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“Best view for lunch or dinner!!!”
Review of Il Capitano

Il Capitano
Ranked #27 of 89 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $165
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Instagram: ristorante_il_capitano
Reviewed October 7, 2012

This restaurant was on our walk up the hill to our hotel and 3 of us decided to try it for lunch. We had a table with the most outstanding view of Positano and the Sea...and our tomato salad was delicious. At the end of the 23 day trip we decided that this was our favorite lunch!!! We decided to make reservations for the 12 of us for dinner and everyone liked the restaurant. Most everyone had the local fish or chicken and I had risotto.....and we had the house white and red wine. We were a big table and they offered to let us pay by separate checks, which you don't find often. We had good service, despite the restaurant being full. It was about the average cost of the restaurants in Positano. I think the outstanding feature of the restaurant is the view!!!!!

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

What a fantastic experience... After spending 4 unforgettable nights in Positano, this was definitely our favourite restaurant to top a truly memorable holiday...

LOCATION great - just up the road out of the main 'hub' of Positano. Il Capitano has a roomy outdoor terrace perched overlooking the main bay - a perfect romantic setting.

FOOD this place is all about the seafood - from what we could tell its all fresh and they're very generous with portions. The seafood soup included a generous helping of mussels, clams etc.

DRINK keep it local - there is an extensive wine list but we recommend staying close to home - we had a great bottle of white from the Amalfi Coast region (under €20 a bottle)

PRICE 'the norm' - we found most restaurants were of a similar price bracket in Positano (€60 - €80 for a table for 2 inc wine) and this restaurant was no exception - good value given the location, food, service etc.

TOP TIP book in advance for the best tables (at the front of the terrace) and try and choose a night where the weather isn't too breezy.

To sum up in one word - Faultless.
There are more expensive options in Positano, but you simply don't need to when there are great restaurants like this - we highly recommend x

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1  Thank Ben D
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had made reservations after walking around in the afternoon, then came back to the hotel and saw a lot of bad service reviews. We were hesitant to keep our reservation, but we did, based on the views and proximity to our hotel. We thought the food was good and the service wasn't as bad as other reviewers had experienced. I think our waiter did a fine job. They don't rep our your wine, or ask how the food was. They also didn't clear the dishes quickly, but we didn't mind, since we were in no hurry to finish our evening.

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1  Thank Orazio87
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

What a view ! what a fantastic experience, really romantic, a superb place to sit in the evening sun, eating and drinking and soaking up the atmosphere. The food was great, I had lobster and linguine, it was excellent, my partner had the steak, again he thoroughy enjoyed it. The service was a little slow, hey this is Italy, who is in a rush when you can sit all evening in such a wonderful place. We took pot luck with Il Capitano as the view looked great, we are very glad we stopped. Not too expensive either, would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great views, great dishes. One of the best appetizers we had on our vacation: a cod dish with lemons, oranges, basil, and a little bit of olive oil - delicious! Service was ok, not fantastic, but when you're on vacation, why be in a rush?

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1  Thank Margaret D
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