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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
This restaurant was outstanding ! Amazing service, food and wines. We highly recommend the ceviche and octopus as appetizers. It's in a perfect walking location in Old City Philadelphia.
We are going definitely back
Positano Coast usually is excellent. On this visit, I take a few points off as it wasn't up to standards. Service was okay, but waitress always seemed in a rush with every interaction. I had the branzino special (outstanding). My wife had the branzino filet on the menu (it was poor - over cooked). The cauliflower fritti also was excellent.
The food was amazing. Our server was very helpful when we had difficulty deciding what to have.
This was our third trip and the food was great. We had the lemon and artichoke soup and the calamari to start. Both excellent. The main courses were good although my wifes veggies were cold. She had the Mahi mahi and I had the seafood risotto. We finished it off with the cheesecake. All in all an excellent meal (besides the cold broccoli) and a good spot before the show.
Great New Years Eve music and bar scene with great food in Main Dining Room too
Ate here for an early New Years dinner. Quite busy but service was exceptional. No matter what I order when I go here, I have found the food to be reliably high quality and delicious. Highly recommended.
Typically avoid dining out on NYE, seldom best representation of an establishment. Positano was very good.
Accommodated our early arrival after fireworks. Valet was courteous, professional, and a welcome service on frigid night.
Service friendly, lots of eager staff. Cocktails excellent. Starters excellent, SALADS and entrees very good and well priced.
Will return for tipsy tiramisu, as I was too full for dessert....
Despite having reservations we were seated next to the bar in a closed in outside porch with space heaters as opposed to the main dining area. Overall the food was okay, but nothing special. I had the short ribs as an entre and they were seriously under seasoned. Not at all what I expected. My date and I both had glasses of wine from a nice but limited wine list that was way overpriced. That was a factor in our decision to not stay and have after dinner drinks at the bar. Overall the food was so-so and the experience was overpriced for the value.
Food was fantastic and the menu was ever changing and inventive. BUT.....
Our waiter explained zero about the menu and answered our questions with a head cocked confused look following up with a one word answer or a head nod.
He brought my wife wine in a small carafe but didn't pour it. Brought me a bottled beer with no glass. Never even asked how we liked our meal. BTW the drinks were the only thing he actually brought to our table and he half assed that. Did not expect that from this place. We ate in 4 courses and enjoyed each one albeit a little rushed. We were not asked if we would like to look at a dessert menu. So we never had it, so we sadly cant give a review that aspect of the meal.
Not a good experience for anytime let alone being dressed our best and on new years eve 2017.
Early NYE family dinner. Our server was very nice, attentive and professional. Food was very good to excellent. Appetizer of grilled octopus was surprisingly good. But Etta was also great with butternut squash cubes and quinoa (almost undetectable). Scallop entree was “best ever”. Short ribs good but not raves about and the lamb was good but less flavorful than expected. A side of Brüssel sprouts, usually good anywhere, we’re bland and the pancetta was soggy, more like boiled ham.
Desserts were amazing. The Nutella crepes were perfect with an excellent hazelnut gelato. Chocolate gelato was also great with a more unusual chocolate flavor that was delicious.
All in all, this was a good experience. Child friendly (a children’s room it appeared) and chicken and fries were available.
Best of all was the location and ease of getting to the fireworks at Pena’s Landing.
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