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“Very funky”
Review of Area 8

Area 8
Ranked #48 of 366 Restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 23
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Area 8, the perfect place for cocktails, snacks and light meals when in matera. Open everyday with live music or dj. After 7pm the private piazza bustles with a young, international crowd, seated at old 60's school desks and vintage armchairs. Low lights, good music, great food and service have made Area 8 a favourite in Matera. The 500 sqm complex has an in house-theatre in a cave, event and exhibit space and an exclusive clubhouse. For reservations please call after 18:00 or send a message on WhatsApp.
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Fabulous spot to relax and enjoy the music, the ambience and the 70’s vibe of this place.
The decor is a great mix of furniture and objects of interests, from the back end of a VW van, on entry......which happens to have been converted into a smoking area.....to the ‘pseudo’ cinema. We had cocktails with a twist on the normal, and the cold meat and cheese platter, which was delicious. A very definite place to go if you like out of the ordinary!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Great bar with original terrasse (nice and fun decoration), very good cocktails and service. Highly recommend it for aperitivo (the food is also good) or late night drinks.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Allie B
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

You have to visit Area 8 when in Matera. The cocktails have been tried and tested and I can honestly say they were the best we had on our trip. They do also do food which I am sure is excellent even though we unfortunately didn’t try it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bellfarm
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Had drinks here one evening after dinner. Really enjoyed the vibe. They have nice outdoor seating, very relaxed and pleasant. Great service!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Kristiina83
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Do yourself a favour while in Matera and drop by here for drinks and snacks. Called by one magazine as the best bar in Italy (we found it because of a feature in the New York Times), the prices here are cheap for such a glamorous place. We arrived early and there were even couples here with their kids, which was nice to see families enjoying such a great venue as this: stylish, hipster, fun and lively. The snacks we ordered were also superb. We loved it here.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Quanster
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