If one was to ever dream of a dinner by the sea, then the ultimate location has to be the stunning Ristorante Grotta Palazzese. The Italian restaurant is absolutely breathtaking in its location and a definite must to include in our Inside The Photo for The Italy Issue!
This limestone grotta (Italian for cave) restaurant is located within a hotel in the town of Polignano a Mare in the beautiful Puglia, on the Southern Adriatic coast of Italy. The town is a 45-minute drive from Bari. The restaurant itself? Located 23 metres above the sea.
About the restaurant:
What was once a grand establishment fit for balls and banquets in the 1700s, now houses a beautiful, and much-photographed restaurant (and hotel!) The restaurant is not open during winter – this seasonal gem is only available for summer lunches and dinners. Reservations are essential, with guests able to choose between set course dinners or a la carte menu options while enjoying the view and live music!
Try, wish and hope for a table by the sea, as these are quite obviously the best! Guests are seated first come, first served at this restaurant, so arrive early. The best photographs are those taken from the bathroom windows, the vantage point looking back over the cave with the tables in clear view.