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“Nice atmosphere with great local dishes”
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
Ranked #78 of 336 Restaurants in Matera
Price range: US$15 - US$57
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Lo chef lella
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Small restaurant with only 10 tables. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Great waiter that was very engaging and helpful. Handmade pasta and fresh local produce. Good local wine. Our waiter shared a great recommendation on a local wine shop for good local wines. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Marna01
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice setting, cozy and sort of romantic. We've been there for lunch and tried different dishes, we wanted to "adapt" 2 of the dishes but the waiter told us that we can't, we have to eat the food like in the menu. The pork with carrot sauce (more like a carrot soup) is interesting and nice, fior di zucca was so and so and the pasta also, nothing impressive. The pistachio ice cream was very good.

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Thank domnitarugina
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very accommodating staff and good food and service. The pasta dishes are excellent with some unusual ingredients. They also had some interesting soups.

Thank Admiralpeter
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite on a walk by. The zucchini flower appy was ok - not fab a bit too much batter for our liking. The pastas however were great. Local dishes that really gave you the sense you were eating a unique dish highlighting the region. The service was kind and attentive.

Thank MandL2809
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was visiting southern Italy with my husband, sister and brother and we stayed in Matera. We chose Il Cantuccio because both the guidebook we were using and our hotel recommended it. As other reviews have mentioned, it was a small, intimate space and the tables all filled as the evening progressed. We loved talking to one of the owners, Vito Michele, who ws also our waiter. He spoke so passionately about the food of the region and helped us order. Understanding a little bit about the region and its specialities really enhanced our dining experience. All the dishes were really good, beautifully prepared and presented. We especially enjoyed the antipasto dish which was a sampling of items on the menu. This was one of the really special places we ate in Italy.

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Thank Nancy D
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