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Via Sant'Angelo 58/61, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 333704
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The service was just right...not too much and not too little. Staff were very helpful with menu and wine choices...and their choices were delicious!

Thank Perry C
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402 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Baccanti is an excellent cave restaurant within the sassi of Matera. The ambience alone is worth the many steps it takes to access it. I had lamb chops and my wife had veal cheeks, and both were excellent. The bread is unique and exceptional.

Thank RebelVirginia
Rome, Italy
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Food was good, ambience very nice. Not sure if easily accesible for people who are physically challenged.

Thank Amicamea
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in restaurant mostly located inside caves and carefully designed in a way typical for Italy. Offer meals characteristic for Basilicata region. Unique and Not expensive.

Thank AmirCaus
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We took the award winning artist, Laurie Smith, here for lunch in July. It was a great lunch. the restaurant was empty when we arrived but filled up slowly over the couple of hours we were there. The food was great and the wines excellent. The service exemplary from the single waiter. It was our first time in Matera, actually... More 

Thank BorisBecker
Leeds, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We really enjoyed Baccanti, eating dinner in a cave when its hot outside, and not worrying about the mosquitos! It was quiet when we arrived, but soon got busier, we both enjoyed the food, and my starter was a real winner, its high quality restaurant food and service so if you want quality good wine, great service, great air con,... More 

Thank Robin L
Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Beautiful setting within Matera's impressive caves. The food was very good and used local recipes. We only felt that the service was a bit too rushed, as the restaurant was expecting a large table and we had the impression they wanted to have us finish our meal before the big group arrived. On a normal evening it is probably an... More 

Thank LadyAbroad
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a place to ourselves and it was strange as it was definitely the best restaurant we've been to in Matera. Highly recommended.

Thank uniqum
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

great food and wine in atmospheric old caves. Good service and selection of interesting dishes to choose from.

Thank Benat2015
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice entrance and great atmosphere with caves inside. Food quality good but not something to remember. The cherry on top was an espresso for €7 (SEVEN euros). Overall, good, but not something to come back to or recommend.

Thank Oleg B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$33 - $60
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Angelo 58/61, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 333704

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?