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All 72 Positano Restaurants

C'era una Volta

via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
0039 089811930
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Ranked #14 of 72 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The place to go if you want to eat like the locals and eat with the locals! Open all year round and with pizza takeaway service, C'era una Volta is family run and the perfect place for a traditional meal.
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new york
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went here based on TA peoples reviews. They were nice enough to pick us up from town, though as soon as we pull up you realize it is a rundown old restaurant and they take you into the backyard which resembles my grandparents old run down house. They sit you down and give you a menu with all their... More

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New York CIty
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Definitely worth taking their shuttle for the food...and the view...and the incredibly friendly staff. We really loved this restaurant. Price was amazingly reasonable too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Overlooking the mountainous views and the sea we had a multi course meal. We still can't decide which part was our favourite. It was all fabulous. Thanks to Federico and staff.

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had dinner with our family here one evening as it was close to the villa we were staying in. The service here was warm and helpful, the food was great, I really enjoyed the pizza! The shrimp in pepper and the lobster spaghetti was also good! Would return here again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love it... Love it... Love it!! Surprisingly.. Hard to find great food in Italy... Finally found it! Awesome service... Awesome food... Awesome prices! Worth the walk (or take their shuttle) Great atmosphere, definitely get the house local wine.. Tasty and affordable. Best tuna we've ever had anywhere... Specials are fantastic! Only good things to say about this place!

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Winnipeg Beach, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The server was very nice and they will pick you up from your hotel, which is very handy in Positano. I had the special which was steak with cheese on it. It turned out to be a steak salad, which was ok. My wife had pasta with fish of the day but it was so so. They also had the... More

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st thibery france
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you want to pay over the top prices for ordinary food and poor service then this is not the place for you. It is hard to describe the varied and succulent typical home style food served from excellent chefs. Table service headed by Fredericco is beyond what is expected from a Positano restaurant. The menu changes constantly but the... More

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Bangalow, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I ventured up the hill of Positano to this little trattoria on rhevrecommendation of a friend and a Gourmet Traveller article. The recommendations were all spot on! We enjoyed a three course dinner with wine for under 40 euros which included stuffed smoked mozarella, margherita pizza, gnocchi and linguine with a whole baked fish, how we walked... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Food is ok, service tacky...verging on sleazy...but worst of all after 6 weeks of travelling this restaurant is full of English speaking tourists and tourist focused service and food. Sadly the least authentic experience of our entire holiday, may as well have eaten at our local Italian restaurant back home. It may just be that Positano is rapidly becoming one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Once upon a time, we sat on the sun drenched terrace of this simple restaurant. With the road and rockface of the Amalfi coast in front of us as view, a glorious sight with the sea, and boisterous laughter coming from the Italian family sitting at the next table, I had finally found the dining experience that I had come... More

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