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C'era una Volta

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Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811930
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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just did not know. We were referred here and it was great! This was the best food we have had in 6 days. We traveled Florence then to Positano and we landed some great local food! Eat here! It is good!

Thank SMOKEY74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

best and newest place in Positano.... Great Food..... especially the Pizza..... good fish, meats and pasta... they will send a shuttle to pick you up from your hotel. a must do!!

Thank greatcdn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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.

Thank parmaman
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 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.

Thank suzanne v
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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 

Thank Erik M
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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.

Thank Toby-Turbine
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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.

Thank julieame

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: +39 089 811930
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?