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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 80 424 06 77
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Park in town anywhere and walk a few blocks to the entrance of the Restuarant. Descent down several flights of steps and emerge from the cliff face onto an ample walkway. Follow that into the spacious seating artea perched on a large ledge in a...More

Thank artspacebydesign
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Amazing food, the best langoustines I have ever tried, service is brilliant, they just are reading your mind :) very unique place. Must experience this in your life time, so no excuses.

1  Thank Pavel M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place is a tourist trap, period. The view is amazing, yes, but you'd probably have a better chance of getting an ocean-side table if you are/spoke Italian (3 couples queing before us, all speaking English, and including us, were given "no view" tables in...More

7  Thank ThePilgrim168
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here with friends on a trip in October. The ambiance was amazing. The views beautiful. Our service was absolutely wonderful. The wine menu was to die for and the food was very good. I have eaten at many wonderful restaurants...More

1  Thank Tara K
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Good food with a great view and atmosphere! We had one of the best meals of our trip to Puglia there. Services were great. And the view and place is absolutely breathtaking. Reservations are required and (specially during high season) advised to be make much...More

Thank Cris_Selbach
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I booked here 4 months ahead and the day before our booking it was cancelled due to the weather problems in the cave..... they did however suggest their other restaurant but I didn't want to go to that one so I rebooked for dinner the...More

1  Thank DivaGoldCoast
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Location and service is 5 star. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. The location goes beyond words. Absolutely beautiful! The food was good but the price point is driven by the location versus the quality of the food. The parking is not too easy...More

4  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

On arrival there was a queue out the door of customers that had reserved tables, although we were 5 minutes late we still had to join the queue. Luckily the queue was fast moving. The venue is lovely and really something special. The crashing of...More

4  Thank Travelfreak1712
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I visited Grotta Palazzese with my wife and 6 other relatives on a weekend night, during our trip to Italy. I wore a sport coat with business slacks. We arrived at opening time in the evening (7:30 pm). We waited in a long line to...More

1  Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Yes, the experience is unique and the setting is beautiful and romantic but at the end of the meal is it worth the huge price tag; I'm not so sure. Shorts and flip flops are not going to get your in. Apparently jeans will, but...More

1  Thank Alicia S
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18 January 2018|
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Response from Scudamore-Smith | Reviewed this property |
You might; that's how I started; wanted coffee there; but closed; they only open the office door before opening time; you will have to negotiate with the maitre'd; so speak Italian! or stay in the hotel and automatically... More
15 September 2017|
Response from Alicia S | Reviewed this property |
Plan on 4-4.5 hours from Sorrento. There is a 1 star Michelin restaurant in an old nunnery in Sorrento that is half the price and triple the food quality, taste and presentation then this place. Prepare to spend 300 euro for... More
Ava B
11 September 2017|
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Response from Matthew M | Reviewed this property |
Our bill was €650 for four, with aperitifs and wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$122 - US$184
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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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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