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.

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 Tuesday-Sunday starting at 5:30 pm.

Additional:
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

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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4.3

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (18)
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Scenic View (17)
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Notable Wine List (15)
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People Watching (14)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2012

This was my first time at this restaurant. We ate early in the evening, in order to attend a play, so there was little crowd. The restaurant opened the second floor deck for us so we could eat out of doors. (I think we started a trend for the evening!) The service was appropriately attentive and the food was very good. I would be very happy to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2012

In short, we had a terrific meal at Positano Coast. We really enjoyed the fixed price dinner for two. My wife and I enjoyed everything about the meal and thought it was a very good value. We are looking forward to going back soon - perhaps for our upcoming wedding anniversary.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2012

We have been to this restaurant a number of times from 2000-2009. Since that time, the food has gone downhill (used to be great). Quantity was very small and quality was nondescript. Service was poor, waiter was rude and inattentive. What a shame to see a great restaurant decline like this!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Great food, great atmosphere and EXCELLENT service. Great for grabbing appetizers with a group or for a first date. Lots of windows so you can people watch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2012

My date and I truly enjoyed our experience. Thank you.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 13, 2012

Great food and service, looking forward to going back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Excellent experience. Pleasantly surprised. I hadn't been there since it was City Lights and wasn't that impressed back then. Great ambiance, menu and service. Food was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2012

I used to go to Positano Coast for interview dinners that were held by the hospital I work for.However the menu then was restricted to 3 dishes and some apetizers , and this is the forst time that I experience Positano Coast with a full menu. The ambiance is great in the main dining room , very summer-y , moderate music and noise. The menu is greaT ! We had an all sea-food experience, the octupus , the suid ink linguinin with crab meat and the seafood risotto were all excellent and cooked to perfection. The waitress was nice and helpfull , and was very efficient with our check when we said we were trying to catch a movie. I am definitely going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 9, 2012

I am absolutely in love with Positano Coast!! We dined on a Friday night and I was surprised to find it pretty quiet but it made for a great setting. Our server, Nick was great! He was very nice, gave us enough privacy and had good recommendations. The food was amazing, everything came out really fast too. I had such a nice evening! Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2012

WE ARE FROM BOSTON WHERE SEAFOOD DINING ABOUNDS.....WE NEED POSITANO TO OPEN HERE!!!! CLEARLY ONE OF THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCES EVER!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2012

Loved this restaurant! We went to amalfi coast for our honeymoon and this restaurant felt like it took us back to amalfi! beautiful scenery, food was very fresh and delicious! reminded me of the coastal food in southern italy!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2012

This was my 3rd time to Positano. The food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The wait staff was extremely attentive. I was really impressed. My girlfriend gave me kudos for such a great pick. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2012

This is the 3rd or 4th time I have been here and I love it. Only a few changes/recommendations: bring back chicken parm or add 1 more chicken entree; the portions could be a little big bigger; the waitress was a little slow in getting new drinks. Otherwise, the food was great, the service was top notch, and I would come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 27, 2012

We had the "dinner for two" with wine pairings. Every course was wonderful, the service was perfect, the staff were attentive and interactive, and the wine pairings were terrific. One of the nicest dining experiences we've had in awhile.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2012

I little bit of the Amalfi Coast in Philadelphia, love the had crafted drinks & Crudo

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2012

First time here and will definitely go back! Food and service were excellent and reasonably priced! The menu offering makes it hard to decide on one choice so the two of us shared. The antipasto was delicious, the baked cannelloni could have used a bit more flavor so ask for some parmesean to enhance, but the zucchini crab cake was outrageous...the best crab cake ever. The chocolate mousse dessert was heaven! The food presentation was tempting. For a Saturday night, the service was exceptional and our food was served promptly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 22, 2012

A greatt post- or pre-movie spot

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Food was fresh and well-prepared. Tried oysters for the first time! Food,service, and ambiance were wonderful. Would definitely recommend and will come back for outdoor dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2012

I had been to Cafe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill a couple of times but this was my first visit to Positano Coast. I absolutely enjoyed the evening. Our waiter was exceptional with a great sense of humor. The food was great. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone I know.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Overall I feel that the experience was just ok. A few of my friends had told me about this restaurant and after their reviews and looking over the valentine's day menu made the selection. I ordered the bartenders choice drink, which I thought were $5 for a special on Tuesdays, but was shocked at my bill after only 3 drinks was over $30. I figured it was the speciality drink for V-day and wrote it off. Ordered Calamari and Bisque. Calamari was great, but there was no accomadating sauce to give flavor. Bisque was a little to runny and needed to be a bit more rich. Entree's were ok, but wished the veal chop was stuffed just a bit more with mozzarealla and prosciutto. Serivce just a bit slow between courses, but to be expected on V-day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2012

