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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Two day trip for excellence

We drove from Vicenza, Italy for two days to dine at this restaurant my husband had been to prior during an assignment to Bari. Entered a spiral staircase carved in the rocky coastline of the Mediterranean sea. It was like a dream, colored lights to see the water washing in under us. It was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We drove from Vicenza, Italy for two days to dine at this restaurant my husband had been to prior during an assignment to Bari. Entered a spiral staircase carved in the rocky coastline of the Mediterranean sea. It was like a dream, colored lights to see the water washing in under us. It was the most romantic evening ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Great dining experience. Delicious food fresh fish great service and breathtaking view. I definetely recommend this place. Viva la Puglia.

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Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We came extra to Polignano a Mare to dine at this unusual Setting for a restaurant. Our experience meets beyond our expectation, the food was superb and deliciously presented, the Staff were friendly and efficient. The Place is magical and romantic and it was worth all the Euros we spent there, for we have had a lovely time. The Manager... More 

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went there on my birthday, the cave was amazing, beautiful ambience, intimate, romantic, I am gluten free - no worries. Delicious food, great service. Couldn't find a fault. Once in a lifetime experience-Don't miss it

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We planned our Italy trip around this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. We arrived for lunch and apart from us only another couple. Food, wine and service was wonderful although expensive $$$ but worth every cent. The view was spectacular....very romantic venue. Lunch is casual - we were wearing shorts and t-shirts but dinner is a lot more formal. (just... More 

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Eeklo, Belgium
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26 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed at Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia in Marina di Ostuni for 10 days. The weather was great for golf, and tourisme, not for a beach holiday. That's why we visited so many villages in the area of Ostuni, Bari, Southern Italy, which was a wonderful experience. The Province of Bari is beautiful. During that same holiday we arrived... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It is hard rate such a beautiful place average, but the food and service force me. I would advise friends to go just for the beauty and I will be going there again. I was surprised by the snobbery of the staff and I fluent in Italian, they know they have a treasure in the environment and so can get... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is very interesting to me that the owner/operator of this uniquely located ristorante has not responded to comments. Either they don't care or think the view will suffice to keep them in business.

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Boca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The setting is remarkable but the food is so good that we returned the next night. Service was exemplary and the sea food tasted as if it had just been caught. Mmmmm

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were at this restaurant 2 years ago. All I can say is awesome, once in a life time and if you are in the area, you MUST go.

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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

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?