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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 good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Narciso, 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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1 - 10 of 461 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

This is my first complaint ever and i am a regular traveller around the world but since this place was on my bucket list for three years and i really would like to share disappointment so others might change their minds and not waste time...More

Thank Anastasiya Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the first in my 18 years of living in Italy where sadly I have to say the food was Terrible!! It is very difficult to not eat well in Italy! My boyfriend had the eggplant parmigiana which is a typical dish from Puglia...More

1  Thank Judysb1973
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely one of the most unique locations for a restaurant. Worth it. Kids don't have many options available on the menu, but some waiters are open to improvise a bit. You need to be lucky.

Thank Marcos717171
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unique restaurant; but the sounds of waves crashing, the ambience within the walls of a beautiful cave could not make up for the disappointing quality of food. We ordered sea bass, very fishy, unpalatable; the steak was mediocre and the pasta was poorly prepared. It...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and i travelled really far to visit this restaurant, we made reservation a month in advance, and got confirmation. When we showed up, we got declined, because of my boyfriend wearing shorts. The confirmation we got, set nothing about it. We can only...More

1  Thank pandekandesanne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in a unique place, inside o rock , by the sea... ideal for sunset, very romantic, definitely a very special restaurant. I would've been thrilled by this unique restaurant if only the food was tastier and it was not so touristic..although...More

2  Thank Ifigen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique location overlooking the sea with large cave at the back.Tasty local cuisine made from fresh ingredients. However, the pricing is quite high and not necessarily corresponds with the similar meals of other local restaurants.

Thank Jiri L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am happy we've seen it. Placed in a cave, below and above you, beautifully designed, with taste and style, saxophone and piano live music...you feel you entered different reality for a while... But.... few buts. Very unprofessional for the price and the image they...More

1  Thank sanda27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the View is amazing, but you can get the same view from anywhere else...the service is very poor the servers need to go back to school and get up to speed on how to treat people...they have a very negative attitude....

2  Thank mariasegreti13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View 9 out of 10 Food and service 0 out of 10 Prices: totally overrated This is just well known for its location. Tourist attraction full stop Twomseatings. First at 1930. people start lining up as of 1900 as yfirst comes gets the best table....More

2  Thank Destination2015
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Questions & Answers
Sharon B
14 April 2017|
Response from lorebarba27 |
Hi Sharon, I cannot answer your question. But would like to know where is the closest accommodation. I will stay in Sorrento but not going to drive for 3-4 hours. Thank you so much!!
Sharon B
14 April 2017|
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Response from Leonid L | Reviewed this property |
Another 3-4 hrs by car, depending on traffic; not sure if you can get there by train
6 April 2017|
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Response from Cornel1979 | Reviewed this property |
You have to order minimum 2 courses . Each o e is around 40 euro . Coperto is 10 euro . And wines or proseco are 35 euro and going up until 200 . So around 100 euro minimum for a person .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 117 - US$ 175
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
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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