Fine dining experiences, now more than ever, are a coveted luxury. We are looking forward to the day when restaurants open back up and we’re able to enjoy the luxury of a great meal with excellent service. Until then, we’re dreaming up places to add to our list. You may ask – what sets a restaurant apart to be worthy of this list? A combination of quality food, presentation, service, atmosphere, and exclusivity are all important factors. When we discovered Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, a charming five-star sea-side restaurant set in a natural cave, we immediately had our notepad handy.
Located in the heart of Polignano A Mare, a quaint town on the southeastern coast of Italy, this seaside restaurant is anything but ordinary. The natural cave setting overlooking the Adriatic sea makes this one of the most secluded and romantic dining destinations in the world. As the terrace is completely outdoors, Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is only open during the warmer months of the year, making it even more exclusive to visit. Attention to the quality of the food and the harmony of the visual presentation, are some of the elements the restaurant owners take pride in. Special tasting menu’s titled “Magic”, “Charming”, and “Vegan/Vegetarian” are thoughtfully prepared to indulge in.
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