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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.positanocoast.net
  • Phone: (215) 238-0499
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 12:30pm-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Regulo Reyes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can accommodate up to 150 guests to celebrate all special occasions, including bachelor & bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, baby & bridal showers, intimate weddings, communions, christenings and birthdays. We also offer private space that is perfect for corporate meetings and pharmaceutical dinners. Positano Coast provides both sit down options in our private dining rooms, as well as cocktail party buffet selections in our fabulous Sopra Lounge. For any event, consider our beautiful and unique venue, where our staff will work with you to create the perfect menu and setting.
  • Entertainment: Join us on Saturday nights for the sounds of DJ Cristian Martinez starting at 10:00 PM. Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: BYOB (wine only) Sundays & Mondays in the dining room only. BYOB is not available for large parties or banquets.

    Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm & Sunday 1-5pm at the bar only.

    For Happy Hour, we feature $4 Beers, $6 Signature Cocktails such as the Positano Lemon Drop, Red Sangria & Bartender's Choice & $5 Wines by the Glass.

    Late Night Menu on Saturdays from 11pm-1am at the Bar & in Sopra Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available Tuesday-Sunday starting at 5:30 pm.
A word from Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Why settle for an ordinary atmosphere when you can have an extraordinary one? Enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy right in Old City. From the cobalt blue floor, to the spectacular life-sized postcards to the inspired menu, when you step into Positano Coast, you will need to catch your breath. We welcome guests to savor a menu full of delicious selections, including the freshest fish & seafood, the must have "Crudo" (the Italian version of sashimi) & creative variations of classic Italian pasta & meat dishes. Dishes include: a Zucchini Crabcake; Seafood Risotto with Baby Shrimp, Clams, Mussels & Calamari; Roasted Rack of Lamb; Herb Crusted Mahi and a Housemade Artichoke Tortelloni with Caper & Lemon Butter Sauce and Pecorino Toscano; and for lunch, a Sausage Panini with Broccoli Rabe & Sharp Provolone, as well as a Chicken Focaccia Wrap with Chipotle Aioli. Savor the flavors of the Crudo of the Day - like Scallops with Sea Urchin & Yellowfin Tuna Tartare. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was fantastic and atmosphere was very cool. My wife and I went for Old City food week but decided to order off the regular dinner menu. Everything we had was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 7:30 and was not seated until 8:30. Food took a very long after the long wait. Food was just average."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Other than it being Restaurant Week (loud crowd, especially lady next to our table with loud annoying voice), it was perfect. Much better once she left. :-)"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The lunch wasn't quite as good as other meals we had here but still good."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We are "regulars" and Positano is our go-to for a special dinner or "just because". Another lovely meal all around. Food beautifully prepared, and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Although the noise level can be a bit loud, it has to be expected on a Saturday night in the summer. Food is excellent and service is very good. The hostess and our waitress were very pleasant and accommodating. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been here several times in the past couple of years it has gradually declined. This past time I could not finish my meal, it was not horrible it just lost a noticeable amount of quality. me and my guest felt the same way. The ambience while pleasant seemed a little outdated."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have and did enjoy great meals at Positano South-the ambiance, the young but able staff and the food marvelous!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "wonderful food and service in the historic zone"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Never a problem. Consistently meets and exceeds my expectations. Staff is very accomodating."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "what a treat this place was delicious and the serviced was great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " Murals on the wall of Amalfi Coast make for a great atmosphere. Lots of different rooms - just a great atmosphere. Food ranged from very good to excellent. Service was outstanding! Prices were very reasonable and portions were just the right size - not large portions of mediocre food, but rather smaller portions of very good to excellent food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice atmshophete. Appetizers were very good. Dinner dishes not so great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " the food was excellent. Great flavors, good quantity. But the friendliness of the staff was a facade because the actions did not indicate respect for diners. We had a reservation 2 weeks out, hey tried to seat us at a table in front fo the kitchen door. The waiter had to come back to ask what we had ordered. And the food deliverers asked every table who had what. But the most awful part of he experience was the NOISE! Unbelievable! Absolutely the loudest restaurant we have ever been in! No soft surfaces to mute the sound. And they slapped the plates down on the tables and the bus boys clanged the plates together when clearing. We could not hear each other but could hear people at other tables since they had to yell."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and ambiance of the restaurant were both wonderful. Our server made wonderful recommendations and was very attentive without being over-bearing. Lovely place for a Friday night dinner. We were able to make a reservation and were seated immediately when we arrived. Some of the portions are a tad small but I was still satisfied by the end of the meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Besides the food, which is excellent, the best thing about Positano Coast is that it is one of the very few restaurants in all of Center City that isn't noisy. It's easy to have a conversation, no matter where you sit in the dining room. It is also BYOB on Sunday evenings. The two salads we ordered, quinoa and a classic caesar, were both very good. My husband loved his beef tenderloin, saying it almost melted in his mouth. My cannelloni was tasty, albeit with so much cheese on top that it was a bit difficult to eat without making a mess. The meatball appetizer wasn't a bit hit with either of us; I can make better meatballs and sauce myself. But the service was perfect, as it always is, and of course we'll come back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Made reservations for 7 p.m. on Sunday to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The hostess was nice, but it was obvious they either overbooked or didn't have enough staff for the dining area. They asked if we will sit at the lounge which would have been find if we could get drinks and food, the only problem was the waiter was no where to be found after we were seated. Waited 20 minutes to track someone down to order drinks. With how things were going, we knew we'd be sitting there for a good 2 hours waiting for the food so I found another Italian restaurant close by. Let's just say, all the staff there is oblivious on what good service at a restaurant should be like. Unfortunate, since I've heard the food is good there."