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Positano's Ristorante
Positano's Ristorante

Positano's Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://positanoph.com
  • Phone: (727) 784-9100
  • Hours of Operation: Serving Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30am - 2pm
    Dinner served:
    Monday thru Thursday 4pm - 9pm
    Friday - Saturday 4pm - 10pm
    Sunday 4pm - 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Harry Ong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an extensive Off-site catering menu featuring salads, hors d'oeuvres, entrees and desserts. Please call for additional information.
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz in the lounge every Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake St. George
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Generous free parking available.
A word from Positano's Ristorante
Positano's is proud to offer a classic Italian menu featuring Veal, Chicken, Seafood and Pasta specialties prepared to order and served with true hospitality in a warm and welcoming environment. Our Lunch menu includes a variety of fresh salads, panini and pizzas. We use only the highest quality ingredients in all of our dishes, and you will taste the difference in our sauces,all prepared from scratch in the traditional style. Our recently remodeled restaurant now includes a wood burning oven in which we cook our house focaccia bread and authentic Pizza Napoletana, utilizing imported "00" flour and San Marzano tomatoes.
We offer a comprehensive wine selection as well as a full bar serving generous cocktails,with '2 for 1' Happy Hour Specials between 4pm – 7pm daily.
Live music every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm.
Our staff takes great pride in offering polished yet friendly service, and looks forward to welcoming you to the best kept secret in Palm Harbor
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was pleasantly surprised by the gourmet quality of the restaurant. The waitress treated me like a food critic and treated all the other customers just as well. The menu was thoughtful. I was pleased when told that everything is cooked when ordered and can be customized. The salad was superb, with cranberries, nuts and cheese. The main course was better than at most restaurants, but was short on vegetables and long on so-so sauce. The cost was low for how good the overall experience was. Considering this is steps away from a formidable competitor, this is a place I will return to and tell people about."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We had such a great meal there last week, that we had to come back for the entertainment on Saturday night. We sure weren't let down, great food, great service by Kim, and the singer was amazing. So much fun!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Casa Ludivico and Pensare full so tried Poistano again- Wifes Seafood pasta swimming in flavorless sauce. Manager came over after told waiter did not like it and made no offer to adjust bill comp desert or drink- They simply do NOT know how to prepare pasta dish, so will have to think hard before returning. Too many other better choices around-"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been to Positano's in the past and have always have great meals. This time I was disappointed. I ordered pollo antipasto, a seasonal chicken dish. I thought it was tasteless. My husband ordered the chicken francese, which is on the regular menu, and that was very good. For dessert we tried the seasonal dessert, the roasted peaches with vanilla ice cream. This was OK, but nothing special. I think next time, I will skip the seasonal items and just stick to the true and tried items on the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food here is very good. I would recommend making a reservation though as they do get busy at times. If you are in the mood for some of the best Italian food in the area, check this place out."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to Positano's and will definitely go back. We both had wonderful entrees from their special summer menu; the tomato sauce was fresh and bright, the veal was tender, the seafood cannaloni was bright with lemon which kept it from being too rich. Every dish we saw looked delicious. We were a little disappointed with the tiramisu; too much fluff with too little espresso and lady fingers. We arrived during happy hour so we each enjoyed two glasses of house wine for $6! The noise level is a little high but overall it is a fantastic neighborhood gem, we're looking forward to trying many more of the menu items."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Found this gem on Open Table. Food was excellent as was the service from our waitress Kim. She was very patient and attentive with us. We were in no hurry that evening and Kim was there for all our needs."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was only fair. The noise level was very loud I had to lean across the table to hear my wife. Probably won't go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have eaten here often and from the moment you enter the front door the experience is always great. Warmly greeted by one of the owners, once you are seated the wait staff is very attentive. The food is wonderfully prepared and has been great every time. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good food, great entertainment and exceptional service especially at the tables in the bar which also get you up and close with the jazz trio. Joe, the bar manager, is always attentive and on top of his game!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My daughter, myself and husband came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. We enjoyed all aspects of dining here. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the cost was in line with expectations. Our portions were very generous, all three of us took home leftovers. We shared a delicious appetizer and I had the soup while my husband and daughter had a salad. The soup was very tasty and a perfect portion. The salads were fresh and not boring iceberg and tomato. We each tried a different entree and all were yummy! We were too full for dessert but I would love to return to try the tiramisu or creme brulee. We would definitely return to Positano's."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I had a group of frequent dining friends and they all seemed happy with the selection. Reservation was ready as promised, Food choices were varied. Waiter was knowledgeable about menu selections and was candid when asked about various items. Service was good though entrees were a "little" slow. Would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints my husband, or me. The food is exceptional and the service is, as well. If this restautant were closer to us, we would be there every week, if not more."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was good, but not great the Jazz singer was very nice, the restaurant itself was very crowded and quite warm, the thing that was most disappointing to me was the wait for the food, I do appreciate that everything is basically made to order, but we waited an hour for our main course and honestly that is too long to wait in a crowded small warm restaurant for food that was good but not great. I would go back though."