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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 80 424 06 77
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
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“seafood” (18 reviews)
“bucket list” (27 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view was beautiful but do not be fooled. They came out with some bread rolls to start with; they were cold, dry and pretty stale. We then ordered 1 dish of pasta each and it was exceedingly average; probably the worst pasta we’ve had...More

3  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite the comments below, we wanted to try the restaurant and enjoy the Ambiente. Now I have never written this before, but I am seriously telling you not to visit this place! We ordered a bottle of vine (expensive bottle) and water and the waitress...More

1  Thank alex s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At €130 for two courses, you’d expect something quite special. This was especially disappointing. The food was distinctly average. Over the course of a two week holiday across Italy, the food here was the worst we had. The staff were efficient, but unfriendly and disinterested....More

1  Thank Katherine2531
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am so happy to have this experience. It is expensive but you are in a cave with the sea on one side and the ocean reaching into the cave and underneath the restaurant on the other side. The sun is setting and the lighting...More

Thank ViaggioCalifornia
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I both saw a picture of Grotta Palezzese and fell in love. We planned our 20 year anniversary around this restaurant. I made reservations in July of 2017 before we knew where we would stay or how we would get there. I...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had been wanting to go to this restaurant since the first time we saw it online. After going for a boat tour and seeing the venue from down below on the water we knew we couldn't resist making a reservation despite...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The atmosphere can not be beat! The views are the best of any restaurant in the World. Service was great. Food was delicous. We knew going in the price of the restaurant, but still can not give 5 stars due to the cost. I would...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been my dream for years. Booked the table online, immediately after I received an email with booking confirmation together with a map on where to park, dress code , etc. A shuttle escorts you from the parking to the location. You are kindly...More

Thank MonicaG1972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made the mistake of Ignoring the reviews of this restaurant and went anyway. Please read all reviews and pay attention. Fast food at McDonalds or Burger King is better. This restaurant is only for the view of the sea and the feeling of eating...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is truly breathtaking - beautiful, romantic ambiance beyond description. The rest is completely overrated and disappointing. The service was average - the food was really disappointing and it was ridiculously overpriced. Ask you local hotel if there are other places in the area...More

Thank Marie M
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Renan B
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Yokasta | Reviewed this property |
The prefix menu minimum 130 Euros without drinks. If you want to order a la cart is a minimum on two course which is the same.
Sorcha C
May 21, 2018|
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Response from artspacebydesign | Reviewed this property |
Yes, however we recommend taking the time to eat as well. You can order all a cart or individual items from the menu, so you don't have to order a several course meal. The items are a bit expensive but oh my goodness look... More
Sharon R
April 16, 2018|
Response from The Yum L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they're open for lunch and no you can't just have drinks. The minimum spend is 120 EURO per person for a very average two-course meal. It truly is not worth the money. There are plenty of places around with lovely views... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$114 - $171
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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 80 424 06 77
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