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Il Cantuccio

Via delle Beccherie 33, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 185 4337
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“antipasti” (23 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via delle Beccherie 33, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Our delicious lunch here at Il Cantuccio was only surpassed by the fantastic service we received. We arrived in Matera during their Festa, unaware of its grandness. We stumbled upon Il Cantuccio, where we were received with open arms. Our meal was delectable--generous portions, fresh...More

1  Thank BonVoyage181
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

I feel bad when I got to review a restaurant with such a low ranking but Im also ought to tell my experience despite how bad it was. This has been so far the worst restaurant we visited in Italy this trip. It's not even...More

3  Thank FerdieGordon
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

A wonderful, delicious experience at Ill Cantuccio! Recently changed management so reviews before 2015 are out-of-date. 6 couples sampled several dishes. Antipasti were all very tasty. Eggplant Parmesan, flan with potato, sausage and peppers with rice, and a wonderful cold ricotta and fig jam! 2nd...More

Thank rgr1085
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We had dinner here last night and could not fault a thing. We had 3 courses each and each and every course was delicious. Portion sizes were very good too. I only ate half of the pasta course because I wanted to leave some room...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and had an amazing time. The host (and new owner) of this lovely restaurant is amazing. We had a four course meal with delicious local antipasti to start with. Could not finish all courses so we shared our main...More

Thank MarthaDebets
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We enjoyed this quieter setting after being on foot for the morning. We started with vegetarian starters and all were quite good. Ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and smoked cheese also was good. A veal chop was excellent. We do wished a wedge of a pastry...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Read another review first. It was glowing. We went. We had appetizers primis secondi and a good bottle of wine. The appis were Ok. The rest of the meal slid down hill. To culminate in the destruction of a nice piece of veal. The wait...More

1  Thank Billea84
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Use to be good a few years back. Wouldn't go there again. Service and food weren't as good as they use to be and you have to pay close attention to your bill.

Thank BookCentsBabe
Reviewed 11 October 2014

After walking through the beautiful old city of Matera (for us, one of the highlights of Pulia) we wound up at the far end of the city by the cathedral. We turned to the left and found a modern level walkway that would bring us...More

Thank Abraham B
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had heard and read good things - so were looking forward to some tasty traditional food, but feel we ended up having a poor experience and think the main man (Michael Lella) may have been away and the remaining staff wanted a quiet night....More

Thank 99Martyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Beccherie 33, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 185 4337
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