Have you ever imagined fine dining while sitting in the middle of a cliff with water either side you? Well I probably hadn't either but since eating at the Ristorante Grotta Palazzese it is an experience I will never forget. This restaurant is beautifully set up in the middle of a Grotto. It is not cheap (did you expect it to be?) but it is well worth it!
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is located in the beautiful cliff-side town of Polignano a Mare in Apulia, Italy (about a 30 minute drive south of Bari). The ristorante is in the heart of the old town in the Grotta Palazzese Hotel.
The food and wine is very good quality. The seafood and pasta were fresh and the Ristorante Grotta Palazzese uses farm direct ingredients. The tuna tartare for entree was particularly good as was the seafood pasta. The salmon we had for main was very fresh but was overcooked. The wine selection was huge and the waiters were very knowledgeable on the best wines throughout Italy.
We have been lucky enough to eat Michelin starred restaurants and the food is getting close to this standard but is probably not quite there yet but it is well worth visit Ristorante Grotta Palazzese purely for the incredible setting.