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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Set in the cliff overlooking the sea, this is a truly wonderful location. However, we felt that the quality of the food didn't quite match the location or price and wouldn't eat there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

With such an incredible setting, our expectations were high. We decided to visit Polignano specifically for this restaurant. The view was breathtaking. Everything else was breathtakingly bad. Essentially, the owners have taken one of the most beautiful natural spots in Europe and somehow managed to screw it all up. Seriously, don't eat here. There are view points on the roads... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am a well traveled Italian, passionate of good food and good wine, and this is the second time I went to Grotta Palazzese, this is a review you can trust, to finally make some clarity about this place. 1. Place: the location is possibly the nicest place you will ever go to, you will fall in love with it... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The waiters was rude, impolite and gave bad service - we felt we were an inconvenience to the staff during the whole dinner! The food was horrible - we had the tasting menu and could not eat more than a guarter and that was when we force ourselves. So with that said, only the view remain and we would say... More

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Tucson
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The view was amazing! Great place to take pictures. Everything is so expensive. A plate of pasta is 30 euro, is very small, and not so good. Waiters just stand around, and stare, making you feel really uncomfortable. And they are very rude! Loved the experience, but i wouldn't go back.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

rudness, wanted to get the menu and asked politely if we could look around. got kicked out and told that if we were not guests of the hotel we were not allowed to come in. we went several times to Polignano a mare and this is really the first time we've been mistreated in a public place.

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Studley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Unusual Hotel Restaurant used for a wedding we attended. On a platform within a cave overlooking the sea. Food was excellent.

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Avon, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have travelled to the Puglia region several times with my family and have only ever experienced rude behavior twice in all my years-- both times here at Grotta Palazzese. On May 23, I showed up for lunch with my wife and a guest, all dressed in our biking outfits (we are spending a month at a nearby villa and... More

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I am Italian, I have been to Puglia many times and I have never had such a bad meal. Not only the menu hasn't been updated since the 70's but the food is not fresh, cooked in an uncaring way and ridiculously over priced. Great location but a waste of money. My fish was stale and swimming in a tasteless... More

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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Wonderful location, very suggestive but the food they offer is barely acceptable for the price they ask. I suggest people to go there just for a coffee and see the place but I think it's not worth to eat in such a place

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