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“Excellent little local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Baccanti

Baccanti
Ranked #16 of 302 Restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hayden Lake
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent little local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Great place to eat in Matera. The food is excellent, and everything is very fresh and local. Service was very good.

Visited April 2013
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UK
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best restaurant we visited in Matera”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We were in Matera for 4 nights and ate at 4 different restaurants. They were all very good but this one was the best.

Visited December 2012
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Fabulous wine lunch in Matera! Very elegant cave setting in the sassi area! Fabulous wine and risotto lunch. You will not be disappointed!

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Sydney
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Baccanti was probably the best meal of this Italian trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

We dined at Baccanti on a recommendation from an Australian-based importer of Italian foods. The groovy cave setting was chic instead of clichéd, with good service and refined food. I start with an excellent budino of ricotta topped with a small splodge of rich, oily tomatoes and capsicum. Franz has foie gras, which makes him very happy. My next dish involves the find of the trip, black chickpeas (ceci neri), blended into a nutty puree underneath baccala, we’re intrigued by the colour and nuttiness. Franz’s pasta is broken wide ribbons coated in a broad bean puree (pulses are popular in Basilicata), scattered with deep-fried pepperoni cruschi; mine is also a wide ribbon (lagana), with local mushrooms in a slightly viscous tomato sauce - both are plate-lickingly good. Franz then has a horse T-bone steak and throughout the meal we drink a pinot nero from Alto Adige. A lemon sorbet ‘affogato’ with white chocolate is served in a square glass set inside a larger, ice-filled square glass.

  • Visited December 2011
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New York City, New York
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Delicious dining in a Cave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

This is a cool space in the "sassi" (cave) area of Matera, a magical town in southern Italy. An oasis on a hot day. the chef does amazing versions of the local, simple cuisine. the portions are generous. the staff is kind and attentive. It was a fabulous evening in a fabulous town.

  • Visited September 2011
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