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!
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great anniversary dinner for us! We will be back!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and I love the live band !

MT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband's birthday at Positano Coast. Everything was perfect! My sons had never been and I think you have some potential new customers. Great job and can't wait to have dinner again!

DH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, fresh and incredibly tasty food. Great bar and wine list. It's a must go

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B
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday there on Sunday the food was amazing and my waitress Bridget was the best! Good time!

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, staff, and service!

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PJ
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was good. We were really surprised to hear that they did not fillet the whole fish on the menu....Not everyone is able to eat fish off the bone...Why bother to serve it that way, if you don't filet it? I recommend taking it off the menu if you are going to not filet the fish when asked....

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the bar area but I wish there was just one normal size TV. I would watch almost every game there otherwise!

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E
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING dinner experience. 11/10 will definitely be back. Dave was also an incredible server and made our experience that much more special. Really can’t say enough good things about this place.

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OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My significant other and I enjoyed our evening here on a Saturday night around 6:30 pm.

We decided on the $48 per person tasting menu. It was an excellent choice and a great value for all of the food choices plus dessert.

We enjoyed our choices ... For snacks we started off with the mozzarella and eggplant. Both were tasty. Mozzarella was absolutely a delight super fresh. For the pasta or appetizer portion. We shared the seafood risotto and the octopus. Both again were delicious. I liked the octopus (perfectly made). For our entrees, we ordered the crab cake and the Petit filet mignon. Crab cake was excellent. My Petit filet was good but I probably would have chosen a seafood entree the next time (not to take away from the filet mignon ... Definitely good. I regretted not being more adventurous). The dessert included Tiramisu and dessert liqueur, Limoncello. Both desserts were well made.

Overall, it was a fun evening. Food was excellent and we would recommend coming back. First timers ... Please don't be hesitant about trying the tasting menu. It was a definite good value.

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What a great review of the tasting menu! 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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FH
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit...and we left smiling. Everyone liked their food, everything came as ordered. The waitress explained the menu well...and it was quiet enough for a conversation. We will come back when in Philadelphia.

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J
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four of us had dinner early on New Year’s Eve. My salmon, my husband’s risotto, and a friend’s ravioli were very good. The second friend’s veal was tasty, but very tough. Three of us has frisée sales which were very good and my husband’s octopus appetizer was great. He said the corona beans with the octopus were wonderful.

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been to Lamberti's in awhile. Food was better than I remembered - bordering on 'foodie' quality excellent. Pricing was a little high, but I chalked that off to being New Year's Eve. Service was professional & attentive, but not intrusive. Ambiance is still a little 'spartan', but dimmed lights will make any place more special, & the view of the City skyline was attractive.
For what it's worth: This was a special Holiday dinner for a 90+ family member so the location, logistics & dinner timing (to coordinate with nearby NYE fireworks) were critical. Everything came off perfectly!

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JC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration Niki our server was amazing!! We love it here!!

m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a meal at Positano Coast is a meal enjoyed. All was delicious and the waitstaff comfortably attentive. This time, we happened to be seated near a screaming child who was not quieting down (nor were the parents doing anything about it), so we asked to be moved. Of course, we were moved right away to a cozy table in the back. This turned out to be in our favor, as when the live music began, what was pleasantly background music in at our new table, would have kept us from having a conversation at our original table. We truly enjoy dining at Positano Coast.

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OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent dining that is deliciously authentic, world-class, even, without pretentiousness.

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Thank you very much for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a five-star review on OpenTable! We are so happy you enjoyed the holidays with us!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as were the cocktails. Really enjoyed the jazz trio they had there that night. The best creme brûlée I’ve ever had!

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G
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a business lunch. The food was great. I ordered salmon foccacia, another ordered buffalo mozzarella with prosciutto, another avocado burger and one ordered salad with shrimp. Everything looked great and the feedback was that it was all delicious. The fries were cooked perfectly. The servings sizes were filling and I actually took home half my salmon to have as a snack. Cannot wait to return!!!

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Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent. I usually get the crab cake with zucchini. It was brunch and they had a DJ. The music was loud so everyone in the restaurant was yelling to have conversation above the music. I appreciate they want to have music but perhaps a bit more mellow with brunch. Like soft jazz?

b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great place that never seems to disappoint on any aspect of the normal restaurant experience, whether it be dinner, lunch, or brunch. It is hard to find a restaurant of this quality that doesn't try to rip you off! Highly recommend Positano.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch and the food was very good and lots of options, would comeback again some time soon!!

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CP
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My most recent dining experience at Positano Coast was as great as ever. I arrived for a reservation that was relatively close to closing, however I never once felt rushed through dinner. Our server was very patient and attentive throughout the dinner. I went for the Chef’s tasting menu which I thought was a great bargain. The dish that stood out the most was the squid ink pasta with crab & sea urchin. I’ve been thinking about it since! Overall, everything was great and I’ll definitely be back.

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So happy you liked our Tasting Menu! Thank you for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a four-star review on OpenTable!

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NJ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
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!

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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

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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.

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Responded on November 22, 2019

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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!

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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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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.

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