Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Stop in today!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve in Style! Reserve today to enjoy a traditional holiday meal of the Feast of Seven Fishes for $60 per guest. We will also be offering our Chef's limited a la carte menu, with guest favorites as well as special additions.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Toast on the Coast! After-dinner party ($20 at the door) includes cash bar, DJ & party favors. VIP Party in Sopra Lounge: ($100 per ticket must purchase in advance) top shelf open bar, hors d'oeuvres, DJ, toast at midnight. New Year's Day Brunch Party: bottomless cocktails, DJ, a la carte menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2384 People Are Saying
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NJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

John the server was awesome! Just got cold later in the evening. Not unbearable however.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but dinner portions were very small. I ordered the vegetable ravioli, and while I thought the dish was tasty there were just 3 ravioli on the plate. The dish was $14 so I guess I shouldn’t expect much more, but if I do go back I’ll know to order a bunch of appetizers for the table first.

O
Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice environment. Food delicious.
Will return.

RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrated a 30th birthday with bottomless mimosas and brunch! We’ve gone before and really enjoyed ourselves so chose this place! The only thing I would complain about was that they stop providing carafes at 2pm (which is fine) but kind of sucks for the waitress who has to run around filling all of her tables!! Food was good, as was the service. Got all of the desserts, and the cheesecake and creme brûlée were actually our favorites!

SR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good
Food excellent
Quiet atmosphere

TG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent from the moment we walked in. Service great and food awesome !very accomodating

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 22, 2019

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a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We made an Open Table reservation, arrived 5 minutes early and had to wait at least 30 min to be seated. There was a DJ spinning very loud music on a Saturday at noon in the area in which we were waiting. One of my party is a chronic migraine sufferer and so this wait was excruciating as it was cold and windy outside and we weren't thinking it would be such a long wait for a reservation so we stayed in the area around the hostess desk. The hostess was not very informative or apologetic as we waited. She only apologized for the wait when she was finally ready to seat us. We weren't very pleased with the long, loud wait, but the food was very good.

DL
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Positano is very conveniently situated.....especially if attending the Ritz 5 theater....!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The overall experience was nice! Our server took a while to even acknowledge our table or come back to check on us periodically throughout our reservation. Although I usually enjoy a restaurant experience where I can sit and relax, this felt as though we were being a little bit ignored or forgotten.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with brunch. I had to change the number of people twice. The staff was so nice and helpful. Everyone had a great time. The food was wonderful.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a five-star review on OpenTable! We look forward to seeing you again!

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PF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great lively ambiance with music. We went for brunch and you can’t beat $20 bottomless mimosas and sangrias. Food was delicious. We ordered the Calamari, crab cake and spinach entree, and smoked salmon then the Nutella crepe for dessert. All very tasty. Great spot for a 1st date, 10th date, girls’ brunch, or to treat someone for their birthday.

I
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Server and manager tried to make up for awful food which was very nice but we would never go back. The cost was too much for bad food.

SG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was terrible. The waiter never told us what the soups were. Never checked to see how our food was. Would not recommend this place for dining. Made reservations for my birthday which was not acknowledged and requested quiet table, were put at a table as soon as you walk in.

j
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The behavior of diners was poor. Noise was unimaginable. The manager and servers tried to deal with the diners causing the issues but let them drink and stay in the restaurant far too long. I strongly suggest you revisit your bottomless cocktail policy with groups larger than 6ppl. The situation caused disruption throughout the dining room continuously during our brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a surprise Dinner & our 1st time there. Very awesome Dinner, service & ambiance. Will definitely be back!

