The food was great, and the service was great as well. The view is wonderful as is the food. A little more on the expensive side, but worth it.
Favorite Dish: Bruschetta was great. Caprese salad with buffalo mozzarella. yummy! Save room becuase desserts cannot be passed up!
We were there recently in March-07. The view and food was amazing. That night, they were doing a pre-fixe menu apparently because that's what "Mama" felt like doing that evening. We ended up with 5-8 different antipasti, a plate of 4 different pasta, a huge plate of grilled meats (their specialty), salad, french fries, a plate of 3 different kinds of dessert, pitcher of wine, bottled water, limoncello and espresso... all for 35 euro per person. Tagliata is very famous in Positano. Apparently, the Prime Minister has eaten there. Our hotel owner has eaten there and had their phone number handy. Have your hotel call and make a reservation. The restaurant will send a van to pick up/drop off at your hotel. It's worth it!
Favorite Dish: Antipasti and Grilled Meats
If you stay in Positano, ask your hotel manager to arrange for a night out at La Tagliata. Save room in your tummy for the experience - 5 courses including beer/wine and dessert. During dinner and up to about 11pm, this great couple entertained with music and dancing. After the cooking is done, the family joins in the fun. Well worth the 35E per person and they even supply the transportation.
Ristorante Max (many think it is Cafe Max) is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever been to...and I have been all over the world. The concept is one-of-a-kind, not only because of its classy, yet comfortable atmosphere, but the warm and inviting family that runs it. The food is classic meditteranean cuisine. I loved the homemade pasta and bread. My mouth still waters when I think of it. The wine list is extensive (italian wines only). I would recommend trying to make reservations for the private wine cellar and doing a chefs tasting menu. They really know what they are doing here.
Favorite Dish: everything
There are several restaurants vying for toursit business on the beachfront. All of them have great views, but La Cambusa (along with one other) has the advantage of being on the second "floor" overlooking the busy sidewalk. This way you can avoid having to watch a constant stream of people walk by, and you can enjoy the lovely view of the sea instead.
Besides all that, La Cambusa ranks in my top five food restaurants of all time--amazing quality, excellent portions, attentive and friendly service, incredibly al dente pasta, phenomenal bruschetta and tiramisu. Prices are sensible for this area, and the restaurant is attitude-free. A must-eat in Positano!
IMPORTANT: If you want dinner here, especially if you want to be near the front with the best view, make sure you make a reservation at least by early afternoon. Service is unrushed so you can have the table as long as you want it, meaning that once the restaurant is full its likely to stay that way all night!
This was our favorite meal in Italy. We had the seafood gnocci and seafood platter....we once ordered a seafood platter in sorrento, and only got a few clams and mussels. So i was pleasantly surprised to see a huge palte of calamari, sardines, mussels, clams, and some other sea creatures....It was just veryyyyy good. The gnocci was also amazing, the best i had! On top of the great food, we had the most amazing scenery. see pics below
This place is at the 'private' beach we went to...there are little boats (with a fish sign) that takes you to this beach free of charge. But you still have to pay for the sunbeds.
I'm sorry, but i didn't ge tthe name of the restaurant.
we paid about 35 euros for two dishes, the fish plate and drinks...a great value!
This is a normal restaurant, but it's highilight is that it's the only place where you can get food and water if you trek along the "Sentiero degli Dei". It's at the beginning or the end of the trail, dependinh on where you start on, Positano or Agerola.
It has a terrace where you can eat and enjoy a wonderful view on Positano, the coast and the islands of Li Galli and Capri
Favorite Dish: Basic food, cuisine based mostly on meat.
Da Adolfo's was the WORST dining experience of my life! Although Frommer's and other guides recommend this restaurant, I encourage everyone to stay away from it. Here's why...
