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Wine-dark house

Via del saracino 6/8, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811 925
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Ranked #20 of 72 restaurants in Positano
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sat outside in their casual courtyard for dinner one evening. This restaurant is located in central Positano on one of the winding streets that leads down to the beach. There is no sea view at this place however is still pleasant. Even though its only a couple of minutes walk to the beach it doesn't charge horrendous prices. For eur... More

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Paris, France
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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I wrote down some restaurant names that seemed to be worth exploring in Positano and happened to come across Wine Dark House in the very first day. It boasts a very nice shady patio so we didn't even think twice. The food is fresh and perfectly prepared, everything we ordered was delicious. Great choice of wine as well, the owner,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant serves delicious Italian dishes with a varied menu which should please everyone. They do offer a hamburger selection, but do yourself a favour and try something more adventurous. The first night we had calamari, octopus, eggplant and spaghetti with meatballs.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We wandered into this restaurant our first night in Positano and were blown away. The BEST risotto in the world! The shell fish in it, was sweet, and fresh, and perfect. The meat and cheeses antipasta was amazing as well. In fact, we went back the very next day and ordered the same thing it was SO GOOD! The desert... More

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The owner sat us right away.We wanted to buy a bottle of local wine for dinner. He told us that he would like to bring over some tastes first so we would get what we liked. We found that to be very helpful since otherwise we would have been only taking our chances. We took our time with dinner and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The restaurant was closed a few days during our stay in Positano, but we tried one more time and where thrilled to find it open. After weeks of Peroni, it was nice to enjoy London Pride on tap with a burger. Apparently the local teenagers like the fries on the burger and slather it with a ketchup/mayo combo. So when... More

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Philadelphia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We saw this restaurant very near to our apartment in Positano. It is on the walk heading down to the beach, and is only about 150 feet from the beachfront. It is recognizable because the restaurant is in a building painted a dark burgundy color. There were no tables left inside, so our group of five ate outside, just in... More

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Natchitoches LA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I wanted to like Wine-dark for the name alone but it didn't live up to my expectations. The location is great, just up from the beach by the church, so based on the Tripadvisor reviews, I made it a point to stop there. Perhaps the problem was that it was at lunch and not dinner, or that they had just... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went here for a dinner during our honeymoon based on TripAdvisor reviews, and were not disappointed! The owner seated us in their quiet courtyard area, which is just below the cathedral though you'd never know it since it's so peaceful and shady. We were given plenty of time to make our choices, but ultimately let the waitstaff/owner recommend what... More

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Llanbedrog, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Again we went past the 'Tourist' areas and up past the church and the Gem we found last year was just as last time!! Excellent food and wine and attentions of 'Mine Host' adds to the experience!!

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