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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

4.6
3159 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 3159 people are saying
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AdrienneC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view, great ambiance, great service, food was excellent- will definitely return

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vipHerme
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the DJ and the music selection. Our food was delicious and service was great! I look forward to going back and taking more of my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great live music.

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vipScottE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano never disappoints. Been going there for years 2 to 3 times per month. Servers Nick and Martin always look after us and provide terrific attention. The food is always stellar. Can’t go wrong.

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CaliToPhilly
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano Coast is always an enjoyable experience! Service is prompt, the new (to me) decor is lovely, and the variety on the menu means that I will always find something to please my palate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went there with 1 friends. As Italian I can say that the food was really good. Maybe the location could be a bit modernized but I would definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good and fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time it was wonderful

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PatriciaF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food every time! Creative cocktails such as tapping the admiral. Enjoyed the grilled octopus and crab cake especially! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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octbdaygirl
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Table had a nice view. Great experience as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second time here and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The calamari was absolutely delicious as well as the crab cakes. The mussels weren’t bad, but not my fave. Service was excellent and the prices are still relatively good despite the pandemic. The inside is very reminiscent of Italy and I would love to go back when the weather warms up. Only thing is this place can get pretty loud. Add in a live band and you practically have to shout to be heard. But still loved it!

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 21, 2021

Good afternoon, We are happy to announce that our remodel should be complete by 1/31/22!!! This will drastically reduce the excess noise in the restaurant. Thank you for your patronage

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JessB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great but there was a band (who was also wonderful), which made it impossible for me to hear my dinner companion. Maybe it would have been better if I wasn't seated so close to the band.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 21, 2021

Good afternoon, I am happy to hear the food was great! I am so sorry to see the low review. We are in the midst of a remodel and the echo and noise level have been an issue we are addressing. The remodel will be completed by 1/31/22 (pending no more border closures), this will reduce the excess noise and restore Positano back to its original beauty and ambiance. Thank you again for joining us and we apologize for the noise in the mean time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, very good food and service.

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great vibes!
The calamari was amazing. My husband had the pork milanese which was fantastic.
I had the scallops- delicious!

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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great twists on classic favorites. My crab cake was exceptional . Also many delicious artichoke dishes

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat night crowd was frantic, but food was still good with excellent service

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Laur
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We've been to Positano a number of times and couldn't wait to come back to celebrate our anniversary (we hosted our rehearsal dinner here back in 2019). Although the wait staff and food were overall great, we felt extremely rushed. All of our courses came out so quickly that it almost felt pushy. "Warm chocolate" dessert came out cold as if it was pre-plated. It wasn't quite the peaceful Italian meal we were hoping to have again, but we always appreciate how hard we know the staff & kitchen are working.

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TangoDan
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a room far away from larger groups. We enjoyed it very much and look forward to returning

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DianeH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and convenient in old city

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vipJules
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience first time at Positano Coast. Food and wine dessert choices were terrific!! Definitely coming back especially when all the outdoor seating is open! The enclosed heated section also nice option. Live music was playing within the indoor section of restaurant thus the loud noise rating made it a little hard to have a conversation when playing. Highly recommend Positano Coast!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was amazing! His service was impeccable! The food was delicious from the wine to the soup to the pasta to the caesar salad! And the tiramisu we took home was out of this world!

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ChelsieR
Treasure Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We were traveling from Florida and were recommended this place by several people we met in town. We weren’t able to sit in the location we wanted (they have an indoor/outdoor area with windows open). There was a large business group who were seated there, but the area we got was still nice. The tables were not super close to each other or crowded. Our waitress was lovely, very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was also good, not GREAT Italian but good. Some of the red sauces were on the sweet side. The only downside to the meal was when we asked (pretty sure it was the manager, woman, black long hair) as she was grabbing bread from our table if all it came with was oil. I saw some tables with parmigiana cheese and wasn’t sure if we were missing something. She said yes, I asked if we could get a new basket of bread with the meal since most of ours was hard. She seemed annoyed and when she saw our meals on the table came back and, in a snarky tone, asked if we needed bread. We laughed it off. Overall good food. Just be prepared for some attitude

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vipNick
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Service on point. It’s one of neighborhood favorites.

