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C'era una Volta

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Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811930
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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minneapolis
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Chiesa Nuova district so it was within walking distance. We went here twice. A classic trattoria. No pretenses. Just classic local cuisine at a very reasonable price. They have a shuttle service as well.

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Milan, Italy
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Translated: "Once upon a time", this little trattoria (or family style restaurant) is a great find in one of the most travelled cities on the picturesque Amalfi Coast. You could even say, 'just like grandma used to make' because it feels like you've had home cooking. The decor is typical of a trattoria, humble and simple and well used, nothing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this online from US and promptly received confirmation for patio dining. Menu and wine list extensive and superior, caring service. A truly wonderful experience for the 1st of many nights on the Amalfi Coast. Service offered numerous suggestions and it was appreciated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

First and foremost the service and this restaurant was amazing and super accommodating. Very friendly staff, had a problem with the shuttle to take us back to hotel and he jumped right on top of paying for a cab. We decided to wait and they offered complimentary wine and espresso. Our food was so delicious and we ate so quickly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is a little way up the hillside/valley, but a pick up and drop off easily arranged much appreciated. This is not a gourmet place, but good tasty food for at a very reasonable price for the area. And the service so friendly and wanting to please. We enjoyed a nice romantic meal outside. Felt like on edge of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This place was right next door to the apartment we stayed at. We got in late our first night so we wandered next door for a meal before passing out. The main dining room was packed, but the wait staff set up a table in the back dining room for us. It was perfect. After a long travel day, a... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Visited this restaurant on two occasions. Staff very attentive and friendly, seafood fresh and delicious, pizzas large and tasty. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended, could find no fault.

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maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $33
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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: +39 089 811930
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.

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