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About Permanently Closed - Locanda Positano - San Carlos

This restaurant is permanently closed. At the heart of Italian cooking is the ability to be spontaneous and flexible with the freshest ingredients available. Locanda Positano strives to source from local farmers and turns their bounty into delicious fare to share. Our artisanal pastas, regional dishes, and signature Neapolitan pizza sing with true Italian simplicity and love. Our intimate dining room transports our customers to coastal Italy with a sleek modern Italian eatery decor with full bar and exhibition style kitchen. Dress up or dress down - we welcome you with open hearts.

617 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm (Brunch and Dinner Saturday and Sunday Only)

Cross Street:
San Carlos Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 591-5700

Website:
http://www.locanda-positano.com/

Catering:
We tailored our catering to fit your needs. Please contact us for further details.

Executive Chef:
Emanuel Medardo

Private Party Facilities:
Let Locanda Positano host your next party, meeting, or special occasion. Both of our private rooms, each accommodating 20 and 10, can be booked separately or together. Hosting a larger gathering? Buy-out available seven days a week.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 245-2284

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Locanda Positano - San Carlos - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
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Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My girlfriend and I had to go back one more time before Enzo closed and had our last mean that absolutely delicious and with great service as always

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were celebrating our sons Bday and came to Positano restaurant. The music they were playing was so loud we couldn't hear each other talking. The food was good but our server was so strange he made us super uncomfortable. I couldn't hear his name but he was from Naples Italy had curly hair. Would never return because of him😩

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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always a great time! The food was delicious and we had GREAT service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

good food and service would go again Good italian food and pleasant surroundings

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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food3
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service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

It is a perfect spot for amazing food always. The service is always perfect as well as the food

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and service was wonderful. Like most places any more the noise level was off the charts. Go early if you want to hear yourself talk. At twilight I'd avoid the window table by the door. The sun was uncomfortably in my eyes for 20 minutes just when our food arrived.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was tasty and the staff was helpful and friendly. My only complaint is the music volume. It was a little bit loud. But I'd go again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Love our time at Positano's! Come here regularly for lunch with friends and dinner with hubby.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food is always good here. Noise level is loud when they are busy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

If I want so unbelievably noisy, I would definitely recommend this restaurant and go back. But we had to scream to be heard.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Best Italian food in San Carlos, very authentic and delicious. Staff are so friendly too

Tags: Good for Groups
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Everything great, I which the great doe they are using for their pizzas could have been a bit thinner so that it's cooked enough, mine was a bit undercooked.
The mortadella could be better, everything else was great!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Happened upon Locanda Positano on Open Table when originally looking for a pizza place close to our hotel. We were absolutely thrilled! We ended up not ordering pizza but instead shared the charcuterie tray & the gnocchi ( the waiter even split it for us and let us get different sauces) and then we each ordered dessert. Everything we had was absolutely delicious; we will recommend Locanda Positano to anyone traveling to the San Francisco or Redwood City area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fantastic outdoor seating environment

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Never disappointed with this restaurant. Wait staff awesome. Food and wine always top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

the service was good, the food ok, but there AC was broken on one of the hottest day. they had a big door open to the street.
we ate half the food and left fast as it was not pleasant to stay.

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food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Terrible service, soggy pizza. Weird, not refreshing lemon drop.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We love This restaurant and have supported the brothers since we first met them at their restaurant Aqua Paza in San Mateo. We since moved south and only go out for a special occasion. We are never disappointed with the food and service, though the dishes have changed a bit since we first became patrons.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Service Was poor

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I found Locanda Positano when I was on a Biz trip in Redwood City and I was tempted by the pics to go there. I am from Italy and it's very difficult to find such an authentic italian place in US! Food is amazing, done at the italian way of the south (Napoli): worth to try the pizza, scialatielli with clams, zucchini flower with mozzarella and the fried squid! I have repeated the visit twice, to try more food. Well done!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

overall a great italian flare. I love that they offered GF pasta...unfortunately mine was under-cooked . there were about 6 penne noodles i could eat :(

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We loved the food. It was like dining in Naples. Very authentic and delicious. Only drawback was the noise level. They need a quiet room for more enjoyable dining because the food warrants it. Right now it is geared for the noisy noisy bar crowd with loud music.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wow, I don't know where to start.
In the world of restaurants, I am not too picky.

