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Baccanti

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Via Sant'Angelo 58/61, 75100 Matera, Italy
0835 333704
Website
Today
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
The best dinner in Matera

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Yossi R
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were staying in Matera with another couple and we selected Baccanti for a special occasion dinner. Wow! The restaurant is set in a cave and is dreamy gorgeous. The service and food were outstanding. Our main courses included baby lamb chops, steak and pig cheeks (try them!) Desserts were artistic and fabulous. The wine list was excellent and included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went with my family. Were 6 plus two young kids for lunch on a Saturday. Food was to die for and service impeccable. Highly recommended.

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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

After writing several mediocre reviews lately I thought maybe it was me. Then I found this place. Wow. Excellent meal!! We started with the rabbit with roasted peppers and the codfish bites. Both delicious. The local Matera bread was one of the most delicious breads I have ever eaten, and we ate it soaked in local olive oil. Next course... More 

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Mount Sinai, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We passed by this restaurant during the day and the aroma was wonderful. We went back that evening and had a terrific meal. There was only one other person in the restaurant. I can't understand that because it was much better than the place we ate in the next night which I see is rated higher on this site.

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Orlando, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Nice cave restaurant with really good service. The waiter was extremely helpful with recommendations on food and wine. The menu choices were all very good. Service was fairly quick, food quality was good, and prices weren't too high for dinner.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?