Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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Enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy right in Old City. Whether it's stopping in for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour - you'll love the views of Philly from our 2nd story open-air balcony.
We welcome guests to savor a menu full of delicious selections, including fresh fish and seafood along with creative variations of classic Italian pasta & meat dishes.
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The appetizers were good but the entrees were just okay but the atmosphere was very nice!

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KG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails, wine list, food, service and the entire experience. Our waiter, Nick, was attentive and engaging. We would recommend this restaurant.

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JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday with family, the food from apps to dessert was excellent, the drinks were excellent. It is a bit pricey, but on this night we weren't seeking a budget meal. Noise levels are high but generally tolerable. Looking forward to a return visit.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our table wasn’t great, it was right at the entrance which was a little distracting. Our waiter wasn’t great in the beginning, kept forgetting things and seemed annoyed when we ordered, but he got better as the night progressed. Food was amazing though! Aperol Spritz was one of the best I’ve had. The food was a real highlight on our trip (visiting from Detroit). I’m sure if we had a better table and waiter I’d give this 5 stars in a heartbeat!

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RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been dining at this restaurant for years. The fish and raw bar are outstanding. You cannot get fresher shrimp anywhere in the city.
Being elevated from the street with photos of Rio Maggiore and the ambient blue lighting really takes you somewhere else. The noise however, can bring you back. Generally it is usually quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting, although not always if there is a birthday or bridal shower event.
The service can be a bit uneven but not intolerable. When servers do arrive they are always very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu.

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Positano Coast was a wonderful experience. The hostess and manager warmly greeted us. Our server, Dan, was fantastic. He offered wonderful suggestions and was timely with everything. Make sure you ask for him. We started we a meat and cheese plate that had just enough of everything!! The tuna tartar was a beautiful presentation and delicious. The calamari had a great twist of spiciness and was served with goat cheese. Really a wonderful dish. We also shared a Caesar salad that was very nice. All four of us enjoyed pasta for dinner. The portions on the menu are Trattoria style which was perfect for my wife and my son's girl friend, but for an extra $4 they make it an entree portion. We enjoyed a tagliatelle in a roasted tomato sauce, orecchietti with sausage and broccoli rabe in a pesto sauce and 2 dishes of gnocchi with oxtail. We were truly stuffed at that point with several left overs wrapped, labeled and ready to go, but I had to try at least one desert. A cappuccino and mango sorbet were the perfect light touches to finish the meal. We had a marvelous experience and will definitely be back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was decent, but the service was horrible. Our waiter was horrible, it took him 20 minutes to get us wine, we had to ask for bread, and we didn’t order for an hour. People who came in an hour after us got their food before us

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KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Had another underwhelming experience at Positano. While the food is always on-point, the service is always lacking and wine prices are outrageous. After settling on a $50 bottle from Sardegna, our waiter came to the table and said that they were out of that bottle, but that his manager had recommended another from the same region, which he brought to the table. This other wine was from Tusany- which, unless all of Italy is considered one region- is not at all in the same region as Sardegna. Also, after ordering gnocchi and risotto, we were asked whether we wanted the full-size portion for a higher price, as the menu listed tapas-sized servings. Nowhere did the menu state this. It felt like a bait-and-switch. Fortunately the food itself was extremely good. But the ambiance is becoming a bit stale and the service and knowledge by the wait-staff could greatly be improved.

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy to have discovered this amazing, beautiful restaurant. We live in Wilmington, but when we go to Philadelphia we will remember and return to Positano Coast. Thank you. Our server was terrific (sorry that I do not remember his name.) Everything was elegant, quiet and delightful!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The hosts were very rude and seemed like they were high or in la la land. I was offered a window seat and said yes then 15 minutes later they brought me to the middle of the restaurant not even near one. They were not communicating with each other, I watched them bring people to tables that were not set up then have the guest walking back and forth confused. Was told outside was open to find out it was closed 20 minutes later. Food was good and server was great, very friendly and brought stuff in a timely manner.

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New England
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were visiting Philadelphia and for dinner friends suggested Positano’s. It had a pleasant vibe and the food was great. Definitely a date night or special occasion place!

