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About Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us on Saturday nights for the sounds of our DJ starting at 10:00 PM. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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.
Valet parking available Tuesday-Sunday starting at 5:30 pm.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The grilled octopus was expertly cooked and served, but the fried calamari was not crisply fried and it was served sodden, and mixed up with weird things like chopped, pickled peppers and goat cheese. Which was shame since the squid itself was very good.
The salmon was good, the branzino - could have been better.
The service was excellent - attentive, but not overbearing, with helpful suggestions.
Glad they moved us-we had an early reservation, looking forward to being able to chat (three brothers and wives from different cities-together for Thanksgiving weekend.
They placed us in a room with girls (having a good time but very loud) hard to have a conversation. So I had to ask to be moved-shouldn't need to ask-a great restaurant would realize the noise level of other tables and act accordingly.
A must-eat place in Philadelphia. Absolutely loved Positano Coast. The dining room is fresh and clean, with plenty of room between tables and great views down onto the sidewalks below. The bread that came reminded me of my Italian grandmother's bread-- thick crust outside, soft inside. the grilled artichoke salad was wonderful. A nice mix of radicchio & arugula with a nice homemade dressing, sea salt and of course charred grilled artichoke hearts. We had the crab cake and the grilled seafood (scallop, head-on shrimp, octopus) and none of it disappointed. I only wish I had room for dessert... a reason to come back again.
Wonderful food combinations and selections, very creative food. The food is plated with such care and design. And all of our selections were delicious !
There was a DJ in the bar the Sunday we were there. So the noise level was quite high.
The service was so so.The waiter was so busy that he forgot us. But I will say, once I brought the issue up to the manager she apologized and treated us to dessert and tea! She was very gracious! And she was going to find out why we had this experience. So this is a good thing! She is an active manager and a problem solver!
I would highly recommend this restaurant ! The food was extraordinary!
We enjoyed a wedding shower in the private room a couple years back thought we would enjoy a friends gathering service was horrible extremely noisy food good portions small. Couldn't have a conversation with the person sitting next to me forget the seven others we asked to be moved, they would not accommodate .
I was very disappointed in the food. Especially the enntr’ that I was served. I had the bronzino and the preparation and sauce was very mediocre. Our waiter was good and the service was good But I would not recommend the restaurant. It was also very expensive.
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