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Al Becco della Civetta

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Vico 1 Maglietta, 7, 85010 Castelmezzano, Italy
+39 (0)971 986249
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We went here for a meal tonight, and it was possibly the finest meal we've ever had. The place is vast inside, with a magnificent terrace outside. We were recommended an excellent Cantina Di Venosa Rosso 2011 for only €12 and had two lovely antipasto, two mains, superb deserts and a local aperitif... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Klimmen, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Because of the many positive reviews of this restsurant we decided to have diner in here during our 1day stay in this nice little town. Food was nice, we have had much better during our holiday in italy, but was not worth the total amount we had to pay. Overall a little disappointing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went here for a meal tonight, and it was possibly the finest meal we've ever had. The place is vast inside, with a magnificent terrace outside. We were recommended an excellent Cantina Di Venosa Rosso 2011 for only €12 and had two lovely antipasto, two mains, superb deserts and a local aperitif Lucano: check it out

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderfully prepared foods, with contemporary twists and presentation. Views from the terrace are fantastic. The chefs are a joy to talk with and are more than happy to make suggestions when asked. Highly recommended and very reasonably priced for the extremely sophisticated fare they provide. Gabrielle and Antoinetta are extremely knowledgeable and employ a majority of ingredients from the immediate... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had the great honor of dining and experiencing the food, staff and fabulous views at this restaurant. The staff are most friendly and helpful, let me add I don't speak Italian and got on just fine. The food lovely, the views are beyond words!!! You must put this town and restaurant on your must do and see in Italy!!!... More 

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Yorkshire
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the restaurant part of La Locanda Hotel, where we stayed. We found the food delicious and pertaining to the local area. Wine list excellent, again many local wines to try out.

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Rome, Italy
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

if it wasn't the best it was definitely one of the best dinners we had in last couple of years. The pasta dishes were to die for but what took our breath away was the meat. We had ordered grilled lamb and tagliata di vitello and both dishes were simply divine, extremely well cooked and so tender one could cut... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We drove 3 hours from Maratea to have lunch at Al Becco della Civetta. in Castelmezza. The restaurant is perched in a mountain top with amazing views. We arrive at 2pm for lunch and were quite early by Italian standards so there was only 1 other couple in the restaurant. We received great attention from our server and the female... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

This was a splendid meal. And the service from Salvatore was the best we've had in Italy so far. The lamb might also have been the best I've ever had anywhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you are visiting Castelmezzano or even just driving around, exploring nearby villages, this restaurant is not to be missed. It is a bit on the pricier side, but it is a very high quality take on authentic Lucanian food, with a wine list to match. The view over Castelmezzano from the window-side tables is beautiful, and you can buy... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We knew Castelmezzano was a wonderful place to go. It's listed as one of Italy's Most Beautiful Villages (I Borghi Piu Belli d'Italia) and was featured in the German magazine GeoSaison. We planned to have lunch here but found it closed when we arrived at 12:30pm. Disappointed, we walked around the village seeking an alternative. Several locals were eager to... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico 1 Maglietta, 7, 85010 Castelmezzano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Castelmezzano
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)971 986249

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