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C'era una Volta

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Italian, Chowder, Pizza
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via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
0039 089811930
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The place to go if you want to eat like the locals and eat with the...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, wonderful view and good value

We were a party of 12 celebrating an anniversary and we had a nice table out on the deck. Beautiful at night to look out over the bay of Naples! Our group ordered everything from salad, to grilled whole fish, pasta and pizza. Everything was wonderful and the service excellent. We took the local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 12 celebrating an anniversary and we had a nice table out on the deck. Beautiful at night to look out over the bay of Naples! Our group ordered everything from salad, to grilled whole fish, pasta and pizza. Everything was wonderful and the service excellent. We took the local bus to arrive at the restaurant... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is not a fancy restaurant. If you want fancy go down to next2 down the road. This is an informal, like eating at home restaurant but with much better cooking than home. Excellent Italian dishes: Scialatelli with seafood, linguine gamberi, risotto marinara, stuffed pumpkin flowers, mixed grill of fish, fried mixed seafood, etc. All excellent - the kitchen is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

In an overpriced city like Positano, this place had great selection and quality at a fair price. They will send a car for free to pick you up and take you home, so don't forget to ask.

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to this restaurant as it was about a 20 minute (very scenic) walk from where we were staying. Walking in with no expectations we were very pleasantly surprised. The staff were great, very friendly and helpful - and the food was fantastic! I would definitely return and recommend to others.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 12 and they way that they took care of us, one would have thought it was a party of 2. They got everyone's order correctly, which is amazing in its self. I had the Mixed Seafood Salad and a green salad with a glass of wine. It was amazing. Just the right amount of seasoning... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Ate here three times, upon recommendation of family and staff from Holiday House Gilda. Food was good, service was good, free transfer from B&B and back was useful.... House wine at 6 Euros a litre was drinkable.... would definitely recommend to others... slightly out of town, but a much better choice than some of the other fancier places in Positano... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were staying in upper Positano so decided to try this restaurant. The staff were great, the food and view terrific. It is half the cost of the waterfront restaurant plus no need for transport and for us not to many stairs. However they do provide a shuttle service. It's so good we ate there 5 nights in a row... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Despite being fully booked with reservations, they were so gracious to squeeze us in. Service was excellent, view was amazing and the food was great! We couldn't believe the meal the four of us had for the price. I had an amazing pasta with shrimp and zucchini, my son had the ravioli, my daughter the pizza and my husband had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place was recommended to us by our host, a Positano local, so we checked it out on our first night. We've been back every night since. There's plenty of places in Positano with breathtaking views but C'era una Volta also has delicious food at a good price which is something of a rarity here. Additionally the staff are attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Positano and its stairs up an down, the last place you think of going for dinner is "up the hill". Well...hop on the public transit and get up to where the two way street begins. Just around the corner (signs point you there), you will find C'era Una Volta and it is a treasure to find. Friendly staff, fabulous view... More 

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Additional Information about C'era una Volta

Address: via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 089811930
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: 0039 089811930

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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