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La Lopa


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene

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Like as the “lopa”,local ancient tool for the dredhing of the wells, our “home” in the heart of Sassi would like to be a catalyst of interests. Interest for good food and wines of Lucania. Interest for the beauty of ancient habitat of Sassi. Interest for the best expressions of culture to whom we’ll dedicate meetings, workshops and exhibitions. Interest - last but not least - for the rocks and stones we’re in and that we decided to restore to never cut the roots of the unique and millenary history of Matera. Interests that we want to share with friends, tourist, travellers and anybody still wants to wonder and fall in love.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in Sasso Caveoso. From the street it has an unassuming look that persists to some degree upon entering. The atmosphere is very pleasant though. Like many shops and homes in this part of Matera, it is located in a cave, albeit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank petesandoliverssdad
Reviewed December 18, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel as it features local foods, the origins going back hundreds of years. Like all the buildings in Matera, this restaurant is built in a cave which adds to its charm. We were greeted at the door immediately....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I found the food and the service excellent. The waiter recommended an excellent local wine to complement our choice of food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidpopplewell
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Not a good advert for beautiful Matera! Slack staff and mean portions. Spoilt an others wonderful evening.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LoRoGo_18
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. Extremely slow service. Extremely small portions. Mediocre food. Beautiful location but that’s not enough!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mickymaureen
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to ristorante la lopa last night for dinner, after being seated we waited for 15 minutes for a menu. After 20 minutes of still waiting for a menu after asking, we left.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hawk269
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere, pleasant service, we had some antipasti and local pasta’s accompanied by a tastful, easy local Primitivo . All perfect!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kleintje65
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The service very upsetting.You should count 3 hours for a simple dinner.Its been unfortunate for us.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

La Lopa is owned and run by Antonella Passione. She couldn't have a more appropriate surname as you will find her passion in every aspect of this nice little restaurant. From the warm personal welcome, to the advice on what to chose from the menu,...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank MBergmeijer
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Hidden, because it is below the street but if you are looking for a small dinner or snack it is a good place to go. You can sit in the small patio or in one of the comfy rooms. Plus, they have a small movie...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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