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“We loved this restaurant!! ”

La Taverna del Leone
Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$59
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Historical mediterranean family restaurant since 1965, featuring passion, authentic food from local ingredients and warm hospitality
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food and the service so much we went twice while we were in Positano. Shuttle service was prompt. Our favorites on the menu included the lobster stuffed ravioli, the grilled octopus, the cheese stuffed and tempura zucchini flowers (so good!) and the lamb ragout. For dessert we loved the mini cannoli. We also had a pizza which was delicious. Great wine list and nice ambience. The waiters were perfect. Great experience both times! Gracie!!

Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This was our favourite meal in Positano - it is 10 minute drive outside so they offer a free shuttle service and drop you back. Inside there is a big window into the kitchen so you can see all the preparations. The staff were all excellent. Our food was delicious - the zucchini starter was lovely and the cod was also very tasty. Our expectations were high and we are big foodies so we were expecting a wow factor which it didn't quite hit but it was an excellent meal nonetheless and would recommend.

Thank LEDenman
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I traveled all day to Positano and were exhausted by the nighttime. We asked the hotel where we could eat a really good pizza and they suggested La Taverna Del Leone and even arranged for us to get there. Much to our surprise the hotel owner picked us up and drove us to his restaurant. What a fabulous service for those that do not know how to navigate around the city. We were greeted by the servers immediately. Upon sitting we were offered a small bite on the house. Given that we were tired and starving, we loved this level of customer service.
They had a large selection of everything you can think of from fish, to pasta to pizza and other specialties. We ordered one of each. We loved all of our menu items- everything was delicately prepared and tasty & would recommend this restaurant to all who want quality food that is fresh and delicious. As a HUGE food lover, this is my favorite restaurant in Italy so far! At the end of our meal, the server even drove us home safety.
Excellent customer service, incredible food.
5 stars from me!
Grazie mille! ❤️

1  Thank Sara J
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had such a wonderful time and delicious dinner. I booked online and requested the shuttle to pick us up from our hotel and return us. the restaurant is not very touristy and the food was absolutely delicious, service was also excellent. this was our best meal in Positano. we tried to book on our final night and they were already full so make sure you book in advance.

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Thank bondigirl-sydney
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

We had been told this was a wonderful restaurant but, honestly, it was our least favorite while visiting the Amalfi Coast over 4 days. We found the food to be rather plain with few choices beyond pizza for the entree. The staff was pretty friendly but everyone here seems to be.

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Thank johnthyne
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Giuseppe G, Proprietario at La Taverna del Leone, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Dear John,

We are very sorry you were not happy with our product and services. Of course, it is impossible to please everybody, although we do put all our efforts every day to deliver the best for every single guest.

In your case, it sounds very strange to me that you found "few choices" on the menu, considering that we currently list 7 starters, 4 salads, 7 pasta dishes, 8 main courses, 15 pizzas, not mentioning the extreme freedom our guests receive to order off-menu items (I can only invite everybody to have a look at the online menu on our online website, if necessary). Well, if you like having more choices, you should know that most often the more products you find on a restaurant menu, the less quality you are likely to receive, but it is of course just a matter of choice.

As for the "plain food", again, we cannot please everybody and we are sorry you did not taste the same freshness, quality and passion which our regular guests have been recognizing in our restaurant for more than 50 years.

Your "pretty friendly" staff from La Taverna del Leone

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