The Summer Cave

The Summer Cave restaurant inside Italian cavern offers lifetime experience

The Summer Cave belonging to Hotel Grottta Palazzese  is an enchanting restaurant located in the old town of Polignano a Mare in Southern Italy. The restaurant is built the inside the centuries old cave to offer unique dining experience to the diners.

The restaurant overlooking gorgeous view of Adriatic, which is a limestone cave jutted out 74-feet above the sea level, allowing diners to adore the waves’ lapping while enjoying their meal. The aquatic light creating distinctive and romantic ambiance naturally brightens up the beautiful restaurant facing the Mediterranean Sea.

Offering lifetime experience to visitors,  the restaurant is furnished with natural materials that blend beautifully with natural surroundings. The restaurant serves Italian delicacies to the visitors and also follows a dress code to the atmosphere of the restaurant. Inhabited since the Neolithic and was once a Greek colony, it is believed that restaurant might be in use since 1700s.  

Voted as the most romantic restaurant in the world by Fodor Travel Guide, The Summer Cave opens from May to October and closed in winter for renovation and maintenance.  The restaurant is truly equivalent to a tranquil haven, due to sound of water crashing the rock beneath, natural breeze and dimly lit interior.

The Summer Cave

The Summer cave is part of Hotel Grottta Palazzese

The Summer Cave

Restaurant set in a vaulted limestone cave in the town of Polignano a Mare in Southern Italy

The Summer Cave

Minimal artificial lighting to bring in the natural aqautic lights

The Summer Cave

Siting arrangement to offer view of Mediterranean Sea

The Summer Cave

The location had been inhabited since the Neolithic and was once a Greek colony

The Summer Cave

Wooden flooring and natural furnishings to comeplemt the cave

The Summer Cave

View of restaurant and hotel

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