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LoriM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

While the food was pretty good and service very good, the noise level is excruciating! Owners: add some sound proofing to the walls and floors or something, please.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 8, 2021

Lori, you will be Happy to know we are finishing our Remodel, as of now 1/10/22-1/31/22!!! This will bring Positano back to its full glory and ambiance. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you after we are complete for a quieter evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was date night for me and my husband. We loved the atmosphere and our server was great. Very nice, very informative. Her customer service skills were excellent

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EileenF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The fish was fabulous! The pasta was incredible! The desserts were spectacular!

Meatballs? Well, they were inedible...not good at all...the only disappointment to the whole experience. Everything else was a 10 out of 10!

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 8, 2021

Eileen, I will certainly let the Chef know we had someone who did not enjoy our famous meatballs! Is there anything in particular I can let him know on your behalf? I am happy hear you enjoyed everything else thoroughly.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Favorite brunch place in Philly!

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vipHungryTravelers
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for lunch with friends. Delicious soup, excellent service. I’ll be back, for sure.

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LeonardS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Disappointing!overpriced, no dipping oil ,no bread,had to ask for more water,
Parking a big problem. Not anxious to return.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 1, 2021

I am very sorry to see your poor review. We do offer bread w/ oil on request to the server, I am so sorry it was missed. I will address service standards immediately with my staff. As for the parking, unfortunately that is something we cannot control, but we do recommend certain garages in the area. Thank you again and please reach out if there is anything else I can help with. Shawn Leahey, Hospitality Manager 215 238 0499

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Let me start by saying I am a bottomless mimosa fanatic! I was exited that this restaurant offered bottomless mimosas and sangria. The end result wasn’t so exiting! The mimosas were mostly orange juice with a splash of champagne when it should be vice versa… and very watered down sangria! I was highly disappointed that two carafes later I had no buzz what so ever! Sober! And it’s not tasteful to require everyone at the table to partake in bottomless. On top of that, my burger was a frozen patty.. yikes! The fries were delish and French toast good but not great. I won’t be back, not for brunch at least.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on October 27, 2021

I apologize you did not enjoy our bottomless mimosa and sangria. We do follow a recipe and measure each Carafe before serving. We do have a responsibility to ensure our guests do not get intoxicated, the point of brunch is not to leave drunk, but to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Our burgers are never frozen, I apologize if it was not to the proper temperature, but our beef does not see a freezer.

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Pleased
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Food and Drinks Were all great for our date night out.
we were running late due to traffic and parking but we called and the Host was like its okay. Definitely on our list to return soon.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
386 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except for one thing
Your front desk has to do a better job
We had an outside reservation for 5:45
We were taking people out to dinner who don’t eat inside
They could not guarantee a patio table
Our guests were on their way and it took much begging to get one in advance
As it turned out there was an extra available table after arguing
We eat there frequently
This should not turn into an argument
We had even bought a gift certificate to help the restaurant in need we we used for ourselves
Everything else was exceptional
Our guests did not know fortunately

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on November 1, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about the issue with seating requests. We do our best to accommodate inside/outside, but there are several variables that we cannot control. I will however, address the tone and verbiage my hosts use. Please accept my sincerest apologies and I am glad the evening went well after.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a nice family dinner on their heated outside deck on Oct 23rd. Good food & service all around.

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dinner43
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant, and the service was excellent, but I found the food to be nothing extraordinary. Not sure I would pay those prices again for a meal that didn't wow me.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Responded on October 27, 2021

If there is anything in particular we can change or do different please let us know your thoughts and I will relay to Chef! Shawn Leahey, Hospitality Manager Shawn@positanocoast.net

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philly4food
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food for price. Very loud inside and crowded. Excellent service.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Good service. Priced right.

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NoraM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor deck at Positano Coast is beautiful and the tables are spaciously placed. It was lovely to sit outside at night with a bit of a chill in the air and have our wine and dinner. It is quiet enough to have conversations in a normal tone. No need to raise your voice to be heard. The spinach/potato/crabcake dinner was delicious and the chocolate pyramid for dessert is a chocolate lovers dream. Our waiter was full of personality. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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vipCatherineM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was excellent Choice in this warm October evening. Delicious food / drinks were well made/ waiter Assad was outstanding !

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derb
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was very noisy . Waited a long time for anyone to come to our table Asked a waiter he said he would send someone but waited a long time , took our drink orders and very slow served in awful wine glasses .
The food was excellent !
Soon service got better and the night was saved

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is rated 4.6 stars by 3159 OpenTable diners.

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