Positano - Greensboro
Positano - Greensboro

Positano - Greensboro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.positano.cc/ordereze/1000/Page.aspx
  • Phone: 3362884900
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Target Shopping Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Positano - Greensboro
Positano's has been proud to bring a little bit of Italy to Greensboro. With our generations of traditional Italian family recipes and the freshest foods available, we are sure that you will have the most enjoyable dining experience possible.

We use the freshest ingredients which is a must when making our Eggplant Parmigiana and Florentine Ravioli. The Neapolitan Style Pizza is hand tossed with styles like Margarita, Positano, and Veggie Pizzas. Our Menu also consist of Fresh Seafood, Chicken entrees, Veal, and a Kids Menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Positano - Greensboro reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)romantic (4)special occasion (3)fit for foodies (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is wonderful every time we go. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greensboro1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    gnocchi is yummy. If you are a Northerner and looking for decent Italian food in the South, this is not a bad place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lori H.
    Favorites
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a family favorite. The food is always delicious and the ambiance of the restaurant adds to the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everyone at the table got some thing different we each loved all of our food and each others. We were very please and certainly will be coming back to your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian
    GreensboroItalians
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our group was happy with this restaurant after they ate, but not happy when they arrived as we were from out of town and had eaten at other nice restaurants and this had very little charm. In a shopping strip, I'm sure it's a nice neighborhood place. Service was very pleasant and food was good, but nothing notable. I had shrimp scampi and I had to dig around the mound of pasta to find the shrimp. Leave this one to the neighbors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected!
    FuntimesVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food here was solid italian food for NC, I was a little disappointed in some things mainly apps and how my chicken parm was prepared, but being from the north its hard to compete with the italian food we are used to. This place is one of the best around i have found in NC. The waiter was extremely friendly and offered us great service. We had a great time and celebrated a birthday event. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Find!
    TravelJunkie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I found Positano on Open table while visiting Greensboro. Table for 10 was waiting for us when we got there and the staff was very courteous. The bruschetta was a fantastic appetizer. Dinner meal satisfied young and old. Even my picky daughter left her plate empty. Dessert was wonderful with the chocolate cake our favorite for the night. Very good find and will be back on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food and ambience
    webnerd
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We very much enjoy Positano - while definitely on the pricier side of Italian dining in Greensboro, it's one of the best. After spending time in Italy this summer, it was refreshing to see somewhere that actually served "Antipasto Misto" (mixed appetizer) which is so common over there. House wine is very good (if a bit pricey), but the entrees have all been outstanding for us. Not to mention the desserts! Overall our favorite place so far in Greensboro for Italian (since the closure of Bianca's), though we haven't by any means been exhaustive with our search.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELIGHTFUL DINNER
    CALDONIA
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    WE HAD A PARTY OF 9 & EVERYONE WAS PLEASED WITH THE FOOD & THE SERVICE, EVEN THE KIDS. DELICIOUS SAUCES. MORE THAN AMPLE SERVINGS REQUIRED SEVERAL TAKE HOME BOXES. WE WILL RETURN.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Positano - Greensboro reviews archive.
  • great food at affordable prices
    bobr
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We often dine at Positano's. The food is reliable wonderful, and the servers are always prompt and courteous. They always have a fresh fish special which I often order, served with pasta on the side or underneath and with a variety of toppings, and their pastas are good including the mixed ravioli which I sometimes order even if it is not listed on the specials. My wife typically orders their chicken piccata, over angel hair, if she is not having fish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Dinner - made special
    bgnort
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were in town for our daughters graduation from Elon University. We wanted to get out of the hustle of Elon/Burlington area on graudation night and chose Greensboro - and found this gem on the internet through Open Table. We had nine in our group and everyone loved everything we had. Food was wonderful and the wait staff patient and very attentive. I had the special of the evening - Southwestern Ravioli. Seemed like an a strange combo, but I'm adventurous and was more than pleasantly surprised - Fantastic! The only downside - we live in Maryland. But if we are ever in the area again, will look forward to returning. Definitely worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking forward to our next visit!
