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“Fantastic food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of C'era una Volta

C'era una Volta
via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
0039 089811930
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Ranked #16 of 73 Restaurants in Positano
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were picked up by their free shuttle bus, treated to a beautiful cliffside sea view and had the most attentive waiter in federico who tailored to our tastes. Very reasonable prices for the amount of food we ate, and not to mention the quality of the food! Mussels were so fresh and not that fishy salty taste at all, pasta was al dente and sauces were beautiful! The lobster was so fresh and very nice, pizza personally wasnt as good as some restaurants in naples but beggars cant be choosers when 95% of the menu is fantastic especially seafood. Must go!

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“Amazing food, perfect service. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First of all, do not try to use google maps to get there. The SITA bus stops nearby (second or third stop in Positano from Amalfi). the restaurant was so kind that they picked us up in the center of Positano. Francesco was incredibly kind and professional, we tried the food he suggested and it was amazing. It was not expensive at all: 2 starter, 2 pasta, 1/2 liter of vino de la casa, 1dessert costed only 45eur, and we got 2 limoncello for free. Highly recomended!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Most amazing in Amalfi Coast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was by far the best restaurant we've been to in Italy let alone positano. From the alfresco dining in the terrace to the small extras such as the free shuttle bus, the charming waiter and the service.. we were quite impressed. My boyfriend and I have never eaten at the same restaurant two nights in a row but after discovering this little gem we went back! The seafood was absolutely superb, the muscles amazing and the lobster fresh and perfectly complementing the spaghetti. The waiter Frederico was informative, funny and attentive. He was willing to make adjustments to the menu to suit our preferences (eg. Changing a main size to an appetiser, swapping the pasta type and halving the pizza so both of us would have the one we wanted). The setting was romantic and perfect for couples as well as families and groups. One suggestion I should have made was to provide bowels for the muscles... that was a very small problem to have though and easily solved.

Thank you again Frederico and all the staff at C'era una Volta.

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Horsham, Australia
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“Delicious food away from the tourist zone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. As the restaurant is located about 5 minutes by car from the centre of Positano, the restaurant offers a free pickup and drop-off service.
On arrival, we were treated to wonderful views of the valley and Positano below. Our waiter recommended a delicious array of fresh seafood and traditional meat dishes. It was a memorable night.
The next day, while walking we unintentionally arrived at this restaurant at midday and we decided to have pizzas for lunch. The pizzas were delicious. Surprisingly, the walk back to our hotel only took 20 minutes!

Visited June 2014
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“Great seafood with a beautiful view; personable service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family ate lunch and dinner here. We had fantastic service from Federico. He selected a dinner menu for my family which was truly outstanding, with an appropriate (i.e. moderate) amount of food. We had a shrimp appetizer, fresh lobster with pasta, and then a seafood stew. This was one of the best meals my family had during a recent three week trip to Italy. It is a modest restaurant, but the seafood was very fresh, the wines were great and reasonably priced, and Federico was a fabulous server and guide to the local cuisine.

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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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