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went as a group of 3. I really enjoyed how you felt like you were in the Mediterranean as you were sitting at your table. The air was a little stuffy but it had been a hot day. It would have been nice if there'd been just a little breeze coming through the main dining room. We ordered the scallops and calamaria as appetizers and they did not disappoint. For entrees my boyfriend had the Gorgonzola gnocchi and I split the herb crusted mahi with my mom. The gnocchi looked really, really good. The mahi was great as well but I prefer my fish more rare (my mom doesn't like fish that isn't cooked all the way through). Next time I'll go for the tuna."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We stumbled upon Positano Coast and absolutely loved it! The food was delicious, drink list was extensive and creative, the restaurant had great energy and our waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I went here with my husband and parents and will definitely return again as it is one of my new favorite restaurants in Philly!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We come back again and again because the food, atmosphere, and service are excellent without breaking the bank. Wonderful bar area."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good atmosphere and nice choices on the menu. The seafood was delicious and the staff was attentive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We came to Positano because of the many great reviews and we were not disappointed! The salad with grilled artichokes was an excellent starter. Both my wife and I had the Mahi with broccoli rabe. It was cooked to perfection and very tasty. The rabe wasn't overlooked and had good flavor. We sat in the outside seating area just off the bar - it was a great weather night to dine outside and added to the great experience we had."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great dinner and drinks on their patio at sunset the other day. Great that they have fans overhead because it was warm otherwise! Food was delicious--awesome home made tortelloni with lemon sauce and gnocchi. Wine list was decent, too! I would go back for sure & have already recommended to friends :)"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I return to Positano Coast often. The food and service are excellent. I particularly enjoy the mussels w/chorizo and the branzino with turnip puree. Definitely a keeper!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've dined here many times and we keep coming back. The food is always good and we like the natural light."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good food and fun atmosphere. The place is very up beat in appearance. The servers are energetic and nice. The platers are beautiful and delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of the best fish and seafood restaurant ever. Attentive service. Great list of regional Italian wines seldom available. Balcony in the back provides a small place for intimate dining.The decor gives the feeling of dining in a Mediterranean village. Who said that Italian cuisine is only about pizza, pasta and veal?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant/bar effortlessly sets a comfortable mood. For this reason, it will always be a great choice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "With the Ritz Theatre across the street, it is a great 'Movie and a Dinner' combo."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Just moved to Society Hill in May - walked by this place often and was intrigued - crowded with happy diners. Walked there with our son, DIL, and 4 year old grand daughter. She thought the place was cool! Had the large seafood appetizer - shrimp puffs, fried zucchini, cod balls, etc. She is a finicky eater - loved it. The veal Marsala with cappellini for $12? Unbelievable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We chose to dine outside because it was a fabulous day, but the inside is beautifully decorated in a modern white and blue Mediterranean style. We started with the small Fritto Misto appetizer. Our waiter assured us the small order would be fine for 2 people. It was more than enough. It was so delicious, we could have made a meal of this. Although it was deep fried, it was very light and not at all greasy. Our entrees of Zucchini Crabcake and the Housemade Artichoke Tortellini were very tasty and beautifully presented. For drinks, we ordered glasses of the Verdicchio and the Prosecco. Both were very good and complemented our dishes perfectly. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good and reasonably priced wine list. Delicious food with something to please everyone in your group. Great service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Love Sunday & Monday dinning, less crowded and byob. Antipasto was good, Mussels VG, made us Capellini w/ clams even though not on menu, VG. Veal tenderloin & Rack of lamb both VG. Ended with Nutella Crepes and a good cup of decaf Cappuccino. Love the wide range of items on the menu. Drinks have always been VG and great wine list. I will keep coming back as both my Wife and I really enjoy this establishment. Very good wait staff, taking time to explain dishes and specific items. Good timing of bringing out the various dishes. All in all a great evening of dining."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "delicious grilled octopus and squid pasta with crabmeat...thank you!!!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the inside of the restaurant is beautiful and bright. It was a little hot inside with the sun coming in the windows but otherwise it was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and another couple went here as a joint birthday dinner. We it to sit outside on the balcony on a beautiful evening. Our server was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious. We all ordered something different and loved it. It was a Friday evening after happy hour, so the bar was a little noisy right next to the balcony, but it didn't effect our delicious meal. I love this restaurant and will definitely be going back again and again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The restaurant seems very committed to its 20-something bar crowd at the expense of a good dining experience. The noise level is distinctly uncomfortable in the bar area, and the stone floor and bare decor means that one can barely hear a dinner companion. I suspect that had we eaten later than our 6 p.m. supper (pre Ritz movie), we would not have stayed because the noise kept growing."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "good as usual with both appetizers, salads and main courses satisfying all three of us. We'll be back. Arianna "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went to Positano Coast prior to a show at the Arden. This was our second visit and it was every bit as good as our first visit. My Branzino was great, as was the incredible quinoa salad. Hubby and son really liked the Caesar Salad. Hubby enjoyed the Ahi Tuna a bunch (I'm not a mustard in the sauce fan, as is hubby), and son finished every bit of his mahi mahi (though wished the broccoli rabe had been spinach). Service was incredible. Our waiter, John, was perfectly attentive."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I made our first visit to Philadelphia and were looking for a dining experience that would not be a budget nightmare. Positano Coast was a great discovery. We stayed in Old Town and wanted to be no more than a ten minute walk from our hotel. Our online made it easier to avoid poor quality with high prices. My wife had the full portion of the crab dish and I had the rack of lamb. Our meals were delicious. The service could not have been better. Because Positano Coast is not on street level we think is was less noisy. Our impression is that the tables were spaced farther apart than comparable restaurants thus making our conversation easier and more pleasant. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014