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Taverna L'antica Grotta

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Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We really liked this restaurant, it's a shame that it's located so hidden. I wish that more people would find their way here, it's worth it for sure! The pizza was one of the best I had in Tropea. The service was a bit slow, but since there were only me and my family there it didn't matter.

Thank Josefine R
ellepi67, Direttore generale at Taverna L'antica Grotta, responded to this review

Thank you soo much! I hope to see you again! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

An out of the way family run restaurant with friendly service, fresh fruit, home made pasta, a very cosy atmosphere. Very Italian family but lots of smiles and personal service made our afternoon in this quiet township in May! Highly recommend this spot off the main piazza.

Thank Mike P
ellepi67, Direttore generale at Taverna L'antica Grotta, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, it was a pleasure to have you as our costumer. we hope to see you again at our restaurant...Yours faithfully More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

This was a pleasant change from the rows of restaurants on the main street with good food at reasonable prices and a very helpful owner. Didn't take credits cards when we were there but I think they were newly opened and had not got that sorted at the time we were there.

1 Thank Rhys P
Monument, CO, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Opened early for us, had great suggestions. Try the local antipasto and the house wine. Glad we stumbled upon this great little, authentic place. The owner was wonderful!

1 Thank Raymond Y
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Good food, great ambiance and friendly staff await you in this charming taverna. Truly authentic food and if you get to meet Blaise, the owner, you'll have a blast!

1 Thank RSanz
Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Avoid at any cost. If nothing else is open, starve. Compared to all the other wonderful food this area of Italy has to offer this place is completely and utterly awful. The reviews, surroundings and restaurant make you think its att very good place. But no one in my family i was there with (we were 7 in total) was... More 

Thank Emil J
Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Attentive service, a very friendly team and a delicious cuisine. Fish, pasta or seafood - any recommendation was a pleasure! Nice location with a stylish ambiance inside.

2 Thank M M
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a romantic setting at a quiet square in the old town of Tropea. Very friendly staff and good service. The pasta vongele e cozze was very good!

1 Thank dgwdekker
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Excellent service with a smile from Lavinia. The restaurant is a little out of the way, but set in a beautiful "Largo" a corner set in between old buildings. A very romantic setting inside and out. The food is typical with local produce and as fresh as it comes. Lovely food with a local spin with an average price. Would... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

One of coziest restaurants I´ve ever been to. The food was great,the staff was great and the wine was great!

1 Thank Sara L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 37
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea
  • Phone Number: 393338199398

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?