Positano's Ristorante

4.7
2085 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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DavidK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Victor was great! The veal piccata was fantastic, never needed a knife. Great bottle of wine at a reasonable price. We have eaten here many times and they never fail to serve a great meal. Consistent every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great place....good food, friendly, efficient service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early weekday dining here is like being at home. Molte bene !

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RickP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years. Harry & Jiske ahve always provided a warm hospitable atmosphere along with outstanding food!

I highly recommend dining here!

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Kingfish
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been here several times and each time is as good as the last. This is our place to go for real good Italian food and it does not break the budget. Service, quality, quantity, and taste are spot on.

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Mike
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food as always. This is truly a fine restaurant. The location is an open mall isn't elegant, but don't be fooled, this is a great place.

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RickO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and the service were extraordinary. From the Bombay martini with stuffed olives to the veal saltimbocca to the gelato trio ( which by the way is the exact same meal I order every time ) it was delicious. Our waiter was very pleasant and diligent. One of our all time favorite restaurants!

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DawnG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, friendly service. We are excited to return.

JT
JohnT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious. Service was timely but not overbearing. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time here, we celebrated my wife’s birthday. The food and drinks were excellent. We eat out a lot and prefer Italian, this will now be in our rotation for future visits.

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vipLenL
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from Lakewood Ranch to Positano's (that's a shlep) to get consistently excellent food, service and an overall pleasant experience. We used to live by Positano's, moved five years ago, and still go regularly. It's worth it.

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vipJohnC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to town- I can’t fly back to the west coast without coming here for dinner and ordering the best fettuccini Alfredo. Mind blowing! Fettuccini Alfredo with scallops!!

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vipRoxanneC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as usual...one of my favorites..dine here once a month...

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had high hopes because of a friend recommendation. Got the Sachietti app, wasn’t flavorful with a butter sauce and crumbled bacon on top. After that I decided to try the pizza as when you walk into the restaurant the wood fired oven is featured. I’m disappointed to report the pizza was average at best. Server was pleasant and somewhat attentive. It’s difficult to get quality Italian food in Pinellas county.

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vipPBeachExpat
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My wife and I arrived 10 minutes ahead of our 7:15 dinner reservation and were seated quickly. Ordered our usual calamari starter that, to no surprise, was delicious. Restaurant was about 50% full but intervals between appetizer and a couple drinks was about 45 minutes, with another 45 minutes before we were told our dinner was being plated up. Another table of 4 that arrived 20 minutes after us were served appetizers, salads and their meal while we waited. Opted to take food home vs waiting longer. Food quality is usually always good, service the same; it appeared the front of the house and kitchen were understaffed.

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SherryC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It took an hour to get our dinner. Must have been a kitchen problem.

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RussellB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano's is an absolute gem! This was our second visit; we were so impressed the first time thatwe invited friends to join us for this visit. They, too, were impressed and will be back.

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vipChristineB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here. Our server, Melissa was fabulous! We had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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vipDelish
Tampa
80 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal! I got the Veal Piccata and my husband got the Veal Saltimbocca. Both are wonderful. Our friends got a pizza and the lasagna, which is alway outstanding. This is one of our go to restaurants each month.

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vipNipsi
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine selection started the night off right. The appetizers were delicious, and a perfect amount for an appetizer (think of the story of the Three Bears). Our meals did not disappoint - The food is amazing!

Tori (hope I spelled that right) and Tyler made sure we were well taken care of!

If you haven't tried this place, why not?!?

We're coming back to FL in October and will be bringing our family! Highly recommend

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Mattman
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good early-bird specials. Clam appetizer was very good. The veal parmesan was a little dry, it could use a little more red sauce.

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vipSchwierk
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner of the restaurant is great the service is great and friendly the food is outstanding.

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Anne
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent

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vipCoach
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service from Melissa is always fun.

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Gene
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. FOOD COULD HAVE BEEN HOTTER CALAMARIE WAS VERY GOOD.

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vipskizits
Poconos
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Palm Harbor. We'll definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about this place. Food always outstanding. Greg friendly staff & owners. Great early bird specials, best pizza in the area. Two for one drinks at happy hour!!

JM
JanetM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The only negative of the evening was that it was a little warm in the restaurant. Other than that, it was a lovely evening.

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AnthonyL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We waited a little longer for our food due to take outs and issues in the kitchen but we were in no hurry. House chianti was great, food was superb ! Tom our waiter was excellent ! We will return !

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Customer
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Service was really good, but it looked like they were understaffed which is understandable with the covid situation. All staff worked hard to make sure our needs were taken care of...Tyler, our server was very attentive and was aware and apologetic of any delays. Restaurant manager, don’t know name, also helped with bar service and personally delivered our cocktails to shorten wait time. Main course was excellent. Side of linguine Alfredo had to be replaced, but replacement was excellent. We were seated adjacent to a 70th Birthday Party which was a little noisy, but we participated in the singing. Prices were competitive and we will be back.

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vipskizits
Poconos
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff& ambience. Our favorite place to go

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BillG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Was seated in the bar area ... which was loud!
My server was also the bartender which meant I was given only partial service.

The salad was served without a dressing.

The red wine was served cold!

The food's taste was good.

Have eaten at this restaurant previously ... and it - ambiance and service was quite good! Therefore, REFUSE to be seated in the bar area.

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NancyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Extensive menu - great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Got seated at a small table in the bar area. Was surprised that there was no more social distancing going on. Felt way crowded with tables on top of one another. Food was still fantastic as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was great but I was not impressed with the service. Our waitress was nice but we had 7:15 reservation and they decided to close early since they were having a slow night. First off, they sat us right in between 2 other couples when they had the whole rest of the restaurant to seat us. Secondly, we wanted to try the pizza but they already shut the oven off. Lastly, we weren’t even finished with our bottle of wine and they asked if we wanted to take it Togo and started putting up the chairs to start cleaning when it was only 8:15pm. This left a bad taste in my mouth and I will not be back to Positano’s because we were basically rushed out of there.

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vipkajo
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. A hidden gem!! Neighborhood go to for BEST Italian food ever!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our visit started out for Valentines good in till we made it to the restaurant our waiter by the name of Victor was rather rude and he never introduced himself. He tried to rush us as fast as we could we ordered Caesar salad‘s that took 45 minutes and he never once came back to our table during that 45 minutes to see if we need anything else,drink refills water nothing. Finally we asked another waitress what his name was and we told her the issue and she kept coming back to the table and checking on us. My steak was well done when I ordered it medium rare. The best thing about the whole meal was the Caesar salad that came with the dinner. After the food was delivered our waiter never came back to see if there is any issues so I can send the steak back. I had to get up and go to the bar to get my own refill of water. My wife had a liquor drink and wanted a second and never came back to find out if we wanted more it was horrible service I will never go back there again.

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IvonneS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful. We went for Valentine’s Day and were very happy with the atmosphere, the food and the service. So happy we went and cannot wait to go back again.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken arribiatta and it was outstanding! One of those meals that you keep eating after you are full because the flavor is just so good! I have had several of their other selections and they are just as yummy. Our server was friendly and attentive. I think Positano’s is a 10 always.😋

FAQs

Positano's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2085 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.