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 22, 2019

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing negative to say about this spot.. great food, super dope vibe. Overall A+

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Responded on November 22, 2019

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GH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

So here's the thing. I booked this reasturant in advance with explicit instructions that it was a very important Birthday Celebration and that I wanted a table as cozy and secluded as possible..I was aghast that we were seated in the middle if the reasturant at a miniature table that was so uneven it rocked back and forth when you sipped your drink. To add insult to injury not a word was mentioned about my wife's Birthday as if they had no idea...very disppointed...from the start the matrade took out name asked us to step aside while she checked on our table, not even 60 seconds went by when she came back and didn't remember who she was checking on and escorted a different couple who had just walked in to the dining room, when she realized it, she exclaimed...oh, you aren't the people I just talked too...yikes!...anyway, wont be back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall the food was good and the service was excellent. The reason I rated 3/5 stars was seasoning. Numerous parts of our dishes were bland, but some components were perfect. Overall, a good meal but for the price, we expected more.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place; generous portions. Pleasant environment; not too loud. Went for a quiet dinner with another party. Servers were helpful in navigating the menu, lots of selection.

KS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing!!

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 8, 2019

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P
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood always, with creative dishes. Service is impeccable.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 8, 2019

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S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food! Reliable Mediterranean fare in Old City.

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Responded on November 8, 2019

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CG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I have always liked the place. However; i was a bit disappointed in the selection for the brunch menu. I was hoping to have some italian specialties in there. I did partake and enjoy the unlimited mimosas. I will stick to dinners at Positano Coast

BO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great staff. Waiter was super nice. Didnt wait long for our food. Restaurant is very nice. 3rd time there and I love it. Great price for meals

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a five-star review on OpenTable! We'll see you soon for visit #4!!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic besides our server. He was very rude and seemed completely disengaged. I’ve never had a bad experience here and was shocked when I received service that was subpar

RL
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Consistent, Always Good

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on October 18, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded on October 18, 2019

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NK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was amazing, food was good (I was expecting the pasta to be a little more flavorful), company was amazing and I can’t believe we spent so many hours there. I had no idea how late it was when we left because of how much fun we were having!

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Responded on October 18, 2019

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M
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you have one (or more) of their delicious, creamy lemoncello martinis.

m
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Exceptional! Wonderful food and wine.

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Responded on October 18, 2019

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at Positano Coast and the ambiance is amazing. It was early in the day, more like lunch time, but it was peaceful just being there and the food and service were amazing. I will definitely go back soon.

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Responded on October 18, 2019

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always good food. Just wish people knew how to act when they are in a restaurant and use their inside voices.
No need for screaming and laughing loud.

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Responded on October 18, 2019

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C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! This was my second time here. First was for date night, which was perfect. Second I brought my entire family which they LOVED. Thank you!

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Responded on October 18, 2019

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

All around a bad experience

CS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Positano Coast is a very nice place. It’s more pricey than say the Olive Garden for similar cuisine, but consider where it’s at. The food was tasty with high quality ingredients, but the portions could have been a bit larger. I did receive a parking ticket for accidentally parking in a “valet zone.” That could have been made more clear by restaurant staff. Coming from the PA suburbs, trying to understand city PPA regulations is confusing at best and at worst downright infuriating. Overall, we did enjoy the restaurant.

c
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano Coast is one of Philadelphia's hidden gems. The food is always wonderful and the cost of a meal is very reasonable. Any item on the menu that has seafood in it is highly recommended, especially the octopus. I ordered a seafood salad as an appetizer. The salad arrived in a small bowl, yet it was stuffed with seafood - octopus, calamari, and shrimp, marinated in a lemon sauce. My entrée was lobster ravioli. Three delicious squares of pasta stuffed with lobster in a bandy cream sauce was simply delightful. Add a glass of red wine and you have a perfect meal. The service was exquisite. Our server was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. As for the atmosphere, you will start to believe you are dining at the Almalfi coast in Italy. For a superb meal in a lively restaurant with prices that won't break your budget, check out Positano Coast.

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Responded on October 18, 2019

What a wonderful review! Thank you very much for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a five-star review on OpenTable! We'll see you again soon.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed by the quality of some of the food. By past reviews, I was anxious to try what was described as delicious. We were fortunate to try the Chef's Tasting menu. It was a good value, even though food wasnt great.

SL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and service were fine - the noise level was high and made it hard to
have a conversation..

JM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary here and had a very enjoyable night. Food was excellent. A wonderful experience.

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Responded on October 4, 2019

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner - fun atmosphere

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