The food was amazing and the ambience in general was fantastic. I definitely plan on coming back here. While it is a little expensive for regular occurrence, it was worth every penny. They serve you the perfect amount of food and the service is quick. You can be there for thirty minutes or three hours depending on how long you want to stay; I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone looking for a good night out.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2012

Went here to celebrate a anniversary. I actually ate here before but didn't realize it. THey have unique mediterranian (sp) cuisine however my bf enjoyed it. He had never ate this type of cuisine before. He tends to order duck when we go out and loved it. THe bread was okay but I would have liked to have ciabatta bread or a french roll insead. Overall enjoyed!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2012

It was my birthday so I chose this spot. My friends and I had a great time. The waiter--Vincenzo(spelling?) was cool and pleasant; even sent me a complimentary bday desert with candle. Cute! I would recommend this place to anyone who appreciate a nice ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2012

I love this place: the food is consistently good and fresh. Recommendations: the grilled artichoke/arugula salad and the vegetable ravioli. Also, because of the sunlight and huge photo murals of Positano, the restaurant has an airy feel. Did I mention the bread? Warm and wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Food delicious, server a little overworked and slow, looked like too many tables. Mushroom Risotto outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2012

We ate here on 2/11/2011. A total of three couples. Their Lemon Drop Cocktails are the best. Great taste. The only issue I had with the restaurant is that we moved from the bar to the couches in the bar area. The service there was scarce. The waiter wasn't around much. We wanted drinks and he wasn't around. We even had to go to the bar and get our own drinks and bring them back to the couches. When the waiter isn't getting drinks he should be stationed real close to observe when drinks need refreshed. As for the food it is Excellent. The shrimp and zuchinni fritters are excellent. The dinner Crab cake was delicious over spinish. Vegetable Ravioli Great. Salmon Great. Dessert Nutella Crepe Excellent. Caesar salad GREAT.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2012

it was a pleasurable experience...the table was available at the reservation time, food was good, service was fine...it appears to be a very popular place...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Been there on several occasion and LOVE it every time!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2012

good food, good service, attractive decor, reasonable prices. what more could you want?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2012

We had such a great time.. Bartenders made such great drinks and the anbiance was awesome! Our food was great and Harold was the best waiter. He let us pace our meal which we really appreciated so we were really able to enjoy the restaurant. We never felt rushed and we we're able to drink eat and enjoy the night. Food was great!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2012

Very good seafood. Watch the portions as some can be really small and some can be really big. We love our waiter!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2012

One of my favorite restaurants in Old City

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2012

one of five entrees was not served until we had all finished ours. Then the entree was not completely cooked. They took that one off the bill. Drinks very expensive. 14 for glass of wine and 12 for mixed drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2012

We booked for the last Friday of Restaurant Week, probably not the best time to review a restaurant. But, we loved it and will return. Small, cozy, modest decor but good vibe. For a fixed menu there were great selections and each dish was excellent. Despite being fully booked service was very good, courses were well timed and no one was rushed if they lingered over coffee. The noise level became energetic as the evening passed but with smaller tables it was no problem keeping a conversation. Very small waiting area (about 3 persons) so make reservations and be punctual or wait outside. Staff was upbeat through the night and the host gave full attention to every table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Hostess was very nice and energetic and made my boyfriend and I feel special for our first visit. Felipe our waiter was very knowledgeble and fun! We loved the food, scenery and drinks! Can't wait to come back with friends when the weather is nice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2012

Great service, delicious food with a great presentation, and a beautiful restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2012

Delicious Mediterranean-style food, great service and a beautiful ambiance. Highly recommended.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2012

Very nice place, we were in the lounge. Good food and good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

We have dined at Positano coast several times. The bar is great and is a wonderful place to drop in for a drink and finger food. Dinner is usually very good too, but I have recently noticed that the portions are becoming a bit miserly. I ordered the steak bolognese. When I see steak on a menu, I expect to get a steak. Instead, I received four small slices of meat! It wouldn't have even been enough for a sandwich, let alone a dinner entree.

I do nt expect (or want) grotesque, Buca di Beppo piles of food, but the portions at Positano are really getting ridiculous. I understand costs are rising, but I would prefer to pay more for a decent-sized serving than watch the food dissapear.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

Mediocre in all respects at best. Nothing really bad, but nothing outstanding or memorable about the food, decor or service. We were there on a winter day. The tile floors and plastic walls added no warmth. I felt cold. It was cold because my food cooled very quickly. Perhaps it would be better to visit Positano Coast on a warm, summer day. One positive note: the bar area was very lively. I would not go there again. There are so many restaurants in the area that are superior that I would go to those first.

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