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“What a magical experience”

Ristorante La Sponda
Ranked #12 of 90 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $84 - $168
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We have eaten in many top restaurants in different parts of the world but La Sponda was one of the most memorable because of its fantastic atmosphere. The restaurant in one of Positano's top hotels is completely candlelit (450 candles). Service is traditional and courteous.

We had booked for my Partner's birthday. We were given a table by two windows so that we had a dual view of Positano. We took the tasting menu (€100 per head). With the pre first course and the pre dessert this consisted of nine courses including two pasta courses. The food was outstanding and well deserves its recently awarded Michelin one star. They also had two musicians serenading the guests. At the end of the meal they approached our table, played Happy Birthday and we were presented with a small extension to our raspberry sweet with candle and a Happy Birthday message.

We can't praise this restaurant enough and can't wait to return at some time in the future.

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Thank ashnick
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

My fiancé and I tried the Chefs Menu along with the paired wines, and it was worth every euro. The wait staff and sommelier were fantastic, I've never had such a wonderful dining experience. We'll be back to celebrate anniversaries for certain.

Thank dabruman
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Felt like a friend of the family here. Waiters, maitre d, musicians all welcoming and light hearted, while the food stood alone as fantastic! Expensive, but a very entertaining evening. Beautiful setting, views unbeatable, celebrity watching fun. Don't miss. Save now for this once in lifetime experience.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

A fine dining locale, so to speak... Which likely stood out all the more due to the many many mediocre tourist serving cafeterias in all of the tourist zones... The food was very good - creative, presented well, quality ingredients... Good service, though more baroque orchestra than finely tuned symphony (different people were filling my wineglass every 30 seconds which was humorous - the main wine guy and main waiter come around about 3 times per dinner...)... Plenty of special bites for free in between courses... We did not go for the tasting menu... 2 bottles of local wine (very good), shared the shrimp ravioli, had duck and veal shank and shared dessert which cost $365 Euro - so it's not cheap... Amazing location, nice decor, great view... When I consider the rave reviews that some of the places have received here in Amalfi that I felt were complete dives, this place was like heaven...

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

La Sponda was everything we expected and more. The service was excellent. We were seated at the table of our choosing with spectacular views and warm atmosphere. The food did not disappoint. We had the tasting menu and each course was gastronomical. We understand why this restaurant is Michelin rated. Kudos to the chef. We would highly recommend it when you are in Positano

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