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Alle Fornaci Restaurant

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Piazza Cesare Firrao n. 7, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 335037
00:45 - 19:45
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210 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here for two today. You can not look inside but upon entering the place was packed with locals and a bunch of German tourists. Interior looks like Italian chic, is highly known through licals for it's seafood. The service is extremely attentive and into detail. We drank Franciacorta Monogram Saten and started with cozze saute/cozze vongole & gamberi... More 

Thank Nimbus71
Bali, Indonesia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly staff greeted us when we went the evening before to check out the place which was recommended on the michelin app. every dish we ordered (2 person) was top fresh, delicious and special .. a short stroll from the main touristic...

Thank aprilbali
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

In the modern section of Matera, this recently renovated restaurant boasts modern, tasteful decor, careful lighting, flawless, professional service. The baccala' starter with puffed red pepper shavings was delectable, the primo with fish absolutely delicious. As I wanted just a glass of wine, the waiter suggested a local white aglianico-fiano blend that was lovely- floral bouquet, light with a slightly... More 

Thank reneebe
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We asked for a recommendation at our hotel for a seafood restaurant and without hesitation she immediately said this is the place for seafood. The location is nondescript/forgettable but the food and people makes up for it. Outdoor seating was available but it was such a hot day no one wanted to sit outside. This really was the nicest meal... More 

1 Thank itchypants
York, United Kingdom
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761 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had the best meal of our stay in Matera here at Alle Fornaci. It is located outside of the pretty Sassi area & looks nothing from the outside but the interior is elegant with crisp clothed tables & funky ghost chairs. A little brightly lit but overall a very nice environment. Upscale for the area but not overly expensive.... More 

2 Thank mrstraveller1
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We decided to go this restaurant at 1:30 after having a 3 hour tour of Matera and the Sassi. It was marvelous! That day there was a big group celebrating an engagement announcement and we got to watch as the waiters brought out a banquet for the group. Finally we asked about a few of the dishes and they started... More 

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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This quietly elegant restaurant is in the newer part of town but was just a few blocks from our hotel (Residence Santa Cesarea) overlooking the Sasso Barisano. It is popular with local business people and off the tourist track. Service was discreet and professional, the mixed antipasti delicious and the grilled fish (Spigola/sea bass for my husband, Orata/sea bream for... More 

Thank bornin42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When we arrived ( with a reservation ) we were met by a waiter ( in a dress suit so he looked the part ) with a glum face who indicated that we did not have a reservation.He eventually brought out the chef who confirmed that we were welcome. Unfortunately the waiter although middle aged had no english whatsoever. We... More 

1 Thank patbrownett
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The restaurant is just great. Delicious local food, fresh ingredients, abundant portions, friendly and customer-oriented service, gentle & relaxed atmosphere. A great success of the best southern Italian kitchen. We spent a wonderful lunch time with family and friends. The restaurant Alle Fornaci and its staff are definitely one of the best memories of the sensational city of Matera we... More 

Thank Silvana B
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I made a reservation here based on other people's reviews and had high expectations only to be very disappointed. Perhaps it was an off night?

Thank Katminou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$64
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
00:45 - 19:45
00:45 - 19:45
00:45 - 19:45
00:45 - 19:45
00:45 - 19:45
00:45 - 19:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Cesare Firrao n. 7, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 335037
fish and seafood specialty dishes of the tradition of Matera at 100 mt Piazza Vittorio Veneto at 100 meters entrance stones of Matera

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?