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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

4.7
2794 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy right in Old City while dining at Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti. Whether stopping in for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour, you'll love the seeing Philadelphia from our 2nd story view point. Known primarily for our fresh fish and seafood, we welcome our guests to savor a menu full of delicious selections, including some favorite dishes such as our spicy fried calamari, zucchini crabcake, tagliatelle bolognese and our pork chop milanese.

Brunch is available Saturdays from 11:30 am to 3pm and Sunday all day! Enjoy our Belgian Waffles, avocado toast or Brunch burger and pair them with our mimosa & sangria specials! Join us for happy hour daily between 3pm and 5pm.

Outdoor Dining is available on both of our patios, and during warmer weather on our sidewalk cafe!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2794 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The service was friendly and our food came out very fast!

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MEATSNOB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a good experience. Food was very good. Prices were a little high but I expected that. The only negative comment I have were the idiots in the corner behind us, who just had to let everyone in the place know they existed. So loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went here for the happy hour, and the food did not disappoint! The artichoke fries and crab tacos were delicious. The drinks could have been better, though. Lots of ice in the aperol spritz. But overall a solid meal and would consider coming back.

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viplaura
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific birthday lunch! We enjoyed it greatly!!

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renee
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our favorite dish at Positano restaurant has always been the Eggplant Parmesan. But this specific day, the "chef" may have either beenr out of the restaurant or asleep at the wheel.
The portion was smaller than usual and was just a blob swimming in tomato sauce. In the past, it appeared as a miniature layered eggplant wonder in an oval dish with a light covering of sauce. However this day, it was saturated with sauce and it could have been anything covered in heavy sauce. Tasty but very disappointing.

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Salsera12
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time! Can’t wait to go back when it’s not so cold! Our server was great and very personable! Thank you for having us!

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vipLuvtoeatout
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. The best Lemon Drop in town

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Sansomstreet
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely fantastic. Martin was excellent and food was amazing as always. Definitely a go to spot!

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LisaW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Very helpful staff. Lovely environment. Highly recommend. Will go back

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BettyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The restaurant was not as good as the last time we went. They sat us by the door my husband was concerned about getting hit by the door therefore we could not enjoy dinner. The waiter never explained the menu was something we had to download 😡. They took so long to acknowledge us it was horrible. I will never go back ever.👎.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant one of our favorites

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vipMartinJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding dining. the food has even improved during the pandemic! we love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregoria the server is incredible!!! The food was amazing and it was an overall great experience.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Seeing a mouse run through the dining room pretty much ruined the meal for us. The food was average at best. Service was very slow.

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HappyB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this experience! My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine’s Day and as soon as we walked in the ambiance and decor was just beautiful and very romantic. As for the food we were very pleased started off with the shrimp cocktail which was super flavorful. My boyfriend got the black squid ink sea urchin linguine he absolutely loved it. I got the gnocchi al forno and it was super warm and filling I love it as well. For dessert we got the lava cake I forget the exact name of it but it was super rich and chocolatey and the vanilla bean ice cream gave it a super nice balance! Overall I highly recommend this place for a fancy date or special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Came for Valentine’s Day. Restaurant was blasting Sneaker Pimps and Foster The People with the main lighting coming from street facing windows and neon lights on the floor bouncing off the wall. Our auxiliary light was a candle and a giant (8ft by 8ft) backlit photo of Italy. Ambiance - not very good.

It’s a shame because the spot had a lot of potential. If you top lit the place, played something constant and minimal at a reasonable volume and swapped the giant holiday snaps for something like stained glass, or even some cool design that went with the very busy wallpaper and pillars with hand painted Italian tiles - the restaurant could be really nice to eat in.

We started with the octopus which was tiny and expensive but delicious. The problem with serving three tiny octopus arms for $18 is that it sets your entrees up with pretty high expectations. My entree was short rib, but it was 86’d earlier in the night so I chose the scallops on a whim. My partner chose the seafood risotto. Their wine list sort of sucked (I’m not a wine guy, so I’m paraphrasing my partner here) so the decision was made to only have water.

The scallops arrive and they are beyond sandy, albeit decently cooked with very little sear but a good temp inside. I would imagine they’ve been sous vide’d, but never dried enough for a good sear or washed to get the grit out. The pesto risotto it was served with tasted like a very bland risotto with pesto added. I leaned over to taste my partner’s risotto, and the suspicions were confirmed. The seafood inside was, as expected, overcooked after sitting in the piping hot rice until it was cool enough to eat.

We ate and politely mentioned to the server that the scallops were gritty, and he replied by blaming me for not asking earlier in the meal. I don’t normally leave reviews of places, but the restaurant was so bad and indifferent about a meal that cost nearly a hundred bucks - I feel like I need to post so others don’t make the same mistake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing as well as the food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day Date

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vipDebbc
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentines Day and the restaurant had a modified menu
We were very comfortable eating outside in a heated area
The wine selection was nicely priced and enjoyable
We all enjoyed our evening

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vipDiningExperts
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent, never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome crew and food

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved our waiter Arturo and service was amazing!

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kaceyd
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place, great food and service. Great brunch for friends.

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Derrick
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Positano. They did a great job with social distancing as well as having the outside terrace available even in February cold weather.

The food was fresh and very tasty. Our waiter was knowledgeable and his recommendations were exactly as describe.

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone

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NicoleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to brunch in a year due to covid. We’ve had lunch and dinner outside though. Never a bad experience, although we do miss sitting at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano coast was amazing !! Food and drinks were great. Great service thank you !!

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RachelC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 amazing thank you

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RonnieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! And the socially distances seating was tremendous

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance set was perfect for Valentines Day dinner! And my food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

JM
JasonM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, GREAT service...My ONLY issue was I ordered a cheesecake to go, but when I finally went to eat it, it was some chocolate dessert; and I'm allergic to chocolate...

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PThach
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for anyone looking for a nice relaxing restaurant. Good food and drinks with great service from the waiters/waitresses at all times.

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StevenA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vday dinner with the wife. Their outdoor section was very romantic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Ezzybk
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The social distance setup was great. The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano Coast is the PERFECT place for bottomless brunch! They always keep your glass full! The food is good! The calamari is a MUST !

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vipAlexisR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch and the menu is amazing ! The bottomless mimosas were tasty the ambiance was inviting and it was beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to dinner with my best friend and the restaurant looked beautiful and cozy, excellent to go on a date. the food was delicious and I loved the cocktails 100% recommended

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215beaute
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was very romantic, rose petals and candles everywhere! I ordered half a dozen oysters and the seafood board for myself; grilled, head-on shrimp, calamari, scallops, arugula, house-made pesto...the calamari and shrimp were good and the scallops were ok, I wished I asked if there was another menu besides the Valentine’s Day weekend version. But, it was still very romantic. The drinks were good too...

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MemeDiva329
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Romantic setting. Highly recommend.

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You can order delivery directly from Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti using the Order Online button. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-0499.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is rated 4.7 stars by 2794 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.