Positano's Ristorante

4.7
2168 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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

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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is cozy and the food is excellent. There isn't a bad dish on the menu. The wine was good too. The restaurant was full but our server was attentive.

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michaels
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipRoxanneC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always...my favorite local family restaurant...

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Barbsk
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the eventide menu had a variety of choices. The food was delicious.Our server ,Julie ,was helpful, friendly and fun. We love this restaurant.

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DennisP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, as usual, a very positive dining experience....My wife and I have never had a bad meal or service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcome treat

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vipRidgebackz00
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual everything was wonderful..
Food was hot and arrived in a timely manner.
Great value and prices

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vipStuartS
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mid-week. weekend, early bird or evening dining, the quality and taste of the food is consistently excellent . I explored other dishes than my standard 'fare' this week and sampled the Clams Italiano for the first time. Delightful!!

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vipBobG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a long time patron, we always enjoy the food, and the people. The specials are always outstanding! The atmosphere is comfortable.

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RobertB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal! Our server, Tyler, was outstanding. Courteous, knowledgeable, and prompt. Veal parm was delicious and I look forward to enjoying other items on a terrific menu.

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vipSchwierk
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service great food friendly staff love this place

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vipLeilaW
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere pleasant.

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PatL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Offering outstanding food, with exceptional service.

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vipTomD
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, great service and great food with plenty of left overs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time eating at this restaurant and it was a great experience! Food was delicious! Will go again soon

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philipd
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Soup and salad were average.... appetizers and penne alla vodka was very good, my wine was oxidized and very average for the price.... we’ll be back but I will never order wine there again.

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurant since it opened. Never disappoints.

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vipWayneM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Great food and great service.

JK
vipJeffK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal accompanied by tremendous service made this dinner a winner.

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Dennis
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always good here - never a bad meal. Owner/Host very nic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How can you all get any better.

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ShannonB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice and the service was great. The food was very good, I had grouper special and it was delicious, it was accompanied by julienne carrots that were wonderful. The price was fair and we enjoyed the meal very much.

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Wgigi
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. Chef specials delicious. Great menu

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Krava
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent. While I understand that many servers have not returned to work yet, we just felt our server was not up to the standards of Positano's. First she forgot to serve the wine and only went to get it after she came to remove our empty appetizer plate and we told her to get our wine. Second, after we finished our salads we asked for clean silverware. We told to place our dirty silverware on the table as the table had been sanitizer prior to our group sitting down at the table. Even prior to COVID-19 I never placed my silverware on a table because I feel the table becomes dirty once hands, arms, menus, plates, etc. are placed on the table. We were also told that finding clean silverware that time of night was, well difficult. We did not think that 6:45PM was very late, and other newly arrived dinners were being seating. Even less expensive restaurants would bring clean silverware if we asked for a clean eating implements. What if someone drops their silverware on the floor? Would she tell us no new silverware was available? Yes, we recommend Positano's but not the waitress we had.

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Rebecca
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our dinner last night at Positano's was one of the worst and most disappointing restaurant experiences I've ever had, mainly due to your staff. Our male waiter must have been overwhelmed by the number of other guests he had, because the service he gave the two of us was abrupt, sporadic, and terrible. First of all, he did not introduce himself or ask us what we wanted to drink. And when we asked him if two items on your menu were good, his stock response was, "I've had no complaints."

Then our food took way too long to be brought out to us - over 45 minutes! I started with the soup of the day (mushroom soup), which ended up being a disappointing broth with little bits of mushroom in a murky liquid. It honestly looked just like a 50 cent can of Publix chopped mushrooms had been tossed into some watered down soup. I thought there would be bigger, whole mushrooms in your soup. Then the soup was not hot, and when I asked our waiter if he could warm it up for me, you could tell he was annoyed.

I ordered the salmon ($24), and when a lady brought it out, I asked her to wait until I tasted it to make sure it was hot (after my experience with the soup). Well - she just rudely walked away from us, without waiting for me to taste it!

So I had to eat fish that was not as hot as I wanted it, and I did not enjoy it. The only nice staff were a young lady who brought us bread, and the lady who greeted us at the front door. Other than that, the rest of the staff was rude and inattentive.

As you know, service is 50% of the restaurant experience, and when your waiter is abrupt and uncaring, the whole dining experience is ruined. We were both very upset and disappointed with the service and length of time it took to bring our food out to us (and then it was not even hot enough to enjoy.)

I will not be returning to Positano's Ristorante again.

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vipSchwierk
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service very friendly staff good value for food.

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vipThog
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! Service was very good too! Definitely would recommend another to try this restaurant.

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JackieC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality Italian food in a comfortable setting.

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vipHarryW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal. Keep up the great job.

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hoosiergrl
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The filet was as close to perfect as I've seen.
Ceasar salad was OK but the house salad was served on a plate too small for the dish so salad kept falling onto the table.
Chocolate ice cream was amazing.
House Cabernet was also good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and dinner. Always a pleasure to dine there.

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vipChrisR
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. Always a great dining experience.

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vipSchwierk
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service very friendly staff friendly owner love this restaurant

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vipJudiew42
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to come here early because it is quieter, but we really enjoy it anytime!!!

JD
JanD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite italian restaurant! Food is always excellent!

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RKSC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was not my type but it could be good for others every one should experience I know I would not go there 2 time

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent with large portions. Waitress was pleasant but didn’t do well serving wine. Didn’t like wine stemware. Wine and food prices were very good.

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vipPBeachExpat
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned for dinner following an earlier less-than-noteworthy experience and was most pleasantly surprised. Food was coming out of the kitchen quickly, without sacrifice to quality and temperature. Service was attentive with helpful recommendations on food options.

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vipjoan
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always spot on. I like a certain area of the restaurant and without even reminding them - they always try to accommodate. Their focus on the customer is the best! Food - service - ambiance are always perfect!

FAQs

Positano's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2168 OpenTable diners.

Positano's Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.positanoph.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.