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Il Cantuccio

via delle Beccherie, 33, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39 347 880 0483
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Ranked #89 of 177 restaurants in Matera
Price range: $15 - $57
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lo chef lella michele del ristorante il cantuccio attualmente si e trasferito alla sede estiva terra dei sassi a matera. E stato sostituito da alessandra carriero .Comi di cucina.
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English first
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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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Stockholm
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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George, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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