Osteria San Giovanni is delighted to welcome you to this extraordinary place, whose walls tell an ancient story. At the entrance of our establishment, you will have noticed a fossilized shell. This has always been the symbol of the wanderer, the pilgrim, of those journeying towards a destination.
The millennia-old history of Matera tells precisely the story of a people who knew how to make the most of what they had, creatively compensating for what was missing.
This is the essence of “resilience,” which is the ability to adapt to situations and to what nature could provide.
Built on this same principle, over time, a culinary culture of great merit has solidified, capable of enhancing the foods that nature has generously bestowed upon this land in abundance.
Faithful to the history of the place and the values of tradition, Osteria San Giovanni aims to offer you a gastronomic experience that tells the story and stories of Matera, of its high-quality local products – pasta, meats, vegetables, wines – which find in our kitchen a place for original elaboration, of quality, of imagination, of taste.
With this spirit, we are pleased to welcome you to our Osteria San Giovanni, confident that together we will embark on a journey that, through our dishes, will narrate the values of this ancient city, ever dynamic and always on the move.
Gianfranco Stano, Anna Lisa De Bellis e Antonio Allegretti.
From the heart of Matera’s ancient hypogeal caves, a renewed jewel is born: our establishment, once a cistern and cellar, now comes alive in all its glory. This extraordinary setting overlooks the border between the historic center and the famous Sassi di Matera, offering an experience that blends past and present.
We welcome you to an air-conditioned environment, equipped with Wi-Fi, spread over three levels and enriched by an outdoor area, including tables on the charming via San Biagio. Its capacity of over 100 people ensures you space and comfort, while a private room is available for exclusive parties and receptions.
Our establishment, a witness to the past while in step with today’s comforts, awaits you to give you unforgettable moments. Come discover a place where history comes alive, and the present reveals itself in every detail.