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Trattoria del Caveoso

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Italian, Pasta
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Via Bruno Buozzi 21 | Sasso Caveoso, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39 0835 312374
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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 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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Every meal i've eaten here has been good

I've visited Caveoso several times during my stay here in Matera and each time i've eaten here its been good. In fact today being my last night in Matera, I will spend it here. Atmosphere is pleasant and the host & waiters are very attentive. Food is local and delicious. It is good value and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've visited Caveoso several times during my stay here in Matera and each time i've eaten here its been good. In fact today being my last night in Matera, I will spend it here. Atmosphere is pleasant and the host & waiters are very attentive. Food is local and delicious. It is good value and no more expensive or cheaper... More 

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...Ma cosa c'entra l'educazione? Non ricordo il "quando", "in quanti" e "quanto", e quindi mi risulta difficile controbattere. Non credo... More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Highly recommended , excellent food quality, portion sizes, very reasonable, high quality house red and attentive service. Some of the pasta dishes were the best we had on this trip down south. No parking nearby, so walking is necessary.

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Naples, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As the #4 rated restaurant when I went to Matera a few days ago, I had very high expectations. Unfortunately compared to several of the other restaurants, it was good but not great. I went there for lunch on my second day. The food was very fresh and all local Lucani dishes, but the food wasn't particularly awe-inspiring compared to... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Dishes are lovingly prepared. Some ancient and modern Lucani Dishes Service is really ok, the owner speaks good english. Wine list is fine and not overpriced. All in all one of the most traditional and oldest of Materas Trattoria

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Calabria
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25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ostria in the historical center, very distinctive because it is located in the stones. offers a good welcome from the staff. The food is typically of Basilicata and Puglia. the prices are reasonable for the type of menu offered. shame about the slow service

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Forestville, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This restaurant came recommended yet the experience left something to be desired. Our meal was somewhat average and the steaks not cooked anywhere near as ordered. Our waitperson was a lovely woman but her husband (i think it was her husband) pretty much ordered her around while he played 'friendly owner' to guests at the tables. We found it off-putting.... More 

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Oakville
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Was recommended to try it by local guide. We had a lovely meal. Make sure you get their appetizer sample platter. Lots of varied food on it to try. Great service...they found us a table even if we had omitted to make reservations.

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Top Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When a restaurant is ranked 2 out of nearly 100 restaurants expectations are high. But for a number of reasons we left the place slightly disappointed: - our starter was a selection of 10 cheeses; unfortunately most of them were pretty much tasteless; - the pastas and - next course - the meat special were good, nothing 'haute cuisine' though;... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A really nice meal in a cave! Great selection of specials. I had a pasta with a cheese sauce and pistachio. My husband had meat skewers stuffed with all sorts of different things. The food was lovely. The restaurant was very busy. A few things were missing on the service (e.g our order of wine was forgotten) but the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Located about halfway between the cave museum and the main square, this little gem is great for lunch. The husband and wife who own it couldn't be nicer. We were on a tour and had to eat in an hour. They made sure we had the courses we wanted in the allotted time. The antipasti we selected was Del Caveoso... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bruno Buozzi 21 | Sasso Caveoso, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 312374

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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