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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

4.3
1789 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Why settle for an ordinary atmosphere when you can have an extraordinary one? Enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy right in Old City. From the cobalt blue floor, to the spectacular life-sized postcards to the inspired menu, when you step into Positano Coast, you will need to catch your breath. We welcome guests to savor a menu full of delicious selections, including the freshest fish & seafood, the must have Crudo & creative variations of classic Italian pasta & meat dishes. Dishes include: a Zucchini Crabcake; Seafood Risotto with Baby Shrimp, Clams, Mussels & Calamari; Roasted Rack of Lamb and Herb Crusted Mahi and for lunch, a Sausage Panini with Broccoli Rabe & Sharp Provolone, as well as a Chicken Focaccia Wrap with Chipotle Aioli. Savor the flavors of the Crudo of the Day - like Scallops with Sea Urchin & Yellowfin Tuna Tartare. We serve Brunch on Sundays from 11am-3pm with Eggs Benedict, Brioche French Toast, Brunch Burger, Cobb Salad, Egg White Frittata and more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
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(215) 238-0499
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1789 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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Luckygirl50 (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipMike (New Orleans)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipJennifer (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing. Our server was very helpful when we had difficulty deciding what to have.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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Medskis (Atlantic City)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Years Eve music and bar scene with great food in Main Dining Room too

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eMar (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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....

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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Bernfive1 (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipGutessen (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
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2nd Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(215) 238-0499
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Entertainment
Join us on Saturday nights for the sounds of our DJ starting at 10:00 PM. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Catering
We can accommodate up to 150 guests to celebrate all special occasions, including bachelor & bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, baby & bridal showers, intimate weddings, communions, christenings and birthdays. We also offer private space that is perfect for corporate meetings and pharmaceutical dinners. Positano Coast provides both sit down options in our private dining rooms, as well as cocktail party buffet selections in our fabulous Sopra Lounge. For any event, consider our beautiful and unique venue, where our staff will work with you to create the perfect menu and setting.
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Parking details
Valet parking available Tuesday-Sunday starting at 5:30 pm.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Sunday Brunch is available from 11am until 3pm. Enjoy bottomless mimosas and sangria, along with delicious dishes. Bottomless cocktails are not valid for large parties or banquets.

BYO Wine Sundays in the dining room only. BYO Wine is not available for large parties or banquets.

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm at the bar only.

For Happy Hour, we feature $4 Beers, $6 Signature Cocktails such as the Positano Lemon Drop, Red Sangria & Bartender's Choice & $5 Wines by the Glass.

Late Night Menu on Saturdays from 11pm-1am at the Bar & in Sopra Lounge

Private Dining

Hold an Event Mediterranean Style… Celebrate the beauty of Positano, Italy at a place unlike any other in the city. Positano Coast in Old City, Philadelphia invites you to experience our Striking Atmosphere and Inspired Cuisine.

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