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“Beautiful food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Capitano

Il Capitano
Viale Pasitea, 119, 84017 Positano, Italy
+39 089 811351
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Ranked #30 of 73 Restaurants in Positano
Price range: $56 - $156
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Instagram: ristorante_il_capitano
Northumberland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was slightly reluctant to try this restaurant to begin with. I am kit sure why. I think I felt that it would cater for a mass market given it's location. I was wrong. The food is very well prepared. The octopus carpaccio as a starter is superb, as was the spaghetti nero with squid. The fish stew was wonderful. Overall lacks a little atmosphere - however that could have been because it was a slightly cooler night with a bit of wind.

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Essex
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Lovely terrace views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is set on a terrace that overlooks the bay & is set back/down from the main road that runs into town. Everybody here is so friendly & the food was superb. Can get very busy in the evening, which says a lot. This is a "must visit" during your stay.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“25th anniversary dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent view. Food was great. We had seafood risotto, big portion and tasty. Egg plant ravioli was delicious. Pizza marinara was big, tasty. Would have given it five stars if service was better. Very slow and no follow up. We did not even get a maître d check up on the table. Limoncello liquor after dinner was fantastic!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food and view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stunning views and delicious food! The service was lovely, we went there twice during our 5 days in Positano. Our waiter, Giuseppe, offered us limoncello drinks the 1st time and other drinks with antipasti for our second visit, he was really lovely and it made the experience even better! I had the seafood risotto and then the tuna filet, both amazing, I deeply recommend!
Unlike you would think, it was not that expensive, and definitely worth every Euro!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aussie
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162 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 107 cities Reviews in 107 cities
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, exceptional view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This has a stunning view over the beach at Positano and the staff were kind enough to make rom for us at late notice in a booked out restaurant.
The ambience matched the food - superb including lightly fried cod fish balls (that we're square) and seafood that was local and freshly caught.
The seafood risotto was very flavoursome as was everything that came our way.
One of the highlights of our trip.

Visited July 2014
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