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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

If your idea of a romantic Italian dinner is a Sloppy Giuseppe and bottle of house Chianti at Pizza Express, prepare to have your mind blown! With its stunning scenery of fairy grottoes and caves overlooking the perfectly blue Adriatic Sea, Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is perhaps the world’s most romantic Italian restaurant.

Carved out of magnificent limestone rocks, this Hotel Ristorante in Polignano a Mare lies in a location unparalleled anywhere in the world. That’s the reason visitors have been coming to this location and falling under its enchanting spell for centuries.

Is this really the world's most romantic restaurant?

The Italians know a thing or two about romance - the very word romance derives from the word Roman, so fire up your latin heart, pucker your lips and share a single strand of spaghetti with the one you love like Lady and Tramp… ending in a kiss, of course! 

The Hotel boasts a picturesque, heart-melting restaurant which serves exquisite tasting menus, à la carte dishes and bellissimo wines. While the ristorante is open for lunch, we highly recommend an early-evening dinner to allow the sky to turn perfect peachy pink over the crystal clear turquoise waters.

The Summer Cave, you see is naturally lit by the aquamarine reflection from the sea and this, together with stylish lamp lighting make you feel like you’ve stepped into an Italian fairy tale. Which, of course, you have because local nobility have been holding lavish banquets in this vaulted limestone cavern since the 1700’s.

In Short:

  • Travel to the beautiful region of Puglia in the heel of Italy
  • Let the crystal Adriatic waters enchant you
  • Let Life of Riley know if this is the most romantic restaurant in the world
  • Fall in love at Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
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