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Ristorante Francesca

Via Bruno Buozzi 9 | Nei pressi di piazza San Pietro Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310443
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“antipasti” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“lamb chops” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via Bruno Buozzi 9 | Nei pressi di piazza San Pietro Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. We chose the selection of 5 antipasti, which was a delicious selection of dishes using local seasonal produce. We then shared a main of Tagliata di Manzo, a portion of 250g which was absolutely delicious and certainly...More

Thank Penelope D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

After a tour of this magnificent city, where the sunset paints the sky with a unique orange (where pictures are a must.) we found this tiny but incredibly romantic restaurant with tasty and creative "Materano" style dishes. We ordered the Selezione Francesca, the tripola maritata...More

Thank Alfonso M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We were told this was we had to eat if we stopped at Matera. And wow, what a meal. We as a family have usually simple tastes. We like good food and don't really care for too fancy meals. When we were asked for antipastis...More

Thank PiotrNikov
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant 15 min before lunch closure and the tables were completely full. The host kindly accepted us. The restaurant is typical of a cave house, the decor simple, yet inviting. We ordered 1) a sample of 3 local appetizers, 2) a...More

Thank Er C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Wonderful meal, take the 5 appetizers suggestion of the house, we did not choose it but all the people around us and everybody said that it is fantastic. My husband had the lamb chops, the portion is big and the taste....unforgettable! I had pasta which...More

Thank Katja R
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a bit more up-market than most of the restaurants in Matera and the prices reflect this. Luckily we had booked but those who arrived later in the evening were not always successful in getting a table. Sadly I did not record what we...More

Thank ge0rgiana
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We arrived 30 minutes after opening, without reservations, and the restaurant was full but they found us a seat in the small loft upstairs. The restaurant (in a cave) was comfortable and nicely decorated. We enjoyed excellent antipasti and pasta (orecchiete with fava bean puree...More

1  Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here after reading reviews and because we were staying very close. Found the waiter very helpful when we were making our choices, had a selection of starters and each one was really good. My husband had the lamb for main course (this seemed to...More

Thank CONNIE34
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Without charm we are all at a loss and this is certainly the case in this restaurant. I love food. I love people. I won't let this restaurant get me down. Need I say more? Onwards and upwards.

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We came to this restaurant at the recommendation of the manager of our hotel and it did not disappoint. I am a vegetarian and they provided ample delicious options. Beautifully presented dishes. Would definitely return.

Thank Tracey K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bruno Buozzi 9 | Nei pressi di piazza San Pietro Caveoso, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 310443
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Ubicato nel cuore dei sassi di matera, a due passi dalla spettacolare piazza S.Pietro Caveoso, il Ristorante Francesca propone una cucina tipica rivisitata utilizzando prodotti selezionati di provenienza e produzione locale. Ambienti interni scavati nel tufo( pietra caratteristica locale) ambienti esterni di esclusivo utilizzo stagionale ( primavera/estate ) caratterizzati da terrazzi esterni che rendono il trascorrere del tempo piacevole e lo spazio infinito.
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