Positano's Ristorante
Positano's Ristorante

Positano's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://positanoph.com/
  • Phone: 7277849100
  • 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: Seafood, Italian
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Positano's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (68)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (33)good for groups (28)romantic (27)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Brett
    bfish
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Heard about it from a friend and tried it last Friday. The food was fantastic and service great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bigwally11VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are never disappointed at Positanos, the food, wine, service are the bomb. we tell all our family and friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and Fun
    TVDad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Positano's is a neighborhood favorite in Palm Harbor. Incredibly fresh Italian food prepared in large portions. I really can't think of a negative. Their flatbread pizza's are prepared in a brick oven in the middle of the dining room. Their antipasto and stuffed mushrooms make great appetizers. Our party of four had Shrimp Parmesan, Linguini & Clam Sauce, Chicken Francese, and Fruiti di Mar. Everyone raved at how fresh the seafood was. We had a couple of bottles of wine from an adequate and affordable wine list. One touch we also liked was the cappuccino. It is served with a rock candy stir stick and biscotti. A nice way to end the meal. Did I also mention they have live entertainment on weekends?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing food! Try the stuffed pork chop! Out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable high standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Positano's is reliable for quality food, casual comfort and fine service. The " specials " are a pleasant addition the already enticing menu selections. A frequent favorite and never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    RNShanks
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was excellent, food was delicious and ambiance was great. Jazz band began playing at 7 PM (Friday night) and it was a nice touch for our date night. Sangria portions were large and an even better value during happy hour when it is 2-for-1. Calamari was the best we've ever tasted. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time Last time
    Mshrad
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went there on a lark a few days ago. The place is a little kitschy in a nice way. Our server was nice but slow. We ordered standard italian fare which while not bad, was the same taste and quality you can get anywhere else for less. Next time I'll just go to one of the little local joints and get the same for less money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Poogie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This restaurant continues to be our favorite and now also has an excellent new menu with many new dishes on it. We intend to try something different each time we have our dinner there. Our server is without a doubt friendly and professional. The staff knows what table we want every time we dine there and each and every one the staff are so warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic as Always
    dlovejoy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have never been disappointed by the service or quality of food. It is the best Italian restaurant in the Tampa Bay area and at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner!
    Truelove
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was fabulous, service was excellent. Lounge singer was lovely & just added to the ambiance. This was our 3rd visit & would definitely go to Positano's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    Goodeats
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great ambience, food very good. Service was great also. Friday nights they have a live jazz band that plays at a very acceptable volume level. You can still have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of their way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    They go out of their way to accommodate. If you are a party of 2 or a party of 20. If it is a Tuesday or a holiday. They do their very best to get you seated even when you forget to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    LoveToEatOut
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Positano's Ristorante is a small restaurant in a shopping strip in Palm Harbor. However, don't let that fool you. The food is prepared with care, and the sauces are excellent, whether served on veal or chicken. Each of the sauces is described in detail on the menu so you know what you are getting. The Veal Abruzzi is my favorite...very tender and a flavorful sauce. The meal comes with soup or salad, and a side, and the staff is willing to substitute. The portions, while not huge, are large enough so that you can take half home and have another meal. They also have a happy hour with 2 for 1. I chose sangria, which was very good. Service is friendly and efficient. Definitely recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    As always fantastic evening. Great food. Fun time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dede78
    dede78
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    five of us had different meals and every meal was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday evening out
    Couple
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love the entertainment in the bar with Earlene. Made the evening. Food was just OK. Pasta was overcooked. Food was over sauced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Italian Restaurant
    Falcon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I are new to the Palm Harbor area and we had passed by Positano's a few times at night and were always surprised by the number of cars in the parking lot. Now we know why - outstanding food and service. We had a very enjoyable Friday evening dinner. Excellent food and wine complimented by live jazz that added to the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite!
    Floodiva
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Awesome food. The owner is very attentive. One of our weekly "fixes".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bigwally11VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food, service and great house wine were amazing, you guys never fail to surprise us every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    emjay4764
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was fantastic and service was excellent. First time visit. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok to good
    Carol
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was ok. The wine list was unremarkable. Not planning a return visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastico!!
    Poogie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Once again, we always enjoy dining at our favorite Italian Restaurant. From the time we enter this establishment to the time we leave, we feel as if we are around family. Thank you all for doing a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good lunch
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Good food, good service, good neighborhood place. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth coming to
    martieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    KennethVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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-
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in seasonal dish
    lisaandrey
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Italian Restaurant
    ItalianJoe
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time guests
    Michelle
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    KennethVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Homerun
    reservationqueen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always 5 stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    FLFoodie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening
    EighttoEat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five Star
    Poogie
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    bh77
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dark
    Disapionted
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Floodiva
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.