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Baccanti

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Via Sant'Angelo 58/61, 75100 Matera, Italy
0835 333704
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous, Classy, Local Sassi Cave Food

Thank you to all the warm, friendly staff at the Baccanti for their kind hospitality to my Sisters and I during our evening meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay in the Sassi district of Matera. Your home made Pasta was delicious and also your recommended local Vino Bianco. Matera... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Piggypat
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Thank you to all the warm, friendly staff at the Baccanti for their kind hospitality to my Sisters and I during our evening meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay in the Sassi district of Matera. Your home made Pasta was delicious and also your recommended local Vino Bianco. Matera absolutely deserves Capital of Culture 2019. There's a strong sense... More 

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lancashire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic food served by friendly staff in a beautiful location ! They specialize in offering local produce which is fantastic. I would highly recommend and suggest you book ahead in high season as its popular. Elegant restaurant with a lovely relaxed feel .

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SF Bay Area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Super fancy restaurant with delicious food but they understand they're located in a vacation spot so you don't have to dress fancy. Staff is attentive and very nice. ..and the food is to die for!!! Definitely worth it!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A quiet, calm setting with friendly and very knowledgeable staff complement the high quality of the food here. We ate here twice and every dish was wonderful, strong flavours with an exciting lightness of touch. Great wine too. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A modern Restaurant set inside a "cave", much as the "sassi" of Matera. Food is a contemporary take on the traditional Puglia dishes, masterfully done. From antipasti through desserts, everything served was delicious. The great jazz soundtrack was an extra bonus. Highly recommended.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The best dining experience we had in in Matera. By far better than any other meal in Matera. Modern Italian food with local ingredients and innovative twist. Very pleasant atmosphere of a typical Matera cave. Very nice, helpful and professional staff. We regret we didn't dine there in New Year's Eve.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are (like a lot of couples) looking for the best food and overall experience in the old Sassi then Baccanti is it. Every course was consistently very very good (and we have eaten at a lot of the other "favourite" restaurants in Matera on tripadvisor. Trip advisor often rates more popular restaurants above the ones with the better... More 

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sologrrl
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25 reviews 25 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Despite having a large party to deal with, the attentiveness and service did not suffer. The food was so good. I still dream about it sometimes. I had the ravioli stuffed with pork sausage and graced with fava beans, with lamb chops serving as the main course. I was seated in one of the nooks on the side of the... More 

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Brindisi, Italy
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135 reviews 135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Huge wine list of about 300 choices and a smaller but varied menu. Very nice rabbit and sea bass. Wine not quiet as advertised (2005 Chablis, not 2001). Modern theme in a cave: the mix of 70s decor a cave doesn't really work. No soap or hand towel in bathroom, but clean at least.

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NEW YORK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Best food we found in Matera. The lamb cheeks and Primitivo wine were delightful and the ambiance involved with eating in a cave was unique.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Sant'Angelo 58/61, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: 0835 333704

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?