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“We all had an excellent meal”
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
Ranked #62 of 319 Restaurants in Matera
Price range: $15 - $57
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lo chef lella
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Four of us had dinner here on October 14. The atmosphere was homey, no frills, but warm and inviting. Mixture of english and italian speaking diners. We had antipasti and thought it excellent, especially the sense peppers and eggplant. Also the zucchini with fennel. Pasta cooked well with wonderful combination of flavors ( chickpeas and chicory). Wine from matera at €18 bottle. Two main courses to share. Bill came to €135. Other places in Matera looked to be more more expensive. Our waitress was low key and sweet. No complaints at all. And as noted by other reviewers, the card machine was "not working" and we paid cash.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Pleasant restaurant that we had booked 3 weeks previous. Ordered a pasta course and a main course each. Clearly they wanted everyone to have antipasti....we watched the tables being served (all tourists) and saw that there was a set formula to what you ate, as dictated by the restaurant staff.

So we waited almost half an hour for our pasta to arrive, because everyone else was having antipasti. The pasta itself was good but the sauce was not. The onions where not cooked. This happens if they are not left to saute' for awhile before adding the other simple ingredients (fresh tomatoes and mushrooms). I complained politely in Italian, the waiter looked timid and doubt he told the cook.

Then we had stewed lamb and house red. Nothing special. One side vegetable was cooked the other was raw which we found odd with lamb stew.

Bill was €68 for a meal that should have cost about €45. It's a tourist town, they have you in and out and we will never return so what do they care. It felt very much like that, so choose somewhere else. We will tomorrow!

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We enjoyed a lovely meal at this fine restaurant located in Matera. We had a zuccini appetizer that was amazingly good. We followed this with a dish of the local "ear" shaped pasta with cherry tomatoes. I had pork fillets with prosciutto and my wife had rolled veal in a tomato sauce. The price with wine and dessert was 63 euros. A fine meal and wonderful evening...service was great.

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Thank Gary T
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

food great, wine as well, place ok, the staff just ok , certainly a very authentic experience in Matera , and our best meal there. the team serving could be a bit more cheerful , but other than that, a solid performance

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at this charming ristorante. The broccoli and mushroom soup was excellent and was followed by a delicious ravioli dish and a great pasta! The atmosphere was very nice and authentic and the staff was pleasant and helpful. We wished we could have gone there a second time during this visit but will most definitely return on our next trip to Matera.

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Thank Joannie50
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