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service, but awfully noisy. Had 6:30 reservations for 4 on a Saturday night. Reservations did not get us a good table, but rather right in the middle of the floor. So noisy we had to nearly shout to each other."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was okay, a little over priced I thought. There was a power outage which ruined the night, you would think you would get a discount for no A/C no Lights and no Live music but that didn't happen. Waiter was nice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoy Positano's at least once per week. This week, they lost power and still handled it graciously which a lot of establishments would have choked on. Alex our waiter was outstanding as usual."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and service. A bit too loud and crowded in the night we were there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food, wine and service were great, cant wait to get back"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for a very long time and always has the best food. The service is impeccable from the first you enter this establisment to leaving. Everyone is very friendly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have been to Positanos several timescand arevalways satisfied. The food is extremely good the service attentive. We went for Fathers day and it was busy but not noisy. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent food. The service is just right. They don't rush you, but are still very attentive. My husband is not adventuresome like I am and he sticks with what he knows, so he ordered spaghetti & meatballs. I tasted one of his meatballs and they were wonderful. I had the Veal Abruzzi. It was OUTSTANDING! My husband said it was one of the best items he has ever tasted in an Italian restaurant. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Live music, but sound was low enough you could have a conversation even when close to the band. Mostly Jazz is played. Food was great, service excellent. Good food and wine menus. Would go back again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Ong's and their staff make all guests feel welcome and appreciated. The dining experience is naturally classy without any pretense or apparent effort for effect. The menu had more than enough food choices but was not overwhelming. The food was excellent, delicious and interesting. Once inside, with live jazz vocals as background, you could easily imagine the same experience as part of a major city dinner and show night out."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went for a birthday celebration with 13 women. They put us in a private room which was great. All but 3 had never been there before. We went at 4 pm because we were going to 7 pm concert. Unlike most restaurants Positano's has a happy hour on the weekends and a wonderful early dining menu. Most ordered off the early dining as portions were perfect. The bread is wonderful, with that nice crusty crunch when you take your first bite. We all enjoyed every bite and were taking bites of one another's dishes. The only hitch was with 2 of the checks. I was picking up dinner for 5 of us and one of the ladies ordered a special wine and wanted check for her wine given separate to her. Server misunderstood and gave her entire dinner check!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent as always, great service A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The dining room is small and it was somewhat noisey on the night we visited. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "One of the best italian restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, has become a regular go to favorite for us"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fantastic experience treating guests? Loved the food."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My first visit and I really, really enjoyed it! Food was awesome and service was just as great. We will try lunch and more dinners for sure! Also liked the on-line info & reservations."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Just perfect! Took my daughter and she compared your rest. to those in N.Y."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nice dining in a special Italian restaurant. Not a chain type of place. Food is excellent and easy to relax and carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As always the greetings, service, and yes of course the food, was outstanding. This is our go-to restaurant when we want good Italian fare. Their soup starters are the best, and from there it just gets better. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great service, large portions, would come back. Homemade soup and sauces. I asked for extra meat sauce and was surprised at all the meat in it. If they are trying to advertise by word of mouth, they are going about it the right way. Prices are reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is so consistently excellent, we are amazed. We have been there probably 50 times and have never has a dish that wasn't wonderful. Give them a try....the service is great and the atmosphere friendly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Being our first time dining here, we absolutely loved it! I would recommend this place to anyone. Great for special occasions or just a night out "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our 1st visit to Positano's. Had reservation for 4 people on a Sat night. Was busy, but seemed to have sufficient staff on floor to handle guests. Clearly they did not. Took 15 min for server to bring 3 beers & 1 glass of wine. Far too long and were offered no apology for the wait. Placed our dinner order. Bread & olive oil for dipping brought quickly. But too little oil for bread & server didn't return to check on us. Salads arrived about 10 min later. After we finished salads & waited another 20 min w/o entrees, had to ask for more bread & oil. It was only then that server said there was a 15-top slowing things down. Back of house & front of house staff clearly not in sync. Leisurely dinner is good, but extreme waits like this are not."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always, this restaurant never disappoints us with their excellent food, service and friendliness. We have been frequenting this restaurant for many years and it is consistant in every way."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Although around the corner from where we live, it was a "discovery". The dining room and tables were nice, but it was all about the food and service which were outstanding. The Shrimp Sophia was terrific! The bread was crispy crust and soft inside a perfect combo with the garlic infused olive oil. The other five people in our party, also locals, were surprised at how good the food was and had nothing but compliments. Try the deserts."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Over all the Food & Service was very good (Four Stars) "
    Dined on 5/4/2014