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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (34)
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Good for Groups (27)
Romantic (26)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Business Meals (19)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Scenic View (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Healthy (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
People Watching (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Waterfront (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Live Music (2)
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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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·Dined on October 18, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. It was a very busy night so it was difficult to hear each other without yelling. I frequently have eaten here and invite friends. Please bring back the Gorgonzola gnocchi!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful service fabulous atmosphere delicious food!!!!
Love this place❤️

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service inconsistent, perfunctory at best, but mostly inattentive and our waiter disappeared for long periods and forgot requests and mixed up the order of our courses. We cancelled our entrees and left. Very expensive for what it was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our party of four had a good dinner experience and even though one diner was disappointed in the amount of gnocchi in the cioppino the staff quickly replaced the meal with delicious salmon. Two of us had the veal tenderloin and it was delicious.
Convenient location for Ritz 5 movie and good service allowed plenty of time to get there on time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Place is big and though we were 30mins late they were able to accommodate us quickly. The entrance is a bit tricky and they could do more to help non-Philly natives find their way easier. The food was delish and very reasonably priced but our waiter was terrible. He rarely checked in on us to refill our mimosa's (we had paid for bottomless) and when he'd bring the new jug he'd just set it on the table (vs. pouring it for us). Maybe I'm just being a nasty New Yorker but good service is a must for me to do a repeat somewhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was delicious and the decor was interesting. However, it was too noisy; we had to shout to hear each other, even though we were in a "quiet " area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Healthy, People Watching, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was not great. Granted they had a lot of parties happening at once. We experienced a cracked cup, multiple requests for condiments, slow service, an initial wait for a server to come to the table, multiple people servicing our tables. There was just an overall impression like no one was managing the dining room or staff that day.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The sauce for the eggplant parm appetizer tasted like it was out of a chef boyardee can
It was awful with no taste, no herbs, no garlic???
No ragu should be used in this type of dish

The branzino was top shelf!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I really love everything about this place. the food is good and I love the look of the restaurant. Great happy hour too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My friend and I had a delightful meal. Innovative and a great value
I wish more people frequented this place as it was relatively empty
Maybe 10 people in all

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our server, Daisy was kind, patient, and helpful throughout our dining experience. We would definitely ask for her when we return!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My family went here for my birthday. We were hoping to sit in the back room that opened to the outside but there was a private party. So we were in the front room. Everything was delicious. The service was great and everyone totally enjoyed their meals. I made for a great birthday and they even gave me a special dessert.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Loved the food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Went for a girlfriends birthday and we all were glad we did! She drove 45 mins and she enjoyed herself and the entire experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Seemed to have passed its time. Tables/chairs looked chipped and dated. Also, meal was less than desirable and warm vs. hot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Starter, Appetizers and wine were all excellent. The main course which was salmon was over cooked and therefore dry. The limoncello sauce was good on it; but could not compensate for the dryness.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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