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About Positano's Ristorante

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

3309 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
Lake St. George

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 784-9100

Website:
http://positanoph.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz in the lounge every Friday and Saturday.

Catering:
We offer an extensive Off-site catering menu featuring salads, hors d'oeuvres, entrees and desserts. Please call for additional information.

Parking Details:
Generous free parking available.

Executive Chef:
Khader Joseph

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Positano's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (55)
Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (37)
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Casual (35)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Bar Seating (23)
Happy Hour (20)
Live Music (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Cozy (16)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Every Time We Are In Fl We Go To This Wonderful Restaurant Every Chance We Can . We Just Love It !!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

It's easy to write a review for Positano's, as it is always consistently good. Good food and drink, good staff (nice job Alex), nice ambiance. We visit Oldsmar (adjoins Palm Harbor) several times a year and Positano's is one of the three places that we always go back to. We know we can count on them to deliver a nice evening. And, after our dinner there last Friday night, we will be going back again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was delicious and service was great; however, noise level was above what was expected (we were seated in a small room near the bar area).

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·Dined 7 days ago

We were rushed through our whole meal and was told several times to hurry up and order. The Server told us the restaurant was closing but we were able to make a reservation online for a 1:45pm time slot. We were unable to get dessert and was told the restaurant was closing and to hurry up. This was our first time there and we will not be back. We eat out all the time and the customer service was terrible.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have been dining at Positano's for a few years now and have never been disappointed. I especially like the fact that I can get a delicious and reasonably priced gluten free meal (and usually have enough leftovers to take home).

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Soup to start was outstanding. Veal cutlet dishes were excellent but sauce consistency was on thin side. Over all a very satisfying meal

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Food met expectations and service was exceptional. We will continue to go to the restaurant and highly recommend it -- and have already done so.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good food and service. Great spot

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a good meal here. On Fridays and Saturdays they have entertainment in the bar area and if my wife and I are alone we try to get seats at the bar to see the jazz trio on Friday or the jazz singer on Saturday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 2, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. I have always loved my meal there. My husband also enjoys the food. The service has been very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice dinner with friends. One of the last few tables for the night and New Year's Eve; service was a bit off as I am sure all were distracted. Calamari appetizer was wonderful as were stuffed mushrooms. Lobster bisque was terrible and way too salty. Restaurant was kind enough to take off of bill. Experimented with Shrimp Parmesan rather than the usual Shrimp over Pasta. Good, but a little too much breading to my liking. Will stick to the old favorite next time. Staff was cheerful. The rest of our party enjoyed their meals - sticking to their usual Manicotti, Veal Parmesan, and Pasta dishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our goto place for great food and service. Upscale without the upscale price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Feature menu item order of Snapper was served undercooked and partially raw. In addition it was under seasoned. It took my appetite away. No great effort was made to compensate for this error.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this restaurant. Excellent Italian food. Great for groups or just dining for two.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Positano’s is a very good and consistent restaurant. We love the pasta!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is edible. Still searching for quality Italian in Tampa area.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a great Christmas Eve dinner st a great place

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

this was our first experience at Positano's and it was Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious. It was a bit noisy, but then again, it was Christmas Eve and the place was full! We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, a great meal! Victor, our server was attentive, friendly and did an outstanding job serving our large group of 9.

We were there on Christmas Eve and it was an especially busy evening. Yet, we never felt neglected by the staff nor, conversely, hurried to order or leave.

Great experience! Looking forward to returning.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service was good. Very noisy in the back dining room because of 2 large parties.

We should have been given a table in a less noisy area.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service and food were wonderful. I gave the atmosphere a lower score because of a noisy family with three kids who were running around, back and forth out of the restaurant during our entire meal. It was Christmas Eve and we wanted it to be special. That being said, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First time visit for us. Good food and quiet setting. We all cleaned everything on our plates!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were very disappointed in our meals. My husband had Veal Marsala and I had Veal Francaise. Both were tasteless. We had these same dishes a few months ago and they were delicious. Several people have said the quality of food is hit or miss. This was a Monday night. Do you have a different chef on week ends? We will not be returning.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food2
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food is always delicious - fresh ingredients and decent size portions. The staff is friendly and you never wait too long for your meal. Highly reccomend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just moved to the area and someone recommended pistanos, was not aware of happy hour and early dinner which I would have preferred. But made reservations for 8:00pm and it was delicious meal and will go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was very good, salad was excellent. We enjoyed the two for one happy hour drinks. We also found out they have early dining specials. So the next time we go we will skip lunch and have an early dinner to enjoy the reduced prices for our favorite dishes. Works great for retired couples on a fixed income.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always great food & service. We love this place!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fun night with Julie
We arrived to a nice cozy table in the corner of the bar. Julie was our friendly and attentive server as well as the evening's bartender.
We started with a fine bottle of cabernet sauvignon along with some bread and olive oil.
The salads were fresh with just the right amount of vinaigrette.
The chicken francese was moist and flavorful with just the right amount of sauce included for its serving upon a bed of linguine.
Likewise the chicken marsala was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The accompanying penne pasta with Bolognese sauce was delicious.
We finished off dinner with their featured dessert -- an apple crostada. It was fantastic!

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The consistency is always there.Just a fun place to go with friends for any occasion

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always great food and people...owners know how to run a restaraunt.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We were celebrating my mom's birthday. The staff was wonderful, the drinks were exceptional, the happy hour was great, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend positanos restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good although pizza was below average. Portions were extremely small.

Was turned off when I saw waitress leave bathroom without washing her hands.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service from Joe!
Chicken Francaise was full of flavor and moist.
Chicken Marsala was so tender could cut it with just the fork.
Enjoyed a fine bottle of cabernet sauvignon to accompany their house salad and our entrees.
The apple tostada for dessert was killer!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoy the experience at Positanos every time we have dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

love the restaurant love the people that work their

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A+ .... Attentive, fine meal and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Positanos is our go to Resturant! The ambiance, service, menu and of course the cuisine is wonderful!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Positanos is a neighborhood gem in Palm Harbor. Always delivers a great meal at a reasonable price.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was the best Italian Food I ever had, the service was a little slow but after the food came I
was very satisfied with it

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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