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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "As a woman of strong faith I forgive but will NOT forget the fact that Positano’s made charges on my husband’s credit card without his consent on 6-27-14. That is plain & simple ILLEGAL! There is a long, winding story of loss of power/AC the night we dined, waitress “forgot” to add a few items on our bill, phone calls of the owner trying to justify the 3 (yes, 3) separate charges on my husband’s Bank of America credit card. What he signed for was $157.83 with a $30 tip. What ended up being charged the 3rd time was $190.46 PLUS a $30 tip! They did send us a $20 gift card but we won’t be using it. Warning-food is undeniably good but ONLY PAY CASH!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food and service. A bit too loud and crowded in the night we were there."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fantastic experience treating guests? Loved the food."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Just perfect! Took my daughter and she compared your rest. to those in N.Y."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great dining experience. Have enjoyed it many times."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food, service, and wine were very good. the specials were great."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Positano's offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu with many Italian favorites. This is appropriate for a evening out with friends or family."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Delicious food and large menu...small neighborhood restaurant ....friendly staff."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Service was superb, food very good, nice presentatiion, We have dined here several times and have never had a disappointing meal. Early bird menu was great. Whenever we have out of town guests we make a point of having a meal at Positano's. Parking is a plus also."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Everything we have ever eaten here has been outstanding. First class Italian food done right. Two items I HAVE to order at least every other time are the stuffed mushroom appetizer and the sausage pizza with Carmelized onions. I can eat the whole thing. They use oo flour imported from Italy for the dough and have a wood fired pizza oven and a chef who really knows what he is doing. Staff are friendly and inviting. Make a reservation, as it is no longer a well kept secret. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Good food but too expensive for what you get. The add ons and hidden charges are too much. The Caesar Salad is not worth a $5 charge."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have never had a poor dish at Positanos. Chef's soups are outstanding and never run of the mill types. Our server, Corey, was very efficient, attentive and sharp. He added to our great experience. The owner, Jiska, is friendly, remembers you and is lovely to all guests. We always take house guests there because we have never been disappointed in the total experience. I highly recommend Positano's ...you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is close by my mother's home and she had never been. What a wonderful place so close to home! Four of us went for the early bird. We all ordered different entrees and each person was pleased with the meal. Portions were plentiful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience. The food is always excellent. The service staff are right there to take care of any request. I highly recommend this restaurant. Never dissappoints."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service from Allison, a little noisy in back room, but will recommend"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The only Italian restaurant to eat at in Northern Pinellas. Have a constantly changing specials menu. Service has always been superb. The owners are always on-site."
    Dined on 4/2/2014