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Taverna L'antica Grotta

Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
+39 333 819 9398
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“calamari” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (3 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

We had a very nice meal here while visiting Tropea. It is tucked away and yet clearly popular so you may have to book in advance at busy times. We had a couple of courses each and some wine and water. Food was very good...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Very genuine Italian food, we had pasta and were very satisfied. Cosy place away from main streets and service was superb! Reasonable pricing for italian dishes.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 247anderst
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We called here at 6.30 and booked our table for 8.00, an absolute must or you will struggle to get in, many turned up and were turned away. We had many different courses and the food was delicious, the service the best we have had,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank winters1
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in for an evening meal following a day by the beach. Due to the good reviews my partner and I chose to eat here, and what a fabulous little place it was. It’s tucked away in a nice quiet area away from the hustle...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kimberley-C-19
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and enjoyed thoroughly. Service was unusually good, especially for Tropea. Food was fresh. Highly recommend the Melanzane ripiene: feels like home cooking. The day I visited, pizza was not available for lunch.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2012NM
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend (Calabrese) and I were recommended to visit this restaurant and we were not disappointed. More, the food exceeded our expectations! We both loved it a lot and, I have not eaten better calamari before.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kamila T
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

L’antica Grotta was my favourite restaurant in Tropea. We went for lunch, a little hard to find but worth the effort. The food was unbelievably tasty. They have a lovely outdoor seating area. We had the aubergine parmigiana, the fileja pasta (n’duja) and a side...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SuzanneSheffield
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here based on TA reviews for dinner one evening. We had the seafood linguine and clams spaghetti and a salad. Pastas were to die for......highly recommend. All the dishes that came out past us looked excellent. Particularly the mussels.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank balmainboy
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Had one of my dinner here during my visit in Tropea. Both me and my boyfriend took a pizza each. One of the worst pizzas I’ve eaten. Too much mozzarella which gave it a gummy texture. The staff was very friendly though. More so than...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Anna_i91
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for lunch and I loved it. I ordered Fileja Antica Grotta - a delicious pasta dish with tomato sauce, ‘nduja sausage, mozzarella and aubergine. For dessert I had chocolate and hazel nut tartufo di pizzo. It was excellent. The waiter was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mpasnikowski
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Rota, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea
  • Phone Number: +39 333 819 9398
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