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Ristorante Francesca


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Italian, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The service was acceptable & the staff were happy to speak with us in English which was a positive. The food was fine but nothing exceptional. Both starters & main course meals for some people in our party were not the meal ordered or correctly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pupps01
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and went because I wanted to take my family to an authentic cave restaurant. The restaurant was good and we were happy with our experience. The house appetizer specials are great to order. They just bring you several...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 661barbarak
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This was my second visit to this restaurant, the first being a few years ago. Things have changed. Where before the food was a little more creative, now it is good, traditional cooking. The atmosphere is lovely, being set in a cave, and the service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobC558
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The restaurant is quite nice in terms of decor. The selection of food is very much local pugliese fare. We shared the starter which was quite nice. The lamb was quite overcooked (asked for medium) and the tagliata beef was very rare (asked for medium)...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kaz P
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Having read some very positive reviews on Trip Advisor we booked a table here on a Thursday evening. It did not meet our expectations. I ordered the very much recommended(on trip advisor)Lasagna. Yes it was tasty but the portions was so small it left me...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tess S
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We started with a mixed salad for 2, very fresh...then had 2 steak mains, a grilled filet and a filet with funghi and 2 sides of potatoes, baked and roasted with roasted chilli pepper... Everything was delicious though the grilled filet was a bit under...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Iamalpha
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Matera. Francesca, the owner and chef is the genius behind all of the delicious food that comes out of this kitchen. Do the tasting menu and you wont regret it. The delicious pistachio cakes, pastas...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MMagdalena
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This ristorante was recommended to us by our accommodation host. All I can say is that it was thoroughly enjoyable. Food was good, with typical plates of the region & the service was very good also. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrea F
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in a cave, amazing food, wonderful staff, just a lovely experience, would love to return

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

A must go in Matera. Good Food and good service. Excellent wine list. We tried the recomendations from the waiter and they were tasty. A must in Matera.

Date of visit: July 2018
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I went directly and there were tables available.
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