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SR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Positano Coast for our 28th wedding anniversary was perfect. From the food, to the service to the ambiance...we were transported back to Italy.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service. Perfect brunch spot. The bottomless mimosas and sangria are a great perk. I would definitely recommend. The ambiance is great too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was okay but kind of overpriced. Ambiance was 5 out of 5. Waiter was great but bus boy took our leftover food and only boxed up certain things

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat. Good food and good service. Upscale type

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DN
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably delicious. Love rhe menu. Lots of great options so difficult to decide. Only complaint is that wines by the glass or bottle very expensive. Delicious cocktails. We had the small charcuterie platter. very generous and high quality neats and cheeses. Great salad with roasted artichokes. Rack of lamb wonderful. Tagliatelle good but nothing special. Too full for dessert. Also a great place to come on restaurant week. Lovely Amalfi coast photos and decor! Brings back memories!

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PJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was excellent. The Bloody Mary seemed to be weak.....it needed more zest. No worries, I will return. Thank you for an enjoyable brunch.

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Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Don’t be like a diner. A complete meal with drinks and dessert should not take 59 minutes. Our other visits were good. Maybe they had a bad night

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed with my service today

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MD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lit. Great. Do it.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a small group dinner there, and had a great experience. Everyone loved the food and ambience. We had a semi-private location, which was great for our dinner. Great sharing appetizers & something for everyone. It was a weekday, so it was quiet... not sure how it would be over the weekend?

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared, very fresh seafood served impeccably by excellent servers in a perfect ambience. What more could one wish for? I would highly recommend Positano Coast for lunch, dinner, happy hour or a special occasion of event. It's simply wonderful.

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Philadelphia
327 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal. Octopus was delicious. We also had a lemon artichoke soup which was fabulous. We also had a crab taco and lamb chops. It's always a delight at Positano. Thank you!!!!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Came for brunch and the food was great but service was ok. We did come during a bridal shower so food service was slow but our waiter when available was very apologetic for the delays.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Martin the waiter was exceptional and attentive. Atmosphere was extremely pleasant and enjoyable. Great food options especially if vegetarian. Overall great experience

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Noise level extremely high. The meatballs that we ordered were not homemade they were frozen That was very disappointing.

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JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday brunch with 6 of us and it was awesome! Food was great and three hour bottomless mimosas and sangria was fantastic! We had so much fun. Great price for what you get.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dan was great! He was very attentive and we were never without a full carafe. Would definitely recommend for a fun group brunch.

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Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding. I wish I could remember her name. I asked for a mocktail. She knew exactly what I was talking about. She had the bartender make me a beautiful alcohol free drink with hints of hibiscus and lime. She also recommended favorite dishes. We had octopus, roasted veggies and Caesar salad to start. All great. We had salmon, white fish (forgot the name) and pasta with short ribs. All amazing and flavorful. The cheesecake was also amazing! Milky with a beautiful thin crust. Loved!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Never disappointed! Fresh food! Great service! Highly recommended!

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LB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent place for a gathering of friends. Shared several bottles of Canonau by Sella e Mosca winery. Would do it again

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Four of us went for brunch on a Sunday around noon. We enjoyed bottomless mimosas and sangria for $18/person. Delicious! Between the 4 of us, We got the brunch burger (outstanding) and 2 omelettes - one with spinach and mushrooms, the other spicy. Our service was on the slower side, the manager had to bring us our refills at some times and there were times we didn’t even see our server for 20+ minutes. It was fine because we were busy catching up with friends. It was very busy in here and loud because there was a DJ, but we didn’t mind we enjoyed the atmosphere. The age range was mid 20s-50s. We will be returning again for brunch!

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j
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was expecting a better experience based on Lamberti's in Cherry Hill.
Waiter not knowledgeable nor attentive. Never asked if we wanted drinks or coffee with desert. He was nice, wondering if he was new.

Food was good but not great. Had, raw clams, oysters, special Bronzini, and crab salad (too much mayo).

Sitting was tight.

It was not a bad experience, just expected a little better.

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AK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our 2nd time at Positano. The food is always delicious. Our location was okay, I prefer to be a little farther back in the restaurant near the "windows" that overlook the coast. Our server was a little delayed and not as attentive as the past but still good. Definitely would recommend!

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AB
Philadelphia
138 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner here. I had a couple of small plates which were delicious - croquettes and a small portion of seafood risotto. The larger portion would have been too big, but if you are hungry go for it. My husband and I share a half dozen fresh oyster and he had steak for his main course. Everything was nicely presented and perfectly cooked. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience here. Service was great and dinner was delicious! The octopus salad was to die for and the seafood gnocchi was unique and flavorful. Lamb chops were grilled perfectly. Can’t wait to come back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

So unbelievably loud in this restaurant. Good food and service. Ambiance looks like a senior home in Florida in the mid 90’s.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and our server, Dean was even better

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k
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Our group of 6 had several different entrees and all were pleased with our food. Highly recommend

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