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C'era una Volta

via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
0039 089811930
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Ranked #11 of 72 restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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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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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Stoney Creek, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

went twice first time was good second time only went because they provided a ride and they dropped us off to the market before we had dinner Frederico is a very good waiter but food and service much better the first time

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite Restaurant in positano (and probably in the amalfitani coast). The food is very good but whats make this place so special is the service, specially is you get the chance of know Federico and the lemoncello!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family and I had many great meals here while visiting Positano this summer. Located near the top of the town, C'era una Volta has a beautiful view of the town below, the surrounding mountains, and of course the sea. The patio area is charming and relaxed but will definitely get full, so be sure to get a reservation if... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Slightly off of the well worn tourist trails, C'era una Volta is a delightful restaurant with exceptional food. Frederico and the staff are very focused on ensuring a top notch dining experience. The menu is stocked with an array of local choices, but do not overlook the specials. We dined there 3 times during our stay in Positano with different... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was good. The service was very good. The prices were very good. The restaurant was recommended by a local for the views, where she would go with her family. You over look someone's roof with dishes and antennas. Yes you could see the sea, but can not recommended for the views. They offered transportation too. Reserve a table... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this place on our first night and were delighted by the friendly staff and great food. Our waiter was Federico and he told us to forget the menu and proceeded to explain a very in depth list of specials, of which we very happy to take in his recommendations. Food was very good and the presentation spot... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dont be fooled by the empty inside restaurant, everyone is out on the terrace at the back where Federico and his team are will be providing a first class service. We didn't meet lo chef but hats off to him or her, the food is exceptional and Federico will arrange a car to collect you from your hotel and drop... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a great value! We maxed it out with smoked buffalo mozzarella, pasta with lobster, huge fresh seared tuna, a grilled fish, coffee with avec, a bottle of wine and it all came to €84 for 2. Everything tasted great on their veranda but the tuna did stand out being one of the top dishes ever.

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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Italy. I was with my family in Positano for 5 nights and we ended up going to the restaurant every single night. The view from the patio is gorgeous and it's not too far down in the town of Positano where it's too loud but it is perfect. The food is... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this place- the food is very good, the prices are reasonable & the staff are attentive. You'll see lots of locals here which is always a good sign of a decent place.

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