This is a very popular restuarant. We met lots of other Americans here- which can or cannot be a good thing. The tables are very close together which make interacting with other customers a definate option. Also, the restaurant was centrally located with nice views of the beach.
La Cambusa has been owned by Luigi and Baldo for over 40 years. Luigi can often be found in the restaurant chatting with customers.
Favorite Dish: Ask for my favorite waiter- Raphael, if he has not permanently moved to Australia.
This is the place to order seafood. The house specialty is linguine with mussels.
Open every day except Wednesdays and for 3 weeks in January.
Just up the pathway from the main Beach in Positano, there is a 'grocery store' up a set of stairs, where you can buy canned goods, cereal and fruit etc.
What most tourists didn't seem to know was that if you went to the back of the store at the deli counter, you could get fresh sandwiches made to go. They will take a whole loaf of fresh crusty bread and stuff it with whatever meat (or whatever) you want, layer it with cheese, then top it with anything from their selection of pickled mushrooms, grilled eggplant, stuffed peppers, olives (with pits, beware!), or whatever you want.
Favorite Dish: My favourite was the Proscuitto ham (local specialty) with mozzarella (they cut it almost 1/2 inch thick), olives (all types) and sundried tomatoes. Mmmm.
Down on the beach (Spaggia Grande), there is a restaurant that specializes in take-away pizzas. The prices there were very very inexpensive, especially if you get whatever the special of the day is (for example, they will give you 2 for the price of 1), only if you take it away.
Favorite Dish: Pizza Funghi
With no official advertising, only a handwritten whiteboard, only in Italian, we knew we had to try it. Notably, the prices here were even a couple Euros less per dish than everywhere else in Positano.
The Restaurant is on a huge patio, overlooking the town and the ocean and the view at night is breathtaking. You can even hear the waves breaking on the beach below while you enjoy your dinner.
Favorite Dish: My favourite was the pasta Puttanesca. With whole olives and the freshest of ingredients ('Grandpa' who runs the place and does the cooking picked the herbs fresh off the plants while he was making it), it was the best meal I had while in Italy.
I also highly recommend the house wine, which I suspect the proprietor makes himself in the basement, since our bottle said 'Blanco', yet it was a red wine. However, it was great!
The restaurant has a free van service which picks up its diners in front of the pharmacy in Positano and delivers you high up iinto the town of Monte Pertuso about twenty minutes away. Views from the restaurant are amazing. Our wonderful young host/server Peppino was the owner/chef's son. When he heard we were sent there by an old friend, he literally grabbed the menu's from our hands and proceeded to deliver to us pitchers filled with delicious local red and white wines, his own personally designed menu of huge platters filled with delicious appetizers, then all different samplings of pastas, then a huge platter filled with assorted grilled meats and fish, then a wonderful platter of deserts, then an after dinner appertif. All in all a terrific and highly romantic feast for the senses!
Favorite Dish: The assortments of pastas, grilled meats and fish were both interestingly prepared and delicious.
The restaurant is at the top of the hill overlooking the the beautiful town and the beach. There's seating inside as well as out side, but there's nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal while looking over a gorgeous view of Positano. Caffe Positano was recommended to us by our hotel owner.
Favorite Dish: The menu has a lot of variety. Prosciutto and Mellon melts in your mouth, and Spaghetti with Clams was very good. Their homemade tiramisu was to die for. They even ran out of it towards the end of the night.
This is one of the restaurants on the boardwalk. Great place to take a break from the sun, sit in the shade on the outside patio and people watch while enjoying some good italian food. Prices are reasonable and the menu has a lot of variety.
This restaurant's special is their homemade pasta. Great food, lot's to choose from on the menu and the prices are reasonable. This restaurant is located at the top of the hill with a gorgeous view of the town.
We ate at this little place, and the food was great. We had some wine, and we were right on the porch looking at the water, and it was great. If you walk down the street that goes to the water, the restaurant is right off to your left, once you're at the water. It's a white building, and you'll see tables and people eating. It was really good.
The dining room at Hotel Palazzo Murat is entirely outdoors, surrounded by trees. It is gorgeous! If you're going to have an elegant, special night out while you're in Positano, this is the place to dine. It's expensive, but the atmosphere is so gorgeous, the food so delicious and the service so attentive that the experience is worth every penny.
Favorite Dish: We had a five course meal that included salad, ravioli, John Dory (whitefish) fillet, gelato, cake, and limoncello. It was all really delicious!
Lo Guarracino is a wonderful, unpretentious restaurant tucked away into the mountainside of Positano and overlooking the ocean. It's not as crowded as the restaurants down on the beach, but the views are just as wonderful and the food is even better. This was the best meal we had while in Positano.
Favorite Dish: The wine is served in earthenware carafes. Order lots of it. I had a wonderful spinach and cheese ravioli dish and the bruschetta was very tasty. My friends enjoyed the lasagna and pasta l'arrabiata.
Buca di Bacco is located right on the beach in Positano, a very convenient spot for dining during your visit. While it's always crowded due to its location, I found the service to be extremely good and the food quite tasty. They also have a gelato bar if you just want to pop in for sweets.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the catch of the day, a local whitefish. It was roasted whole and then filleted tableside (very impressive to all of us). The fish was delicate and flaky-- really delicious. It was great to eat something so light after all the heavy pasta dishes we'd been having. It was served with roasted potatoes. We also had a good dessert here. It looked like a pie and had custard and fresh berries in it. Yum!
The food looked great here , tasty pizzas and large ice-creams but the service was too slow for us to hang around - we were on a deadline for the boat back. We were glad to sit down after our long hike here in the dust and the heat - indeed I don't think my legs could have gone on much further without some respite. Being lunch time it was busy though so we cleaned our mucky legs from our hike (maybe they didn't want to serve us in our dishelvelled state!) and went to the take away counter for lunch on the go - yet more pizza :-))
What was really intriguing about the restaurant though was the lemon trees growing inside!
The restaurants on the waterfront looked quite sophisticated with tables well set out - like this one, Chez Black. Probably expensive being in a prime location but such a pleasant place to sit ....but we wanted to explore the town in the time we had.
Favorite Dish: Being a fishing town the fish dishes seemed to be a popular choice as well as the customary pizzas and pastas dishes.
Chez Black is located right on the beach of Positano in the main boardwalk. Trying to get a table on the street can be tricky on weekends or holidays, and the wait may be awhile for any table. But, grab a glass of champagne and take a seat on the boardwalk while you wait.
Once seated, the atmosphere is delightfully hectic. There are so many tables of people speaking so many languages, and the waiters are literally running trying to keep up with orders.
Favorite Dish: The petali di rose con zucchini was absolutely delicious! I've never had pasta like this before (neither the shape nor the sauce) and we ended up buying a couple bags of the "rose petals" to take home.
The calamari is lightly fried and wonderful, but the swordfish wasn't spectacular. Red wine actually compliments Chez Black's dishes quite well. Try the arancini as a starter. These mini-rice balls are a tasty appetizer.