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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
39 80 4240677
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Torrington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

On a cold winter day...a picture of this restaurant was posted on my facebook page. I decided I had to go here. It was a once in a lifetime experience. On a super hot day above ground to go down inside the grotto and enjoy lunch was a wonderful experience. The grotto was cool, we were glad we went for... More

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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was there two days ago with my girlfriend. It was her birthday and we wanted to do something special. Given the very high price, we expected a unique experience. What we got was a mediocre and extremely overpriced food that was served in a rush so they could free up the table for other customers. Don't waste your time... More

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perth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A really wonderful setting and a thoroughly enjoyable meal. We went to restaurant for its magical setting and was well worth it. You are truly with a gorgeous sea view. If there was one criticism it was that the waitresses did not explain the actual meal. We had 3 Degustazione and would have liked a little information on each course.... More

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Tbilisi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had only one hour to stay in the restaurant and it was totally unforgettable experience! Service is very good, food perfect, view amazing, the atmosphere is warm. You are sitting there watching sunset, birds are flying above you from cave to sea direction and vise versa and all you can do just feel it. I was full of emotions... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After reading the mixed reviews on Trip advisor we were unsure whether we wanted to take the risk of dining here or not. It was for our one year wedding anniversary and we really wanted something special. We decided to go even with all the negative reviews! We are so so happy we did! It was the most amazing setting... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a really magical spot, with the restaurant and bar being set inside a large cave that extends all the way to the back of the restaurant. I just could not get enough of the gorgeous sea view and the sounds of the waves hitting the rock. Having been forewarned that the lunch takes a while, we told the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Too expensive mediocre quality too touristic they oblige you to have 3dishes this normally is not necessary when food is good and you turn many tables based on quality too bad in the end... You feel fooled

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Punta Gorda
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was with a small tour group(14) and someone suggested this Ristorante. Its only open from April until November.The other months its closed because of Waves crashing through the whole dining room which is basically a gorgeous cave. Prices were outrageous while the food was just ok. They charge you 10 euros each just to sit down. On top of that,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a group of 12 people who dined here on July 22 to celebrate my birthday. Despite us booking 3 months in advance we did not get the table we had been promised. The service was unfriendly, bordering to hostile, very unattentive and very slow. We had to wait 30 minutes just to get the wine we orderd when... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

On the face of it, this place looks like the location for a Bond film, or the setting of a Dumas novel. Ultimately you will always visit such a beautiful, unique place with high expectations. It seems nonsensical that a place of such aesthetic prominence cannot be first class in it's other facets. But good sense plays no part in... More

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