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“My favorite in Matera”
Review of Osteria Al Casale

Osteria Al Casale
Ranked #33 of 366 Restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 40
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I read about this restaurant in the New York Times, and it did not disappoint. It has an outside patio and an inside dining room, and we chose to sit inside since the weather was cool. I loved the interior of the restaurant—simple white painted furniture and bright white walls—and there was a bustling, fun vibe. We shared a salad Caprese, a pasta with anchovies and cherry tomatoes, a beef dish, and, for dessert, a whipped ricotta, along with a liter of the local house red wine. Everything was delicious and, at $52, it was very affordable. This restaurant is located in Sasso Barisano.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this Osteria as a place to get high quality local cuisine for a good price & they were spot on! We had a reservation which was a good thing even on a Tuesday night as the place was full with people waiting for a table to become free.
The staff that we dealt with were all great - busy, but happy to have a joke while ensuring we were looked after. The Truffle Tavioli was great as were the Polpette...we followed that with salsiccia which were delicious & then...the famous ricotta dessert...we aren’t normally dessert eaters - but that was seriously good!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We were drawn to this restaurant by the favorable review in the New York Times and were not disappointed. Exceptionally long menu of pizzas; mine was exceptional.
A top choice in Matera

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 675andrewv
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

A good place to come for pizza and pasta and a beer. Cheap price, definitely not the best place we ate on our trip! I wouldn't recommend some of the other dishes on the menu, like the salt cod pesto dish... was super dry I only couldn't finish it. Stick to the pizza/pasta - it's what they do best. The truffle ravioli was by far the best dish we had.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I classify this restaurant as safe American/Italian food, close to the hotels on the only flat street in the sassi via Sant’Antonio. Big song and dance about choosing a bottle of wine - followed by the fine glass and decanters appearing. Actually first restaurant we’ve been to in Italy where there was a distinction between glasses used for house or bottled wine.
There was a hiccup in the kitchen and our order was lost, but they apologized and we were given a sweet treat and limoncello to finish.
Safe food but not very interesting.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Will0ughby
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