Mediterraneo: Fabulous Seafood
A really wonderful and fun restaurant run by two brother...the father own the enoteca right down the street. If you are lucky they sometimes have entertainment singing all the Italian/American songs. You can eat inside or on the patio.
Favorite Dish: Fresh anchovies, lobster w/pasta, risotto w/shrimp, linguine w/clams. Everything is just great in this restaurant. We usually eat here at least 3 times when in Positano.
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Buca da Bacca: Beautiful view and wonderful food
They have a couple of restaurants but we went to the one upstairs along the beach. They gave us a seat near an open winder and the lights along the beach were so romantic. We picked this place because we were going to the ballet on the beach that evening. But we will definitely go back again. The atmosphere is beautiful and the wait staff very attentive.
Favorite Dish: I had the spaghetti w/lobster and it was fabulous. The pasta was cooked al dente and the lobster was sweet and cooked to perfection.
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La Tagliatta: Like going to an italian wedding
This is a wonderful place on top of the mountain (Montepertuso). First of all they will pick you up and drop you off when you make a reservation which is a plus since you really don't want to drink and drive up this very winding, two lane road.
Pepe is the owner and on Tuesday and Friday nights they have entertainment that gets everyone up and dancing. There are many courses all fixed. This is true every night though.
The food is very good but the fun is even better. A must see when in Positano.
Favorite Dish: The cannaloni is wonderful...but this is a fixed menu.
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Da Vincenzo: The best Gnocchi ever
One of the best restaurants in Positano. Very attentive staff, a very nice owner, and the food is fabulous...their gnocchi is from heavan...little pillows that melt in your mouth. The panna cotta is absolutely the best in Italy.
There is seating inside as well as outside. I do recommend a reservation if you don't want to wait.
Favorite Dish: Gnocchi
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Le Terrazze: Le Terrazze
A menu without prices usually means rouble... This restaurant sits on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean. It's beautiful, but the food is not worth the price. The menu is very minimal and the food is very average.
Ristorante Da Adolfo: "Would you like a lettino with your lunch?"
Before you arrive in Ristorante Da Adolfo, don't forget to pack your swimming costume and suntan lotion. Not only can you enjoy a relaxed lunch here, but you can also hire a lettino (sunbed) and ombrellone (beach umbrella) for the day. I recommend making a day of it.
Ristorante Da Adolfo, located at Laurito Beach, is only a quick and very picturesque 15 minute boat trip from Positano.
From the main pier in Positano a complimentary boat, the red fish boat, (distinguished by a red fish affixed to the top of its mast) departs every half hour starting at 10am until 1pm, and returns to Positano in the late afternoon from 4pm until 6 or 7pm. Lunch is served from 12 Noon, but before then you can order drinks from the bar.
The blackboard menu includes a selection of the most typical of Southern Italian cuisine. Freshly- caught grilled fish (Spada-swordfish; Bandiera eg.), Zuppa di Cozze (Mussel Soup), grilled Mozzarella wrapped in lemon leaf and the Adolfo salad are all specialities of the chef. There is also a selection of pasta dishes, in particular the spaghetti con vongole (spaghetti with clams) is delicious. In fact, everything on the menu here is fresh and full of flavour. I have been eating here on and off for the past five years, on my many visits to Positano, and have always eaten well.
The setting is casual and very relaxing...no need to dress up...in fact the minimum dress code is bare feet and bathers (aka swimming costume).
Feel the sand under your feet as you eat and afterwards take a dip in the clear blue sea.
Da Adolfo is a truly unique dining destination and cannot be missed when you visit Positano.
Favorite Dish: I particularly love having the freshest fish they have on the day - with an Adolfo salad on the side followed by a plate of mixed frutta (fruit); which can include rockmelon (cantaloupe), peaches, cherries, luscious figs, just to name a few.
The fish is simply grilled and served on the plate whole - if you feel like a fish out of water yourself, simply ask the waiter to prepare the fish for you - and he will swiftly and expertly fillet the fish for you at the table. So no bones and no worries!
The entire menu reflects the whole southern Italian dining ethos - which is all about simple ingredients and sensational flavours. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of lemon juice on your fish and savour the flavour!!
Don't forget to accompany your meal with either a bottle of wine or a carafe of the local house wine.
And if you still have room try a Limoncello! A liquer made from fresh lemons. A great way to finish a fantastic meal.
Santa Croce - Ristorante Pizzeria: Almost forced choice if you are here
Nocelle is a tiny village 400 metres above the sea and Positano. From every point of it you can enjoy a wonderful view over the coastline, the sea and the islands.
