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Trattoria del Caveoso

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Via Bruno Buozzi 21 | Sasso Caveoso, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39 0835 312374
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, excellent service.

We were visiting Matera for the first time and looking for somewhere to eat at 9pm - the busiest time in Italy. We liked the look of the Caveoso and its menu but noticed full tables and a small queue of customers. We joined the queue, told them we had not booked, but hoped they might have room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were visiting Matera for the first time and looking for somewhere to eat at 9pm - the busiest time in Italy. We liked the look of the Caveoso and its menu but noticed full tables and a small queue of customers. We joined the queue, told them we had not booked, but hoped they might have room... After some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This restaurant looks like a very authentic place, popular among the Italians. They have a huge variety of pasta, not limited to the menu only, you need to ask for their specialties. The range of recipes will satisfy even the most exquisite taste. And the homemade wine pleasently surprised us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A good, above average trattoria. The porcini and truffle fettuccine brought us back two nights running. A bit chaotic if they are busy, which is most of the time, but charming service nonetheless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to this place for lunch and get back for dinner, testing both the pasta and the meat. The steak was what really impressed me most since I cannot easily recall something so tender and juicy. Hints: - make a reservation, they're always busy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had lunch outside there. Food was nice but nothing special. The restaurant was very busy due to large tourist groups eating there (not great for the atmosphere) and service was slow as a consequence. Truffle tagliatelle we ate was nice but a bit too oily and the truffle was not very high quality. Good but should try harder.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

.... the food could indeed be better. We had though an excellent Aglianico wine that was the real discovery. The waiters were focused in trying to please us but it was not a genuine attitude. All in all a decent finding but I am sure that Matera can offer more.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After the reviews on here I was really looking forward to this meal. We did not book but went early to get a table. We were lucky. But after that things just went wrong. It took forty minutes to take the food and drinks order, three times one of the waiting staff came up to us and asked have you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

As gluten intolerant I was happily surprised that I could eat pasta and a desert. Both were yummy. My partner ate the specials of the night (got a tris of pasta) which was sublime, but a bit too heavy. The service is kind, but the restaurant is not very silent or cozy if you want a romantic dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Small but unique restaurant in the Matera caves valley. You will find outstanding territory products. Very good service, coordinated by the gentle host. I suggest to taste the appetizers (local cheese dish or vegetabes dish). Very good the pasta's menu, where you'll find, apart from the list, a "special of the day". I tasted the "paccheri with caciotta, pistacchi e... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sat at a table outside, dishes (and specials) explained in detail. The antipasti was out of this world - especially the vegetarian dishes. Clever little dishes that all had a radically different falvour. House wine is good and the pasta dishes full of flavour. Orecchietti with sausage and mushrooms was faultless - fennel in sausage was a surprise but perfect.... 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 23 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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