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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“bucket list” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were wanting a special evening and were willing to splurge. Instead we felt we were taken to the cleaners. This restaurant is expensive (minimal per person charge is about 130 euros) but you are only paying for the beauty of the grotto...the food is...More

Thank SuperTouristaOne
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think its unique to dine in a cave above the sea..however, it wasn't food from heaven, like from a celebrity chef..Maybe I am spoiled living in NYC. I felt we were rushed, in a strange way it had an institutional feel...I felt the ambience...More

Thank ELSUSHI921
Reviewed yesterday

When I first saw pictures of Grotto Palazzese, I knew that I had to go there. I knew I was going to be in Puglia while it was still open (May-Dec) and given it was my best friend's 50th birthday while we were in Italy,...More

2  Thank Kerrie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Grotta Palazzese in mid-september 2018. The restaurant itself is absolutely stunning and the whole experience was phenomenal. I didn't like the fact that we had to wait outside for the doors to open (at exactly the time we'd booked the table for); we...More

Thank Niamh1969
Reviewed 3 days ago

Terrible service. Mediocre food at best. Believe the very poor reviews. Do not believe the hype. If you live in New York City or any metropolitan city or have dined in some top restaurants, do NOT waste your time here. The view is nice, but...More

Thank Molly G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here on 16th Sept knowing full well that it was aimed at occasional tourists prepared to spend ( or can afford to ) 250 - Euros per head. It was an interesting venue but not breath taking in views or ambience. This is...More

Thank 914Steve17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

very wistful dinner, seafood and fish, very good 4 types of wine, delicate dessert, very nice service. The price is exorbitant but the place compensates for everything - we recommend this restaurant to people who are not a pity to spend on food 450 euros...More

1  Thank Companion307051
Reviewed 4 days ago

The location is stunning, Having a dinner in the caves, watching the sea from the balcony , aww amazing! However I'm from Puglia, and I was expecting something better from a place like that, I can eat much better in here spending half of the...More

Thank Giuliana P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not an enjoyable experience even though it’s an amazing setting, the rest of the experience is below a average. Not sure if they understand that the price tag for a sitting at this restaurant has to be more than the setting... Staff are hopeless and...More

Thank Fearless738310
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On my bucket list. Lived up to our expectations and then some. Everything about this was exceptional from the moment we entered until we left . Food outstanding. Only 4 stars because of slow service.

Thank reggie1940
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August 22, 2018|
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Response from LondonLady | Reviewed this property |
We were part of a wedding group so we didn’t pay anything.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$117 - US$176
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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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