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May 5, 2023 • 2 reviews7.5/10
I emailed the restaurant weeks in advance to ask if they could cater for two gluten intolerant people for my daughter’s birthday. They assured me that there were plenty of gluten-free options and so I booked. We were unavoidably delayed but I called and left a message on the answer phone. When we arrived we were greeted after somewhat of a wait with a welcome cocktail and delicious gluten free bread and amuses-bouches. Antipasti and secondi were tasty, beautifully presented and original. The somelier was helpful and gave excellent advice. The waiting staff were overworked, it seemed and service was perfunctory. Our waiter gave up completely when it came to desserts, he told us that no dessert was gluten free (remember it was my daughter’s birthday) and dessert is her favourite course. After gentle prompting the waiter reluctantly admitted to being able to serve a sgroppino made with fennel sorbet. It actually worked surprisingly well, but would not have been offered if we had not suggested it. A disappointing end to a magical birthday trip to Matera and to be fair, the beginning of the dinner held promise and was very tasty. We live in Italy and are not tourists. Listening to the American voices surrounding us we realised that this restaurant caters to tourists mainly and rather cynically we suspect the staff feel they do not need to make too much of an effort as tourists tend not to return. We will return to Matera this November but will try many of the other restaurants on offer. Note to restaurant, try making a bit of an effort if someone contacts you weeks in advance. How can a zabaione not be adapted to someone who has to eat gluten free? Le Origini, the lovely hotel we stayed at also was alerted in advance that we could not eat gluten and home baked a fresh pistacchio cake, for breakfast - gluten free. That’s the way to please your clients and we will be staying there in November!
May 4, 2023 • 1 review10/10
The food was superb and accompanied by stellar service . Our waiters were friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely return.
March 22, 2023 • 2 reviews10/10
This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we were thrilled with the result. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly to us even though we did not speak Italian. The food was amazing, beyond expectation. We were not super hungry, so we ordered from the la carte menu and it was plenty and so good. Chef Pompeo came out to check on us and even offered to take our photo on the front porch with the amazing night view of Matera. We will return to Matera some day and this restaurant will be at the top of our must do list.
March 18, 2023 • 1 review10/10
Amazing food and equally amazing service, the restaurant is gorgeous with a lovely vibe and all for a very reasonable price. Definitely visit if in Matera for the weekend!
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December 30, 2022 • 1 review6/10
Tasting menu is just ok, not worth for the price.
October 7, 2022 • 3 reviews10/10
We ordered 3 tasting menus while my wife was ill and ordered only legume soup. The restaurant was kind enough to accept the partial dining participation of my wife, but they shouldn’t take coperto on my wife. The fourth menu was pasta with churn oyster and seaweed and fried garlic, this one had fishy taste and smell. Suggestion to choice of wine selection was also excellent.
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September 22, 2022 • 3 reviews10/10
Excellent .. superior quality food and preparation., super attentive service without been overwhelm or stiff, good background music, splendid atmosphere, Makes you proud to be Italian
September 14, 2022 • 1 review9.5/10
Delicious food and amazing views. The service was sometimes a little slow, but food was definitely worth the wait.
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September 3, 2022 • 1 review10/10
June 24, 2022 • 1 review10/10
Attentive helpful staff, excellent food and wonderful views. Couldn’t be better.
June 21, 2022 • 1 review10/10
Everything was wonderful. The setting was beautiful, the food was beautiful and everyone took real pride in the experience they were providing - a must do in Matera!
June 12, 2022 • 1 review10/10
Best place in Matera! Excellent food, amazing service, perfect atmosphere!
May 11, 2022 • 1 review10/10
just amazing !!!!!!!!
January 7, 2022 • 1 review10/10
We had a Great experience - we enjoyed the food, the ambience and the great service. The
October 30, 2021 • 2 reviews10/10
October 29, 2021 • 1 review9.5/10
We found this restaurant by chance, and we’re so glad we did! The food was amazing, we decided to go for the ‘Blind Menu’, and it was fantastic. The mood and ambience fit perfectly with the setting and the service was very good. We will definitely recommend to those visiting Matera!
October 10, 2021 • 3 reviews9.5/10
It was quiet night only a few people. Service was very attentive and helpful. All questions about menus were explained in details. Suggested wine was excellent. Presentation of the food was very futuristic. Highly recommend to visit.
August 27, 2021 • 1 review9.5/10
Location splendida, ristorante di classe, cibo di qualità e personale preparato e attento. Una leggera attesa per la scelta dei dolci, ma nel complesso esperienza appagante.
August 3, 2021 • 3 reviews6/10
The restaurant benefits from a great view overlooking the SASSI and is away from noisy and crowded areas, immerse in a relaxing atmosphere. However, service level is extremely low. I had to send back a dish and was questioned about my judgement in doing so by the waitress. I had to reiterate how poorly cooked was the dish they served and suggest to pick something else instead. After she handed over the menu she disappeared and for the entire evening she did not even bother to check on me to see if everything was fine. Likely the maitre intervened, the only professional amongst them all. The disappointment is linked to how badly the problem was managed and on top, how they fast-dismissed my friend’s request to something different from a ham starter she could not eat. When you pay for so much, you do expect a certain service level which mirrors the bill…if this is the service level you can offer I advice to cut prices by 10 times. Recommended for the view not for the service. Food quality pretty average yet overpriced all in all. By the way the replacement dish was also charged in the bill even though I had to eat alone given that the other commensals had already finished as my dish, replacing the one sent back, it took 20 minutes to arrive.
October 16, 2020 • 4 reviews8/10
Chosen based on other great reviews - and we were NOT disappointed - beautiful setting , professional / personal service and really really wonderful food and taste ???????????? can only recommend !!!
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Piazza San Pietro Caveoso | Rif. Sant'angelo Luxury Resort, 75100, Matera, Italy
, European, Italian, Romantic, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes
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