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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

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Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 80 424 06 77
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12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
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19:30 - 23:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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390 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Imagine yourself inside a carved out limestone restaurant with the Adriatic Sea tide hitting the rocks below. It's a fantasy restaurant with delicious food and the most accommodating, helpful and wonderful staff. I feel like a very lucky person to have experienced this unique gem. The hotel was booked, so I wasn't able to stay there, but, even though it... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant nine months in advance. Set in a cave watching the sunset of the ocean, what more could you want. We were sat two tables back from the ocean and next to the waiters serving trolley. Very unset I asked to move and the waiter was very rude. I spoke to another person in the restaurant that... More 

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Mt Shasta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Italy several times and eaten in countless ristorantes, osterias, tavernas and trattorias. The Grotta Palazzese wins the price for the worst food I have ever had in Italy. The food was tasteless and poorly prepared. We had fish that was fried to death, greasy flavorless pasta, and vegetables that were delivered only after we reminded our waiter... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very overrated. Only tourists eat here. Locals won't. The menu would be much better if they served local farm to table food. View is magnificent but better just to have a drink, skip the food!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

As we were already in ltaly, l thought l might surprise my husband with dinner and an overnight stay here to celebrate his birthday. The family joined us for what was to be an unforgettable evening. The food was good, not the best, but the night was a night to remember. The staff were attentive and friendly and best of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Please don't allow the title to sway you; keep your expectations real. Bottom line: if you want to make an impression and get hubby points for taking your wife out on a romantic dinner date, this is the place; it is loaded with ambiance! However, I am unsure if the food equals the ambiance. Would it be better to eat... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I had an extraordinary lunch at this restaurant during our visit to the Polignano a Mare. You can describe the atmosphere in one word - Unique. The service was on a high level as one would expect from such place (consider service charge Eur 10 per cover) but still a room for improvement. Food is average. The... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had this place on my bucket list of places to see when in Italy. It was amazing to be there and experience being in a seaside grotto. We were seated towards the back near an open cave pool where you can see the water coming in and out. Birds flew in over our heads whilst we ate. The service... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is the most incredible place to dine. Regarding the food, it's absolutely fine, not bad at all, I had lovely fish courses and a great dessert. The same goes for the service, I found it to be good. You are paying to enter the most majestic dining setting that will leave you completely stunned and awestruck during and afterwards... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ok. The food was not that bad. And yes you can eat better in italy and way cheaper. The service was correct, noone was rude or something. But hey, you dont come here to get awesome italian food. But for the place. And i ve never saw prettier restaurant than that. Was my second time. For special occasion. All dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$106 - US$159
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Polignano a Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 80 424 06 77

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