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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

4.6
2668 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

In addition to our regular menu, we will be offering a Seven Fishes option. This is a tradition Italian-American meal served on Christmas Eve. The first courses will be served family style, the main course will be a fish entree for each individual guest followed by desserts for the table.

What 2668 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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Brendalooey
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining per Covid restrictions.. 3pm reservation to meet my son who is at college in Philly. Meals were very good, but pricey. My diver scallops with risotto was $28 and only 3 scallops were served. My son enjoyed the veal & daughter had gnocchis. Good cocktail list & silver lining of covid, no problem parking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Eggplant Fritti and Buratta was excellent as starters. The Salmon was wonderful.
Overall I would highly recommend!!!

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vipLovelylg
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin was amazing. Service awesome. And I’m obsessed with the lemon drop martini.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a beautiful experience the atmosphere is relaxing and intriguing. Never disappoints thanks Martin he’s my favorite host.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gregoria was FANTASTIC! So professional, sweet and accommodating! Great experience. We will be back!

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GreatFood
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food selection and presentation. This was our first time there and I’m so sorry about it. We’ve been missing out. The grilled octopus, the lobster appetizer, unique crab cake entree and the pesto risotto were delectable!

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JamesT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Positano Coast. I've walked by numerous times. The food and service was exceptional during these pandemic times. Initially, they were going to seat us outdoors but accommodated our request to dine indoors on a cold Saturday evening. We had the grilled octopus and burrata for starters. Then we shared the linguine, risotto and tagliatelle for our main dish. We closed it with the tiramisu and creme brulee. The linguine was our favorite. Highly recommend.

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RafaelR
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat at always enjoy environment and food never lets me down.

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MicheleB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin was an excellent server

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their outdoor setup. This is my ‘go to’ restaurant.

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Hildy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Glad you asked. I ordered the veggie board that included goat cheese, for lunch. I never had liquefied goat cheese before, and it was gross. I'm really not sure that goat cheese is supposed to look like that, but the waiter said it was "whisked." I shouldn't have eaten it but I was trying to get some protein in. Turned out that the goat cheese did not think too much of me either. I would still recommend Positano on the basis of good experiences prior to this one, but maybe after COVID and after their renovation. I feel like those things played into what the restaurant had to offer.

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vipSkiMamma1
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have dined at Positano Coast many times, and we always enjoy our experience and find the food just delicious. This was our first time during Covid, however, and there were a few shortcomings. Oh, the food was delicious, but the service was very uneven. We understand the difficulties inherent in finding folks to work as servers, and we are not upset by this. We will return, and we will recommend Positano Coast to others!

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given it was COVID & they were renovating the indoors - we had a great time. We always love coming here - the food is always great & the service excellent. Once the renovations are complete I’m sure the indoor seating will be up to par again. I recommend this place to anyone I know from out of town!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
350 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here during COVID
Overall everything was great
They manage to have an extensive menu which
Was served in a timely and tasty manner

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vipBarb
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The service was great! We ate outside and they made every effort to make us comfortable.

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CenterCityFoodie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun!! Sat on the upstairs patio - wonderful!

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vipLIly
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place to eat with consistently good food and service

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Gabrielle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, a little pricy but love the bottomless mimosas. It was busy when we were there, but it took a LONG time for our food to come out after our appetizer- definitely at least 45 minutes. Great food and nice server though!

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vipBondo
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This was our second visit... and probably our last. We drove from MD specifically for crab tacos, which were great. The breakfast sandwich was good. But the brunch burger was dry and bland.

We waited close to ten minutes before we were acknowledged, and not by our server. The service was horrible! The manager too, was less than pleasant. Definitely didn’t feel like a valued customer. Our server didn’t check in after the food was bought, we had to constantly get his attention.

Understandably things are different due to Covid, the street set up however was less than ideal. Our table was street side, next to parking. People could actually bump our table as they entered and excited their cars.

Needless to say, this visit was much different from our first. Very disappointing.

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Donovan
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service, outdoor seating was exceptional and we were able to get our table 30 minutes early. If you’re in the old city area, you have to do yourself a favor and go here for dinner! Thanks everyone

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vipKate3
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The grilled artichoke salad was delicious. My bronzino dinner was good but was modest in size and it was not served with a vegetable or anything substantial. I had to ask for bread because I was still hungry. My husband’s seared pork chop was very good although it was a little fatty. The live music outside was fun. I will go back because the food has always been good; it’s a great neighborhood place.

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ChiongL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent way to sped time with an out of town friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family tkme

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DrKikiEss
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my third visit to Positano Coast. Based on my past experience and their reported implementation of safety measures, they were my choice when I decided to venture out with a friend to a restaurant two months ago. At that time, we ordered 3 appetizers: meatballs, crab tacos, and calamari. The calamari were only okay (flavor was awesome, but I prefer them crispier); the meatballs and crab cakes were tasty. I ordered the zucchini crab cake for my entree and a Wingman drink. Both were amazing; in fact, I was so focused on my dish, that I forgot what my lunch date ordered lol. The staff was super friendly, and everyone adhered to the mask policy. And there's ample free parking nearby.

Yesterday, I returned to treat myself to a leisurely lunch at the end of my workweek. Again, the staff were wonderful. I was seated immediately; and my waiter was very nice. I came on a mission...steak. I'd been craving one for days and wanted to add a new location to my list of go-to restaurants. I was not disappointed. The medium rare steak sliced like butter and was perfectly seasoned. The cauliflower puree was silky smooth and tasty. Peas had just the right crunch. And the onions were so sweet. Unfortunately, the vanilla creme brulee didn't live up to expectations, but in its defense, that steak was hard to follow. I will absolutely be back.

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vipJamesS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant surprise as we booked the reservation on the fly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server joe was amazing.

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vipAnn1
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

very nice service outside, with well-spaced tables and courteous servers.

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Lilac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining was outdoors, of course and it was a beautiful day, so there were no weather issues to contend with. We had a mid day meal, each having two small portions to share. The amount of food was plentiful and prepared exactly as described. This is a great place for a special occasion.

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SamarisO
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Other chicken parm was good the other fish bronzino was horrible. The waitress was very unprofessional and wasn’t well put together. Her sneakers were dirty and overall did not look clean.

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Joebow
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time, enjoying the beautiful ambiance. It was great to sit outside and take in all of the beauty that this area exudes. The drinks, food, and service were outstanding!

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Jessica
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood!

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Paul
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food (both pasta dishes) were out of this world, and we'll definitely go back for that. Seated immediately, and the waiter was friendly and attentive, despite having quite a few other tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Racial Undertones. Very unsatisfied with our service.

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Sean
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, cool atmosphere. Awesome happy hour as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with friends and family even with COVID precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s 22nd Birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phil is the best bartender in town. He makes killer cocktails (try “the process” or a Manhattan). He also often wears amazing Hawaiian shirts. He’s an A+. Great food too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. I will have to come back for brunch

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Amber
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the rain the day of our visit, our experience was absolutely incredible. We sat on the patio next to the bar, and the staff was constantly on top of ensuring guests were staying dry and were generally VERY attentive. Zack was our server and he was phenomenal! The drinks, food, and service were all tops across the board. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing . LR IC

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You can order delivery directly from Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti using the Order Online button. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-0499.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is rated 4.6 stars by 2668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.