Positano's Ristorante

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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c
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first dinner here, other than pizza to go. Our salads were nice and we enjoyed our pasta entrees. Our server Nicky was terrific. We will go here again.

K
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always marvelous!

b
Tampa
231 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service are amazing, been there many times it never gets old. we just miss Nikkie

JW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Italian food in the area. There is a large choice of food items and appetizers. I was able to
Make my reservation online which was great. It is a great place to take friends.

JS
Tampa
230 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We started with a wonderful bottle of Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon
My wife’s filet was cooked perfectly and was super tender.
My chicken marsala was outstanding
Fresh salads!
Meal ended nicely with their salted caramel chocolate torte.
We had terrific personable service from Julie and the owner even made time to stop by and say hello and check on our meals.

E
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a great dinner with equally great service! Our server was attentive but never made us feel rushed. We enjoyed appetizers, a salad, and main entrees. Only complaint was a very loud party of four were seated at the table next to us. We could easily hear every word they said even though we were trying not to! This was not the restaurant's fault but just made the overall ambiance a less than perfect.
The food and service were so amazing, though, that we are already looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Reservations at 7pm. They were not busy with many open tables. By 8:30 we asked for our meal to be packed in to-go containers as we still had NOT been served. Sad really as the food is quite delicious.

w
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. From the excellent service to the great food. Never disappoints.

ST
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, large portions.

HL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is it one of the best Italian restaurants around but it is so close by where we live. the first time my son was in Florida on business and he came to see us, we took him to Positano's for dinner. He loved it and every time he comes to visit he always want to go back to Positano's. Keep doing what you are doing, no need for change. Everything is excellent!

JC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fettuccini Alfredo and service is the best I’ve ever experienced at an Italian restaurant. Ultimate favorite and visit every time I’m in the Tampa Bay Area.

LH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years eve

DG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been positanos before but this dinner was very poor - my Marsala sauce was thickened with flour and no taste - the room had no ambiance- we sat in the back room- very disappointing- will not return 😩

KG
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint italian spot for cocktails and food. Seems to be a great local meeting place to enjoy and visit.

PC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent. Noise level always high here, not sure why. Best Italian restaurant in Pinellas County, in my opinion.

S
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Consistently great food

OT
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'll start by saying we loved our meal here. Wait staff was cordial and working hard but just not enough of them. One large party monopolized kitchen and staff for alnost the entire 1+35 we were there. App came quickly because we got it in before the big party's order I guess. Fiocchi that were great! Waited too long for salad which was ok, 1 each of house and Cesar. Then the wait between salad and main course came... Over thirty minutes when already over thirty minutes into dinner. But the main courses saved them hands down! Chicken Saltimbocca and Veal Arrabiata. Arrived smoking hot and both proteins were cooked incredibly well. Angel hair on both dishes was gummy and sticking together but with those proteins and sauces, it just didn't matter. We were planning on leaving as soon as we ate our main but after we tasted them, we were hooked! Ended up staying for chocolate torte and cappuccinos which were both good. Good save after not so good start. Would recommend and will return. Emphasize staff were good, just seemed to be having to run at full speed to keep up.

MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready from our reservation as soon we walked in. Great attentive server, food was delicious as usual.

KC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening. Good food. Good music. Great Staff!

CC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful cozy Italian restaurant the staff were so friendly and the food delicious we recently moved from NY to Clearwater and this is our new favorite Italian restaurant❤❤❤

d
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Jiske and her staff made sure that we had a wonderful time on Christmas Eve.

BG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as usual, specials are always outstanding

DE
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Tom our waiter was excellent. Very accommdating and knowledgeable. Strives to make your dining experience excellent. We do come here often and the food is always excellent. This night is was served on the warm side and instead of being piping hot as usual. I would attribute this to being the christmas season and they were very crowded. I know that this should not be an excuse, but will give them the benefit of the doubt. Never had a bad meal here.

CA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have an amazing meal there. Our server was great too.

b
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service.....as always!

FB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Amazing food fair price ! Master chef quality

CD
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positanos is our go to place for great food and fabulous service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Tampa area. Great service incredible food and a great little local establishment

G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here on several occasions with a group of 12/14. Tonight we were with another couple. We travel about 50 minutes to get here so you have to know that ALL is good. Our waiter Tom was excellent! He spaced out our courses and drinks in a timely manner which really helps to make the meal most enjoyable. Food is always excellent. You cannot go wrong dining at Positano’s.

d
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal and an awesome time. Thanks so much to Jiske and her whole staff!!

B
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Overall a nice experience. However, some aspects I found subpar. For example, it was very nice to see the sautéed calamari as an option rather than just having it fried. But when it is not hot when it comes to the table the appeal of this option is lost. One entree was amazing and the other not close to amazing. The Veal Positano I had was excellent. Great flavor, pasta and veal were prepared perfectly and a nice presentation. My daughter had the Seafood Pescara and it was not to the same level as my dish. The shrimp was overcooked. The pasta did not have nearly enough of the pescara sauce on it. And the filet was not appealing at all (basa filet). Granted we had never tasted this type of fish before but did not find it appealing at all and really made the dish unpleasant. A more conventional white fish option would be nice. The house and Caesar salads were very nice and not overdressed at all. The desserts were excellent. We had the cannoli and limoncello cheesecake.
The service here is excellent. Friendly, informative and prompt. For that reason I will return and give another try.

LR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Delicious food, great service. Friendly atmosphere.

LL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server but we didn’t get her name was excellent. Greeted us with a smile and was happy we were there.

Stuffed mushroom appetizers was delicious with a sausage stuffing and we had the antipasto appetizer plenty for 4. We all enjoyed our meals. Lasagna, chicken saltimboca , veal Positano, shrimp Sofia.

GR
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food and Great people 👍

L
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad for all the good reviews online which lead me to trying this restaurant. Definitely will be back. We were a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their meal! We will be returning customers!

b
Tampa
231 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as usual. The special Pork Ossobuco was excellent and my wife had her favorite Veal Marsala. The food is always amazing and or server Nikke is always attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. Highly recommended and worth the drive to Palm Harbor!

r
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints. Always satisfying.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very attentive service, as usual.
Bar pie as an app was terrific, thanks Harry !

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food and prices, excellent service

S
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Positano’s never disappoints. We had the early dining, and portion size was just right. The veal piccata was perfect. I could eat there once a week!