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“Second favorite restaurant in Positano” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Saraceno d'Oro

Ristorante Saraceno d'Oro
Via Pasitea 254, 84017 Positano, Italy
089812050
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Ranked #15 of 73 Restaurants in Positano
Price range: $19 - $39
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Churchville, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Second favorite restaurant in Positano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great meal, value and atmosphere rolled into one. We really enjoyed all aspects of our meal and the service was excellent. A must-go restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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suffolk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Exceptional Service and Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This restaurant is without doubt the best in Positano for warm and friendly staff who know how to welcome you to the Italian way of life. We ate here twice and had we stayed longer would have definitely have visited more. We were able to talk to the whole family very easily and we learnt some Italian and they brushed up on their English!

The food is amazing; we were all very happy with our choice of dishes, seafood, pasta, pizza and lemon desserts, Perfecto! And of course a Lemoncello or two to finish.....

We recommend seating outside along the roadside and experience culture and watch the world go past.

The prices I always say reflect the quality; you can order meals that are reasonable priced but to truly enjoy Italian food at its finest 'Go on spoil yourself' and order what you want. The restaurant Ooozes great food in taste. Service is by far the best and you never feel hurried to leave.

A must for everyone; when you see how many locals are eating here its the ONLY recommendation you need.

Grazie

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice family run restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Positano is a hauntingly beautiful town, but generally quite expensive, with a limited choice of 'good value' restaurants. This place pretty high up on a mountain side is recommendable. We had grilled sea bass with salad as a side dish. Both were good. The staff is attentive and friendly and the whole setting is charming.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, UK
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Positano”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Nice restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, with very friendly staff, good service and great food. We had very good bruschetta and parma/ham mozarella starters, but the seafood mains were what really stood out. The seafood platter wasn't cheap at €25, but it was a very generous portion of a very fresh and tasty combination of langoustines, mussels, calamari, swordfish and prawns. The swordfish steak by itself was also extremely good. The mains don't come with any accompaniments, so you will need to order chips etc if you want them. We had the melanzane grigliate (grilled eggplant with tomato sauce and mozarella), which was very good. With a bottle of wine and water, the bill was c€80, which was good value for the high quality of the food.
The tables are quite close together, which is fine generally - unfortunately the people sat next to us were smoking, which was an annoyance, particularly when our food arrived, but I guess if you chose to sit outside on a lovely summer's evening, the restaurant can't be responsible for their customers being inconsiderate.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Most wonderful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were there while the family was celebrating a wedding and a birthday and they shared their cake with us! The waiter, Guisepe/Pepe, was full of humor and hospitality. We enjoyed our food and the manicotti was the best!

Visited September 2013
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