Where to Eat in Positano: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 13, 2017 Merry Kessler

Once a vital part of a mighty sea power, Positano is today a sophisticated resort on the central Amalfi Coast. Moorish-style architecture rises up steep slopes that gaze out on the Sirenuse Islands. Smart boutiques, selling fashions for visitors to display on Grand Beach, abound in the village. And it’s a great base for exploring the area—you can easily travel by boat to Capri, Ischia and the Grotta dello Smeraldo cave.

1. da Gabrisa

Via Pasitea 221, 84017, Positano, Italy Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$133 - HK$337 +39 089 811498
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 546 reviews

da Gabrisa

A marvelous view of the sea, a comfortable and elegant atmosphere where is possible to taste authentic local dishes in one of the most romantic restaurant in Positano. Enjoy also the great selection of wines and other special drinks.

Reviewed By Phoenyx-Floyd

We walked past this restaurant on the way to our hotel and my wife immediately decided to stop everything and have dinner there. The view from the street patio Seating is juts breathtaking day or night. The food however was much less memorable. We had a fish and a seafood soup as main courses. Both came out bland and lacking flavor. We expected more kick out of our first Italian dinner in...Italy. Moreover, we were still so hungry after that dinner that we had to go get a pizza down the street. Personally, we'd recommend the restaurant just for appetizers and drinks in order to enjoy the view and the setting...

2. Il Ritrovo

Via Montepertuso 77 | Piazza Cappella n.3, 84017, Positano, Italy Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$196 - HK$581 +39 089 812005
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Il Ritrovo

Partiamo dalla cucina perche crediamo che la qualita delle nostre pietanze sia il fondamentale elemento del nostro ristorante. Il nostro scopo diventa di farvele gustare a casa nostra nel ristorante conosciuto come IL RITROVO.

Reviewed By Ami L

Of all the places you can eat in Positano, we liked this little haven best. Located in in Nocelle (a town above Positano) this romantic and warm restaurant serves up more than just good food - they bring back the authentic vibe of how you could imagine Positano used to be back in the days of Steinbeck's first visit back in the 1950's.
Starting with a complimentary Processco we tried the bruschetta (and yes it's worth all the fanfare - it's really good) the Steak and a Pasta dish and not a single bite was disappointing. Further, the all of the staff at the restaurant were friendly and attentive while giving their guests room to enjoy their meal, their company and the expansive views of the Amalfi coast below. I highly recommend this place. I can't wait to return.

3. Da Vincenzo

Via Pasitea 172/178, 84017, Positano, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$494 +39 089 875128
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Da Vincenzo

Reviewed By rmbushek - San Francisco, California

We came here on the recommendation of our tour guide and had a really nice time. Great atmosphere. The food was good but not among the best that we had while in Positano. In particular would not recommend the ravioli as the portion was very small but it could be a good starter. Would recommend eating at Lo Guarracino instead if you can get a reservation!

4. La Tagliata

Via Monsignor Vito Talamo, 84017, Positano, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 089 875872
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

La Tagliata

La Tagliata is a family restaurant no fancy, we do not have menu a la carte but we provide our house menu for a fixed price of Euro 40 per persons,in the kitchen there are Mamma and Papa whom cook the typical dishes of our house menu: vegetables from the Gardens ( parmigiana di melanzane, zucchini, egg- plants, beas,pea,salami, parma ham , ricotta, mozzarella etc..Trittico di pASTA ( three differnt kind of home-made pasta called also mamma's pasta than mixed and grilled meat .. Potatoes and green salad fROM our Gardens ,, fruits of the seasons, mixED of home made desserts our house wine is included. However concering the wine I would like point here that we also have our wine list so it means that guests whom like have differnt wine can chooice and select from it , our list provide a vast range of the best and famous Italian wine . We also provide a free pick up in case you stay in positano area , we suggest to make reservation at least 10 days in advance thanks for your attention have a nice saty in Positano. PS: we also have lovely rooms in our famrhouse two detached small studios

Reviewed By htdittma - Panama City, Florida

Unbelievable experience in every aspect. We were turned onto this restaurant by a local friend who has known the family owners for 20+ years. We were served the lunch that others here have described: antipasti, first and second courses along with house wines and water.
The service was incredible, prompt and courteous. Delicious food. Breathtaking views and a price that couldn't be beat.
Finishing our meal with limoncello, desserts and a private tour of the farm and attached villa only made our time more special.

