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Osteria Pico

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Via Fiorentini 42, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 240424
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night after it was recommended by friends. It's quite a basic menu with a couple of steak dishes, wild boar, lamb and FOUR pork dishes. With a choice of just the two sides. I opted for the lamb, which comes in a bowl, seeded in broth and full of bones and I mean full of bones. It's... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We don't recall whether the food was good at this restaurant but it wasn't memorable. Our waiter was very busy preparing the surrounding tables for the next day. He continuously bent over in our faces to pull fresh linens from the cabinet next to our table. This went on for our entire meal. He was aggressive from the moment we... More 

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Thank Krenian
New Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The atmosphere at this osteria is very charming and the food was perfect! The pasta with cingali (boar) was an excellent choice. As well. the other three persons in my group felt the same way about their dishes. Service was prompt and professional. This was a great place to have lunch in a very charming town.

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Thank Thomas B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation from our hotel receptionist. She said it was her favorite. We were not disappointed. We had been traveling for 3 weeks and I have to say, this was one of our most enjoyable meals. The food was fresh and typical of Basilicata. The atmosphere is warm and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Joan H
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Our ratings (out of 5, the higher the better) Food 5 Service 5 Ambiance 5 Value 5 In other words - top marks Our bill for 2 = 55 euros for 5 courses (we shared a starter) & .75ml (carafe) of good Primitivo house red wine (especially good value for the quality) Thoroughly enjoyed Pico's Well done all the staff.

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Thank John C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had lunch here and it was absolutely delicious. One of the best meals in a week of great dining. The atmosphere in the cave with candles was warm and inviting.

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Samish Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Do not let the unassuming outside entrance impact your decision to dine at Osteria Pico. Just past the entrance door you are transported into a wonderful, beautiful and atmospheric dining room. Perfect lighting, arches, stone walls, art, jazz softly playing all set the mood for a needed relaxing lunch break. Service was excellent, local pasta dishes we ordered were prepared... More 

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Richland, WA
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us dined here last night. I found the restaurant on TA and it was recommended by our hotel. We were in a small alcove by ourselves, the waitstaff was efficient and friendly. We waited to order our entrees until we finished our appetizers because service was pretty quick. The local wines were good, the sample appetizers were plenty... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We did not have reservations but they were able to seat us in the bottom cave. I really liked it because I was hot from the days wonderings and it was nice and cool there. The family next to us had their dog and it was just a nice relaxed enviroment. We had a nice house red wine as well... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The restaurant was empty and yet the owner chose to seat me in a corner which looked pretty much like the punishment area. The house wine (a Aglianico) was mediocre. I asked for something else and got a caraffe of Primitivo. This was better, but still nothing special. The appetizers (a degustation) was salty and nothing to die for. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fiorentini 42, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 240424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?