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Italian, Pasta
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Piazza San Pietro Barisano 5-6, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 330124
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
To Die for Porchetta

We ate our New Year's Eve dinner here because they were the only restaurant in Matera that did not have a "set menu." We wanted to have choices and not stuck with what was only offered that night. Upon entering the restaurant, we saw that there was a whole roasted pig sitting on the kitchen counter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
DrCUR
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We ate our New Year's Eve dinner here because they were the only restaurant in Matera that did not have a "set menu." We wanted to have choices and not stuck with what was only offered that night. Upon entering the restaurant, we saw that there was a whole roasted pig sitting on the kitchen counter and knew that was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A colleague recommended we try Baccus while in Matera, and I'm glad she did! The food is good (get the lasagna, primo, and chicken, secondo), the staff (husband chef, wife server) were so nice, the wine they recommended was delicious, and the desserts were good too. They gave us a free appetizer as well, and my wife an I got... More 

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Brindisi, Italy
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice local/traditional food, but the four course meal is just too much! Love the family feel. Located in the lower streets of the old city.

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed Baccus very much. In a town of touristy restaurants, this one feels more authentic. The lasagna and the roast chicken were to die for.

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Christchurch
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Staff at L'Hotel in Pietra recommended this place. We arrived quite late and without a booking. Not a problem. A charming waiter seats us at a large table on the outside terrace. We order and quickly receive a bottle of local white wine and mineral water. The wine is delicious, as it should be with a namesake like Baccus. For... More 

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Nazionale in September 14 and the receptionist suggested a few local restaurants including Ristorante Baccus which we tried first. We weren't disappointed. Its a 20-25 minute stroll from the hotel and situated on the edge of the Sasso Barisano. We sat outside looking up at the lights of the Sasso. Quite magical. Service was brisk... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner with excellent wine and I've never had a more professional waiter!!! He was alone and kept everything under control, no waits, no wants!!! Recommend this restaurant to all those who enjoy good food and excellent service! Not to mention the excellent wine of this region!!!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant by the staff at L'Hotel in Pietra, and we were not disappointed. The only negative comment I have is not directed just at this restaurant, but at all Italian restaurants that I have used generally; they do not serve vegetables as part of the meal. You might be offered boild or grilled vegetables -... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's so hard to have an unpleasant restaurant experience in Italy, however, for value and ambience this ranked as one of the very best in our three week journey. If you stick to our maxim in Italy, peasant food, peasant wine and peasant prices, you will very rarely go wrong and make a meal of tomatoes in season, they are... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food very good but above all very attentive service. This is mainly thanks to one of the (the most experienced) waiters. Very professional and friendly. We had the anti pasti, the lamb chops and orechiete with tomatoe sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Pietro Barisano 5-6, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 330124

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?