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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

4.5
3108 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.

Weekend Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30pm. Enjoy our Belgian Waffles, avocado toast or Brunch burger and pair them with our mimosa & sangria specials! Join us for happy hour Tuesday-Friday, between 4pm and 6pm.

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 3108 people are saying
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JTfromPA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The overall ambiance of Positano was great. We had a nice table for two next to the windows towards the right as you walk in...which gave us a nice view of the entire restaurant. Our waiter, Nick was great...had an awesome personality and was easy going in allowing us to dine over a period of hours. His interaction with us added to the overall great time we had. The apps we ordered were the grilled Octopus and Burrata...both were very good and left us wanting more.

I had the seafood risotto, which was good. A lot of food. My buddy had the vegetable and cheese ravioli...he liked them as well.

Great time, ambiance, decor and the waitstaff. When in PHL...visit PositanoCoast.

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Patricia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Are wet stuff was outstanding, knowledgeable and very kind

JD
vipJohnD
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was amazing as always. Music volume was a bit high just for dinner and ceiling fans outside were causing a strobe effect from lights.

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Riley our server was great!, and our meals were delicious !

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AndreiN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Positano has been one of our favorite places in Philadelphia. This time, however, the place was exceedingly noisy (possibly partly due to removal of some interior ealls). More disappointing, however, was that only an abbreviated brunch menu was available and many of that limited menu were not available - we went at 2PM.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

It took over an hour to get our food after ordering, then the waiter did not care at all. Poor service and they were out of multiple main entrees, one of which was the crab cakes which was the only reason we were there. Very noisy too

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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SantoC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good!

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful! They were incredibly accommodating for my partner who is vegan!

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Jake
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Positano… really miss half price Mondays but, I imagine it’s not the best time to bring that up!
Best of lick,
Dan O

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AlexisF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was a pleasure! Definitely made Positano Coast a new spot I’d like to become a regular at. Everything was just phenomenal.

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vipSuzanneG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In all fairness it takes perfection for me to give 5 stars. The calamari and mussels were tasty. Calamari was cooked very well. I had the zucchini crab cake which I enjoyed. My husband had the diver sea scallops which he enjoyed as well. I think our waiter had his hands full with several tables so there was a few gaps but overall service was good. We ate outside street level and were happy with the location.

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DorothyP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining under big umbrellas, surrounded by flowers. Great service by Kayla! Delicious, well-priced raw oysters during happy hour. We were only sad to leave before the live music started at 6:30. Will definitely be back!

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Amazing
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Sadly, our food specifically the bruschetta was not good. The bread was moldy and had gross mold all over it. Spoke with the manager who comped the entire table and we left. Once the manager came over, he handled the situation with such care and grace

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend here who was visiting from out of town. She absolutely loved it and we had a great time. Food was obviously amazing. Service was spectacular- friendly and able to give specific recommendations based on what we liked and our restrictions. We felt no rush at all and ended up spending close to 3 hours at our table!

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vipNick
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good dining experience. We live close so we go there often. A beautiful restaurant with very good service. Nice wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice experience. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner was Great. Food, Service, and Accommodation. Highly recommended. We will be back again.

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AnnaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two friends and I did a girl's night out here and had a fabulous time. The food was all super tasty and great for sharing. The staff were also very kind and attentive!

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vipVictoriaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was AMAZING, I’ll definitely be coming back again!

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vipphillygirl
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Last time food was better. Crab cake had lots of crab-not this time. But had fun

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SetterOwner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. A party of 15+was seated behind us outside. The noise level was deafening.

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Carolyne2744
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! The salmon flatbread was delicious!

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vipSally
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu, lots of choices; delicious food; best outdoor seating
A favorite place to go for brunch & dinner!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice experience. We got the seafood board and it everything was delicious(it could have had 4 scallops instead of 2.)

Our waiter Nick was great and very attentive.

I highly recommend!

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Chris
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to see that very little has changed. The service, the food, the wine list, the porch, all still wonderful. The construction site at the end of the street is a little off putting, but what can you do.

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MicheleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location-Easy to get to
Food-Superb
Atmosphere- EXCELLENT
Service-Wonderful
Great place overall

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BillG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bartender needs to know the difference between sweet and dry vermouth. I ordered a Manhattan, up, made with VO, dry vermouth and a twist. The waiter wrote it down. It came with sweet vermouth. Sloppy!

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AmandaE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for happy hour and the drinks and food were delicious. Has some of their non-happy hour cocktails too and they were fabulous and worth every penny. The service was great too and everyone was friendly and efficient.

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vipBObbi
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Extremely noisy
Everything is a hard surface.
Should be corrected.

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viprtnut
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The beet salad was delicious, with fresh arugula, light simple dressing and warm roasted beets. The portion was generous for us two share one order for an appetizer. The vegetarian ravioli was a tad past al dente, but very tasty and also a generous portion. My husband was very happy with his diver scallops over pesto risotto. The negative, there was no available tables outside and inside was very noisy. I asked the host for a table in a quieter area if possible and he sat us at a table for two next to a table of 8 very loud people including a baby with a good set of lungs. After we were seated they then sat a party of 2 at a four top next to us farther from the big group, and then sat another party of 2 at the other four top table. The atmosphere was so bad I really couldn't enjoy how good he food was. We left as soon as we finished our entree and didn't want to stay for dessert.

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KayM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano Coast is hands down one of my favorite brunch/lunch places in the city. Their brunch menu / all day menu have so many (unique) options to pick from. They offer bottomless mimosas/sangria during brunch time and they are SO WORTH IT. The staff and servers always go above and beyond to accommodate you. I will forever go here

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AdamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Good drinks good music. Enjoyed this restaurant

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vipmarie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, outdoor seating was very attractive and well used on a 75 degree day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food, drinks and wait staff. Loved the outdoor seating on a beautiful day. Music was a bit loud / club like, but it made it fun!

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JohnM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Sat outside today for Brunch. The food and service were great as always!

About 30 minutes into experience, a DJ set up with a speaker about 30 feet from us an BLARED music. Ruined the experience! We asked for it to be turned down but nothing was done. We did inform our waiter that it was a disappointment and he offered for the Manager to come over but frankly we were in such a hurry to get out we didn’t wait. We rushed out without coffee or dessert and went elsewhere for that to spend more time talking which wasn’t doable at Positano today.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on August 22, 2021

John, I am very sorry the DJ was not enjoyable for you! If you return please let us know about your last experience so we can try to seat you in a quieter area of the facility. Thank you, please be well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and great drinks. Server didn’t come to take our drink order for a while which was a little rough but overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I used to live in Philly and came here when it first opened. It was real authentic fine Italian dining with nice ambience back in the days. I’m Italian, born and raised, and when I took my parents visiting from Italy here they loved it. Now it’s a noisy restaurant which serves food for the more alcoholic less interested in food type of crowd. That’s sad because back in the days it was really top notch. Last night the fish was not fresh and the artichokes tested like they came from a can. So disappointing.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hello, I am so sorry you did not enjoy! The noise issue is something we are working on as we finish our remodel, the acoustics are an issue that will be resolved! In terms of the food for "more alcoholic", could you please elaborate so I can address the issue. I would love the opportunity to speak with you regarding the food issues, as all the fish is fresh and our artichokes are not canned. Please feel free to reach out so I can try to make this right for you Shawn@positanocoast.net

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TJohnston
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere in old city Philly.

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is rated 4.5 stars by 3108 OpenTable diners.

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