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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

4.4
1817 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
We serve Brunch on Saturdays & Sundays until 3 pm. Stop in today!
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Private dining
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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Phone number
(215) 238-0499
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available Thursday to Sunday starting at 5:00 pm.
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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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Special events & promotions
Brunch is available Saturday from 11:30am until 3pm and Sunday 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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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What 1817 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food for a decent price. Super fresh seafood!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Wife and I went for brunch on a Saturday. It's a nice place, food is good. The scene was mostly 20-somethings taking advantage of bottomless mimosas. So it was a little louder than expected at 11:45am. But tables have enough space between them that it's not a big deal if you're not sensitive to the noise. The staff as a team, which was nice. We took awhile to decide and mutliple servers and a even a manager checked on us while they passed to see if we were ready

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very great food!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The ambiance was beyond amazing. Electric views and an exquisite experience. If you want to travel to another destination but do not have the luxury to do, I truly recommend visiting Positano. It is as if stepping into Greece for a parcel of time.

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Alex (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was top notch, our waitress was gracious, personable and all around wonderful. The atmosphere was incredible, and the scenery remarkable. A grand evening

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MeganS (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went out for Valentine’s Day. Looked at the menu online because my wife is picky with food. Got to the restaurant was serving a totally different menu. Not a good experience at all for our night out.

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vipCarol (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was delicious but portions were small. Did not feel that we got a bang for our bucks!

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PhillyDiner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Positano Coast is in a very convenient location on 2nd street across from the Ritz movie theater. A free-standing building with the dining room on the second floor provides an interesting view of this section of old city as it moves around below.
We arrived on a raining Saturday evening for a 6 pm reservation to a friendly greeting at the entrance and immediate seating. Although we were 2, we were seated at a 4 top table located near the entrance of the dining area by a window. Nice.
After 5-10 minutes, remember it is Saturday evening, the server's greeting was friendly. Overall table service was efficient but not particularly attentive. The server explained specials and took our orders for the main course without asking if drinks or appetizers were desired. We requested desserts menus. When desserts were ordered server ran off w/out offering coffee. Overall impression was the server was busy, likely overworked and did not see us as his money table and wanted to have the table open for another party. I can understand as we were a couple seated at a 4 top. That is a restaurant operations issue, not a customer issue. Really, it was the server's loss as we typically order drinks, appetizers, and coffee with dessert when dining out. Being empathetic to the plight of servers, we tip the typical 20% so he'd have made more if he'd been attentive.
The environment was very noisy.
Ordered :
Special: pasta with lobster and shrimp in a red sauce
Sesame Tuna
Vanilla Cheese Cake Dessert
Nutella Crepes
Food was ok, not wonderful. Good sized portions, attractively presented. Pasta seafood had plenty of lobster claw meat and small shrimp although the texture of the shellfish was chewy. Sesame tuna was well-prepared w/ seared outside very pink interior meat, sliced and presented on rectilinear plate appropriately garnished.
Dessert was pretty, Nutella crepes warm and well-filled.
Overall, I am not in a hurry to return and will not be recommending it to friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place. We've been there many times and always had a wonderful experience.

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Luckygirl50 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As always EXCELLENT service , food and ambience !!

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vipcj4food (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great value and very good food. Loved the grilled octopus.

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vipJane (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent. The server started out strong but when the apps came out disappeared. Our second round of drinks didn’t show up until we were almost done with the main course. After dinner the server was very attentive for dessert and to drop off the check.

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joani (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always delicious in a lovely and gracious environment. Staff were attentive. Food was excellent. I think this is one of the prettiest restaurants in the city.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always impresses! Lovely service and delicious foods . our server Erica was great! Always a go-to for a delicious brunch

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Iggylove (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and atmosphere were amazing. The dishes are small and it’s a little pricey, but we’ll definitely be back for a nice occasion, and happy hour for sure. We really enjoyed our experience. The service was great, too!

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vipwebster (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I had dinner three evenings in a row at Positano Coast (Jan 30,31 and Feb 1) and has the same menu servings each night. I was very pleased overall and was very happy to rediscover Positano Coast as an essential "wonderful place to eat" in our neighborhood. Everything works from beginning to end, including the request for the reservation confirmation. We were never rushed and and never not attended to.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this place. The only compliant I have is very noisy. There were four of us and i asked for window seat and instead we were seated near table of 15, who were loud. It was very hard for us to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We hadn't been to this restaurant in a while and I had forgotten how great it is! Our server, Nick, was terrific. We're Italian and picky about Italian food, and this place really hits the mark. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Been here for three hours

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved it

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