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Taverna L'antica Grotta

Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
+39 333 819 9398
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
2 Sep 2017
“Excellent service and setting, but cooking a bit lacking”
13 Aug 2017
“Hard to find, but, worth it”
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The food here was not as flavorful as we had hoped for. Something was definitely missing and I wish their kitchen would pay more attention to detail in their cooking. The staff was very nice and the setting outside comfortable, peaceful and elegant -- for...More

Thank sammy321321
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It was a bit difficult to locate the place. We had a variety of dishes there, and we liked them all.

Thank alepot
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We really liked this restaurant, it's a shame that it's located so hidden. I wish that more people would find their way here, it's worth it for sure! The pizza was one of the best I had in Tropea. The service was a bit slow,...More

Thank Josefine R
ellepi67, Direttore generale at Taverna L'antica Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Thank you soo much! I hope to see you again!

Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

An out of the way family run restaurant with friendly service, fresh fruit, home made pasta, a very cosy atmosphere. Very Italian family but lots of smiles and personal service made our afternoon in this quiet township in May! Highly recommend this spot off the...More

Thank Mike P
ellepi67, Direttore generale at Taverna L'antica Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2016

Thanks for your feedback, it was a pleasure to have you as our costumer. we hope to see you again at our restaurant...Yours faithfully

Reviewed 22 October 2014

This was a pleasant change from the rows of restaurants on the main street with good food at reasonable prices and a very helpful owner. Didn't take credits cards when we were there but I think they were newly opened and had not got that...More

1  Thank Rhys P
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Opened early for us, had great suggestions. Try the local antipasto and the house wine. Glad we stumbled upon this great little, authentic place. The owner was wonderful!

1  Thank Raymond Y
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Good food, great ambiance and friendly staff await you in this charming taverna. Truly authentic food and if you get to meet Blaise, the owner, you'll have a blast!

1  Thank RSanz
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Avoid at any cost. If nothing else is open, starve. Compared to all the other wonderful food this area of Italy has to offer this place is completely and utterly awful. The reviews, surroundings and restaurant make you think its att very good place. But...More

Thank Emil J
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Attentive service, a very friendly team and a delicious cuisine. Fish, pasta or seafood - any recommendation was a pleasure! Nice location with a stylish ambiance inside.

2  Thank M M
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a romantic setting at a quiet square in the old town of Tropea. Very friendly staff and good service. The pasta vongele e cozze was very good!

1  Thank dgwdekker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - US$47
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea
  • Phone Number: +39 333 819 9398
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