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Taverna L'antica Grotta

Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
+39 333 819 9398
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
20 Jun 2016
“Cozy and genuine”
12 May 2016
“A great find for lunch”
Closed Now
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

We really liked this restaurant, it's a shame that it's located so hidden. I wish that more people would find their way here, it's worth it for sure! The pizza was one of the best I had in Tropea. The service was a bit slow,...More

Thank Josefine R
ellepi67, Direttore generale at Taverna L'antica Grotta, responded to this review

Thank you soo much! I hope to see you again!

Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

An out of the way family run restaurant with friendly service, fresh fruit, home made pasta, a very cosy atmosphere. Very Italian family but lots of smiles and personal service made our afternoon in this quiet township in May! Highly recommend this spot off the...More

Thank Mike P
ellepi67, Direttore generale at Taverna L'antica Grotta, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, it was a pleasure to have you as our costumer. we hope to see you again at our restaurant...Yours faithfully

Reviewed 22 October 2014

This was a pleasant change from the rows of restaurants on the main street with good food at reasonable prices and a very helpful owner. Didn't take credits cards when we were there but I think they were newly opened and had not got that...More

1  Thank Rhys P
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Opened early for us, had great suggestions. Try the local antipasto and the house wine. Glad we stumbled upon this great little, authentic place. The owner was wonderful!

1  Thank Raymond Y
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Good food, great ambiance and friendly staff await you in this charming taverna. Truly authentic food and if you get to meet Blaise, the owner, you'll have a blast!

1  Thank RSanz
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Avoid at any cost. If nothing else is open, starve. Compared to all the other wonderful food this area of Italy has to offer this place is completely and utterly awful. The reviews, surroundings and restaurant make you think its att very good place. But...More

Thank Emil J
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Attentive service, a very friendly team and a delicious cuisine. Fish, pasta or seafood - any recommendation was a pleasure! Nice location with a stylish ambiance inside.

2  Thank M M
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a romantic setting at a quiet square in the old town of Tropea. Very friendly staff and good service. The pasta vongele e cozze was very good!

1  Thank dgwdekker
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Excellent service with a smile from Lavinia. The restaurant is a little out of the way, but set in a beautiful "Largo" a corner set in between old buildings. A very romantic setting inside and out. The food is typical with local produce and as...More

Thank dawn1495
Reviewed 26 September 2013

One of coziest restaurants I´ve ever been to. The food was great,the staff was great and the wine was great!

1  Thank Sara L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea
  • Phone Number: +39 333 819 9398
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