Positano restaurants are buzzing with heavenly Italian dishes. Local specialties include a variety of fresh caught fish as well as shrimp, octopus, clams and mussels. Not only are the seafood specialties great, but the pasta, meat and vegetable dishes are also delicious. Certainly, dessert is amazing too. Positano Italy restaurants have a terrific vibe. Moreover, many have unrivaled views of the cliff and sea. There are so many delicious choices for you! Here are some of the best restaurants in Positano.
We all have priorities in restaurants – for some it’s strictly the food – for others it’s the ambiance and for yet another it’s the service. Some people like to go to a chic scene. My recipe is to mix all these ingredients and suggest the best to you. Bon Appetito!
Fine Dining – Next2 has delicious food made with fresh ingredients. The presentation and quality is excellent. They also boast an extensive wine list. Beautiful ambiance with a gorgeous outdoor patio. They are located across the street from the cliff so you will not have an excellent view, but the food will wow you. Try the stuffed zucchini flowers!
Address: Via Pasitea 242, Positano
Moderately Priced –
I was just in Positano this August (2022). This little neighborhood restaurant was hands down the best food I had for the entire trip! Better that 2 Michelin star restaurants that I went to. If you’re in the mood for great food at a casual place this is definitely for you! Absolutely get the lobster over linguine – it’s amazing!!
Address: Via Pasitea 236, Positano
Positano Restaurants with a view
Moderately priced – Il Capitano possesses one of the most stunning views for your dining pleasure. Try the delicious grilled octopus and the seafood risotto. They also have a very good wine selection. Book in advance in order to reserve a cliffside table.
Address: Via Pasitea 119, Positano
Fine Dining – You will have an unforgettable experience at La Sponda. As you would expect for a Michelin starred restaurant, the setting is incredibly beautiful. In addition, the ambiance created by candles and live string music is absolutely amazing. Service is out-of-this-world. Certainly, the food is the star here. I suggest the Tasting Menu. Enjoy a wonderful evening!
Address: Via San Sebastiano 2, Positano (in the Sirenuse Hotel)
Moderately Priced – The farm-to-table food in this family run restaurant is very good. Moreover, the views are spectacular, since it is high up on the mountain just a 15 minute drive from Positano. First of all, there is no menu, just an abundance of homemade dishes served to your table. You will not leave here hungry! Secondly, the wine is unlimited! Sometimes they have music and singing which makes for a great night. Ask when making reservations. All this for 40 EUR, plus a complimentary shuttle. YIKES, the restaurant is up on the cliffs, if you are like me, don’t look out the shuttle window.
Address: Via Monsignor Vito Talamo
Positano Restaurants on the Beach
Casual, Moderately Priced – This will be one of your best meals in Positano. Start out with amazing homemade pastas, delicious seafood and great wine. This is a hidden gem with a view right over Fornillo Beach. It is a short walk from Spiaggia Grande and well worth going to for lunch or dinner.
Address: Via Positanesi d’America 22-24, Positano