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Il Cantuccio

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via delle Beccherie, 33 | Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
08351854337
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lo chef lella
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Read another review first. It was glowing. We went. We had appetizers primis secondi and a good bottle of wine. The appis were Ok. The rest of the meal slid down hill. To culminate in the destruction of a nice piece of veal. The wait staff seemed to avoid us. To the point of we had to scavenge... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
Billea84
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Read another review first. It was glowing. We went. We had appetizers primis secondi and a good bottle of wine. The appis were Ok. The rest of the meal slid down hill. To culminate in the destruction of a nice piece of veal. The wait staff seemed to avoid us. To the point of we had to scavenge cutlery off... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Use to be good a few years back. Wouldn't go there again. Service and food weren't as good as they use to be and you have to pay close attention to your bill.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After walking through the beautiful old city of Matera (for us, one of the highlights of Pulia) we wound up at the far end of the city by the cathedral. We turned to the left and found a modern level walkway that would bring us back to our starting point. It was well past lunchtime and the touring of the... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant based on its mention in the Lonely Planet. We visited the restaurant on a Friday evening and it seemed quite busy. Our first course was excellent. However, we had to wait over 45 minutes for the main course and needed to search someone out to pay the bill, over two hours after we had... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had heard and read good things - so were looking forward to some tasty traditional food, but feel we ended up having a poor experience and think the main man (Michael Lella) may have been away and the remaining staff wanted a quiet night. I'll talk you through it: It looked empty from the street; and after waiting a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ended up at this place because of all the hype that we saw on the internet with many saying it's the best in Matera. Though the food was good, it was nothing extraordinary. The service was ok and the wine was a bit overpriced compared with the type of restaurant and the price of the food. The atmosphere was... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a lunch here. It was fine but nothing out of the ordinary. We were four of us, some different dishes but no one was to thrilled. Nice service. Good but nothing extra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Small restaurant with very good prices in the newer part of that magnificent, astonishing town which is Matera. Nice, familiar service, great Ricotta, subtle Fave e Cicoria, interesting Ravioli (but too much elaborated in my opinion), great choice of Antipasti. Great place!

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17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Most of the restaurants open at eight for dinner, we came a bit early and they were ready for us. The intimate restaurant and kitchen was very clean. The food was interestingly flavoured with herbs. I had the Agnello, mutton very well cooked and flavoured. The dolce di casa was a nice sponge cake, not too sweet. They have a... More 

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The restaurant has a small dining room and reasonable prices ( 5 euro for the antipasti, 8 euro for the primi and 13-15 euro for the secondi). The food was uniformly well prepared and delicious and we shared each of the dishes. It's located on the street that via del Duomo turns into as you walk into the new part... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via delle Beccherie, 33 | Matera, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: 08351854337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 57

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

Description

Lo chef lella

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