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Positano's Ristorante

4.5
1310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Positano's is proud to offer a classic Italian menu featuring Veal, Chicken, Seafood and Pasta specialties prepared to order and served with true hospitality in a warm and welcoming environment. Our Lunch menu includes a variety of fresh salads, panini and pizzas. We use only the highest quality ingredients in all of our dishes, and you will taste the difference in our sauces,all prepared from scratch in the traditional style. Our recently remodeled restaurant now includes a wood burning oven in which we cook our house focaccia bread and authentic Pizza Napoletana, utilizing imported "00" flour and San Marzano tomatoes.
We offer a comprehensive wine selection as well as a full bar serving generous cocktails,with '2 for 1' Happy Hour Specials between 4pm – 7pm daily.
Live music every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm.
Our staff takes great pride in offering polished yet friendly service, and looks forward to welcoming you to the best kept secret in Palm Harbor
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Serving Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30am - 2pm
Serving Dinner daily from 4 p.m.
Please call ahead for late dining.
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Phone number
(727) 784-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Khader Joseph
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Catering
We offer an extensive Off-site catering menu featuring salads, hors d'oeuvres, entrees and desserts. Please call for additional information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake St. George
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Parking details
Generous free parking available.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz in the lounge every Friday and Saturday.

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1310 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, ambiance and staff. Music was always a big plus on Friday and Saturday, this time not so much ( being very kind). So, excellent food and staff, but stay away on Saturday for now. Hard to write this because Jeske is great and we always loved the sounds.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed to Clams, Tomato basil Soup, Veal Positano, Grouper Almandine and Tiramisu. Delicious meal and great service.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Not that it was Positanos fault

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always 5 star dining! No complaints. Our go to place for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy our evenings at Positano’s

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food as always

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our friends had never been to Positano’s and we loved introducing them to one of our favorite restaurants. They enjoyed their experience and told us they would definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had incredible time with friends I brought with my wife and I. Everyone enjoyed the food, wine and desserts. Great hostess. Will certainly return and return again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food, service, and live entertainment was excellent as always

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Have been to Positano's before and will be going there again, they also do a great take out. Each and every time the food was wonderful. Whether it's a special occasion or just a night out go you'll enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Positano’s. Food, service and ambiance are great.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great Italian food and reasonable prices. Good wine variety. House wine special pricing during happy hour.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Have eaten here before, and went back specifically because the veal was so tender, it could be cut with a fork. This time, it was tough and very difficult to chew. I don't know if this was because it was the early dining menu or it was just not a good piece of meat. Will have to think twice before trying again.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This restaurant does all right in filling the need for a nice place at lunchtime with a fairly wide menu.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food is always excellent and no exception this time. For the first time in many visits, wait staff was less than exceptional. Perhaps the result of turnover?

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent, the food and service is always right on the money. I would highly recommend going there for good italian food. Been there many times and they always seem to hit a home run. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were very good. I live in Tampa and this place will be on my list to come back too. Worth the drive. Love this place, and will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great meal! Ample menu from which to select. Delicious appetizers and entrees. Splurged on dessert this night and could not have enjoyed it more.

We look forward to returning.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

For some reason there was a kitchen bottleneck and it took over an hour to have our entrees. Odd because most Friday’s are difficult for a last minute reservation but today all evening times were available. The manager acknowledged our wait but unfortunately did not do much except for apologizing. I’m not a cheap skate by any means but thought dessert or may be one of our five entrees would’ve been comped since all said and done we were in the restaurant for an hour and half waiting for dinner. I hope this is just a fluke because the food and ambiance are five stars.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Dined here before. Brought another couple who had not been here before. They loved it! Food is consistently good, server was great. Answered all questions regarding our selections. They have early bird if you order before 5:30.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a lovely dinner. Vic, waiter was very attentive.
Party groups can overwhelm others who also want to talk !!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Friendly service. The baked ziti was outstanding! Noise level is fairly high but it gets quieter around 8

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

would have rated it 5 star but waited a long time for food to arrive and it was a little noisy with a large crowd in attendance which might explain the wait time.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food and great service.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Too bad the veal could not be cut. Too bad there was nothing in the penne vodka sauce but tomato sauce and vodka, not cheesy enough, not peas or anything else...very plain. Offer to replace with same meal made no sense. Slowing us down while they insisted in giving a 2nd helping of the veal to take home was not really appreciated.

We had been there before and were satisfied, but not overly impressed. Still, the atmosphere is very nice

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was excellent. Desert was good but not special. Ambiance, noise, lighting, décor, layout were all average. Service was good considering the place was pretty crowded when we got there. Reservation would be strongly recommended. Food service was slow but not unreasonably slow given the crowd. Wine list was pretty good too. Certainly more vegetarian choices than usual. Portions were generous however should be given that the rates were slightly more than average but still worth it given the quality of the food. Worth the drive just for the food. Would recommend.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was great as always and service excellent. Very large party of approximately 30 people seated in main area instead of more private area available. Very difficult to hear anything as group was extremely loud and numerous children yelling and running around. Wait staff had difficult time maneuvering around crowd as they would stand in aisle by other tables. No regard for other customers trying to eat their meals.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

To be fair, there were several large groups of people who made the noise level very distracting.
Easter Sunday may not have been the best choice for only four people. The food was quit good and the server attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best Italian food in the area! Amazing service and atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner. Food was good and we had a good experience over all. We have eaten at Positano's numerous times. There were 6 in our party on Friday Night. Made reservation through Open Table. We recommend this restaurant. They have coal fired pizza that I would like to try.
My current favorite is Chicken Piccata.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding, as always

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Seated immediately with reservation. Recognized and greeted warmly by manager. Good waitress with attentive service. Asked to not be rushed between courses. This was honored.
Always a great experience with wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

wonderful neighborhood gem. great pizza, love everything on the menu.
joe the bartender is the best!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was truly below average. Absolutely nothing special. This was my first and last time visiting this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Everything was excellent as always.
The pork chops special was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Positano's is a fun place to go. Many of the servers have been there for a long time and that makes it feel homey. Always greeted warmly by hosts and the food is fabulous.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Waiter was suburb! Professional, friendly & fun!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service. Good food but as a native Italian, not great. Bread while good was a skimpy serving. Obviously a favorite with locals.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Our waiter Michael was attentive, friendly and informative!

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