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Buca di Bacco 1916

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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You can find the restaurant centrally situated, on the main beach of Positano up the popular steps of the 2 Lions. The entrance of the restaurant is between its kitchen and the veranda from where you can enjoy a 180° view of the beach and coastline. With an informal and vibrant atmosphere in the day and a soft lumination by impressive coral shaped chandeliers, by night. Romantic candelight dinners under the stars can be enjoyed on our second floor roof terrace. The cuisine is typically Mediterranean with pasta dishes, fish, vegetables, crispy fries,...We are open every day from April 1st to October 30th. If you would like to make a review, please make sure that you don't get confused with the
PRICE RANGE
$46 - $91
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pasta mixed seafood gelato octopus sea bass fries cooking class overlooking the beach great view ate here our waiter food was wonderful beautiful restaurant positano beach first night beach front tourist trap
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous view by the sea with great food. Pasta was undercooked but they brought a substitute with no questions. Wonderful friendly service. Without question would return. Many tables with multiple turns but never felt rushed. Very welcoming.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Alexandriafoodfan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place by the Positano bay. We took a boat from Sorrento and came here straight to this amazing bar

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GauravG1901
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Luigi was an excellent server ....what a dining experience! From the decadent seafood to the excellent wine, cheese, and meat selections. This was a rare find in such a tourist area. Can’t wait to revisit!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank pgchristina
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to have a snack here and really regret stepping in! Rude and inattentive staff from cashier to server. There is a lack of management and no care for customers. Their gelato is not worth it! There are much better restaurants in Positano. We...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 199sabirt
Reviewed 5 days ago

We almost sat inside then discovered the terrace where we had an amazing view while enjoying the Positano sunshine. Light lunch consisting of the tuna salad, lambs leaf salad and arugula salads. Generous portions all around and offset by an ice cold bottle of pinot...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SalR5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the terrace bar for our complimentary drinks but decided to stay for dinner. To start you cannot beat the view. It is simply stunning. The staff were awesome,friendly and knowledgeable. Especially the little dude with his black rimmed glasses. We had water...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Reckless6505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somewhat of a tourist trap but then again so is Positano. Inattentive, indifferent service. Felt as if the staff though they were doing us a favor providing service. My spaghetti vongole was good but my companions food was mediocre. Price is competitive for the area...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank R5050MDjoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day and finally a break in the rain so I can explore Positano. Buca di Bacco was on my list of restaurants to try but would need a reservation for dinner. I walked past and there was availaibilty at a window table. The service...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mdpbm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a beer. Outside seating had lovely view. Waited at least 10 minutes while one waiter continued to ignore us. Eventually we went to the fridge to get and pay for our drinks. Only once we had these did the same waiter...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Scotland-4evr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service. We were jet lagged and hungry and the food was divine. Best tiramisu in Positano. We came back when less mental and did a wonderful cooking class and ate it all afterwards. Best view from the corner table of the gazillion...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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gustavob583
November 14, 2018|
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Response from RagazzaMD | Reviewed this property |
No I was staying right there on the beach. My travel agent arranged my transfers from, Rome, train to Naples, then Naples to Positano and back again.
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gustavob583
November 14, 2018|
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Yes, I used Rainbow Limousine service for my transfer From Naples airport to Positano and to Naples train station. Great service. We also added a private tour of Pompei on our way to the train station.
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Tony Y
April 28, 2015|
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Response from LouisNice |
Hi, You can spend from 25 to 40€ per person, depend how many courses you have and what kind of wine you drink. Ex a main course like pasta with pesto with water and a glass of wine will cost around 20€. They do a generous... More
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