    Cdwngso
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This is truly an outstanding Italian restaurant. A little hard to find, but well worth the effort. We ordered several appetizers and sampled them around our group and found that each one was better than the last. The entrees were served hot and prepared perfectly. Our server said he had been there a number of years. He was knowledgeable about the menu and his attention to even the slightest service detail was impressive. Although our first time there, we all agreed we would be anxious to return. Well done Positano!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    yankeegal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We ate an early dinner, the restaurant was very nice, the food was decent, but pricey. They were able to accommodate us at last minute. Overall our experience was nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation MIA
    Pilsner99
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The restaurant had no record of the reservation we made three days earlier through Open Table. They nonetheless found a table and accommodated us for Sunday lunch. Best to call and confirm if you use this service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Authentic Italian
    gsoDiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a great dining experience at Positano.. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the wines and the food. Our food tasted great, was really fresh and we had tons of options. Can't wait to try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    SuSu
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We love Positano. It's our go to for Italian food. The owner, manager and staff are top notch and know their frequent guests. The food is always delicious, cooked to order and they'll accommodate any request/modification of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Italian food
    JohnM53
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was excellent. The lobster ravioli was one of if not the best I have ever had. Everyone else had nothing but good things to say about their dishes especially the dip brought with the bread...it was so good it needs to be bottled. Would suggest this as a must when visiting Greensboro.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    owlyson
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food is always great and consistent. Priced reasonable and great menu. Love the idea of "make your own pasta" meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Local Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We are out of towners who found this restaurant on Yelp. It is a reasonably priced family owned local restaurant with great food and friendly service. If we lived in Greensboro we would be regulars.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    As always food and service was great. Great value!! I would highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall
    peleVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Nice variety of food selection. Good beer on tap and great lemon cello
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but
    Mainegirl
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I went while visting the area on business. The food was good but the decor was outdated. The atmosphere, took away from the experience for me.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Ambience
    pjce
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Quaint smaller family Italian restaurant that provides diverse menu with a variety of casual and complex dishes. Daily specials. Fresh ingredients, attention to detail, attentive wait staff combine to make an enjoyable dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Will continue to return to enjoy their many delicious options.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All eight of us thoroughly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    All eight of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The Italian dishes are made from fresh ingredients and are always delicious! Service is superb and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming especially if Pasquale is there. You can't go wrong at Positano!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent Italian food and service, just like home. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicely surprised with our
    Billyrtp
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Nicely surprised with our last minute choice of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Italian. Food. EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Never disappointed at Positano. The food is the best Italian fare this side of Rome! And the staff always make us feel like welcome and treasured guests. Always at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh, You get what you pay for?
    pickyeater
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We chose Positino because it was convenient, reasonably priced and had a seemingly diverse menu. Had a bit of a wait despite reservations and not much space provided for waiting; staff did keep us updated. I was starving, so I got a ceasar salad to start. it was a large portion so I shared it with my husband but was quite disappointed that the parmesan cheese was the cheap powdered (flavorless) stuff. My husband got the lasagna and I was surprised at the tiny portion but he said it was good. I got the Alla Marinaio (shrimp and mushrooms sauteed in a pink cream sauce over pasta). It was a huge portion but 90% noodles. The sauce was so incredibly bland and I had to hunt for the shrimp. Finally packed it to go to spice up the left overs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden in a shopping center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Oftentimes, restaurants positioned in a strip mall are nothing special. Not this one. They serve very good Italian dishes at a reasonable price. Well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted
    GSOFANS
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Consistently great food from fresh ingredients that reflects dedication to the art of Classic Italian cuisine. The professional staff always meets our expectations. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always. Best
    JBjr
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Excellent as always. Best marinara sauce in Greensboro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there for the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were there for the first time for an early lunch on Saturday. Wait staff was awesome with information about the menu and very friendly. Food was really good. There wasn't a crowd so it felt more like a neighborhood gem that a "happening" hot spot. Would definitely go back and even plan a large dinner get together with friends/family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We both had fish - my salmon
    bobr
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We both had fish - my salmon and my wife's grouper were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Dinner
    Lena
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant was nice. How ever the food was just a little bland. Besides that everything else was nice. Great server, fast response.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    bear
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I actually eat here as often as I can. I live approx 30 miles away but it is by far the best Italian food in the triad, in my opinion and the service is always perfect as well!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food, great service and romantic atmosphere. The place is smaller than I expected but everything else makes up for this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantasic value & fantastic cuisine!
    CDunwoody2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time going to Positano was with my girlfriend for Valentines Day. This turned out to be one of the best value meals I've ever had. Started with a 1/4 bottle of prosecco and the roasted peppers and mozerella. My girlfriend ordered Gnocchi gorgonzola, the sauce was delicious. I ordered chicken francaise with a side of spaghetti and marinara. Generally, when a dish comes with a side of pasta, it's just a nice extra. But this side was no "extra." The marinara sauce was amazing. I ended up purchasing a jar to take home following our meal after chatting with the owner. We then proceeded to dessert, 2 cappuccinos, 1 slice of limoncello cake and spimoni ice cream, both very good. The bill was dropped and the total was only $98.00! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day special outing
    GSOFrequentVisitor
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We both wanted Italian and Positano had been recommended. Very happy with our choice. Good selection, excellent service, reasonable prices made the evening special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Visit
    mcannon69
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was very good. There was nothing we needed to ask for. The food was good, had a very unique flavoring and was very enjoyable. Prices are very good! Would definitely recommend to friends. And my wife and I will be returning for other nights out as well.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    You can always count on getting good food and good service. A little pricey but great for a last minute night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.