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Trattoria del Caveoso

Via Bruno Buozzi 21, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39 329 391 0202
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Ranked #5 of 179 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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We got mixed grill and veal scallopini. Lamb was tough and too "lamb-y". Veal was just not good - tough, lacked any kind of seasoning and the sauce was tasteless. We got a dessert that was nothing special either. Very disappointing as we were looking forward to a great dinner.

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Budapest, Hungary
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71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Unlike in many places around Southern Italy, our waiter spoke good English, the service was efficient, the food good and prices reasonable. This restaurant is set in a very characteristic setting - a sort of a cave in Matera. We had a set of vegetarian starters, mixed grilled meats and involtini di maialino. We had some house rose wine. we... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Within walking distance of our hotel, so we actually ate there both nights of our trip. Amazing antipasti and the pasta dish of the day was always the best bet. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice big terrace to watch the world go by. Look out for the steps near the restaurant which will take you right up to the... More

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Rome, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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