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Ristorante Francesca

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Italian, Pasta
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Vico Bruno Buozzi, 9, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310443
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Description: Ubicato nel cuore dei sassi di matera, a due passi dalla spettacolare...
Ubicato nel cuore dei sassi di matera, a due passi dalla spettacolare piazza S.Pietro Caveoso, il Ristorante Francesca propone una cucina tipica rivisitata utilizzando prodotti selezionati di provenienza e produzione locale. Ambienti interni scavati nel tufo( pietra caratteristica locale) ambienti esterni di esclusivo utilizzo stagionale ( primavera/estate ) caratterizzati da terrazzi esterni che rendono il trascorrere del tempo piacevole e lo spazio infinito.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful service

We ate here twice during our stay in Matera and I wish we could again. The staff were lovely and seemed to really enjoy serving. The wine was great and well priced compared with the uk, note unless you are really hungry share each course its too good to waste.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
gourmetlancashire
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay in Matera and I wish we could again. The staff were lovely and seemed to really enjoy serving. The wine was great and well priced compared with the uk, note unless you are really hungry share each course its too good to waste.

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Perth, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was nice. The atmosphere and setting inside a cave in the sassi of Matera is great. The service was flash (in regard presentation of food), but sloppy )in regard to overlooking meals ordered, but including them in the bill). It is a good restaaurant, but overpriced.

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Hong Kong
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant charged us the cover even though we didn't even touch the bread or anything related to the table. We left after ordering a bottle of water and then had to leave since my husband was not feeling well. I understand it is within their right to ask for the cover but since we were leaving due to illness it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went for lunch so the place was not overcrowded. Service was very friendly and helpful. We have had many great meals all over the world but this was the most outstanding food we can remember. Plate after plate arrived at the table, savory, and beautiful to look at as well. Salads, cheese and salami platters, steak, sautéed chicory, wonderful... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went because of the reviews. The food was very good and the environment very nice but my complaint comes from the poor service we received. Before we were 1/2 way through our caprese salad our side of vegetables came and then within 5 minutes, before even finishing the salad the main dishes came. It was unpleasant to have all... More 

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great setting, good atmosphere but above all superb food and friendly service. To be fair though everywhere we ate in Matera was excellent.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Treated us great. Worked hard to help us in English. Nice local wines 20 euro or less. Nice fillet steak. Nice pastas and typical salads. Tried grappas with fantastic chocolate cake. Would definitely recommend.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This restaurant is the real deal! Our lovely Matera hostess recommended this amazing restaurant in one of the local caves. The ambience had a really nice minimalistic touch, very chic place with modern decoration. But the food... It was really one of our best experiences in Italy (Nd we come quite often!!!). Local specialities, to be honest, didn't look as... More 

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Rome, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had dinner here on the first evening, during our visit to Sassi di Matera. The service was very good, also the food suggestions were very much appreciated. Good wine selection. Very nice staff.

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Tarquinia, Italy
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115 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

At first, I was fearing we got into one of those places where looks were more important than quality but I was happy to find myself wrong! The service is very good despite us being seated in the upper room, staff was nice and food very good. I had stracciatella cheese and maltagliati with cod. Both were excellent. The price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico Bruno Buozzi, 9, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 310443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Ubicato nel cuore dei sassi di matera, a due passi dalla spettacolare piazza S.Pietro Caveoso, il Ristorante Francesca propone una cucina tipica rivisitata utilizzando prodotti selezionati di provenienza e produzione locale. Ambienti interni scavati nel tufo( pietra caratteristica locale) ambienti esterni di esclusivo utilizzo stagionale ( primavera/estate ) caratterizzati da terrazzi esterni che rendono il trascorrere del tempo piacevole e lo spazio infinito.

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