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Trattoria del Caveoso

Via Bruno Buozzi 21, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39 329 391 0202
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Ranked #9 of 175 restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the heart of the Sassi, the food pages of Caveoso welcomes its guests in a hollowed out of the rock, warm and elegant, where you can taste typical dishes of Basilicata accompanied by fine wines selected, including the native Aglianico. The food and wine in the restaurant are consistent with the category and provide a variety of courses. In 2006, the Trattoria has been recognized by the national Chambers of Commerce, for the quality of food and service, with the Quality Mark which is a guarantee for the customer.
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88% Recommend
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Rome, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were scoping out places to eat later that evening when we passed by Caveoso - also recommended by our B&B - at around 7pm to look at the menu. First thing we noticed - delicious typical dishes at the right price (8 euro for a pasta). Next thing you know, the owner has poured us Aperol Spritzes (but no... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We had a really good dinner in this Restaurant. The owner was very kind, explained about the local Food and sugested good Food. The waiter suggested a really good local wine that perfected matched with the good. By the end. of the evening we had a great time there.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although Matera makes the atmosphere, the cook and waiter make the restaurant. That combination is very nice here. The antipasti are tasteful, the grilled beef is how you would like it. Just a good place to have a pleasant dinner. By the way, descent house wine!

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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I was not impressed. The owner advertises a few specials that are not on the menu that he has invented specially for his clients. As soon as you want to look at the menu he seems annoyed. So I decided to absolutely go with one of the specials. A macaroni in a cheese sauce with dried peppers and pistachios. Sounded... More

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Arezzo, Italy
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226 reviews 226 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The owner of the B&B gave some suggestion for dinner and we decided to go to Caveoso and it was the right choice ! We arrived on Matera on a very unusual stormy afternoon and it was pretty wet ! We made a reservation for 8 and by this time the weather was back to normal and we got a... More

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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went for lunch one day when we weren't too hungry so ordered only a pasta course and half carafe of tasty house wine. Both pasta dishes were superb: one with chicory and salami, one with tiny meatballs in a light tomato sauce, We also tried their homemade limoncello...YUM! The husband & wife owners are very kind and welcoming, not... More

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Swanbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went on the recommendation from the Basiliani hotel. Good local fare - the pork special was superb. Worth visiting more than once if possible!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of the B&B where we stayed in Matera, and it was good advice. Service was excellent, the food was great, and the wine recommendation at dinner was very good value. Scalopini with lemon was very good, as was sausage gypsy style. Pasta with porcini mushrooms and truffles was a treat -- the salads,... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Run by husband and wife and they welcomed us warmly. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the service and food were very good. This is the restaurant that Mel Gibson visited on several occasions during the filming of The Passion. Not Michelin standard but worth a visit.

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Aiken, SC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I'm a little surprised at how highly rated this restaurant is. Food was good and service very good but I would expect more from a restaurant this highly rated. Ambiance was just average. Our server did an excellent job but he seemed to have a significant number of tables to wait on. Menu was extensive. My wife probably liked this... More

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