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C'era una Volta

via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
0039 089811930
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Ranked #3 of 68 restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We loved eating here on our holiday. The food is exquisite and the service exceptional. Sit and watch the chefs cook and see the pizzas being made, heaven. You pay a little more but it's quality is above any other restaurant in positano.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were recommended by the proprietor of our B&B to check out this restaurant, and we are extremely happy that we did. They have a pick up and drop off service, and had our table ready for us right as we arrived. Our waiter was so personable and attentive that we specifically asked for him the second night (Federico). The... More

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The prices are good, but not any ambience. The lighting is very bright and the service was rushed. You order and your food comes out very quickly. I had the chicken dish and it was just OK. My husband's pasta with sausage was tasty. The house wine is awful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had as good a meal here as we did anywhere in Positano. La Tagliata may have been better because of the volume of food and the view, but it is in a different category (Fixed price, no pasta, grilled meats). This place had a great variety from pizza, to pasta, to grilled fish and meats.Pasta specials were exceptional. I... More

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Although it looks like a little roadside dive from the road, this place is amazing. The huge, lighted patio seems to hang on the edge of the mountain and overlooks Positano. The waitstaff was very attentive and the owner was an utterly charming and proud restauranteur whose food recommendations were spot on. The gnocchi may have been the best I... More

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you are looking for great carry out pizza. This is the place. My husband and my friend's husband stumbled upon it and brought us back some awesome pizzas. The next day, our last in Positano, we decided to walk down to the little pizza place to eat. Fredrico was glad that the guys came back with the rest of... More

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Steinwenden, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fresh fish and pasta specials are the guaranteed successes of this place. Pizza is superb in a land of really good pizza. Open in off season - God bless this place.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were in Positano while it was still considered "winter"........so there were VERY FEW restaurants that were even open! This restaurant was small, but the food & service were perfect! We had great house wine and the waiter was very eager to keep us happy! Greatly enjoyed our meal!

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Sorrento, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The food wasn't great. I had risotto that tasted more like Chinese rise (no offense but that's not risotto).

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Well I suppose there's no harm in browsing the menu when you're first seated, but then the owner will stop back to regale you with the all day's specials - which fish were iust caught, how they're being prepared, what special pasta dish they're serving, etc. And you will forget all about the written menu. Superb food, expertly prepared, with... More

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