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“Excellent”
Review of Le Bubbole

Le Bubbole
Ranked #26 of 402 Restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $99
Description: The knowledge of the places moves also through flavors, aromas and through the pursuit of culinary experience for all our senses, for an unforgettable experience. From season to season our recipes change and the high-quality product selection allows us to serve quality, taste and tradition in every dish. Required reservation 48 hours before.
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Description: The knowledge of the places moves also through flavors, aromas and through the pursuit of culinary experience for all our senses, for an unforgettable experience. From season to season our recipes change and the high-quality product selection allows us to serve quality, taste and tradition in every dish. Required reservation 48 hours before.
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

The whole dining experience was exceptional. I e mailed initially to ask a question about availability and the restaurant manager came straight back with some options. Great location,lovely dining room and polite,attentive,friendly and professional staff.The food was lovely in both taste and appearance,fresh and well thought through. In isolation the main course was a little small however when taken as a whole meal,(with starter and cheese), the balance was perfect. The chef came to greet us which was lovely.Finally just before leaving we were invited up to the rooftop terrace for a wonderful view across Matera.
A really fantastic evening - thank you.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jsssp
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Very close to the Duomo no stairs to go up and down to arrive at this restaurant which is in a palazzo. Hence beautiful dining room decorated with elegant potteries. The food is good maybe not excellent but very well presented and service is attentive and perfect. A great place for a romantic dinner

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank francoisl548
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My sisters and I were treating our parents & grandpa to a dinner out in Matera and were faced with the tough decision of which highly rated restaurant to choose in this foodie haven. We landed on Le Bubbole over some of the other top choices as we were excited by the excellent looking menu and incredible view over the town and the gorge. Little did we know that our high expectations of food, atmosphere & service would be blown away.

The food was Michelin quality and some of the best we had on our trip throughout Puglia (which again is a high bar). Favourites includes a melt-in-your-mouth rack of lamb, which my 88 year old grandpa described as ‘the best he has ever had’ (and he is a real master of the BBQ & well versed foodie); prawn carpaccio over a bed of black rice; a delicate pork ravioli and delicious olive ice cream over glazed Matera bread. Every dish was a perfect balance of being finely crafted yet simple in ingredients & true to local tastes.

If you are looking for the best view over the Sassi and down the gorge, le Bubbole is the place to go. We were blown away by the beauty seen from the tables.

Lastly, the service couldn’t have been better. When we could not find a taxi at midnight to drive my grandpa home, we had a flurry of staff come to our aid. After calling every cab in town, to no avail, the owner lent his own car to drive us down. Never have we received such amazing service!!

Overall, If you are deciding which fine dining experience to explore in Matera - look no further, Le Bubbole is exactly what you want and will leave you with lasting memories!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicolacraig24
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We picked this restaurant because of the excellent Tripadvisor reviews, and its proximity to the cathedral square, where we visited the recently restored cathedral. Initially, it looked like we would not get a reservation, because the restaurant website noted that reservations needed to be made 48 hours in advance. I talked to the reception people in the hotel lobby (the restaurant is connected to a hotel just on the cathedral square), and they were able to get us a reservation for four at the last minute. So happy they did!

The restaurant is very nicely appointed, with a great atmosphere. Service was superb - very friendly, but very professional as well. All the dishes were very well explained, and each dish was wonderful and perfectly prepared. This was one of the best meals of our trip. Prices were reasonable in relation to the quality of the food and service. A reasonably priced wine (Nero Meta) recommended by our waiter was so well received by my tablemates, that they took a picture of the bottle and tried to locate it at local wine stores (unfortunately, unsuccessfully).

After the meal, the chef, Nicola Stella, came out to our table, and spent some time with us talking about our meal, the simplicity of his ingredients, and his time cooking in other cities in Europe. The entire meal was a wonderful experience - very highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank AshesToProveIt
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner last night at Le Bubbole and we had a wonderful experience. It was the last night of our holiday in Italy and we decided to spoil ourselves. The food was excellent the service impeccable. It is run by a husband and wife team who were exceptional. We would definitely recommend a visit or two. The food and wine is reasonably priced. We wish the owners a great success.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Antonietta1961
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