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Wine-dark house

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via del Saraceno 6/8, 84017, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811925
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London, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Don't be put off by the diminutive appearance of this homely restaurant and bar, or the slightly confusing organisation of the menu. The food was excellent with strong local cuisine and wine choice with personalised service of a committed and professional proprietor. Thanks!

Thank TechnoProf
Santa Clarita, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine and good for a light dinner! Service was excellent. We just wanted a glass of wine and a light snack. The calamari and panini were delicious!

Richmond Hill, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

An average Italian offering in the magnificent city of Positano, The host was very friendly, the surroundings pleasant, and you just walked through breath taking views, so one tend to forgive the scant amount of food, and the steep prices. This, our third visit to Positano, we were a little more objective about the actual food, which in less touristy... More 

1 Thank Tzvi T
Sacramento, California
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597 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A delightful setting in a gorgeous Positano courtyard. Great people watching as everyone makes his or her way down to the beach. Food was fresh, tasty, and light. Service was prompt, but there was no sense of rushing.

Thank traveller2332
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was a hidden gem. Best spaghetti & meatballs. Everything was very fresh. Great proprietor who enjoys having patrons that appreciate his food.

Thank Sharon P
Rome, Italy
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had my doubts about this place the first time we walked past, but am so glad we stopped in the end. The home-made melanzane parmigiana was delicious, as was the panini-style hamburger. Good wine, and a friendly host made it a very pleasant experience and the prices, for Positano, were pretty reasonable.

Thank Fiona K
Needingworth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Only came here as it seemed to have a better choice and a better price than some of the places along the coast. We both had hot sandwiches which were yummy and very filling. Staff were very helpful and friendly and it was lovely sitting in the shade in the piazza just relaxing here.

Thank ahousefairy
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A great little place just back from the busy beach front. We went in the evening which was quieter and therefore a nice relaxed atmosphere. Great food and more reasonably priced than the beach front establishments. The later we stayed it was clear it was somewhere that locals also went to which again added to the atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for very good pasta, meatballs and calamari. Knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended

1 Thank imoore52
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this cute wine bar/restaurant. The owner is very gracious and out dinners were fantastic. Best meatballs I've ever had.

Thank pdxpatty1111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Saraceno 6/8, 84017, Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: +39 089 811925

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?