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C'era una Volta

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Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
0039 089811930
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

C'era una Volta feels like a local place and has very reasonably priced but tasty food. The service was terrific -- our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely pleasant. We sat outside despite the strong breeze and cool air, but the waiter brought wraps for us. We will be sure to return on our next visit to Positano.

Thank julieame
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat out on the balcony area. This was not a bad meal it just was not memorable. Although a very loud child was at a table in front of us where no one would have him settle down. Maybe that was the issue. I am comparing it to the other places we ate at. In fact I can't even remember... More 

1 Thank shabooties
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First things first: C'era una volta will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel/airbnb! We used this free service and it was awesome. This is a family-run restaurant and the whole team of servers were very friendly. It was a nice, congenial atmosphere in the restaurant. There is a huge back porch and covered area so there... More 

Thank Bronte L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had a bad experience here. We did not like the seared tuna - actually my husband thinks it made him sick. On a good note, the servers were very attentive and pleasant

Thank sfrancucci
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here 3 out of 6 of our nights in Positano. We loved it. The staff were very charming and attentive. The food was authentic and it was excellent and very reasonably priced. The terrace had a beautiful sunset view of Positano. If we return to Positano we would most definitely go back there. We would highly recommend this... More 

1 Thank HalleMama
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with a previous reviewer, our HomeAway owner recommended this restaurant - we ate there 4 out of our 7 night stay in Positano. We tried two other restaurants and they did not compare! The food was delicious and the staff friendly and warm - not to mention easy on the budget! I do recommend making a reservation - although... More 

Thank raykaggiem
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this place. Simple decor, reasonable prices, great food and outstanding hospitality. It's not the postcard Positano experience but a really nice spot for no a fuss quality feed and great service. We are here twice in our 5 night stay and both were great. The waiters were very polite and thorough. They offered my wife and daughter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we wanted a place to eat for dinner that would be solid, charming, and not too expensive, our host recommended C'era una Volta. That's exactly what we got! Their complimentary driving service picked us up right on time. The service was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We loved our appetizer of melon with prosciutto and devoured our simple but well-done... More 

Thank Chelsey P
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our airbnb owner recommended this restaurant to us and it's surprisingly good! The seafood was very fresh and the portion was big too! The price was so reasonable compared to other restaurants in Positano. Love the service and the vibe too. They provide free shuttle bus service too which is even better:) highly recommended!!

1 Thank CiCi C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined twice here during our time in Positano. The restaurant is slightly out of the way, but well worth the hike - the staff are warm and lovely and the food is fresh, delicious authentic Italian fare that's easy on the budget. Highly recommend!!

Thank Bing W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $33
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: 0039 089811930
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?