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Via Domenico Ridola 17, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 331128
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The reason for this low rating was not the quality of the food, which was edible. If I were rating the food alone I would have given it a 2-3. The thing that left me angry and swearing under my breath as we walked out of this restaurant was the very poor service we received and the rudeness of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

After a long drive from Fazano to Salerno we stopped at Matera for a quick lunch. This is a touristic place with excellent cook. We had a light lunch . The location was overlooking the old site . The atmosphere is busy business serving many tables at once. The quality of food was good and above average. Service was a... More 

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Thank emad s
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

You arrive, you ask for a drink ( no tap water) then they give you the menu with 3 pages of pizzas and 3 other pages . When you want to order... No pizza today, not on sunday ... The welcoming was Also not good at All . IT seems That the lady prefers When her restaurant is empty .... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This place came as a recommendation from a local so we gave it a go late, on our first night in Matera. It was full of locals, it seemed ,and full of life. We could only do justice to a pizza and salad with two glasses of prosecco and a carafe of local wine but it was just what we... More 

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Thank TRISH1011
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited italy for the first time and we didnt want to visit just rome but also little town we were suggested to visit matera, full of history and charm, this city is famous because of it's recent past, we were suggested to go to this restaurant, and the owner made us feel like home, we had local delicious fresh... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

After a long and arduous morning of climbing up and down the Sassi, my wife and I walked into the pedestrian zone in Via Ridola and sat under the shade of a restaurant umbrella. We ordered tramezzini and drinks. There, in the silence of old Matera, with the sun around us and the smell of flowers we ate our small... More 

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Thank jack M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Arrived late in the town and this restuarant still open with a good atmosphere . All Italians eating many courses but we could only manage a shared Antipasta and 2 nd course. All our dishes very good. Staff very pleasant .

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Friends brought us here for a lunch in an informal, familial setting. We were impressed by a very large choice of antipasti, including ham and pancetta, deep-fried peppers, mushrooms, cheeses, which we all greatly enjoyed. We also liked other local foods such as a dish of artichoke stems and pureed fava beans.

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

We ate at Al Falco Grillaio on our first evening in Matera. Tired from a long journey all we really fancied was a pizza each and it was getting rather late in the evening. The restaurant was almost full but we were lucky to find a spot for two indoors as it was too chilly to eat outside. We both... More 

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Thank Anne D
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Service varied between indifferent and offhand with food to match. Don't put out a big sign saying you are a pizzeria to get people in the door and only when you take the order announce pizza is not being served 'because it's the weekend'. My pasta came garnished with a rotting basil leaf that looked like the snails had been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Domenico Ridola 17, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 331128

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