Positano's Ristorante

4.7
2132 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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4.7
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RKSC
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
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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vipPBeachExpat
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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!

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TonyinFL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not know about this place until I found out about it on OpenTable. The food was amazing and I will definite go there again!

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Paew
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent everything! will definitely be going back !

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ChrisF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother day

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JenniferS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Positano’s has been a family favorite for years. My gripe isn’t with the food (which is always excellent) but it’s decision to not have staff wearing masks during the pandemic. Nor are patrons required to wear a mask as they walk in. I last dined here a couple months ago and everyone was wearing masks. Since our Governor signed his executive order and left it up to each business the masks have gone away. Without knowing whether patrons and staff are vaccinated I think this is a selfish and irresponsible move. Only one server was wearing a mask. Considering the majority of patrons are older and very highly at risk I think this is a poor choice and until I feel it is entirely safe I won’t come back. Had I known this prior I would not have made a reservation to take my mom there for Mother’s Day.

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SueR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, staff wonderful. We had a very pleasant Mother’s Day meal.

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QZRX
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The grouper special turned out to be a small piece of fish on an otherwise naked plate. But my wife's chicken arrabiata was an ample serving, and tasty, except for a bit of floury texture in the sauce.
My fettucini was partially stuck together.
Still pretty good but not quite what we expected from a well-established and well-respected restaurant.
We've been there before, and will be back. Hey, 8 pm on Friday things could have gotten crazy for them in the kitchen.

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LindaM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time visiting with family we had not seen in a long time. The waiter was excellent. He did not rush us. Food was delicious. Will be back again. Easy making reservations through open table.

JN
JillN
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I/we always enjoy Positano' s. The noise level was a little bit much, but I guess for a Friday night, it was normal. My sister & I have gluten allergy's and appreciate the fact that there are many delicious things to choose from. Thanks for everything.

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KimberlyET
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and excellent wait staff! Have been there a number of times. If it wasn’t good I wouldn’t have gone back.

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vipSchwierk
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as usual great food great service very friendly

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vipCatherineD
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends! Always fantastic service, ambiance and food delicious!!

MB
MaureenB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their home made soup is always delicious. I have tasted most meals on the menu and never had a bad meal. Always very tasty.

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BrianC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice , my first time there and we enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was average the waitress was either overwhelmed or not experienced.

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vipSchwierk
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was great love to eat dinner there very friendly staff.

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Lefty
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service were excellent. Will definitely go again.

GW
vipGerryW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service

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NinaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our waiter was very nice and attentive.

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Tampafoodies
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is the second time that we have dined here and it will not be our last. Becoming a favorite. Wide variety of food choices and preparations. The bruschetta was perfect for the four of us to share with our cocktail and wine. Veal Marsala and piccata very tasty. Cannoli for dessert. Um good. Victor was always attentive and not overbearing or pushy. Caio.

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Gmamma
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Felt very rushed. I don’t know if they were short staffed or what but it took forever to get drinks and our food and then we were rushed out. It was obvious they wanted to close even though we arrived at 6:30 leaving plenty of time but because it took forever to get anything by the time we did get our food we got the “bums rush” to hurry up and eat and leave. Also they dumped our leftover food into one tiny box mixing the seafood with the vegetables etc. making it unpalatable. Was very disappointed.

JM
JustMe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positions is a must if your in the Oldsmar Clearwater area

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vipDavidO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, highly recommend this restaurant.

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NatalieB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano’s is our family’s restaurant for celebrations. It has everything you want from a nice restaurant, even friendly, pleasant owners, but most especially delicious food, served nicely.

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LitchfieldHillsReviewer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lights are very bright, sadly killing the ambiance. Food very good. Service excellent. Wish they dressed it up a bit perhaps with tablecloths and table candles. Will go back though in spite of lacking atmosphere. Pizza is as if you were eating in Sorrento!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Parts of chicken cutlets were inedible like a rubber band consistency. Food service was very slow and dining room was very warm.

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BernadetteV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always depend on high quality food and service. Their Francese dishes and fried calimari are the best!

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CherylJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I have been here before and it had been wonderful but this visit was very disappointing. It took 20 minutes to get drinks (water and Coke), 45 minutes to get our salads and 1 appetizer and silverware. Waitress was not personable at all. One table guest had not finished her salad but it was removed from the table when meals finally arrived. The food was lukewarm. Waitress seemed very put-out when we asked for more bread during the long wait for our meal. I was embarrassed as my two table guests had never been there and I had raved about my prior experience and the fabulous food. There is little to no ambiance in the rear seating area as is such in the front dining room. I would highly recommend carrying your decor and lighting to the rear dining room. Always loved the ambience experienced in prior visits. I was extremely disappointed with this visit.

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DianeE
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and excellent service at Positano's. I took a couple of friends of mine whose husband was turning 80. They had never been there and they were very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. They will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian food I’ve had, and service was spectacular!

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DavidK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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RickP
Tampa
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
17 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
3 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
Tampa
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!

DG
DawnG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Positano's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2132 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.