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“Outstanding simple meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Next2

Next2
Via Pasitea, 242, 84017 Positano, Italy
+39 089 812 3516
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Ranked #11 of 73 Restaurants in Positano
Price range: $37 - $73
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Toronto, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Outstanding simple meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have been to this restaurant consistently for the past 4 years, it is truly the best food that I have had in a local restaurant in this area. The last meal was simple pasta and truffles with olive oil, simply outstanding. Fresh ingredients make the difference and Next2 only uses the best local fare available. I bought truffles from the owner to take home and to this day, the scent lingers in my mind.

The location is a little out of the way, but well worth the walk up the hill for the most outstanding views of the coast. Service is warm and welcoming.

This is a gem.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Couldn't get enough of the place- excellent food, wine and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Next2 is a contemporary, stylish restaurant that puts a modern twist on Italian food. We ate here twice during our three day visit, as a young couple it was nice to spend the evening there sharing a bottle of wine and eating good food. This was the best eatery we found during our trip to Italy, the food was excellent, the desserts were especially good. Staff are helpful and friendly and it has a lively and relaxed atmosphere. We were impressed also with the whiskey. It's worth the money you spend, and isn't much more expensive thAn what you'd spend at a restaurant on the beach with average food and average service. You may have to book in advance during busier periods to avoid disappointment

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Quite good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Had dinner here, everything was deliciuos, and the atmosphere was great, less touristy than other places. Very good service.

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was excellent. This is the ideal place for a more formal dining experience that you can make the night of and turn it into a bit of an occasion.
The restaurant is not far positioned in the town about 15 minute walk away from the beach, it is a bit further up the hill. It is really nicely presented and stands out with a modern and trendy appearance.
The service was impressive with the staff speaking good English and being able to explain the menu and what specials they have on in some detail. They are attentive and friendly with a clear emphasis on service.
The breads served were interesting with some different flavours offering a different twist on the usual. We were delighted to Have a small bite, as compliments of the chef to get our taste buds going. It must have worked as the starter and main were top class. The presentation was excellent with a focus on quality. They were really tasty with a nice mix of flavours and textures.
This restaurant stands out as one of the best in Positano.

Visited June 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Touristy, but great food and service nonetheless.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Originally, we were skeptical about visiting this place. The map of Positano that we got at our hotel had this restaurant listed there. Our thought was since they spent their money on this add aimed at tourists, it’s going to be a touristy place with mediocre food, service, and high prices. Let me tell you, we were wrong. Yes, this place has lots of tourists (actually, during our visit didn’t see any locals in there), but the food and the service were top notch. Next2 has seating inside and outside, and looks quite formal. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, and the specials, and provided good wine recommendations. For appetizers we ordered calamari and Caprese salad with buffalo mozzarella, and they were great – the salad was very fresh, and the calamari were soft and delicious. For the main course we ordered the restaurant’s specials: grilled fish (catch of the day) and beef cheeks. I have never tried beef cheeks in my life, and though that they would be hard to chew; instead, they were so soft that they were practically melting in my mouth.
We have eaten in a few restaurants in Positano, and this one was the best in terms of food and service; price-wise it was more expensive than others, but I think it was worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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