Positano

4.6
226 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 226 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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elinaAy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent old school feeling with modern recipes

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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!

OT
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!

BA
vipBudA
Raleigh
10 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
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipaleksandre
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great as usual. Not the first time there. But the waiting to get the food was so long. It was unusual.

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LuciaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Barb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

PRICE FIXED MENU, $100, WHICH WE DID NOT FIND OUT UNTIL WE GOT THERE.

FOR $100 THEY DID NOT INCLUDE COFFEE HAD TO PAY SEPARATE.

FOOD WAS FAIR, THEREFORE, OVERPRICED

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EdwardG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. The lunch and dinner menus are very different, so check ahead of time. Make a reservation if you're planning to go during a prime time (e.g., Saturday evening or Sunday family dinnertime).

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ToniM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian Food. Family atmosphere. Friendly staff .

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GiselleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for date night. Great food and good wine.

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JoeyNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super easy to secure the OpenTable reservation. Staff was accommodating and allowed us to order from Lunch, Dinner and Specials menus.

Never sure why OpenTable insists on the following:
1) Text message confirmation upon making reservation.
2) Next day text: Reply 1 to insure you will show for your confirmed reservation.
3) Following day: email survey about the "experience".

Is this constant contact really necessary? Seems over the top to me.

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JanelleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very good service and good Italian food I would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Reasonable prices Would not hesitate to recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very strange waiters. Party vibe and not service oriented.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Grew up in Bay Ridge, moved to NYC years ago, decided to bring some friends to the neighborhood to explore. My parents suggested Positano, it was great. The food and people reminded me so much of why I love BR. Fresh seafood, beautiful outdoor setup and kind service.

Highly recommend.

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vipDianne
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing evening!!! The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was impeccable! We were from out of town...Frank and Val could not have made us feel more welcome. Great neighborhood, wonderful ambiance. Best evening of our trip!!! All five of us LOVED our meals. It’s a “Must Do” in Brooklyn. Ask for Frank!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants love going there !!!!

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TatianaZ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Definitely recommend it.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a must do again. I was in town celebrating my birthday and selected this place because of reviews I had read. Not disappointed. From the moment we walked in host Val and waiter Sergio made you feel like you was a regular. Sergio knew his specials and menu very well and the kitchen didn’t disappoint with the meal. Ambience and atmosphere was electric with a touch of home. Looking forward to my next visit to Brooklyn to eat here again.

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vipshellyf
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food & service were good. We all enjoyed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always. The service was fast and everyone that works here is pleasant

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Mags
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to see the restaurant & outdoor area full. Staff & kitchen a little challenged by the crowd so drinks & food were a little slow to be served. The specials were nearly a match to the regular menu so I didn’t see the point of calling them specials. And for once Positano didn’t cancel my Open Table reservation while I was eating....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, I mean the best service one can experience in Bay Ridge is at Positano. The food was delicious, the ambiance was moderate. I think Positano has the best food compared to other popular restaurants in the area, I highly recommend going here, you will not be disappointed

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elinaAy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Absolute BEST!!
My most Favorite Restaurant in all of Bay Ridge ! The Service, The most delicious Food & and overall quality

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vipJasmineC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service was very very slow. Waited around 40 minutes to order our food but excellent wine list and menu. Food was absolutely delicious especially the gnocchi with filet minon special and Italian egg rolls. A tad loud but enjoyed sitting outside in the beautiful weather. Already raved to friends about food. would return.

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AlexeiP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place for me is like a second home. Coming over and over again. The best Italian food in Brooklyn. Service is outstanding. Servers are ready to help with everything. Food is amazing.

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vipSirdbergman
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having been here before we brought a couple who had not. They were very impressed with both the service and food. We sat outside because it was a beautiful day. Our only issue was the online menu, which when asked our server brought printed menu's.

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DebraP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Comfortable seating inside and outside.

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 4.6 stars by 226 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.