Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, attracts thousands of visitors every year who explore it for its extraordinary beauty. Among the things to do in Positano during a holiday, you cannot miss a meal at one of the many restaurants in the town.
The beach of Positano is certainly one of the most crowded areas, and it is here that the greatest number of restaurants are concentrated, starting from the port, following one another along the entire beach.
Here is a list of the best restaurants in Positano, where you can taste the area’s typical dishes.
Covo dei Saraceni
Since 1955 this restaurant has been a reference point for Positano cuisine. Located inside a famous 5-star hotel, it offers a restaurant terrace inside the structure and an outdoor and more informal space just a stone’s throw from the port.
Il Covo dei Saraceni restaurant, with an enchanting view of the sea and Positano, offers a menu rooted in the tradition of local cuisine.
In the moonlight or under the sun of the Amalfi Coast, a few steps from the sea, the restaurant offers its guests a multi-sensory experience.
Expertly guided by the Chef, you can appreciate the classics of traditional Positano cuisine in an idyll of flavors and colors. The dishes are prepared daily by selecting raw materials of the highest quality.
Try the Linguine with lobster and fresh grilled fish.
The restaurant also lets you eat on a splendid terrace overlooking the sea and Positano.
Chez Black is a historic restaurant in Positano that overlooks the beach: an elegant succession of tables and nautical-like furnishings, where there are flags and portholes on the ceiling.
A menu based on fish but not only, attracts both locals and travelers as well as celebrities. Here, in fact, you can taste a refined seafood cuisine, which is characterized, first of all, with the use of very fresh fish, coming from the sea of the Coast and brought daily to the restaurant by local fishermen’s boats.
In the Italian cuisine menu, the acclaimed chef prepares, you will find spaghetti with clams, mussel soup, and pizza margherita.
The chef of this restaurant also offers manicured lemon cakes, tiramisu, and other delicious desserts. Take the opportunity to try excellent house wines, such as limoncello.
Le Tre Sorelle
Near to Chez Black restaurant is Le Tre Sorelle, a restaurant founded in 1953, renowned for fish and pizza, with a terrace overlooking the sea.
Le Tre Sorelle is a renowned restaurant located on the Spiaggia Grande in Positano, in a panoramic and suggestive location, directly on the sea, where you can also enjoy a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
The restaurant offers typical cuisine with the flavors of the Mediterranean tradition, always guaranteeing freshness and seasonality of products and raw materials: fish, Gragnano pasta, organic extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella from Campania and seasonal vegetables.
One of the specialties is certainly the preparation of dishes based on fish and seafood, with products that come from local fishermen.
The original recipes are combined with a careful and wide selection of Campania, Italian, and international wines, ranging from historic companies to small local producers.
Buca di Bacco
The sea view terrace from which to enjoy the view of Positano is perfect for tasting authentic and traditional dishes and, simultaneously, being in the heart of Positano’s worldliness.
The restaurant, with its veranda overlooking the beach, allows you to admire the sea in front of you. The Buca di Bacco restaurant, with its hotel, was among the first to make the history of tourism on the Amalfi Coast.
Here you can enjoy simple and genuine food, as well as the flavors of the territory.
Buca di Bacco is strengthened by a menu based on fish, revisited and served with the addition of other ingredients typical of the area. In addition to the classic risotto and spaghetti, you can enjoy many preparations based on fish and seafood.
The wine list also offers local choices as well as national and international ones.
Here are some of the dishes on offer: grilled octopus with white artichoke; marinated anchovy millefeuille with grilled zucchini and vinegar and mint sauce; shrimp cocktail with pink sauce and salad; caprese salad with beefsteak, tomatoes and Sorrento mozzarella.
This small restaurant was born from the idea of the owner Raffaele Mandara, whose intent was to create a hospitable environment that made you feel at home.
Although without a view, the restaurant combines the veracity of local raw materials with the innovation of combinations, creating unique dishes in an equally unique venue.
Casa Mele offers you the opportunity to experience tasty and regional cuisine. You can also try participating in one of its cooking classes if you want.
If you are in Positano, secure a seat at the table at Casa Mele, a hospitable “house” where you can eat something, but also a place designed to enjoy a drink or a coffee with friends. Here you can order incomparable morsels of veal, tuna and spaghetti carbonara.
The starred restaurant of the Hotel Le Sirenuse is one of the best-known in the area. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion and enjoying a special evening, it captivates with its elegance and the taste of its dishes.
The restaurant’s cuisine is rigorously based on fresh, seasonal and, moreover, local ingredients.
Chef Gennaro Russo knows how to tell traditional Campania dishes in a modern way.
Try the squid stuffed with local cheese or the lamb with Mediterranean herbs. Or the anchovies of Cetara with lemon: a very simple dish yet so good and refined.
And again: sea bass, candied citron, and its sauce; veal loin, potato millefeuille, and stuffed onion; selection of Campania and Italian cheeses with homemade jams and marmalades; seafood salad with fresh clams and extra virgin olive oil.
And among the desserts: millefeuille of chocolate and coffee with amaretto parfait; red fruits, yogurt sorbet, and basil juice; the classic Neapolitan babà with zabaglione and Chantilly cream.
