A very charming, tiny Italian
A very charming, tiny Italian restaurant, good menu choices and specials.
Seems like you are sitting in a restaurant in a small town in Italy....lovely ambiance.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to this restaurant
I have been to this restaurant five or six times and it never disappoints me. The quality of the food is excellent. The care taken in preparation and presentation is evident and the flavors are outstanding and memorable, particularly the wild boar and lamb dishes. The pasta is clearly made from scratch and is cooked to perfection.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neiborhood gem!
Lovely people-charming place---felt like we were "away" in some little spot in Northern Italy
...and the food was delicious as well
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste of Italy
Having spent 5 weeks in Italy recently, my first dinner at Locanda Positano was like being back in Italy. The smoke prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella was excellent, fresh greens and very good olive oil. I had the wild board osso buco, and may be the best osso buco I've had. The staff is attentive, but why not just bring a bottle of olive oil and leave it on the table? Looking for staff for more isn't convenient. A real treat! You have to be ready for close quarters, but we were lucky the table next to us wasn't occupied. Definitely will be back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this lil' place just the way it is. The food is authentic and delicious. The Wild Boar pasta melts in your mouth. Try to get a corner table and make reservations in advance.
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute little place
Dont be fooled by the storefront of this cute little restaurant. Food was great and the service was superb. Attentive and nice!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was very good. I
the food was very good. I had boar oso bucco. i definately would go back to this rest
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a little
This restaurant was a little hard to find and tiny but the food . . . . everything we ordered was fabulous. The baratta cheese and tomato salad was to die for. We both had the spaghetti and meatballs and those were mouth watering. I highly recommend this little gem to anyone who appreciates excellent Italian food.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem!
The food and service are always wonderful. It is a treat to dine here and enjoy the Italian atmosphere.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Doesn't get any better than
Doesn't get any better than burrata and tomatoes, linguini with clams, and a crisp Gavi. MMMMMMMM!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Taste of real Italy
An all-around lovely dining experience. Intimate ambiance, personal service, marvelous food. I go there often, and have never been disappointed.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming Italian bistro
Great place for birthday dinner! We all enjoyed our food and the service was great. Thanks! We will be back soon...
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy close to home
Really good and authentic italian food close to home. Who can beat that!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and ambience
This small restaurant has a huge mission - to serve the highedt quality, most delicious meal possible. European in ambience, cozy, abd easy to talk. The wait staff is warm and friendly. We love this spot!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's liie being back in Italy.
It's liie being back in Italy. Home made pasta. Truffles. Sea Urchin. Such a treasure; I almost hate to rave about it , to keep it for myself.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delightful evening enjoying good food, wine and great service. We will definitely return to this restaurant.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint Italian Find
I went to Locanda Positano for the first time during dineLA. I had passed it on Lincoln many times, but had not yet tried it. It's a delightful, quaint Italian restaurant with excellent service and delicious food. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The papparadelle with wild boar was savory, and the pasta was not too heavy. The wine selection is just right. The tiramisu is creamy and light. I will definitely return to this wonderful restaurant.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a dining experience you can depend upon to be always first rate.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A big surprise
We have eaten in the best restaurants in Positano. Obviously our expectations were that this restaurant would be good but not able to live up to it name. Were we ever surprised. It was one of the most delightful experiences that I have ever had in dining in the LA area or the US for that matter.. Only Il Molino is in the same league with this restaurant. The owners were terrific and we could not have had a better experience. The food was as good as Positano restaurants and the service we received from Michelangelo was flawless. What a gem!!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place to dine
Always a great place to dine and take friends for the first time.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
LA's Hidden Gem
I rarely write a review, but after a very pleasant surprise I feel compelled to do so. This is by far the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to in the LA area. The rigatoni with short ribs ragu and the fettucini with black truffle are to die for. I highly recommend this restaurant, and I will definitely come back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small but intimate setting. Excellent menu, outstanding food enjoyed by all. Great wine list. Ambiance is pleasant and special.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was really nice, good flavors, nicely plated.
Service was great, lovely table, service was nicely timed between 'courses'
Glad this was on a coupon, slightly pricier than I expected.
But glad I went.
Good for a special occasion.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful anniversary dinner at this neighborhood gem. Small, romantic, and authentic Italian dining. Definitely a great time!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fabulous meal
i had a Blackboard Eats coupon and was dying to try Locanda because a friend said the food was fabulous. She was absolutely right. My friend and I shared a salad with shaved beets arugala and slivered Parmesan. Yum! I had the homemade rigatoni with Wild Boar ragu - out of this world. My friend had Osso Buco over risotto. We shared a bottle of wine that was on special.