Nocelle is also one end onf the "Sentiero degli Dei" trail. And you you arrive here and get hungry you have only two choices, this restaurant and another pizzeria.
If you choose Santa Croce you'll find a very attentive service, a great view over the Amalfi coast and correct food, not bad neither excellent.
Fish and meat are both available, along with pasta and desserts.
La Zagara: Night of the Opera (singer)
We went in because the place was crowded but what a night it turned out to be.
Favorite Dish: The food was average, but the night was unforgettable. When the snowy haired gentleman got up to sing the first time we thought it was part of the act. Two musicans had been softly strumming tunes for the half hour before.
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Ristorante La Cambusa: Seafood restaurant on the beach
Fresh seafood is the speciality of the Amalfi Coast. The Ristoante Cambusa, located on the Spiaggia Grande overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea, was established in 1970 and serves delicious fresh catch from the sea. The service staff are friendly, polite and knowledgeable about various types of fish and other seafood.
One has to admit it that Ristorante Cambusa is a tourist-oriented restaurant. The prices are not cheap, but since we don't come to Positano everyday, why not just sit back, relax and enjoy the delicious seafood that the restaurant has to offer?
Favorite Dish: You have to try the fresh fish at this restaurant. After all, seafood is what the restaurant specialises in. I had a baked fish with potatos in butter sauce - scuisito!
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Delicatessen (?): Not a restaurant........
..but you will get excellent (and huge) rolls made for you whilst you wait.
This little grocery shop/delicatessen is half-way up Via Cristoforo Colombo, just above the little 'square'. Not entirely sure if 'Delicatessen' is its name, but that is what's outside the doorway.........
It has a wide selection of cheese, meats and grilled veg etc with which to construct your rolls. They really are huge (we had to eat our in two stages during the day!).
I recommend the grilled courgette, with chilli/garlic oil, buffalo mozzarela cheese and prosciutto..........but you can choose whatever you like.
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Pupetto: For a romantic dinner
Fornillo beach is a small and quiet beach, few minutes walk away from the crowded town center.
There are few bars and this nice restaurant on a terrace above the beach and the sea.
For a romanitc candlelight dinner this is the place.
The food is OK and so is the service, but if you manage to get a table at the edge of the terrace, directly overlooking the sea and the moon...
La Cambusa: Overpriced
This is a tourist trap and I would not recommend it. I had passed this restaurant numerous times and knew that it was a tourist trap. Unfortunately for me and my wife we took the advice of a limo driver who said that they had the best seafood in Positano. On his recommendation we decided to eat there. I had the linguine with scampi which was extremely oily and of no comparison to the excellent pasta I had elsewhere. My wife had the deviled chicken which lacked any meat and comprised mainly of bones. One of my worst dining experiences ever. Overpriced also
Il Fornillo: The best restaurant in Positano
We have tried a couple of restaurants in Positano mostly recommended by the limo or cab drivers and even some travel guides. None of them can compare to Il Fornillo. Our hotel was just nearby so we chose to have one meal here. Everything is so well prepared and good! Of course Positano being near the sea, top of the line would be their seafood fare. I highly recommend this, all the other restos are just tourist traps.
Favorite Dish: Seafood
Chez Black: Food with a view!
The true attraction of Chez Black is not so much the food, although it is wonderful, rather its the setting and view that comes with it. Chez Black is situated right on the beach, one of two places where you can eat on the beach. Be sure to get a table outside and take in the view of the beach while you eat. Now on to the food. The menu is loaded with seafood fare as well as the Italian dishes you would expect for the region. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, and while its sounds normal, the way they prepared it and the taste of the sauce is excellent. For a second course I had the homemade sausage that came with grilled olives on the side. The price is expensive, but than again its what you would expect from an expensive town. I didn't have a beverage and still spent 23 euro. However the view and the food made it well worth it. They also bring out a dessert cart full of sweets that will have you opening up your wallet once again, not me though, I was on a budget!
Delikatessen: Best custom-made sandwiches ever
Stop here for custom-made sandwiches, with plenty of fresh options to choose at the deli counter, packed onto delicious fresh bread. They also have a small market full of local produce and pre-packaged Italian specialties. Plenty of English spoken here!
Favorite Dish: Sandwich with fresh mozzarella, sundried tomato, and eggplant -- wow! Take it down to the beach and eat it sitting on the cement border overlooking the harbor. Can't be beat.
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