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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 - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Great view, average food

We visited the restaurant a few days ago and we really expected better food. But the view and ambiance are amaising and our trip was worth it. We took the tasting menu of six dishes and maybe three were at the level of the price. Reservation is mandatory!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
cvajmalica
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Zagreb, Croatia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant a few days ago and we really expected better food. But the view and ambiance are amaising and our trip was worth it. We took the tasting menu of six dishes and maybe three were at the level of the price. Reservation is mandatory!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went for my sisters 21st birthday with my family and family friends, we were sooo shocked by the whole experience, firstly we turned up and there was nowhere to park for miles, had to park 20 min walk away, then we were told we couldn't go down as it was windy, we were standing in the tiny entrance and... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited the restaurant with my family and, since we requested it beforehand, got the table that's just by the water. Even though the food wasn't as good as I had expected it to be, the view and the atmosphere made up for it! All in all, it was an unforgettable experience.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a magical night! The location is amazing and the standard of the food was great. Although expensive in comparison to other restaurants in the town and is no more than a decent restaurant at home (UK). The staff were really attentive and friendly. The only downside was when the bill arrived, the lobster had been charged at double the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went last year and enjoyed it - a little touristy perhaps but overall OK. So we went again....clearly in the last year the restaurant has featured prominently on Asian travel guides as we were surrounded by (from what I could tell) Japanese, Chinese and Korean visitors galore...and they all turn up at 1830 for dinner so at normal time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the restaurant last week on our honeymoon. The place is just awesome. It is situated in a cave above the sea. They told us that it's extremely hard to get a table. So who cares? We went to polignano by train. It started raining when we got off the train and we got soaked. My wife went into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had an amazing meal at this restaurant for lunch last week. We were a large party of over 20 people. We booked our reservation with Mr. Fisher a couple of months ago and discussed a specific menu for our family celebration. The food was delicious, from the raw fishes of the sea, to the fried fishes, salads, amazing homemade... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We are in Italy on our honeymoon so my husband booked this restaurant as a treat and a surprise! The restaurant definitely has the wow factor as you walk down the stairs and find the cave with waves crashing all around! The service was very attentive, exemplary even and we were treated very well. My husband and I shared two... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you reading this review it probably means you are thinking about going to Grotta Palazzese for a very significant occasion. Otherwise, why else you are here. All the reviews tell you, that this is hugely overpriced, terrible place where no one will be glad to serve you. However, you still reading and thinking: "What if all of reviews are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate at the restaurant. What a stunning location. What decidedly average food and wine. Especially considering the €240 bill for two people. This is home cooking a best. We ate at Trabucco di Mimi (near Peschici) a couple of nights previous to this and the food was far better and the bill half as much

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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 112 - 168
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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