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“Hidden Gem - a MUST in Positano”

La Taverna del Leone
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Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $59
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Historical mediterranean family restaurant since 1965, featuring passion, authentic food from local ingredients and warm hospitality
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had an absolutely amazing dinner here. The owner picked us up from our hotel and brought us directly to the restaurant. The atmosphere is classy and comfortable, with Italians dining there. The menu was all in Italian (which we actually liked - felt more authentic) and the waiters were kind and helpful, and explained the menu to us. The caprese salad was the the best we had on our entire Italy trip - fresh bright red firm tomatoes and mozzarella that melted in our mouths. The gnocchi and ravioli were fresh, soft and mouthwatering. To top it off, we had delicious tirimisu. We then got another ride back to our hotel. Amazing food and service. Not cheap, but not overly expensive either, definitely reasonable. I will be back here for sure.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is a few minutes away from Positano. They offer a free shuttle service. I agree with most other contributors, the food is very nice, service is very friendly location is better than just ok. The entire experience, given the price, is very good. A place to visit.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

La Tavern del Leone was by far the best restaurant in Positano. While many of the other restaurants in town have beautiful views of the sea, La Taverna del Leone has a spectacular view of an immaculate kitchen. Watching the chefs was like watching a well orchestrated concert.

The orange and shrimp risotto, the vegetable strudel, lentil soup, homemade pastas, fresh fish, and the incredible tiramisu and semifreddo desserts. We have been coming here for years and we are never disappointed. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list to choose from.

The menu is not translated into English, but the waiters can patiently explain the selections and you can view the wide array of vegetables available each evening. The restaurant is frequented by locals rather than tourists, so you can be sure you are getting the best Positano has to offer.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Truly one of the best pizzas we have ever had. They also have great pasta as well. Highly recommend this as one if the top 3 restaurants in Positano. They will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off after. The wait staff is lovely and the open kitchen is an added bonus.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We walked down one night and ordered a meal after reading about it. We ordered one thing and received another albeit with most sincere apologies from the gorgeous wait person. This place didn't work for me insofar as quality or taste of the food went.

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Thank Di P
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