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Locanda Positano

4.7
1377 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Locanda Positano, a cozy small gem in the heart of Marina Del Rey. Our Chef, created an authentic Italian menu focusing on the seasons. Using local, fresh, and organic produces and only quality ingredients imported directly from Italy, Locanda creates a refined and sophisticated feel in a romantic setting. Our wine list offers a wide and selected variety of Italian wines and, as well of beers.

Support Locanda Positano during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1377 people are saying
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vipLaFoodie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this foodie heaven neighborhood gem with romantic ambiance and outstanding outdoor seating. Authentic Italian and great, welcoming and attentive service. Loved the grilled veggies with gorgonzola, cozze en vongole shellfish in delicious sauce and seafood pasta. Kept the yummy bread coming, so much to dip into! Great wine selection, don't forget tiramisu or biscotti dipped in more booze for dessert. Plenty of free parking nearby, mille grazie until next time!

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vipYKevin
London
128 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hole in the wall with the most amazing authentic Italian food

All home made pasta fresh seafood

Just go!!!

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vipAliClaire
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous and the food was delicious. What a wonderful hidden gem.

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vipDavid44
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It’s hard to find more overpriced Italian food anywhere in Los Angeles. If they’re running a 50% off sale definitely worth going. The maskless waiter clearly had much more important things to do than taking care of customers. The patio is lovely.

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vipdinneronme
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service first rate. Owner & staff very attentive. Food is great with freshest of ingredients. The outside patio is set up beautifully.

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Jules
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missing Sperlonga after this amazing meal. Enjoyed an evening out with my daughter. Thank you!

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ZaheerS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really disappointed with the food. Had the Dine LA menu. First two courses were good but entree (short ribs and polenta) and dessert (affogato) were mediocre at best.
Service was slow, impersonal and indifferent. For a restaurant in this price range I expect a lot better. I won’t be returning any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding birthday dinner was amazing. Top notch service.

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9038
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and delicious food. The service is superb. It is most definitely a special neighborhood gathering spot

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NateF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food couldn’t be better. My wife and I came for our date night and fell in love with the place. Daniele and Jaime went above and beyond making our experience the best it possibly could have been

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vipborntoeat
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday night during Dine LA week with 4 people. Two of our friends with us had never been there before. We were greeted with by the welcoming host. The evening was wonderful with delicious food, great service and very relax and charming ambiance. They doubled their patio seating since the pandemic. A very nice addition. Our friends loved it too. I am sure we'll return in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was hoping this might be my new go to local spot, but tbh the service was so bad that even if the food was stellar, I’d really think about returning to give them my hard earned dollars. From the start the host simply pointed to the back of the outdoor area for us to be seated, too lazy to actually walk us the 20 ft so we wouldn’t have to guess which table he wanted us to sit at? After the waiter came to bring water, noone paid us any attention for @15-20 minutes to place our order. I got the attention of another waiter who apologized and seemed on top of it, but then disappeared again. We had to ask for a dessert menu 10 minutes after finishing dinner, and then waited forever for a check. The food itself was good. We had mussels and clams to start, then shared a gf pasta dish that was just ok, then my partner had the Ossobuco which was quite good and I had the Branzino which was amazing and perfectly cooked. The spinach sides were awful— zero flavor. The servers felt like they didn’t really care and almost like they were doing us a favor— which can be very Italian, but in a city full of amazing restaurants vying for my attention, the next time I drop over $220.00 for dinner for 2 without drinks it will be elsewhere. I’m disappointed.

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vipCJMc
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. One of the BEST Italian restaurants I have ever been to and I am from Boston and have the North End! Authentic Italian (coming from a 100% Italian) and very accommodating staff. Outside patio was lovely. Highly recommend. Don’t let the location fool you!!!

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Raquel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. We were a somewhat large group for a birthday dinner and they were accommodating. Wine list is pretty pricey and not too worth it, but the food is worth it. Ordered carpaccio, rigatoni, burrata, gnocchi, to name a few, and they were all good. I still think about the rigatoni short rib

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vipdinneronme
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xlnt as always.

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BruceR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family-owned Italian restaurant right on Lincoln Blvd in the Marina (yes they have valet parking). Food is delightful with approaches both traditional and new. Outdoor dining available.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lively evening the safety factor well thought about the food excellent smd service Thsnk you for the lovely experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great but service was a little slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent!!! We wanted to try 4 different types of pasta and the owner allowed us to order half portions for 2 people so we can try everything we wanted. He was just the sweetest man. Really loved the vibe of the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Great atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was a little annoyed that the family sitting next to us, who sat down AFTER us, got bread before us, and got attended to before us… server didn’t ask us about drinks until after he brought wine and bread to the next table.

Other than that, the food came out fast once we ordered, and it was absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant although it is extremely expensive

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Jonathan
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended Locanda Positano, noting that while the location didn't look great, the food and atmosphere were both excellent. She was right. Be aware that portions are on the large size; I wasn't able to finish my pasta, let alone that and a secondo!

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vipKris
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious pasta. You can tell it is homemade. Nice wine list and good daily specials.

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vipJoey
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always great. We’re local and have been there several times. During the pandemic, they have done a nice job of converting a parking lot into something charming. Highly recommend.

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KevinH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant - great food and service. CA prices a little shocking coming from NY. Outside is a little intimidating.

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StevenP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time dinning for our anniversary and the food and service were top notch.

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vipTeresaH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have traveled to Italy numerous times and Locando reminds us of eating in the Tuscany or Umbria regions. Locando never disappoints.

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GlennG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good
We really enjoyed the place will be back sometime

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vipMaryellaP
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spot on. It was a great atmosphere. The food was very good.

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vipalang
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Amazing service

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vipDavidW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre Italian food. I wish I could say better things about the food quality because the people were so nice and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful and we were seated right away which was great. We were not served water or asked about drinks longer than expected and the waiter was short and abrupt with us. He also kept filling our glasses with wine without asking even though I didn’t want any more. He did say thank you every time we said thank you though and was polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as great as always. Service was spot on. We will return again and again

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant and a Westside gem. I went last night with my entire family to celebrate my birthday. It was my second visit and it didn't disappoint! It is charming, unpretentious, quiet enough to have an enjoyable conversation, and best of all - the FOOD. The menu is so loaded with amazing choices, it's hard to decide. And it's all incredibly delicious. Service can be a little slow, but overall efficient and attentive. I can't wait to go back.

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vipDeanie
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Our new favorite Italian restaurant.

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vipJenCen
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Locanda since the pandemic and I was so very pleased to be back! Food and service excellent as always. My only comment is that I do prefer the front dining room which didn’t appear to be open. It was more quaint. But this remains my favorite Italian food outside of Italy.

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vipcynash
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was OK. Staff really tried and there’s a large outdoor patio.

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food. Superb service.

JM
vipJoshuaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great high quality authentic italian in marina del rey, yum.

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You can order delivery directly from Locanda Positano using the Order Online button. Locanda Positano also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Locanda Positano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 526-3887.

Locanda Positano is rated 4.7 stars by 1377 OpenTable diners.

Locanda Positano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://locandapositano.instagift.com/.

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.