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Grotta Palazzese | Courtesy of Grotta Palezzese
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This Hidden Restaurant is Amazing and Here’s 20 Instagrams to Prove it

Picture of Andrew Webb
Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 26 February 2018
This is the stunning The Summer Cave restaurant at the Grotta Palazzese Hotel in Puglia, Italy. Carved out of the limestone rocks by the sea, the enchanting venue has played host to banquets since the 1700s.

It’s open from May, serving classic Puglian seafood and pasta dishes until October, when it closes for winter. But it’s not the food you’re here for, it’s that view.

Stunning in the daytime, it’s even more romantic as evening falls

Dusk sees the restaurant come alive, with candles and soft lighting, as well as the dusky glow from the water below.

#grottapalazzese #polignanoamare #puglia #meandyou #ioete❤️ #instalike #instagram #instagood #picoftheday

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And here’s what the food and wine look like

The menu features classic pasta and rice dishes (Puglia is one of the flatter regions of the country and produces a large percentage of the country’s wheat), as well as seafood and fish.

#grottapalazzese #polignanoamare #pasta #monkfish

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#food #foodporn #foodgasm #GrottaPalazzese #restaurant #Polignano #PolignanoAMare

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#grottapalazzese #restaurant #polignanoamare #maresalento

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Pranzetto easy 🤔 #grottapalazzese #enjoy

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Just don’t try this after dinner!