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“Moderate for non-Italians?”
Review of Il Terrazzino

Il Terrazzino
Ranked #57 of 312 Restaurants in Matera
Price range: US$23 - US$29
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant Pizzeria The Balcony Matera is surrounded by the stunning landscape of the "Sassi". It is the ideal place to enjoy the excellent cuisine traditional Lucan, godendo al contempo dello scenario dei Sassi di Matera. It owes its name to the wide terrace che si affaccia sul meraviglioso scenario del Sasso Barisano.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Moderate for non-Italians?”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

In an area with a lot of restaurants you expect touristic food or high quality. This was in between. The view over the sassi is great but you can't eat it. The waiters were somewhat short in conversation until we talked about football (?) But a nice conversation should be normal for everyone. Come on, you can do better.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Touristique and average restaurant”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

It was a quite night which for this restaurant is quite unusual.The restaurant is known for its view.
The view over the sassi is really impressive.The food however is is not.The usual average touristique menu,which should not be an issue if the quality is good.It is not.My pasta was cold and went back to the kitchen.The fish as main dish was tasteless and the white wine ( avery limited offer of white wine) was one inferior quality.If you want a nice view go elsewhere

  • Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“tourist trap - avoid at all cost”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We ended up here because two other restaurants we wanted to try were closed. The view is good, but we tried a couple of appetizers and mains, and everything was equally bad. A lot of flies around. The restaurant sticky and dirty. This was such a huge disappointment after consistently great meals we had in Puglia in the previous couple of days.

Avoid at all cost. This is a tourist trap targeting tour groups that will eat once and never come back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent location, good food”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The location was superb: very nice view!!
The food was very good especially the "orecchiette al tegamino"!
The place was very busy on Saturday evening and chaotic.
Service very efficient.

  • Visited October 2013
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Harrogate, UK
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great location, atmosphere spoilt by loads of coach trippers”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The terrace overlooking the old town is a good spot, but sadly the food was average and the lunch time service was more geared to cope with the steady influx of coach parties (of many nationalities) that were all stopping here rather than to us as a couple.

  • Visited September 2013
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