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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

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Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 (0)80 4240677
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location food just ok

We went with high expectations! We where left a bit underwhelmed. I won't post pictures as it wouldn't do the place justice. There where some high points to the evening. Fresh lobster was great but the pasta and seared tuna just weren't up to scratch. When we got back to our hotel we went straight... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
btg117
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went with high expectations! We where left a bit underwhelmed. I won't post pictures as it wouldn't do the place justice. There where some high points to the evening. Fresh lobster was great but the pasta and seared tuna just weren't up to scratch. When we got back to our hotel we went straight to the bar and ordered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a total shame. Amazing setting but the food was nothing special and the prices were ridiculous for what you got. This was my second time there, taking new friends to experience the beauty of the space and what I thought was great food. This second time around proved to me that it has become a tourist trap and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is unique! Perfect for a couple. It had a beautiful view and even though it was a hot day, we were very comfortable. The food was delicious. The service was great and my 7 year old son love looking down in the cave and on the ocean side (he had a wonderful time).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dinned in a few nice restaurants around the world, but i would like to say that Grotta Palazzese is unique in his way. Although I read a lot of reviews that say good and bad things about it before we try it. Now I am sure that you should go at least once, probably we will go at least... More 

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7 Thank RobertStaicu
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grotta Palazzese is a restaurant inside a 4 star hotel very peculiar as going down to stairs you arrive in a cave! View is breath taking, you have dinner looking down the sea waves! A violinist helps the magical athmosfere, candles and dark (not very easy to read the menu actually!). Food is nice but not surprising, price is high... More 

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2 Thank Vittoriadeghi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is nothing short of spectacular. The unbelievably beautiful and truly unique setting make for a very special meal, and thankfully the service, food and wine were incredible. Having travelled Italy extensively, and many other beautiful parts of the world, I cannot recommend this experience (it is not just a meal and a hotel) highly enough. Make the... More 

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3 Thank olivina01
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My girlfriend and I traveled to Polignano a Mare in July. We made reservations a month before our trip and we were super excited to have dinner here. Let me be clear: the scenery was perfect but the food was awful. Possibly one of the worst meals I've ever had. We both ordered the tasting menu. Their seared ahi tuna... More 

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15 Thank dspanos00
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Great view and a stunning experience to eat in a sea-side cave. The service was quick and friendly. The food however is a bit overpriced and you can find better for less....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A friend and I were traveling around Italy and decided that we had to try this restaurant although we fully expected it to be overpriced, mediocre food and our treat would be to dine in a cave. This restaurant exceeded our expectations. First, eating in this cave IS incredible. Be clear that you want to sit on either the ocean... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Food could have been better. We enjoyed a great outlook (if you get a table by the water). It is inside a hotel. Wines were nice. You would want to be staying close if you plan on having a few wines

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Restaurant Details

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 (0)80 4240677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 113 - 169
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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