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Grotta Ardito

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Via Grotte Ardito 11, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 7210
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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20:00 - 00:00
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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 prawns were top notch. To add my 8 year old ordered sea food soup and... More 

Thank PerryPele
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 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
Zurich, Switzerland
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The first time we came to Grotta Ardito was two years ago. Luckily, it didn't change. Again, we had the table on the roof top facing the sea with a view towards the caves. The food was excellent. We had their entrees, the paccheri with fish and then a whole fish (we were 4 adults with two toddlers). Service was... More 

Thank Martin D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I had a fantastic food experience in Ristorante Grotta Ardito. I had the pleasure to taste the real Italian food, the food of Puglia, maybe the best of the Italian cousin. The quality of fish was great and eating the row sea food was like to eat a piece of sea. I recommend to everybody. The experience was great at... More 

Thank arditoto
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had a lovely meal here sitting on the roof terrace. The staff were friendly and the meal was delicious. I can highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Charliegibney
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This was a great find off the beaten track. We had a great table overlooking the sea on a balcony for two. Our waiter was very helpful and the food delicious. We both had seafood and enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Joanne W
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Beautiful restaurant, excellent wine but food disappointing. Fillet was grisly and extremely hard to cut. I only ate a small portion and was not asked if there was a problem.

Thank Cher K
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signora grazie della sua recensione ma le dico solo questo che a chi ordina il filetto di carne deve essere... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Kind of just ended up here after a long walk, looked closed but they invited us in. The restaurant is on the second floor and upon entering it you feel like you stepped into a foreign movie set, everything you imagine a fine restaurant on the sea would look like. The food was mainly seafood of course but done with... More 

Thank lovetogoalways
Silchester, England
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Visited this restaurant one evening after booking in the morning. We had a balcony seat on the first floor overlooking the sea. We were made most welcome, the service was good and the food excellent.

Thank Silch
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Even the kids explored new tastes this time. Wonderful! My daugjter had the orange pasta with shrimp amd prawns. I had the antipasti muscles and clams. My friend had the swordfish pasta. We topped it off with a local white wine. Wonderfully blended flavors. Beautiful view. So happy we skipped the grottapalazia for here. Better prices, beautiful views and excellent... More 

Thank Dawn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$65
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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
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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