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Via Fiorentini 167, 75100 Matera, Italy
+39-0835355086
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful location, OK food

Very popular place in the middle of Matera. The location is so wonderful that the food being ok good doesn't even matter. Would go back anytime.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Spitsbergen, Norway
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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After a lovely day in Matera with my husband and two other friends we were looking forward to a nice dinner. The first thing I noticed about out waiter is that he seemed like he did not want to be there. We ordered a first and a second. We all got our first plate fine, however when it was time... More 

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Spitsbergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very popular place in the middle of Matera. The location is so wonderful that the food being ok good doesn't even matter. Would go back anytime.

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bucks,england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is situated in the lower part of the Sassi. We ate here on a Saturday evening and the place was completely full, almost to bursting with everyone eating outside. Thankfully we arrived before several large groups and as we were with family (fluent Italian speakers who live in Matera) the service was fine. The English translation of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Small area outside but much bigger inside. We arrived at 19.45 just ahead of the rush, lots of groups. Ordered food and drinks. Antipasta was a bit strange, tomato salad thing, dumpling, egg plant type lasagne, cream cheese with almonds. Main course took ages to arrive, both ordered pork fillet with caramelised pears and grilled veg and potatoes. My wife... More 

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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

La Talpa is larger inside than outside. It specialises in Pizza and has a wood fired oven - you can watch the chef make the dough. There is also a range of budget priced local dishes. We had fillet of baby pig, chicken breast with peppers (capsicum) spicy sausages with sides of potato salad grilled aubergine and courgette. For four... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had dinner at this restaurant with my partner and loved it!! It has been the best pizza that I have eaten in Italy thus far.. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I ate in this restaurant with my family and really enjoied the palce situated in a cave in the sassi of Matera. The food was good but there was not much choice of plates.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have spent the past few days enjoying Matera and the area. We decided to eat on the last night at La Talpa. After being seated, we waited and watched as other tables were approached and orders taken. It appeared to us that our service did not happen as quickly as it did for those who Spoke Italian. The woman... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Groups of more than 8 people in Matera, seem to be treated differently. At La talpa, we probably got the "worst" treatment, since they almost imposed us a simplified menu, without allowing us to choose à la carte. Food was good (not super good, but good), but many of us where bummed they could not pick what they wanted.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went to this restaurant because it was very convenient from my hotel. Although I'm Italian, I didn't know many dishes there were in their menu. I had broad bean purée and greens...super tasty dish! As main, I had cod with capers, olives and tomato sauce. Have to admit i was very pleased with the food and service. Many locals... More 

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Address: Via Fiorentini 167, 75100 Matera, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0835355086
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
Cuisine: Pizza

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  • Address: Via Fiorentini 167, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39-0835355086

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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