I suppose it spoke volumes when we arrived before our reservation and were told we'd have to wait until a table for 2 opened up. No time frame. We walked up to the bar . No space. When we did order , the waiter walking by , had to return and ask again for our order. The locals that we sat next to laughed, and said we'd be lucky to get a table at all; even with a reservation. Later , at our table , no one came to take our order. Our drinks were empty. No one noticed. When we did order - the food took forever. Order was mixed up.
Not sure I'll ever return.
I wanted to try this restaurant, because their other restaurant in Danville is top notch. Huuuuge disappointment:(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

It's the best place within 20 minutes drive from our home and one of our favorite restaurants for any occasion.
The staff are Italians, the manager is super friendly. The food, the drinks, the place, and ambiance are great. Our go to place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service was great but pastas were terrible! They had good salads just don't order any ravioli or linguini dishes. Music was so loud we could not carry on a conversation without shouting! Quite disappointed!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Love this place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Short ribs with polenta is always great. Gnocchi is another solid dish. Enjoyed the pollo milanese this time around. Great service as always!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The place was hopping. Service and food was great. The absolute best oysters. Calamari was very good, light, tender and crispy. Banzino was delicious. Finished with the Nutella Calzone Great item.
We'll definitely be back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a fun place. The food is very good Cal-Ital with a very authentic Italian component. The wait staff seem to be mostly Italian, and they are friendly and inviting. It also seems to attract a good number of local Italians - always a good sign. The wine list is also quite good but not extensive, featuring some fine CA and Italian bottles and glasses. I especially enjoyed sitting at an outdoor sidewalk table, watching the world go by on a beautiful evening.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We moved to the small dining room next door. The service and food were excellent. It was much quieter and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Lucanda Positano is one of my favorite go-to restaurants, but unfortunately, the food was not up to par last Saturday night. On the recommendation of our waitress, I ordered the short ribs, which came out dry and uninspiring, I forced myself to eat half of it, but couldn't do the rest. I was honest with her when she asked how it was, and after apologizing, she came back to tell us that she had deducted it from our tab. We were totally floored and very impressed. (If I'd sent it back after first bite, I might have hoped for it, but this was beyond what you would normally expect at the end of the meal.). So despite this one misstep in entree, I will still come back again. Next time I'll order a home-made pasta dish, which never disappoints. By the way, this isn't the first time their excellent customer service has impressed, but it's one of the reasons why I'll keep coming back.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Locanda Positano is now one of my favorite Italian restaurants on the peninsula. Excellent service and authentic Italian dishes. Will be be back.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Very poor pizza--soggy crust, toppings too salty, poorly baked. Expensive wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Delicious salmon pizza and octopus/squid salad. As good as I recall their San Mateo restaurant was. Great waiter (Armando). Took a friend for a special birthday lunch, and it was perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We've been here a few times, but very disappointing experience this night. Very high noise levels, tables close together, hard to have a conversation. Appetizers arrived long before drinks. Meals did not come out together, for us or for tables around us. Food not very good.
Only good thing was a delicious complimentary lemoncello at the end.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We enjoy Positano both as a great place to go as a family and as a fun place to go for date night.
The food is always great and the service is wonderful - they always remember us and are so friendly and kind to our kids.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great food and service - always a favorite!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food was outstanding and service great. Staff members friendly and made sure to meet any of your needs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Meatballs were great, (w/ the sauce) Margherita pizza was weak, wine suggested was good, (waiter was knowledgeable) a little too loud for a date, (somewhat) and it was a good experience; over a hundred bucks for 2 was a lot:(

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Unique quality food and services was outstanding! We ordered variety of dishes including appetizers, the meat balls was just perfectly prepared!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching
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