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About Locanda Positano

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.

4059 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm to 10pm
Saturday and Friday 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 526-3887

Website:
http://locandapositano.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking from 6 pm

Executive Chef:
Michelangelo Pinto

Private Party Facilities:
We will be happy to work with you to accommodate your business meeting or special event in our Private room, with our traditional and innovative Italian dishes and pasta specialties. Locanda Positano offers an extensive selection of Italian wines.

Private Party Contact:
Paolo Scovolo: (855) 549-0243

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

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Locanda Positano Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Great authentic Italian. A small well priced and researched wine list. Nice ambiance / terrific food. And of course... valet parking!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

We met our college age son here for a birthday dinner and it was perfect! It is small and intimate inside. The service, wine and food were fantastic. Our sons loved the Frittura Di Calamari as a beginning and the bread with the three olive oil choices. We also enjoyed the wines by the glass selections. All four of our pasta dishes were made with homemade pasta - especially delicious were the Pappardelle Al Cinghiale (braised wild boar) and the Rigatoni Al Sugo Di Manzo (short rib ragu).
We could not resist sharing the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert - yum.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

A favorite. Never disappoints. Small space so it can get a little loud when busy!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great pasta and appetizers. Nice wine list.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic Italian restaurant. Everything was very authentic and fresh. Great service!!! Everything was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Expensive. Too expensive. But so popular my comment won't have any effect on business.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very small trendy place. Food and service was excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful Italian Fun

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and wine superb. There was only one waiter for the entire restaurant. He was excellent,
but stretched too thin. It was loud, but in a good way. We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, excellent Italian wines, quite noisy. Small, intimate tables.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The pasta was delicious. The Scallops were overcooked and over sauced

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

nice little restaurant, way too expensive. Simple pasta dishes over $25.

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 (Key West)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A great restaurant and very attentive staff. It’s a cozy place and we really enjoyed talking to the couple by us.
Will definitely go again!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent beet salad. Exceptional branzino and Lasagna. Salmon was just so so. I will not return because small dining room was so loud I had to lean into my son sitting next to me in order to barely hear him talk. Too bad so many people find it acceptable to yell across their tables rather than lean forward to converse in such a small intimate dining room. Owner should really consider installing sound absorbing features in dining room to control unacceptable noise level.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Convenient place with delicious food and wine.

Even though it's on busy Lincoln Blvd, parking was no problem.

My only complaint was that the restaurant was NOISY -but that's me....

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great and super friendly service, excellent food. Easy acces and valet parking

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always great food! The Italian wines by the glass are varied and interesting... Not the same old boring standbys.....I recommend the linguini and clams, tasty and a generous portion.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Locanda is absolutely one of my favorite Italian restaurants in West LA. The ambiance is excellent. The staff is great. While it can get a little cozy and even a bit loud (never uncomfortable), the food is to die for.

Love this place!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

cozy neighborhood italian spot for delicious authentic plates and full wine glasses

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Without a doubt our favorite dining location in L.A. It's authentic, cozy, romantic and serves incredible food with class.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful family-owned neighborhood Italian restaurant with fantastic food. Very intimate. Friendly owner active in running the dining room. We'll go back again and again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have never been disappointed. Food is exceptional and the Italian wine list is superb

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. We love the coziness, great wine options and delicious food. Ask for the dining room as they have an annex but it doesn't have the character the dining room has. We usually get a bottle of a Super Tuscan red, an appetizer to split (the burrata with heirloom tomatoes is a favorite), and we each order an entree and split a dessert. Going to Locanda Positano is a treat we always look forward to. It's a good idea to make a reservation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a very difficult review to write because I have been a fan of Locanda Positano since it opened in 2010/2011. In fact, besides going 3-4 times per year, it has been a tradition for the past 5 years to go there on New Year's Eve as I did last night. But that might have been my final visit. I had a reservation but the front was full. I would not have minded waiting. But they took me to a back room and told me it would be just like the front. But instead, although it was empty when we arrived, it began to fill up. That was fine. But then, the table next to me quickly got filled with more than 10 young men who were loud and boisterous and a bit off-color. I am not a prude but this was very insulting that I should have been put through that. All of the other times I have gone to the restaurant, the chatter has been lively but not boisterous - like a sports bar at the super bowl. I complained and they took $15 off my bill. But actually, they should have refunded my entire bill because I left feeling much worse than when I arrived. In other words, this New Year's Eve, Locanda Positano was a punishment rather than a reward and I don't know if I can ever find the desire to return. Very sad because I love the food and the service and always looked forward to going. I am not sure what was worse - the crowd noise in the back room, or the insult of being put next to that group.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Been here many times - my favorite Italian place when traveling to LA. Quite disappointed with experience this time - lamb chops were cool - mentioned the fact they were not hot (to the waiter) - he smiled (auto reaction) and left. Very surprising for such a great place. Oh, I ate them!!! Expect more from this place.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always fabulous! Best Italian food outside of Italy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a real gem. Everything here is extraordinary. The fresh homemade pasta is wonderful and the Bolognese is as good as it gets. Service is attentive; the wine carefully selected. And it is always social, chatting with the neighboring table!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was exceptional, especially the scallops and seafood pasta. The restaurant itself is very noisy and it is hard to converse. The tables are extremely close together.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is one our favorite restaurants in the Marina del Rey area. It is small and parking is difficult, but the food is outstanding! We've been here many times and always look forward to the seafood and pasta specials.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Burrata appetizer was delicious, calamari was amazing, my husband did not far for his chicken parmigiana but he loved the sauce on pasta, my son enjoyed his pasta. I would definitely return to this restaurant. Not cheap, small portions, but good.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

There is plenty of street parking in front or behind the restaurant. The food looked great. The sausage pasta was very salty. The steak was cooked well but the char tasted like the grill needed to be cleaned. The desserts were excellent and the best part of the meal.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was an out of town guest and my hosts had never been here even though it was in the neighborhood. Small, but elegant and very unassuming. Great service and food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We've been back several times and it still is my favorite Italian restaurant. This time we had the black ink tagliatelle with rock shrimp, sea scallops, and saffron sauce and the tagliatelle with veal bolognese sauce. Both were very tasty. Both were delicious! I highly recommend this quaint jewel in crazy MDR.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Doesn’t look like much from the street; enter and the manic begins. Wonderful ambiance. Owners on site to greet you. Friendly, personable and unflappable in a active room.

Food was outrageous. Well-prepared, delicious and generous portions.

A gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lovely small space, almost European feel. Totally non-pretentious. Gracious host (owner?, I think so) Interesting menu for Italian.
VERY NOISY when crowded.
Inexpensive valet.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always solid, great food and amazing service. Pasta and the sea bass (branzino), are amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is delicious. Home-made pastas: we had the spaghetti carbonara and rigatoni short-rib w/ a tomato cream sauce - both were amazing dishes along with the calamari and Gorgonzola salad to start. The service was warm and attentive. It was great for a date night, would be fun for an intimate dinner with friends and family too. The place has a very cozy and warm feel.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great menu with prompt and friendly service. will definitely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food and good service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Locanda Positano never disappoints. The food is always tremendous, plentiful and delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal on the West Side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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