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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Lo chef lella

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent meal

We are an American family traveling through Matera and found (and liked) this restaurant. Vito, our server, was excellent and spoke perfect English. We ordered the appetizer tasting menu which was delicious. The risotto with mushrooms was not appetizing, but we enjoyed the cavatelli with meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Michael S
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and I took our three kids in Il Cantuccio tonight wanting a quick but good meal as it is our last night in Italy. The food was fantastic and Vito coped wonderfully despite being on his own due to losing a staff member through sickness. We had a choice of antipasti including the wonderful carpaccio and then went... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We are an American family traveling through Matera and found (and liked) this restaurant. Vito, our server, was excellent and spoke perfect English. We ordered the appetizer tasting menu which was delicious. The risotto with mushrooms was not appetizing, but we enjoyed the cavatelli with meat sauce. The house primitivo wine was delicious. The ambiance could use some fresh flowers... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I did quite some research to find a small, intimate and of course with good food restaurant in Matera to celebrate my husband's birthday. I was quite proud of myself when I thought I found a gem, naturally went with quite high anticipation. Unfortunately the food didnt wow us, not even satisfying. To be fair, service was good and not... More 

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new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Il Cantuccio is hidden away in the back streets of Matera, but absolutely worth the effort to find it. A small restaurant with lovely decor. The owners are host and chef, and the menu is typical Southern Italian faire. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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blue170869
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant. Shared a tasting plate that was delicious and both main meals were lovely. Had wine recommended that was very nice. Vito was a great host and a real character.

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Brussels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were quite satisfied of the dishes even though some local dishes typical of Matera were missing. It is in the centre and easy accessible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having read all the recent extremely positive notes regarding the new management of the restaurant, I was curious to find out. The restaurant is tiny and cute, and served by the two young owners. Service is impeccable and attentive, and the menus well described and appetizing. What was served was unfortunately decent but nothing special. The mixed antipasto was at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is very authentic and the staff is extremely nice. Loved the fava bean pasta and the eggplant parm. Also very centrally located off the main piazza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

New owners since one month. Great food based on local terroir. Good local wine. Very reasonable prices and very friendly. Thank you Vito and Michelle

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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We're totally in love with this place. Location is good - no view, but close to Piazza V. Veneto and P. San Francesco. Service is more than excellent - we understand that the place has been under new management since May 2015, and the owner evidently has put its soul into the business. Food is delicious, menu is not big,... 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: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Lo chef lella

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