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Top Choice Italian in Positano

Donna Rosa

Once a humble trattoria, Donna Rosa is now considered an Amalfi Coast classic despite its out-of-the-way location in the village of Montepertuso. The reason? Jolly good food served by three generations of the origin…
Top Choice Italian in Positano

Casa Mele

Something of a rarity in this land of traditional trattorias, Casa Mele is one of those cool, contemporary restaurants with a lengthy tasting menu and food presented as art – and theatre. The slick open kitchen is a…
Top Choice Trattoria in Positano

C'era Una Volta

Calling like a siren to any cash-poor budget-traveller who thought Positano was for celebs only, this heroically authentic trattoria at the top of town specialises in honest, down-to-earth Italian grub. No need to l…
Top Choice Italian in Positano

Next2

Understated elegance meets subtle culinary twists at this contemporary set-up. Local and organic ingredients are put to impressive use in dishes such as grilled octopus with baked olives and crunchy biscuit bread, o…
Italian in Positano

Da Vincenzo

Superbly prepared dishes are served here by the third generation of restaurateurs. The emphasis is on fish dishes, which range from the adventurous, like grilled octopus tentacles skewered with deep-fried artichokes…
Cafe in Positano

La Zagara

Dating from 1950, this is the quintessential Italian terrace, draped with foliage and flowers. Flanking the terrace is La Zagara's superb pasticceria (pastry shop; cakes from €3), serving both sweet and savoury bite…
Italian in Positano

Ristorante Max

Dining at Max's is like dining in the stately home of an aristocratic friend – a room stuffed with art, statuettes, rich carpets and literary tomes. Not that it's supposed to deflect your attention from the food whi…
Seafood in Positano

La Cambusa

Sporting summery pastel hues and a seafront terrace, La Cambusa is on the front line, which, given the number of cash-rich tourists in these parts, could equal high prices for less-than-average food. Happily, that i…
Club in Positano

Music on the Rocks

This is one of the town’s few genuine nightspots and one of the best clubs on the coast. The venue is dramatically carved into the tower at the eastern end of Spiaggia Grande. Join a flirty, eye-candy crowd and some…
Church in Positano

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

Omnipresent in most Positano photos is the colourful majolica-tiled dome of its main church (and the town's only real sight). If you are visiting at a weekend you will probably have the added perk of seeing a weddin…