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Ristorante La Sponda

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Via San Sebastiano 2, 84017, Positano, Italy
+39 089 875066
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel and the dining experience were wonderful. Loved the guys with the guitars who serenaded each table.

Thank csugarn
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very good dinner at La Sponda, but it fell short of "great". The restaurant tries to be very "European Traditional" with service and even the food (to some degree). Think very buttoned up servers, food brought out with silver tents, etc. The meal started out impeccably, but service began to deteriorate at the entree. The food was... More 

Thank Jeff H
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth the hype. Most restaurants with great views do not offer great food. La Sponda is an exception. The location is perfect, on the balcony of the Sirenuse hotel overlooking the Med and Positano. The food was likewise great. Fine dinning at its best.

Thank saltyredhead
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my friend's birthday and she wanted to come here as her birthday present. The service was definately Michelin standard. They were attentive and knowledgable. I've been to Michelin star restaurants before. Food wise, I was surprised by the mediocrity. We had the octopus and a half portion of the truffle pasta to start. Our mains were the veal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ranks as one of my favourite meals of all time - I visited La Sponda on my birthday, while in Positano on honeymoon. It was a very special evening, and everything was perfect - from the spectacular sunset to the charming maitre d'. We had the small tasting menu which was a great way to enjoy lots of courses... More 

Thank eggpie2906
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a reservation for 8:45 pm and we got there at 8:40 . right away 4 waiters came to us and took our coat , jacket and seated us afterward they brought us apps and drinks so we can start the evening. they were two guitar players who played the guitar for each table personally. the food was very... More 

Thank Amit B
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant and were a little apprehensive about it because of some of the reviews. Well.. I think this restaurant is absolutely fantastic. The maitre'd is on top of everything. The food is absolutely delicious. I ordered the octopus and the meat pasta which were unbelievable. My husband had the scampi app and the lobster pasta which... More 

Thank Sheryl W
Canberra, Australia
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in our Top 3 of all time. Incredible views, service, atmosphere, wine and food. The service is impeccable with formally suited and highly knowledgable wait staff and sommeliers - but with personality and a sense of fun. Our sommelier was incredible with his wine knowledge (not just italian but worldwide and had such passion) our waiters gave... More 

Thank Laura0576
Irvine, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard all the raves about this hotel but when we went there to join our friends for dinner (who were staying there), we were shocked at how we were treated. We went to the lovely outdoor terrace bar for a drink while we were waiting, and the waiter whouldn't let us sit down. Apparently, the tables are reserved.... More 

Thank 490travelgirl
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is fine dining with a lot of white plate, and definitely not "Nonna's kitchen." The food was delicious and the service staff was extremely friendly, but I could have just as well been in a high end New York restaurant (if not for the incredible view in the background!)

Thank danrossetti9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$78 - $157
Healthy, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Sebastiano 2, 84017, Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: +39 089 875066
Charming restaurant in the heart of Le Sirenuse Hotel. The restaurant is entirely lit by 450 candles. The cuisine is contemporary Italian, using only the freshest local ingredients. The view is breathtaking as is the impeccable service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?