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Posillipo Canterbury

4.2
4.2
53 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Posillipo Canterbury can be found just outside the city center and with stunning views of the ancient city walls, the restaurant offers a warm and intimate atmosphere with a real Italian feel. Its rustic décor, wood burning pizza oven and welcoming staff, make it the perfect venue for a romantic evening, a family get together or a night out with friends.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    01227 761471
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

53 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on May 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    My wife and I have been going to Posillipo in Canterbury for the past seven years, and in that time no other establishment has been able to usurp its preeminence as our favourite restaurant in the city. Any reviewers who complain about the quality of the food (especially the pizzas and the homemade pasta dishes) are most likely not accustomed to authentic Italian cuisine. As a man of Italian descent (and with the whole-hearted agreement with my genuine Italian friends in Canterbury), I maintain that Posillipo offers the best, most authentic Italian food in the area. As is often the case with real Italian restaurants, the menu is also very reasonably priced. The staff is superb, always making my wife and I feel like honoured guests, attentively seeing to our needs, and never making us feel in any way rushed. The restaurant is conveniently located in the centre of town, close to both the cathedral and the Marlowe Theatre. In short, I cannot recommend this establishment enough, and I always find it difficult to understand why anyone would pass up Posillipo for one of the mediocre (at best) pseudo-Italian chains that populate the High Street.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've lived in Canterbury for 11 years and when we fancy Italian always go for one of the obvious large chain restaurants, we didn't know about posillipo until a colleague at work recommended it. We're so glad she did, the atmosphere is great, so was the food, the service was perfect, attentive but without being in your face and the wine was wonderful. The perfect place to go before going to the Marlowe, no rushing or bringing your main when you're still enjoying starters, as experienced in the well known restaurants. A visit to Posillipo was the perfect start to a great evening. There's only one place we'll be going when we fancy Italian in future.

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  3. Nic95

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed with the quality of the food here and at such a bargain price. We couldn't work out why they weren't over run with customers! They should be! Highly recommend!

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  4. TraceyB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have visited twice now since our daughter has been at University in Canterbury. Food is absolutely fantastic, well presented and good quality. Service is attentive and friendly. Most recent visit was with family for Mothers Day and once again everything was superb.

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  5. ChrisT

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd evening meal at Position. It was pre-theatre and so we were eating an early supper at about 5.00. Even at this time the atmosphere was good. The staff were charming, attentive but not intrusive but what we particularly like is the menu which allows you to eat from basic pizza to moules or scallops and they always have a specials board of delicious seafood dishes. Swordfish was particularly good. We will be back!

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  6. emmielou87

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Four of us came here for dinner on New Years Eve to celebrate mine and my partner's anniversary. We've been to the restaurant plenty of times so knew it was a good place to visit. The food was lovely as usual but the service wasn't as good as before. My friend waited half an hour for another glass of water after having asked for one & we waited quite a while to get the bill and be given the dessert menu. It was very busy however. All in all, a good choice though.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service - excellent craft beer - good food in a nice informal setting. Well recommended.

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  8. james

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a quite huge pizza and a nice risotto. We enjoyed our dinner.

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  9. Angela61

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fairly ordinary Italian fare , but convenient for pre theatre meal

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  10. Angela61

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered from the Canterbury Festival menu - why do you have to order veg as an extra! The chicken escalopes were ordinary, but all else was lovely

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Posillipo Canterbury offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01227 761471.

Posillipo Canterbury is rated 4.2 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Posillipo Canterbury

16 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DR

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Canterbury
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Takeout
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