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85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
+44 (0)131 662 9977
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Ranked #359 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $0 - $77
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked at Positano for a meal before my brother went away travelling. There were 26 of us. They offered us the entire menu to choose from....which I thought was very ambitious. Everyone ordered different things and I was worried it would be a nightmare for them..... but they totally pulled it off! All the food came out at the... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went to Positano last night for a dinner with colleagues. The staff was absolutely amazing, enjoyable and caring. Food was very good, great focaccia, pasta and great meat too. Prices were reasonable. This is the place to go for a nice and relaxed dinner. No posh atmosphere, only a great dining experience. Recommended.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here. The calzone and special of home made lobster ravioli were both fabulous. Would definitely visit again on a future visit to Edinburgh. The staff were very welcoming and surroundings made you feel you were in 1950s Italy!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An unobtrusive restaurant. The food was excellent and freshly made.Service was very good. Friendly service.

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Mannheim, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had pizza and pasta like in Italy and the Italian guy made you feel like you are in a nice restaurant in Italy. You get recommended about daily offers. We bought a bottle of wine and they let us taste in advance. The atmosphere was on one hand relatively quiet with Italian music in the background and on the... More

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gardnerville, nv
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

just had a excellent meal, best pizza in Scotland, crust thin, crispy and full of flavor, sauce delish... Had pasta carbonara, also delicious, they make their own bread with a hint of fennel. Staff very friendly, would definitely go back or recommend

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Middx London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the guest house where we were staying and the food was certainly authentic Italian. The rather too cheery boss was very friendly and helpful but his jokes became rather wearing whilst trying to eat and talk . The waitress seemed immune to it all! Food arrived quickly but trying to get the bill was more... More

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Lawrence
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I ate at this restaurant twice while staying down the street in Edinburgh. The food was so delicious and the staff was warm and friendly. It was not busy either time I came to eat here which surprised me because the food is truly amazing. It is a hidden gem!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As we walked past and were making up our mind whether to go in, the owner, who was enjoying a smoke, assured us that if we didn't like the food we wouldn't have to pay for it! That sounded like a good deal, so we went in. Luckily, the food wasn't bad at all, the calzone and ravioli went down... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Delicious fresh Italian fare at reasonable prices. Somewhat noisy when full. Very conveniently located for the university.

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Additional Information about Positano

Address: 85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)131 662 9977
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 77
Cuisine: Italian

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