Locanda Positano

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$30 and under
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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.

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FC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice intimate setting with good food. Driven past many times & did not notice it. Now on the go-to list.

LA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint and delicious spot in Marina del Rey. It is unassuming, but the food is incredible! Service was top notch, great wine list. A true authentic Italian experience.

OT
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Romantic little hidden gem with amazing Italian food & wine!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Way to noisy. Made for a very unpleasant meal

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely amazing! my favorite italian restaurant in the area hands down!

C
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on Christmas Eve and were scheduled for a 730 seating. We were able to come in a little bit earlier and the staff and management were incredibly helpful and accommodating even though we wanted to come early. It’s a small and lovely spot with a very authentic experience and excellent food.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve!

LR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food! Loved the calamari. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place.. pasta is great

m
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love it here. Food just didn’t seem as fresh as the last time. But overall love the feel of it. I had branzino it just seemed a little wet. Butrata and antipasto plate were delicious

TC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant with 'easy on the eyes vibe'. Been a few times and never disappointed.
Best part is, no loud music ruining your conversation!!

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific evening with great food and service.

OT
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband and his twin sister's birthday. We wanted to go to someplace new and special for her and we hit the jackpot. Terrific meal, excellent service and lovely atmosphere. This is a true gem.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing! There is a reason this place is still standing after so many years. Delicious food. Great wine. Fabulous service.

FH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good except for the dessert.
We unfortunately chose the tiramisu, it seemed stale.

The service was not very good, when we came in there was only 1 other couple there.
The help was busy talking to each other and paid very little attention to us.
This was true the whole 2 hours we were there.
They were more interested in their conversations than us, there were 3 in the corner the whole time.

SB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful romantic space and amazing food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delizioso!!!

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DW
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy coming back to Locanda Positano. It is a very nice intimate space and the food is so flavorful. One of our favorite spots in Los Angeles.

SE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta. Authentic Italian. Good service. Small restaurant with an intimate atmosphere.

MA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulo & the staff are so cool & happy...will always go back.

LT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian dinner in Venice! Every dish was fantastic

JK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Old world cuisine that is vibrant with wondrous flavors and textures. Ambiance is warm and cozy. Very European in feel. Great for romantic dinners or special gatherings.

P
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a wonderful European/Italian Restaurant. It really is my favorite in the area. Wonderful service & food is delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always deelish!! Everything is terrific. Never had a bad dish here!

a
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local Italian restaurant. Amazing food, great quality and absolutely delicious. I would not hesitate and share Locada Positano as one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I do tend to dine at Italian restaurants frequently and very much enjoyed dining at Locanda Positano. The food was excellent and so was the service. The restaurant is small so I would suggest making a reservation.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother daughter date!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little place, the food is terrific and the wine selection is even better.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - as usual! Our first time in dining room in the back - quiet and less formal - we will request that from now on!

TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time dining at Locanda Positano and it was fantastic! Love the atmosphere, the food is delicious and the service is excellent! Once you step inside you forget that you are in California, the ambienc feels very European! Buratta was amazing and the truffle pasta.....just order it, you won't be disappointed!

P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s a perfectly quaint restaurant located on a very busy street in Marina del Rey.
The service was good
The food was good
It was noisy
It was intimate
We would go back

n
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. We love the menu, the coziness of the dining room and the wine selections - especially the Super Tuscans! The wait staff is knowledgeable, professional and welcoming.
Our favorites on the menu include the scallops, the papparadelle and the rigatoni dishes but everything is always delicious. Valet parking makes parking convenient.

R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Locanda Positano is one of our go-to restaurants for special occasion dinners, and our most recent visit didn't diminish our enthusiasm for the food and service one iota. It's intimate, classy and welcoming, and the chef delivers excellent cuisine every time.

DM
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family was in the Marina del Rey area and tried this restaurant. It is a cozy authentic Italian restaurant . Each of us enjoyed the food. They use only fresh ingredients. The wine list is Italian and reasonably priced. Definitely a keeper.

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this deal on Living Social and decided to give it a try. I was on a hunt for a seafood pasta that rivaled my favorite pasta at Naples Ristorante. And I'm ecstatic to have found it at Locanda Positano!! It was scrumptious!! I loved the wine that they recommended too!! The service was great and the owner even greeted us at the door!! I'm definitely going back!!

AL
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner.

OT
Hamburg Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wir saßen im kleineren Teil des Restaurants. Einfach eingerichtet, aber gemütlich. Ähnlich wie Bistro Charakter. Das Essen ist sehr gut aber die Preise sind überteuert.

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d
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as usual. Authentic Italian.

CG
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem
Food is delicious —-portions are generous
A cozy atmosphere