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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.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm to 10pm
Saturday and Friday 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking from 6 pm
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
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Takeout, Wine
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Locanda Positano Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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