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“Excellent restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Capitano

Il Capitano
Viale Pasitea, 119, 84017 Positano, Italy
+39 089 811351
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Ranked #31 of 73 Restaurants in Positano
Price range: $61 - $171
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Instagram: ristorante_il_capitano
Beirut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good food with a excellent view and friendly service. You need a booking to find a table with a good view.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We pre-booked the corner table and had a lovely meal. The waiters did not rush us as is so often the case, and we had a lovely meal with the most romantic view in Positano. They even gave us complimentary Limoncello's after we had paid!

Visited June 2014
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Long Beach, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great view, ok food, ok service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went here since a cab driver and Mario Batali recommended it. The view is stunning, even though we didn't have a table by the edge/rail. There were 4 of us and we didn't have reservations so we got a table near the kitchen.
Overall food was ok. Some things we hits others misses. Worst tiramisu of my whole trip. Seafood risotto was not very good and didn't seem authentic (more like paella). The lobster pasta was good and my octopus appetizer was good too. The service is not overly friendly but they were sufficient.
Overall, I think I'd try other places over this one but if you are looking for a romantic view then go here.

Visited June 2014
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Great food and the most stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We arrived early for lunch and even though they were not open yet and closed from 1.30 for a wedding reception, they gave us a wonderful table in the corner of the terrace overlooking Positano. We had a drink while waiting for opening. The food was excellent - tasty and very reasonably priced bearing in mind the great location. Service was friendly and efficient - even though they were only open for 1.5 hours, we did not feel rushed. The views are sensational - you can see all over Positano and the coast south. Great place to eat.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We got a table right on the edge of the terrace so were able to enjoy the fantastic view. It's a lovely romantic setting with live music.
Service was good but not overly friendly.
Food was OK but not amazing.
The setting & view is the best bit about this restaurant so would still recommend it & perhaps we made bad choices with our food.

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