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Locanda Positano

4.7
1393 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.

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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 1393 people are saying
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vipDon2dine
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Outside on a cool night was cozy with the heater. Can’t go wrong on any selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Locanda Positano. There are just not enough great things to say!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find Restaurant is outstanding

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vipfoodie
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved being outside, the waitstaff, and the menu. Salad and pasta were worth every penny. Veal dish was not tender and the sauce seemed phoned in, thick and not flavorful. Tiramisu was spot on. So, except for one entree, all sound very good!!

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vipNicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Waiters were attentive and friendly as well. It was pretty empty for a Saturday night prime time but the outdoor area was beautiful. All the food was great but the Chicken Parm & the rigatoni short rib were the stand outs. Definitely recommend!

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vipMichelinQuest
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, ambiance and food! Our favorite restaurant!

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VCdancer
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Initially waiter was attentive, but never checked back after we received our main course. The first course salad, bread and wine were all good.
The chicken entree was so tough could hardly cut it and it tasted terrible.
I would have sent it back, but the waiter never came and asked how was our meal.
He did take it off the bill thankfully.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very authentic & quality Italian food. Such a gem we wish we knew about sooner. Great patio/ outdoor eating area.

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StRK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service. Highly recommended. Valet parking to.

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LaEater85
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We started off the evening very excited, they had a great looking menu, and a really nice wine selection. We had the beef carpaccio. It was comprised of very fresh good quality ingredients but it was very under seasoned. The High quality Parmesan made it fair, but the overall dish was really lacking salt and seasoning. The wine we ordered came very quickly and the waiter was very kind, he did not give us his name at any point or make much conversation but he was pleasant.

The main entrees were very underwhelming, especially for the price. One of us had the chicken parm, which was barely seasoned, the breading was bland, but the mozzarella was nice quality. I had the linguine positano, and it was overall very bad. The sauce was bland, no spice at all. The pasta was so overcooked, I couldn't eat portions of it that had clumped together. The seafood was all very overcooked, the mussels were gritty and there was 1 single scallop in my whole dish.

We contemplated sending the dishes back, but we were not confident that anything we got in place would be executed well and no one came to ask us at any point how the food was so we decided to just take this as a loss.

We then got Panna Cotta for dessert, trying to give it one more chance, but that was a big mistake. It was so hard, you could stick the spoon straight up in it. It was comprised of so much gelatin, it was inedible. We ate the fresh fruits that it came with.

We were not asked at any point by the waitstaff or anyone if we enjoyed anything or how anything was, so we did not express our disappointment. We simply paid, tipped well regardless of the food, and left. I would not recommend this place for the food at all.

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vipPaulD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipStoveTop
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely authentic little place, owners and staff very friendly and efficient. Nice outside patio with heaters; charming. Food very good and authentic, some things a bit pricey. Delicious though!

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vipLynC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the Italian food here. Pasta was al dente and portions were huge. The place is small and quaint but the group sitting next to us was quite loud which was disturbing but the staff were nice. I would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Suzanne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cozy outdoor patio with heaters and very efficient service with attention to detail.

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vipDatenighters
Nashville
80 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food tasted good but our appetizer’s and entrees came at the same time. Food tasted good but was overall a bit disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most amazing Italian food on the Westside, Thank you to the great chef.

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vipLaFoodie
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 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
12 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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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 1393 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.