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La Talpa

Via Fiorentini 167, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 335086
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“fava bean dip” (2 reviews)
“truffle” (5 reviews)
“spicy sausage” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Via Fiorentini 167, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice now and the quality of the food is very good indeed. I have had pizza which I made up and was not standard , pasta with spicy sausage, whilst my wife has had two different pasta dishes. The atmosphere is very...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great traditional Italian food in a beautiful cave. Unexpectedly, one of our fave meals in Italy so far. Perfect pizza, absolutely beautiful homemade pasta and the lamb in olive oil and rosemary was finger licking good. Mixed salad very fresh with beautiful juicy sweet cherry...More

Thank dELLEicious
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Had lunch at La Talpa on a Sunday in Matera. We were sat right away and brought water and wine. Although we clearly asked in Italian for one plate of the traditional "bread salad" to share, we were brought and charged for 2 full portions....More

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Vary nice restaurant, both inside and outside in a small piazza. Good local food, and a pleasant place to eat. Best to book for dinner.

Thank Dr_Bestione
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Pizza very thick, if you like that sort of style then that's fine. Service very all over the shop. The view is amazing as it is nestled between the sassi of Matera.

Thank AwkwardGuest93
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It was sorely disappointing to go to a restaurant and be seated in the foreign section. The front of the restaurant was lively and fun and to be seated in another section that was empty and humdrum was ridiculous and stupid. If only they knew...More

Thank Afsoonie
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

la Talpa was recommended to us as 'good but not too touristy'. Food was fine but nothing special, staff weren't rude but weren't that helpful either so overall ok but nothing special.

Thank mitchmackay
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Very enjoyable meal in typical Matera cavelike surroundings. Just what we wanted !! Tasty food, well served.

Thank David L
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived after 10pm without a reservation and was pleased to be given a table. We ordered a nice bottle of red wine and a selection of small starters. I'm not quite sure what they were but they tasted nice! I ordered a pizza with mozzarella,...More

1  Thank TheElkandOwlett
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable food with a nice atmosphere. My wife received a veal dish that was slightly different to the veal dish we had ordered, probably lost in mistranslation due our bad Italian pronunciation. It was tasty nonetheless. Would recommend.

Thank RodF242
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fiorentini 167, 75100, Matera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Matera  >  Matera
  • Phone Number: +39 0835 335086
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