My wife and I were on our 10 year anniversary in Positano last week. One day, we took the free water shuttle to Da Adolfo's to have some lunch and planned to return to Positano for shopping in the afternoon. Upon arrival, we were approached by a man (I believe Sergio, the owner, or his son). He pressured us into renting chairs and an ubrella from him on his beach for 18 Euros (ouch!). We told him that we were not there to sunbath and were interested in ordering some lunch from his restaurant. After waiting for 15 minutes in his restaurant, we finally asked this same man if we could order some food. He said the restaurant was not currently open and to wait a bit. So, we ordered some wine and waited, and waited, and waited for someone to offer us something (anything) to eat. At 12:45PM, after waiting for an entire hour and never being offered to order any food, we decided to return to Postiano on the next boat. We paid for our wine and walked down to the pier. When the next boat arrived, we waved to the boat driver and indicated that we would like to return to Positiano. After the last passenger got off the boat, it immediately pulled away from the pier to leave... without us. We found this Sergio character and told him we would like to get on the boat. Then he had the nerve to tell us "the boat is only for the restaurant"! We were sitting in his "restaurant" for over an hour without ever being offered food or served! He then waved off the boat to leave and we were stranded as it was the last boat returning to Positano until 4PM. We ended up paying 10 Euro for a water to taxi to leave.
In short, if you don't mind being intimidated into renting chairs on a "free" beach and enjoy waiting hours for cheap Italian food while being treated like second-class citizens... then this is the perfect restaurant for you.
You have been warned!
This indoor restaurant on the main street of town offers little exceptional in menu choices over the standard Amalfi Coast cuisine, but the warm and welcoming staff make one feel at home and the care with which the food is prepared and served makes this a step above the average. Much quieter than the beach front places, and certainly more appreciative of your business. Prices are similar to everywhere else.
This is a fairly new restaurant (2 years or so) in Positano. It is expensive, yet it is worth every dime! It's also half art gallery. Rachel Ray ate here twice when she visited Positano. It wasnt for her show, it was on her on personal time. It's more upper scale than the typical family run/operated restaurants that are all over Positano. Very good and worth going to. YOu must have reservations or you will be frown upon for sure.
Favorite Dish: I had fettucine with mushrooms, white wine,..it was some kind of special of the night and I still think about this dish. I"m going back in September and asking for it again!!
This restaurant is at the tip top of Positano - higher than you can imagine until you get there, believe me! Montepertuso is the village. Have the hotel call and make reservations for you. They send a bus to come and get you. This may seem like a pain, but it is so worth it to see the view on your way up to the tip top. Bring your camera!!!
The restaurant is truly what you imagine if you have not been to Italy before. Family run and operated. Locals go here too. The night I had dinner there, I had been to a small beach/restaurant outiside of Positano and the owners of that establishment were there that night with a huge group of locals having dinner there as well! So, you know if the locals go, it must be good! Or, that is what Rachel Ray always says and she is right!!
Favorite Dish: I had three or four kinds of pasta. I even took a photo of the plate when it was served. Didnt care how silly I looked either. I knew I wanted to remember it!!! ;-) Fresh, homemade pasta - not barilla! Simple, fresh sauce. The pasta was very light. That is how it is supposed to be. Try this place - you couldnt possibly be let down in any regards!
I have been to Positano 8 times and going again this September. This is always the first place I go to for dinner. It's on the beach. Staff has been there forever. Last September one of the waiters recognized me and brought me over a heart-shaped focaccia (spell)? It was yummy and so wonderful that he did this for me. Those Italian men....look out they are always flirting! ha ha!! The spaghetti w/mussels are great. Also had steak there one night and that was good too. It's just a great spot in Positano that must be tried! Sometimes more than once if youre there for awhile too!
Favorite Dish: Spaghetti - tomato and basil, or with mussells. Yummy!!
Beautiful atmosphere and attentive service make for a wonderful, relaxing dining experience. This is one of the hotels where they filmed the movie "Only You" with Marissa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
On the shores of the Tiranean Sea, below the steeply rising dwellings of Positano, is the Hotel Covo dei Saraceni, a former fisherman's house whose name "Covo of the Saracens" is a reminder of the marauding pirates who once tormented Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Favorite Dish: Everything was wonderful. Lots of fresh ingredients - cheese, pasta, seafood. They have a spectacular wine list.
In the Piazza Duomo in Amalfi there are several restaurants serving different varieties of pizza. We ate at the one just to the left of the steps. Cannot remember the name. I am sure that they are all good.
Like Chez Black, this is a place that appears in all the guide books.
Favorite Dish: We were not impressed with the food here. However, the bar/restaurant serves- at all hours, mind you-- plates of marinated anchovies, toasted bread with toppings and arancini di riso, a rice treat. Good to know when you are absolutely starving.