5. La Taverna del Leone

Via Laurito 43, 84017, Positano, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$487 +39 089 811302
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 684 reviews

La Taverna del Leone

Historical mediterranean family restaurant since 1965, featuring passion, authentic food from local ingredients and warm hospitality

Reviewed By Liranzep - Tel Aviv

This is the second time we visit a restaurant.
Good location between Praiano and Positano with private parking,
The food in the restaurant is simply amazing, on the one hand traditional Italian and simple and on the other modern and sophisticated.
Without doubt our favorite restaurant in the area.

6. Ristorante La Sponda

Via San Sebastiano 2, 84017, Positano, Italy Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Healthy, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$698 - HK$1,397 +39 089 875066
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 705 reviews

Ristorante La Sponda

Charming restaurant in the heart of Le Sirenuse Hotel. The restaurant is entirely lit by 450 candles. The cuisine is contemporary Italian, using only the freshest local ingredients. The view is breathtaking as is the impeccable service.

Reviewed By Spoonball - Bonita Springs, Florida

I’ve heard about this restaurant for years so I had to go when I got to Positano. It’s exquisitely beautiful. Food was quite good. Terribly overpriced but I knew that going in. But the service was just horribly haughty. We were treated like homeless people.
Friends we traveled it ranked it the worst experience of our two-week Italy trip.
Skip it.

7. Ristorante Mirage

Via Pasitea 165 | Inside the Hotel Posa Posa, 84017, Positano, Italy Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$141 - HK$432 +39 089 812 2377
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Ristorante Mirage

Dining at the Restaurant Mirage at the Hotel Posa Posa is a unique experience. The Mirage Restaurant is a quiet and panoramic place away from street noise, where you can spend your evenings relaxing. From the Terrace you can enjoy fantastic views over the bay of Positano. Local and italian Cuisine. We also offer vegetarian menu' , Celiac menu'. The restaurant has a cellar with a wide selection of Italian wines from all regions.

Reviewed By Sean C - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Quality food. Great head waiter. I had the tuna carpaccio to start ..it melts in your mouth. Cheapest bottle of vino is 20€...this is positano afterall so you can expect this I the majority of nice places.

8. Ristorante da Costantino

Via Corvo 107, 84017, Positano, Italy Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 089 875738
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ristorante da Costantino

The restaurant it's closed from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Reviewed By CandiceAnnM - Durban, South Africa

This family owned traditional Restuarant has a stunning view and truly is a local spot. Definitely not a tourist hype. The family have owned this Restuarant for decades and are welcoming and friendly. The food is not fancy or westernized but wholesome and definitely worth a visit.

9. Da Ferdinando

Spiaggia di Fornillo | Chiusi dal 22/10/2017 al 30/04/2018, 84017, Positano, Italy Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$157 +39 089 875365
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 448 reviews

Da Ferdinando

Reviewed By Christoandchristycat - Australia

We were considering cancelling half our Positano holiday and returning to Roma early after a spectacular month long holiday in Europe. We just loved the food, culture (and the prices) in Roma, Florence and Venice.. However after disappointment in taste and price at other restaurants in Positano, da Ferdinando delivered us real, raw and authentic Positano hospitality that did not make us feel like we were sitting in the middle of a tourist trap for the rich and famous. Loved it! Friendly and fun, great basic Italian food run by a friendly local family, dogs running around and standard prices for beach chairs with a running tab. Loved the pizza. Strong limoncello spritz to dull the pain of the 450 stair climb that awaits you if you're staying up the hill like us at Hotel Villa Gabrisa.
We will be return every day until we leave! Fabulous find thanks to a fellow Brisbane reviewer.
Grazie mille

10. Adamo ed Eva by Eden Roc

Via Guglielmo Marconi 110, 84017, Positano, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$487 +39 089 875844
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Adamo ed Eva by Eden Roc

Enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the wonderful setting of our panoramic Terrace. Combine the best view in town with our organic menu, a fantastic blend of tradition and innovation, featuring only the freshest ingredients. Catch of the day selected from local markets, vegetables from our very own garden, homemade pasta and traditional desserts will make your meal at Adamo & Eva an astonishing and unforgettable culinary experience!

Reviewed By loudini56 - Finksburg, Maryland

Our dinner was great along with its amazing view of Positano it was a wonderful experience. My wife had scallops as a starter and I had grilled octopus in a potato purée. Both excellent. She got the Ravioli and I got the Risotto. Both really YUM. We had a local white wine with our meal. We shared a piece of their lemon cake with cappuccino for dessert. A definite .

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