I would definitely go back again - even without a coupon! The waiters were friendly and helpful, too.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find, food is fantastic, wine list is impressive, don't pass up an opportunity to eat here.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would only recommend to close,
Would only recommend to close, dear friend. This cozy place is too good to let too many folk know or we won't be able to get in and enjoy Italian food clearly made with much care and love.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience....execllent food and pleasant staff.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Locanda Positano is the ultimate neighborhood restaurant. The food is sublime, the service always lovely, and the ambiance charming and romantic. Try the bufalla mozzarella with speck and the linguine with clams ...couldn't be tastier!!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time there and I am just as thrilled as I was the first time. This place is a great find. Incredibly nice people, beautiful, intimate and comfortable space, outstanding food. Locanda Positano is a find. I just wish I had discovered it sooner.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place! Freshly made
Great place! Freshly made pasta is wonderful. Great wine list with some fabulous Italian wines. If you don't have a reservation you may have to wait, but don't leave! It will be worth the wait!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect meal. Intimate. Authentic Italian served
by a warm host and waiter.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, intimate restaurant
Very nice, intimate restaurant with very good food and attentive staff. I would dine here weekly if it were closer to my home.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've ben here several times and it's always great.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food; 3-star prices
Went there based on Open Table's rating of 2-star price. The food was excellent but it cost us more than 40 a person. I would give it at least 3 stars.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very hard to find a genuine Italian these days but Locanda is certainly that. Terrific for Romantic evening or for dinner where you can have a quiet conversation and actually hear each other speak. Food is fab, I had wild boar which was gorgeous but a wee bit bland, not sure as I havent had boar for a long time and it may be subtler than I imagined. My wife had a small portion of pasta with truffles which she loved. Wine list for serious aficionados and we chose one of the cheaper reds that was delicious. You wont get out even if you are careful with prices as we were for much less than $240.00 So it aint cheap... Busy but still quiet with very nice locals, clearly a favourite with Marina young professionals and families.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small but very delicious
The place is very small but very cozy. Has a small bar with two stools which it is perfect if it's just two of you waiting to be seated. Must call to make a reservation, the place is very small so it fills up quickly. Super Italian which I loved! My fiancé lived in Italy so it was very fun to hear him speak Italian to our server and the owner. Service is great! Do not leave without trying the Mozzarella Di Bufala.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Supper tasty food!!!!
This restaurant is by far one if the best Italian restaurant!!! All of the dishes we ordered were finger licking good!! Most definetly will be one of our favorite place to grab real Italian food!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Trip To Italy on Lincoln Blvd.
After discovering this gem two weeks ago, last night my wife and I brought friends who we knew would love the authentic ambiance and incredible food at this tiny local find. We were right -- our friends can't wait to come back for more fresh pasta, creamy burratta cheese and unforgettable desserts. Seems like we've found our go-to Italian date night meet. Love it.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place feels like being in Rome. Intimate and romantic.
I had the fish special with potatoes and spinach and it was delicious. My husband had the osso buco with wild boar which was great.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic, true
The food was fantastic, true italian food! The waiter & the owner were very friendly. I definetely recommend this place for any ocassion.
The only downside is that there is not enough parking spaces, but street parking is easy to find.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit and I will be back. It's a tiny place but great food and moderate prices. Everything we tried was top notch. And the staff was very helpful in recommendations. If you love italian, try this. You will not be disappointed.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, many choices on the menu and specials. Wine I chose was sold out, waiter recommended a substitute which was very good and slightly less expensive. Three of us got two starters and three main courses, though one was also a starter. Everything was superior. Starter ordered as a main was plenty of food. We'll be back. Make reservations as it is small.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still the best.
The lasagna is still the best I've ever had. i just love this adorable restaurant.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our 4th time to enjoy this charming trattoria in Marina del Rey. Food has always been very tasty and service great. We will be back!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Jewel in Marina del Rey!
Great food, great ambiance and excellent service. A custom menu is created every day and the care in the preparation and presentation is evident. Well done!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot in MDR
We celebrated our anniversary at Locanda Positano because of its proximity to where we live and the strong ratings it got on Open Table. However, the restaurant still exceeded our expectations. The butternut squash soup was wonderful, the veal chop was even better, and the dessert we shared capped the evening. Plus the owner couldn't be kinder or more helpful. We'll go back, I'm sure.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everytime, it's perfect :)
Everything is so good, you just can't go wrong !!!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My traveling experiences let me say this restaurant tastes like Italy, cozy like a New York restauraunt but conveniently located right on Lincoln. I have been this restaurant many times and it's still my favorite. My friend drives all the way from Pasadena to join me because he loves it so much. It' a gem of a restaurant with a italian owner and wonderful staff.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good and unexpected find - fresh pasta and really nice seasonal Italian dishes, we were up for a nice surprise. Would go again or recommend to friends!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM