Positano

4.7
251 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Positano is an Italian restaurant in Bay Ridge celebrating Italian American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Perfect for families, a date, or an event!

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 251 people are saying
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Maggie
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our experience was very positive. The restaurant has a good flow and great food. Very busy place on Weekend nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was a little slow and the drinks were okay. Would come back because great food and fun environment

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MichelleM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and lively atmosphere. Great staff and service. Food is delicious and worth the wait if crowded. One of my favorites.

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WendyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Positano was excellent. The restaurant is lovely, the service was spectacular and every single bite was delicious (as well as every sip of cocktail). I can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The staff was very accommodating to the comments of my reservation ensuring a surprise birthday dessert with message. The filet mignon app was ahmazing, the special with fillet mignon black truffle shavings over gnocchi in a cream sauce also delicious, and the black spaghetti with mixed seafood in a red sauce was a hearty portion. Would recommend for any occasion as they also have big screens and accommodate large parties.

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JanineG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Our favorite place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Very upset with the service after going there for years. Was treated so poorly when I tried to redeem my open table reward.

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alany
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Positano. The food was delicious, the service impeccable—a wonderful time for my girl’s birthday celebration!

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Monie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to favorite restaurant for delicious pasta, decadent dessert and delightful service!

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I had a bad customer service experience. I understand mistakes happen but the way that it was handled was unacceptable and unprofessional on every level. I asked for an ingredient to be omitted in my dish and sent it back when it came out wrong. The manager brought it back, held it in front of me and asked me why I sent it back, I explained that I asked for it to come without the ingredient. Then I had to witness him yell at the waitress in my eye line. The waitress then came over and told me that I didn't order the dish without that ingredient. Which was very uncomfortable and awkward. Then when the bill came, she charged me the full cost of my dish and a five dollar "open food charge". We did not have open food. When we asked her about the charge she didn't have a coherent response. Again I understand mistakes happen and she didn't hear me. But being confronted by the manager, then being confronted by her, then having to witness them argue with one another, and then have her try to charge me extra.... was just all too much. Eventually the bill came with a round of drinks taken off and the bogus charge of "open food" taken off. It was just uncomfortable and not a good experience. I will not be returning.

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AWE3
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Italian side walk café in Bayridge Brooklyn insight of the Verrizanno Bridge

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JerseyBklynGirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food. Delicious, creative and great quality, from apps to dessert. The ambiance is fun and energetic which my husband and I love. We try to go every time I visit my mother in Brooklyn. Next time bringing some friends along!

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vipjtmom
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and the bronzino and halibut special were excellent. The cacio e pepe was also delicious. The appetizer salads were a perfect start to an amazing meal.

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Caroline
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, great service and delicious Food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Have been having dinner there since they opened. Never had a bad meal at Positano. Sal who took care of table is the best!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Safe to say it was my first and last time at Positano.

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Ags08
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! We ordered the tuna tartar, bronzino and parpadelle. Everything was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service at Positano’s is always impeccable. Someone is always there to clear your table or get you what you need. The food is always delicious and fresh. We’ve never had a disappointing meal. It may be a bit expensive but, you are paying for top quality food and the wait staff is attentive and accommodating.

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ThomasM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got to the restaurant and were told we had no reservations…I showed my confirmation on my phone, and was told it was never booked by opentable. Left.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing 👏

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waited almost an hour to be seated even though we had reservations the food did not come for over an hour after ordering too loud way too overcrowded not worth it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, amazing rock shrimp - definitely a need to try. Service was great, and also the dessert was delicious. Try the Apple dessert !

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viptattoorose
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food!

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vipDeanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Place was happening.
Service was a little slow but understandably so.
We will go again.

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elinaAy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Beyond amazing as always. Val took the best care of my parents they couldn't stop raving about the food and overall service. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent old school feeling with modern recipes

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NYCRida
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and service!

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AlizaB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Good Italian food ! Great ambiance! Couldn’t ask for more

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vipbuongustaio
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.... noisy... not so much a reflection of the business, but rather of the clientele...

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BonnieP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for her birthday dinner and we both enjoyed it very much!

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AngelaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were impeccable.
Definitely would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience at Positano. Food is delicious, vibe is good,

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vipDeee
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was good as usual, for a Saturday night it wasn’t too packed - I really like this place and i come often .. I didn’t say anything but the special app for the night was the stuffed baratta and it was turning / the eggplant parm was a huge portion and excellent- The pasta ‘Sinatra Spaghetti’ w shrimps and olives & capers was excellent - it was just a hint of Sauce which is how I like to eat pasta -

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Our server was quite attentive. Will definitely return to Positano!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano never disappoints! Food and service is always incredible!

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MaryannO
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs and crab cake appetizers were delicious. Party of 4. We all had different entrees and all were sooo good. Our waiter Frank was awesome too. Definitely our new favorite place!

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vipBudA
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

If you want your date to feel uncomfortable because of the creepy wait staff, then Positano is the place to go. From the time we arrived until the time we left, the waiters, bus boys and food runners took every opportunity possible to stop by our table so they could ogle my date and attempt to stare down her dress. She felt very uncomfortable and we cut our meal short as a result. Even after we paid our check and were ready to leave, another male wait staff member stopped by to hand us the dessert menu. I guess he needed one last peek before we left. Extremely unprofessional would be kind to describe how we both felt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! The bread pudding was AMAZING

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SteveF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Bay Ridge, hands down . Never disappointed after dining here.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Positano using the Order Online button. Positano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 833-1313.

Positano is rated 4.7 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

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.