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Positano's Ristorante

4.5
1303 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 1303 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

When I go out to dinner I am looking for great food and personal service. Your food was good but my wife and I felt your waitress was just through the motion. She didn't seem to like being there and that is a huge part of a customer having an enjoyable dinner out. We will be back but we hope we get a waitress that takes just a little time to make our visit something special.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent as usual! Food is always top-notch, and the service never fails to please.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My wife and in-laws arrived for a 6:00pm reservation and was seated right away. The bus boy poured the water and then right on my wife and I. The first clue! After a brief clean-up we were served drinks and my wife put ice cube's into her warm red wine. Second Clue! Salad's were served and they were great. I ordered Eggplant Rollatini and other three dishes were Veal (2) and Sausage and Peppers.

Approximately, 37 minutes passed and during my water spill stand-up when I noticed and empty table should we have to move. That table was now filled with a couple eating there dinner's. I was told once during the wait by our waitress the dinners were coming. Seeing the couple who came in after us eating dinner I confronted the waitress. I asked was the couple who came in after us eating there dinner's? The waitress who was also working there table stated yes. I started we're still waiting and I would like to speak with the owner/manager now. I was directed to the owner and I repeated my dinner request demanding an answer.

The owner went into the kitchen and returned stating the other dinner's were ready, but my Eggplant Rollatini was not. I was very upset and the owner offered to buy us a drink. I declined. Within five minutes the dinners were served and by this time I was in no condition to eat. I boxed up the Eggplant Rollatini and my guest awkwardly ate their meals. I wondered as I looked at the other dishes, how long had they been waiting on a counter?

Unfortunately, the night was destroyed by the lack of communication between the waitress and the confusion in the kitchen. In this business the customer is always treated with the benefit of doubt no matter how busy or the number of issues that arise during given evening.

FYI: the Eggplant Rollatini was poor. Homemade, I think not and if it was please don't purchase this meal item. We will not return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

My husband and I love Positano!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went for date night. Food was excellent. Nice Jazz band. A very lively crowd. We’ll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I had heard how delicious the food is at Positano's and I was not disappointed. Everything was wonderful and our server was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Positano's always lives up to expectations. The food was wonderful and the wait staff superb. The owner's always stop by to check on our dining experience, which is a nice touch. I dine here often and am never disappointed

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