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Grotta Ardito

Via Grotte Ardito 11, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 7210
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“antipasti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Grotte Ardito 11, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here a couple of weeks ago and had an incredible experience in all senses. We will be back again very soon! Much better value, far better service and great menu!

Thank Jesse A
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate at this restaurant twice during our weeks stay in Italy and we highly recommend! The sea bass was our favourite meal of the holiday, we have never tasted fish like it!! It was cooked to perfection! Definitely worth a visit,...More

2  Thank Zzara1
Leo L, Proprietario at Grotta Ardito, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you soo much.. I am very happy for you and you have been fantastic guests. I hope that the next holiday you coming at Grotta Ardito restaurant

Reviewed October 19, 2017

We were 4, risotton with seafood was tasteless, our grilled steaks tasted like soot and the only one who was satisfied was the person who ordered mussel soup which looked more like just mussels cooked in its own liquore. The most expensive we ate in...More

1  Thank RagLady
Reviewed September 14, 2017

My partner and i went to have dinner at Grotta Ardito on the night of July 26th in Polignano A Mare and what a mistake that was! We sat upstairs on the deck, which was quite beautiful albeit quite windy and the owner sat us...More

Thank Sidney C
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Ok for a drink only. We ordered 9 dishes - all terrible. A total disaster really. Even simple fries were very terrible - smells and tastes extremely fishy as they probably used same oil to fry the fish and potato...More

Thank Lai X
Leo L, Proprietario at Grotta Ardito, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

We were directed towards this restaurant by our hotel but wish we had spent our anniversary somewhere else. The good: Located with a view of the ocean although across a large parking lot. Restaurant was clean. We had a table on the balcony reserved (extra...More

Thank themenz
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner one time there during our holidays in Italy. The seafood was not nice and the fish not fresh. The only thing we could eat because we were hungry were the orrechiete. The service is veeeeryyy slooooow

1  Thank Viorica L
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

First, the location is a bit funny. On the edge of the historic center, almost like a single house in the middle of parking lot. But there is a roof terasse and your get the sea view. The menu is huge - especially on the...More

Thank Dafne07
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Went to Grotta Adrdito for my daughter's 19th birthday and had a lovely meal. Starter was fried fish and courgette mousse which was absolutely delicious. For mains we had steaks and they melted in a mouth. My husband pepper steak and mine with mushrooms and...More

Thank PerryPele
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great welcome food and service in this smart seafront restaurant. Zucchini pie with shrimps - the lightest starter ever, mussel and clam soup followed by orecchini with shrimps and bacon. On a balcony and table for two overlooking the Adriatic. Bellissimo.

Thank Simon K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$47 - $71
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Grotte Ardito 11, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Polignano a Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 080 424 7210
  • E-mail
The Trulli Valle Adriatic coast is characterized by the presence of numerous medieval towns and villages that overlook the sea as Polignano that add to the richness of a historic and artistic heritage the striking beauty of the rocky seabed and crystal clear water of the Adriatic coast. The predominantly rocky coasts, contain unique beach coves and edges that distinguishes Polignano a Mare for the high cliff, which as well as offering stunning views, beautiful gorges and hidden caves overlooking the crystal sea. The oldest part of the town stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Adriatic Sea since 2008, Blue Flag. Famous for its historical center the city of Polignano a Mare is also the destination of many scuba divers with about forty caves, many of which can be visited boat, which embellish the town coast. Among all the "Grotta Ardito" for the rare beauty, from which it draws the name of our restaurant. In this heavenly scene finds its frame "Grotta Ardito" interesting address dedicated to the culture of eating and drinking well decorated. The restaurant welcomes customers in elegantly furnished rooms, offering a cuisine inspired by the Apulian culinary tradition, enriched by creative solutions dedicated to the care and refinement of raw materials. Interesting wine list offering the best national and regional labels. In summer you can dine on the terrace enjoying a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea.
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