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Il Cantuccio

via delle Beccherie, 33, 75100 Matera, Italy
0835 332090
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Ranked #79 of 175 restaurants in Matera
Price range: $15 - $57
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Stockholm
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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George, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We decided to give Il Cantuccio a go on the basis of the usually reliable Lonely Planet recommendation. However, it feels to us thatMatera has moved on quite fast in the last couple of years, and Lonely Planet has not kept up. There are some fabulous restaurants (our favourite is Francesca, and there are many new ones opening every year),... More

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Tel Aviv
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We got to Il Cantuccio following a recommendation on Lonely Planet. We were a bit worried when we stepped inside the restaurant, as most of the diners were tourists. Our experience, however, was just great. We started with an interesting dish Ricotta cheese and balsamic vinegar. The cheese had a very unusual firm texture and wasn't just delicious. Mushroom soup... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My husband and I wandered into Il Cantuccio on our last day of holiday in Italy. I wish we'd gone sooner. First off - this isn't like entering a typical restaurant. It feels more like entering someone's home, which happens to have lots of dining tables in it. We were there on a Monday and the only person working was... More

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Solna, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Whenever I visit Matera, I always make sure to have dinner at Il Cantuccio and I am never disappointed. Tonight's visit was equally satisfying. We started with the fave e cicoria, a local specialty of fava bean puree with wild chicory that was perfectly prepared and full of flavour. We then had fantastic entrée--pork scaloppine with sultanas for me and... More

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Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I Had taken 27 Australians to lunch here and they all agreed it was like being at an Italian Sunday lunch back home. The small goods where all made by the owners and the ricotta was made 2 hours before we got there and was so creamy and delicious. The hand made pastas where so flavorful and delicious, then the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Our hotel suggested Il Cantuccio for dinner, and we were very pleased with the recommendation. The room is intimate and quiet, and our pasta was delicious. Located in the historic district of Matera, this restaurant is a great choice for travelers interested in excellent local fare served in a lovely, tranquil environment.

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