About Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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!

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
2nd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 238-0499

Website:
http://www.positanocoast.net/

Entertainment:
Join us on Saturday nights for the sounds of our DJ starting at 10:00 PM. Please contact the restaurant for details.

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available Thursday to Sunday starting at 5:00 pm.

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

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.

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.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
Romantic (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Scenic View (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tapas (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (4)
Waterfront (3)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always EXCELLENT service , food and ambience !!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Been here for three hours

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved it

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Not upscale. But it's good for bdays, and friends get togethers.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Positano Coast has an amazing atmosphere and vibe to it, simple breathtaking food presentation, and not to mention the phenomenal taste. Top 5 restaurant in Philadelphia for a business party to a anniversary meal; simple amazing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was not worth what we paid-especially for Restaurant week. Portions were small and we were both hungry after our meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The atmosphere in this restaurant is bright and cheery. The staff is very nice. The menu has lots of variety. It is such a convenient location after seeing a film across the street. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went here for Restaurant Week and where deeply disappointed and didn't find it worth the 20 dollar lunch. We had poor service where with the changing dessert selection, the server didn't tell us what it was, we overheard him telling another table after they asked that it was Panna Cotta and Tiramisu. All of the food was very medicore, it just wasn't as good as we were expected. It seems like it would be a fun place to get a drinks in the summer but we wouldn't go back for the food. The drinks weren't good enough to come back for either.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Came during restaurant week, the service was quite mediocre. Our server didn't know even the basics like bringing water or knowing when to bring out check. Even when we gave him our card right as he handed us the check, it still took 20 min for him to come back. I understand it was restaurant week but we came at an early time--there were still a lot of empty tables by the time we ended.

The food was absolutely delicious. Their saving grace.

The place itself was a bit toned down than what the images online appear to be but that was ok I love the splashes of blue on the walls

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 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

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went there for my friends birthday, and we have three people. I really like their food, the lamb and the ink pasta.

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Denver)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Casual, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I went on a date here and there happened to be a rehearsal dinner going on as well. They were so obnoxiously loud that no one could hear their dinner partners. I was disappointed that the staff did not say anything to them or even bother to address the issue.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our Xmas eve dinner was perfect in every way!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What an amazing bottomless brunch spot in Philly! The food was superb and who can beat $18 AYCD sangria/mimosas. Excellent! Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived at 7:35, had reservations at 7:45, but were not seated until after 8:20. Then another 10 minutes before the waiter approached the table. From there, things changed for the better.
Cold food came out cold, hot food was hot, and all came promptly. The wine too.
So they must have overbooked because of the Christmas holiday, I get it. However a little more attention to us up front would have been nice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went with friends before a show. The food was excellent! The service left a bit to be desired. Valet parking was a nice surprise.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waitperson took forever and never showed up. Another waitier did and apologized for the issue. I appreciated the waiter's move.
We order 3 items to share and the Mussels were recommendd by the waiter after he told us they were "plump"
While the other 2 items were excellent(Diver Scallops and a Tuna Ceviche) the Mussels were terrible.
We advised the waiter and he took the Mussels away.
When I gt the bill there wasn't even an adjustment and further there was no offer for a dessert or a replacement, nothing.
I frequent good restaurants 2-4 times a week, so I am no stranger to the scene.
This is not an issue of monetary value, it's one that speaks volume about how the venue disregards the patron.
Very disappointed,. I will not return

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