro Taxi ride out from the Vieux Port - it was certainly worth it. Ambiance, food - with a particular mention to the Moules gratinées starter and service were all excellent. French and friendly, if you are in the area give it a go

Thank kendalls21
Marseille, France
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

La Grotte is right at the end of the road towards the Calanques, and you really feel you have left Marseille. Just the road to the restaurant is worth 5 stars! The food is good fresh seafood, and delicious pizzas. We all took an apéritif, shared a pizza as a starter, all had main courses and desserts + 1 bottle... More 

Thank TomMarseille

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 avenue des Pebrons, 13008 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 73 17 79

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