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“Simple, fresh ingredients prepared with flair and colour”
Review of Panecotto

Panecotto
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Ranked #40 of 319 Restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: PaneCotto is a place where you can taste and purchase lots of typical local products coming directly from the farms of the basilicata Region. In compliance with the healthy Mediterranean Diet, based mainly on olive oil, wheat, legumes, you can buy what you have just tasted inside and take it home with you. In a nice and elegant atmosphere, you can experience and savour the quality and authenticity of products, besides kindness of the staff. Panecotto encourage both the development of the local area through food and wine, artistic craftsmanship and tourism and an ethical entrepeneurial model which also includes the social inclusion of disadvantaged people in the job market and the possibility to gather new funding to invest in welfare actions.
Reviewed December 12, 2013

This place is absolutely great - the menu consists of simple fare - focaccia, bruschetta, insalata and soups, but they are all made using the freshest local ingredients and taste amazing. Portions are generous. We tried everything except the insalata and it was all mouth wateringly good. We also tried several of the red wines on offer, which were also locally produced and tasty. A bottle of local red was only 6 euro! such a bargain! A huge focaccia sandwich with slabs of buffalo mozarella and prosciutto was only around 3 Euro. Sylish, minimal interiors. Inside a cave. Cafe-style establishment, rather than formal restaurant. There is also a deli, where you can purchase local olive oil, soups, preserved olives, mushrooms, artichokes and other goodies, and of course wines.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

In our two days in Matera we visited Panecotto twice and it was great both times. The building has high ceilings and is an upmarket deli/wine bar style. Food is as mixture of cheese/meat boards with traditional soups and other small meals.

The first night we nipped in for a glass of wine and upon their recommendation had a lovely Primitivo and some gorgeous cherry biscuits. The wine was 4 euro per glass and good value.

The second afternoon we sheltered from the rain and enjoyed a traditional lunch. I had bread with cabbage and pepper (7 euro) whilst my partner had traditional soup (7 euro). It was great to enjoy such traditional food in which had strong links to Matera's past and both were tasty.

We also enjoyed the 5 euro cheese and meat board which was ridiculously good value and very tasty.

Whilst the staff spoke limited English and we spoke very little Italian they were still eager to interact by talking us through the food and recommending wine.

They have a focus on local food sourcing, are very good value and offer some fantastic rustic lunches - Highly recommend!

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1  Thank LasBabas
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Loved the wine list here! Prices were very good with some really good local wines. The food was more than adequate - good size helpings. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here.

3  Thank MCBMD
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was a cute little restaurant. I had a ham sandwich that was amazing. I'm still craving it. They have pasta, cookies and sauce prepackaged to take home. I wish I would have grabbed some cookies when we left, because they looked so yummy. The waiter was extremely nice & actually gave us directions to the nearest gelato place. I would definitely visit Panecotto again.

1  Thank Susan W
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the manager of our hotel. It's in the Sassi Caveoso area of Matera and is in one of the caves, so it's cool in both senses of the word. It is beautifully kept and decorated with nice, modern furniture. It was such a pleasure to sit inside and eat a delicious, light antipasti type lunch of local delicacies such as fresh buffalo mozzarella, salamis and prosciutto accompanied by wonderful bread drizzled with olive oil. The sundried chillis are a taste sensation. There are other more sustantial things on the menu that we didn't try as we wanted a light lunch, and we found our choice to be a welcome change from pasta and pizza. There is also a very good range of attractively presented pastas, preserves, oils and wines to buy for gifts or just to consume when you arrive home.

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1  Thank 171janei
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