With its beautiful seaside location, Positano is foodie heaven for many worldly travellers. The village's seafood delicacies, scrumptious pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables and sensational wines are among the best you’ll find in Italy. There are many restaurants beautifully set close to the sea for you to enjoy the picturesque cliffside scenery of Positano.

    When you begin your gastronomic adventure in Positano, you’ll discover the incredible passion the locals have for sharing their mouthwatering delicacies with you. Every restaurant pours its heart and soul into providing customers with an authentic Italian culinary experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply trying to find the next tasty meal, Positano has incredible options for you.

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    La Tagliata

    Have a family-style meal overlooking the sea

    La Tagliata has got you covered if you’re looking for some homemade Italian cuisine. Love and dedication to organic ingredients have made this all-natural restaurant one of the most respected spots in Positano. Recipes are concocted from fresh ingredients straight from a garden surrounding the restaurant’s 3 terraces. 

    Nestled along the cliffs, just reaching La Tagliata is half the fun of the dining experience. You’ll have to arrange for a pick-up service with the restaurant. It’s crucial not to be late for the shuttle. Once you arrive, sweeping views of the sea, organic gardens and vineyards provide a spectacular sight. The stress of deciding what to eat is alleviated as La Tagliata doesn't have a fixed menu.

    Location: Via Tagliata, 32B, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +39 089 875872

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    Ristorante al Palazzo

    For excellent food and wine pairings in Positano

    Ristorante al Palazzo at Hotel Palazzo Murat stocks some of the finest The restaurant doesn't have seaside views but instead exudes an incredible ambience that rivals many eateries in Positano. The beautiful courtyard, located beside a delightful garden, offers an inviting atmosphere for you to enjoy your meal. 

    Amalfi lemons, red basil and buffalo mozzarella are just a handful of the delicious recipes perfected by Ristorante al Palazzo's resident chef. Fresh vegetables from the garden are highlighted in the lunch menu, while meat and seafood dishes dominate the dinner selections. The staff expertly pairs your meal with some of the best local wines in the region.

    Location: Via Dei Mulini 23, Hotel Palazzo Murat, 84017, Positano, Italy

    Open: Daily from midday to 3.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +39 089 875177

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    Da Vincenzo Positano

    Enjoy impeccable service and a cosy atmosphere

    Da Vincenzo has greeted customers with a charming and relaxed atmosphere for generations. The restaurant offers a unique dining setting, being built directly into the craggy hills of Positano. With accommodating and entertaining staff, it's worth waiting for a table at the cosy eatery. The family-friendly ambience wins the hearts of travelling foodies, who often make repeat visits before departing the Amalfi Coast.   

    The seafood menu is a popular choice, which includes a delicious octopus starter and seabass for the main course. Linguine, ravioli, gnocchi and grilled zucchini provide alternatives for each course. Da Vincenzo's tiramisu, gelato, lemon cake and cheesecake are among the favourites on the dessert menu. 

    Location: 172/178 Viale Pasitea, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 12.15 pm to 2.45 pm and from 6.15 pm to 10.45 pm

    Phone: +39 089 875128

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    Rada Restaurant

    Admire 5-star décor and watch the sunset over Positano

    Rada Restaurant is known for its attention to detail, drawing regular diners with its grace and elegance. Great for couples, the restaurant’s extravagant décor and world-class service heighten the mood for a romantic evening in Positano. Try the tasting menu for a sample of all the delectable flavours of the Amalfi Coast. Pasta and seafood dishes highlight the entrée selections, and the wine list is superb. Chocolate cake or tiramisu provide a sweet finale to this diverse course menu.

    After dinner, head over to the nearby Fly Bar for a smooth cocktail while live music fills the airwaves. If you wish to continue the fun, the Music On The Rocks disco club is right next door.

    Location: Via Grotte dell'Incanto, 51, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 7 pm to midnight

    Phone: +39 089 875874

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    Casa E Bottega

    For fresh salads and delicious smoothies

    If you need a break from pizza or pasta, Case e Bottega is your stop for fresh meals in Positano. Salads, sandwiches and smoothies are all crafted with gluten-free ingredients for a healthy, delicious lunch. It’s only fitting that potted and hanging plants, aromatic fruits and colourful artwork decorate the restaurant.

    The chickpea burger, poached eggs and zoodles are popular dishes at  Case e Bottega. Keeping your meal light with a salad is a fantastic alternative as well. The restaurant also has an onsite design shop, where you can shop for handmade ceramics, glasses and plates – cool keepsakes after a revitalising, all-natural meal.

    Location: Viale Pasitea, 100, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +39 089 875225

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