Informal and open all day, the Capricci restaurant is perfect for a quick meal before setting out for the day or returning from the sea.
It is a cozy restaurant near the beach of Positano with an inviting menu of fresh fish, a wide choice of fragrant pizzas, tasty delicacies, and gourmet sandwiches.
At Capricci, the sea of Amalfi Coast will be served on the table: the catch of the day will delight you, accompanied by the area’s tasty and fragrant agricultural products.
The selected ingredients, fresh, genuine and of the territory, the aromatic herbs of the Amalfi coast, the wonderful lemons, the red tomatoes will inebriate your palate from appetizers to desserts.
Capricci is a restaurant where you can take a break between the typical flavors of Positano and Amalfi Coast. Upstairs there is also an excellent pizzeria.
Rada is a spectacular restaurant literally set in the rock. The restaurant room is located on the first floor of a former fishermen’s shed and offers a breathtaking view of Positano and the sea.
The panoramic terrace of the Rada restaurant hosts the worldly Fly lounge bar, while on the ground floor there is the most beautiful disco in Campania, the “Music on the Rocks” (reference point of the coastal nightlife).
The cellar dug into the rock is suggestive like all the other rooms. The Rada, located on the Spiaggia Grande, is a suggestive location where you can spend a pleasant evening surrounded by a magical atmosphere that characterizes this place.
Even the view alone would be enough to make those who sit at the tables of the Rada feel satisfied. The cuisine of this restaurant is creative on an essentially Mediterranean basis.
Among the most famous dishes of the restaurant, we remember spaghetti with cacio e pepe and stewed beef and carrot pesto, or ravioli stuffed with broccoli and squid.
La Cambusa is a historic restaurant that boasts an excellent fish menu that blends tradition and taste. In the shop window it is possible to admire the fresh fish of the day, a factor that contributes to making La Cambusa a unique place, also given its position in Piazzetta Amerigo Vespucci, in the Marina Grande area.
La Cambusa Restaurant will win you over with its fish cuisine, with the elegance of its location and above all with its history.
About fifty years have passed since Luigi Russo renovated a building on the beach to make it a refined fish restaurant, and even today, the La Cambusa restaurant is a reference name for all those who want to taste fish-based dishes like the tradition of Neapolitan cuisine teaches.
The restaurant offers traditional cuisine with local products and fresh fish dishes: mixed fried food, homemade pasta, salmon and sea bream marinated with citrus fruits, and desserts like strawberry or ricotta cake and pears.
Adamo ed Eva
Located within the wonderful 4-star hotel, the Adamo ed Eva restaurant by Hotel Eden Roc offers one of the most beautiful views of Positano, if not the most beautiful of all.
The customer can sit in the elegant and spacious dining room, or on the terrace with a breathtaking view.
The kitchen uses local products and creates dishes with a surprising taste. Set in the picturesque setting of Amalfi Coast, the Adamo ed Eva restaurant will make you taste delicious specialties of the Campania cuisine, without giving up on dishes of Italian and international appeal.
Here are some dishes of the restaurant: fried pizza, eggplant parmigiana and sea lupine soup, red prawns from Mazara in carpaccio and fried, burrata, salad; raw fish with red prawns, scampi, sea bass, oysters, anchovies, ginger and sauces; grilled octopus with green apple mayonnaise; paccheri with provolone cream, black truffle slices; seafood risotto with squid, red prawns, raw oyster, cherry tomato; gnocchi stuffed with prawns, courgettes, stracciatella; local chicken broth, ravioli with meat, spring onion; seafood soup with catch of the day, squid, prawns, scampi, seafood, cherry tomatoes; red prawns with cauliflower cream, crispy bacon and pepper.
The restaurant of the Hotel Villa Gabrisa in Positano is located halfway between the residential area and the crowded center of the town.
The restaurant offers a splendid view of the sea, a welcoming and refined venue, and typical local cuisine based on recipes from the ancient coastal tradition.
The traditional menu enhances the typical products of the area revisited in a modern way. At the Da Gabrisa restaurant in Positano, nothing is left to chance: either for the constant search for the best products available on the market, selected seasonally and from local and organic crops; you want for its irresistible menu with a wide choice, full of very different dishes.
The pasta with meatballs, ragù, and veal cheek is incomparable. Or the mussel soup with clams and croutons. Da Gabrisa also offers lemon cake, sweets, and good creme brulee. Don’t miss the chance to taste their delicious liqueurs, craft beer, or prosecco.
A small restaurant known by both tourists and travelers, Da Vincenzo, is famous above all for its fish dishes, among which anchovies stand out.
Vincenzo has been active along the famous Via Pasitea since 1958, with a great family kitchen that enhances the territory.
Chef Maresca has brought all his experience in treating and preparing fresh fish or proposing delicious combinations with garden products. The main dishes are the fried pizzas and the “montanare” with basil from the coast.
Other dishes: deep-fried zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, anchovy, and lemon zest; traditional Amalfi Coast pasta dishes; roasted octopus with green chillies; fillet of sea bass au gratin with vegetables; fried fish with vegetables and Mediterranean sauce; the mussel soup; spaghetti with clams; spaghetti with lemon and sea urchins. The dessert list is also very extensive.
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