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Il Cantuccio

Via delle Beccherie 33, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 185 4337
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“antipasti” (24 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via delle Beccherie 33, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Il Cantuccio on a Sunday evening. The food was very good - we had chicken and lamb and both were very tasty and the service was excellent. The waiter spoke very good English, having worked for a year in New South Wales...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty good, the customer service was outstanding! Hosts spoke some English and was very patience as we choose what to eat. Nice and relaxing setting, would love to come back when we come back.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Competent but not outstanding. Good wine list. We had several antipasti so a good selection of local cuisine.

Thank HHH_11
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Marna01
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...More

Thank domnitarugina
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
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...More

Thank MandL2809
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This was one of my favorite dinner experiences. This is a small, intimate restaurant where you are likely to be served by one of the owner-chefs, as we were. He will likely suggest things that are not necessarily on the menu. The owner was charming...More

1  Thank BeTravelish
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Il Cantuccio is a charming and lively authentic Italian restaurant with incredible food and phenomenal service. The restaurant is run exclusively by the owner and the chef. As you can imagine, this requires a great deal of multi-tasking. The owner serves as the waiter, bartender,...More

Thank alisonbreb
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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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