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All 44 Maratea Restaurants

Il Giardino di Epicuro

via Massa piano, 85046 Maratea, Italy
0973870130
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Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Maratea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We unfortunately visited this restaurant in response to the rating in tripadvisor. To rate this restaurant as No.1 in Maratea is totally absurd. To compare it, for example, with the restaurant in Hotel Villa Cheta (rated No.2 and deserved) is to compare a first class restaurant with the local cafeteria. Poor food and presentation, no atmosphere(on the night we dined... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Guys, the other reviews tell just the truth. Amazing food, good wines, excellent service. The restaurant itself is proud of using only home-made materials, and if you're new to the place, you really need to try the antipasti selection of the house (for us, a family of three, one plate was more than enough). Go for the sausage first. I... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

For a real and genuine food and local life experience you must come to this amazing restaurant. The lovely familiy will kindly host tou in this historycal family house. The home-made pasta from locally grown indridients is just amazing as well as the great service. You have to try the truffled gnocchi and of course the house wine is a... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to have a genuine food and life experience you must come to this countryside restaurant. The owner, Antonio, will delight your dinner with his tales while you taste his mother's home-made pasta and locally grown produce. Have a stroll around and you'll see the typical sundried peppers hanging from the ceiling... You have to try the local... More

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ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were visiting the statue overlooking Maratea - fantastic views, well worth the chicanes! We met the daughter of the house there and she, naturally, recommended her family run business as a good place for lunch. We were a little late and it was quiet BUT well worth the short detour. We accepted the recommendations given and weren't disappointed. Great... More

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los angeles
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a true country trattoria but only an 8 or 10 minute drive outside of Maratea and nestled in a tiny borgo of houses with no other businesses around. Once out of the car, you are greeted by the chickens clucking, a few dogs barking and finally Antonio who will treat you like an old friend. This "slowfood" style... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

How to make the middle of nowhere feel special... By serving fresh, home-cooked food in a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Owner Antonio welcomes you to his restaurant as if to his home, sharing stories of his time abroad and his love for his home in Basilicata. The food, from antipasti including home-made cheese and marmelade of myrtle and peppers as well... More

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Maratea, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our host was most helpful, charming and quie personable. The wine was very good and the food was as well. Our host and his sister (marketing and public relations respectively) returned to the table several times to ensure our food and wine was all in order. We started with menus and then somehow ended up with the un priced 'fresh... More

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inverness, scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The owner of this restaurant couldn't have been more helpful : he drove down and collected us from the hotel,which was in the next village! Everything was grown locally, from the pigs, chickens, eggs and goats, to the cheeses, herbs, wines and liqueurs. The restaurant is like an extension of his house, and his family were there in the kitchen.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Worth every penny and the drive up there. Everything was home-made from the cheese, to the prociutto, to pasta itself. Parking was in the back and after being greeted by Nonno at the door, was served and explained the specialties of the day by Antonio. Great family business with everyone involved. Southern Italian nonna cooking at its best with great... More

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