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“World Class everything!”

Ristorante La Sponda
Ranked #6 of 85 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $161
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“World Class everything!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

How many places can give you five star service and food with a view of Positano at your feet. La Sponda is the experience of a lifetime. A white table clothed seat in an oversized opening (no glass) looking directly down onto the top of the Duomo in the middle of town. The wait staff presents and pours beer as if it were a special bottle of wine. Elegant food design and choices. A friendly, attentive staff seems to anticipate your next wish. I didn't want to leave. This is the place to spend an afternoon experiencing the Italian lifestyle with a view from heaven.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ancaster, Canada
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“La Sponda was a very good experience”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We visited La Sponda on September 18th. The staff had great personality, were knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was very good and, overall, the restaurant deserves its Michelin Star. We would return.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience: at a price!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Yes this restaurant is very expensive: so let's move on!
In terms of scenery, the view over the harbour and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and the houses on the surrounding hills is stunningly beautiful.
The staff were extremely friendly in a slightly pushy way, promoting champagne and other drinks, but the service was timely, thoughtful and immaculate.
We went for a late lunch and shared a parma ham and melon starter, pasta pescatori for me and spaghetti vongole for my wife: all superb and very fresh. I finished with a dessert of lemon sorbet and a glass of lemoncello, then coffee and petit fours: again, very well made as one would expect. My wife had a couple of glasses of prosecco.
The area of the restaurant we were seated in was partly shared with a pool area at the back. This seemed somewhat incongruous for bathers and diners, but obviously works for the hotel as both the pool area and restaurant seemed quite busy. If this is likely to bother potential diners, there were other areas which I'm sure were available.
A great meal which we enjoyed very much: the cost was 177 euros. Le Spirenuse is one of the world's best hotels, located in one of the most expensive but beautiful towns, it is costly but if you can afford it, you owe it to yourself!

  • Visited September 2013
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326 reviews
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“A culinary masterpiece”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is just the absolute best. Their tortellini is the best I have ever tasted. Service is very good and the sommelier were truly helpful and knowledgeable.

It was very expensive though- so do this for a special occasion.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Too expensive, even for the Amalfi coast”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were looking forward to each here after the good reviews but were a bit disappointed.
The venue is really nice with all the candles and the sea view and the food was good, although it didn't blow our minds.

What blow our minds was the bill... We have eaten in very fancy restaurants in London for the same or less money and i don't think the food was to the same standards.

Friendly staff and nice touches like complementary starter, but don't think is worth the fuss.

  • Visited August 2013
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