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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Al Becco della Civetta Restaurant in Castelmezzano

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
Nur C
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Visiting pietrapertosa, our family's ancestral home we stumbled upon becco Della civetta across the gorge in castalmezzano. The impeccably prepared primi brought us back to my grandmother's cooking. Don't miss a delicious antipasto plate with typical cured meats of the region and a phenomenal homemade ricotta. The staff was attentive and passionate about all the goings on in the restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

My best italian experience! Run by a lady farmer who loves her food and shares that passion, and it's sublime. And very friendly professional staff. I felt I could trust them with the menu degustation, the homemade pasta, the meat from their own farm, the total control of ingredients, sauces... It was heavenly. The suggestion of wine was exellent, particular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. The dinning room was full of families and everybody visibly was having a good time and were happy.. We were the only non italian. We were treated warmly and received great service. As a vegetarian the chef adjusted the Manu and it was one of the best vegi meals I can recall.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Having been there a few times, I have yet to be disappointed. The meal has always been different, although I wish I get get a taste of some of the past dishes. I have always ordered the tasting menu, small portions but multiple plates; the chef will customize if you have specific allergies or dislikes. Try to get the chef/owner... More 

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Becco_civetta, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Becco della Civetta, responded to this review

Dear Customer, courtesy is another typical dish of our restaurant we are happy to see that you have enjoyed. We hope to have it again as our guest. More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

This is a beautiful place with great view and ambience. The service was above and beyond, If you get to Castelmezzano, be sure to try it.

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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