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“Horrible service” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante La Sponda

Ristorante La Sponda
Ranked #8 of 84 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $78 - $155
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Ellenton, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Horrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had planned a wonderful anniversary celebration here and the whole mood turned sour when the gentleman in our party did not receive his meal until the rest of our group had finished eating. When we ask if and when his would be getting his meal we were told it is coming. This was not the first or second time our friends had dined here however it was the last.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best meal of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had dinner one evening at La Sponda and I must say it was one of the most memorable dining experiences. The food is fantastic. The service is perfect. Everyone is so helpful and genuine. The setting is amazing. We dined at four starred restaurants during our visit to Italy and La Sponda was without a doubt the best. Perfect in every way. I highly suggest a visit. You will not be sorry.

Visited September 2012
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Connecticut, USA
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157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, excellent service, friendly staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was one of the top ten dinners that my wife have shared over the last 35 years. The tasting menu was well conceived and the wine pairing acretive to the experience. The sommelier gave just the right amount of information about each wine and why it had been selected. The head waiter was very friendly without being cloying and he could sing too. The view is outstanding, the service excellent and the restaurant had none of the stuffiness that is often assocted with a Michelin starred restaurant. Yes, it is expensive but anyone going to this restaurant should be aware of that prior to going. I highly recommend La Sponda as an unforgettable dining experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, England
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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“What a magical experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2012
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Ames, IA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“First class food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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