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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Groups (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Scenic View (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Tapas (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Late-night Find (4)
Waterfront (4)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 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

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 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.

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 11, 2018

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

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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 January 1, 2018

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 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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·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....

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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 (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 31, 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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 (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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·Dined on December 17, 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 10, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere, tasty food, exelent service.
We love this Restarant!
Aldo can keep high level standard for many years!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We totally enjoyed our meal
My biggest issue is that I wish it were more crowded
The food and service are so good
It’s reasonably priced and there is something for everyone

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The staff were very nice, and the food was great. We were going to a matinee at the nearby Ritz East, and this place was perfect for lunch beforehand.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The restaurant was BEAUTIFUL! Loved the decor and ambiance. Great place for brunch food and bottomless mimosas.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was good but the portions were very small.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I’ve been to this place many times and I still get impressed by the food. Love it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant was immensely noisy. Definitely not fit for foodies or fine dining. Cooking for and serving the masses. Would not recommend it at all.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. My husband keeps Kosher and really appreciated the great fresh fish choices on the menu.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. I had the vegetarian ravioli and it was a little salty but delicious. My b/f had the seafood risotto and it was delicious. I love it here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We visited Sorrento Italy five years ago for an anniversary. The decor and food reminded us of our trip. We will return to Sorrento and Positano Coast in the near future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was perfect, the wine list is great and the decor is cute. It could use a little updating, by the food and staff were on point.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, ambiance and service! Prices are on the higher end and the portions are a bit small. Overall great experience.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food and friendly waiter. Many different options to choice from.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the food and wine and service but have a problem with the noise level. Maybe have a quiet area for two to four people per table

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great bottomless mimosas for brunch!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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 .

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It had been a few years since we dined here, but we will be back soon. Food was excellent. We enjoyed the grilled octopus, beet salad, asparagus risotto, eggplant parm, and branzino, all beautifully prepared and presented. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Rizzoto was very mediocre. Drinks were good but couldn't really understand what they were from the menu

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