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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Dimora Ulmo

Dimora Ulmo

Dimora Ulmo opened its doors in Matera in September 2017, the passion project of three partners, Michele Castelli, Francesco Russo and Nicola Andrisani. The restaurant is located in a historic building from the 1700s that has been renovated while carefully maintaining the original style and features as much as possible.

Dimora Ulmo

Matera, Italy
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Michele Castelli

Michele Castelli
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Chef Michele Castelli was born in Matera, where he returned after six years at Osteria Francescana with its three Michelin stars and two years at Ristorante Italia in Istanbul, under the guidance of chef Massimo Bottura.

Three-course tasting menu

Traditional Italian cuisine

Locally sourced ingredients

Dimora Ulmo

In a maze of narrow streets in the heart of the Sasso Caveoso, Via Pennino stands out for its artistic and architectural charm. The ancient and prestigious Palazzo Torraca is a building that was owned by the Ulmo family, one of the city's most famous and wealthiest aristocratic families in the 18th century, and is now home to Dimora Ulmo restaurant. The furnishings are a key part of the concept of this extraordinary restaurant with contemporary art hanging on the walls that perfectly complement the original features of this historic palazzo. The generous and unique wine cellar takes diners on a journey around the world and the creations of the chefs honour the local tradition with their careful interpretation of Italian cuisine.

Dimora Ulmo’s Cuisine

The cuisine at Dimora Ulmo uses ingredients that are predominantly sourced from the local landscape and combines them with other more exotic ingredients to create exciting dishes. The dishes are inspired by traditional Italian cuisine but given a careful twist that enhances but does not completely change the dish. The restaurant offers a three-course tasting menu that takes guests on a journey that brings them closer to their cooking philosophy and showcases what the chefs have learnt while working with respected chefs of different nationalities.


Dimora Ulmo is located in the Sassi of Matera, one of the oldest cities in the world. To fully enjoy the picturesque landscape, one has to get lost in this labyrinth of alleys and squares where many people still live today. The village is also surrounded by some of the world’s most famous wine regions, ideal for exploring and trying a variety of local wines.



Dimora Ulmo via Pennino 28 75100 Matera Italy


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Opening times

Monday 12:45 – 13:45 19:45 - 21:00
Tuesday 12:45 – 13:45 19:45 - 21:00
Thursday 19:45 - 21:00
Friday 12:45 – 13:45 19:45 - 21:00
Saturday 12:45 – 13:45 19:45 - 21:00
Sunday 12:45 – 13:45 19:45 - 21:00

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