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“The view, the staff and the food”
Review of Il Capitano

Il Capitano
Ranked #31 of 90 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 August 20, 2013

With a breathtaking panorama like this, you almost expect that there is no need to put in the extra effort, that the restaurant will fill it's large terrace on the view alone. The fact is that while the view is breathtaking, the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is good while retaining fairly modest pricing (by Positano standards). The menu selection with anti, primi, secondi and pizzas suits both adults and kids makes this a firm favourite for the whole family. Decent selection of local wines, plus the Italian classics. We have been here several times the past couple of years and will continue to come back the next time we visit Positano.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our dinner at Il Capitano was wonderful! The service was great, even with our party of 7. The staff accommodated our every wish, including taking many pictures of our family with the incredible views of Positano behind us. The location is perfect - certainly walkable but high enough to have beautiful views. The food was all wonderful and a big hit with all of us!

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

This place has gorgeous views on the bay & the city. Their prices are very reasonable (3 course dinner with a bottle of wine for two totaled up to approx 100 euro), and cuperto (the city tax) was only 2 euro per person. The food is very good; for antipasti we had a yummy seafood mix (clams, mussels in tomato broth) & sea bass carpaccio - salty, melt in your mouth quality of fish. Then I had pumpkin gnocchi with clams and bacon - delicious, creamy, savory - I licked my plate clean ;), and A. had lamb shank, which he loved. For dessert we shared a dark chocolate ice cream truffle complimented by a sweet wine with a hint of cherry flavor. The whole experience was unforgettable & very romantic.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Probably one of the better restaurants in Positano, very good service, and very good food! The first meal in Positano, it was started on the right track at Il Capitano! Great wine list & very fresh sea food.

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Thank TomSueNY
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We found Il Capitano to be our favourite restaurant during our seven day stay in Positano. Fine wine, fantastic food (particularly the seafood, although the kids loved the desserts also), attentive staff and a superb view across the bay. Recommend having a drink and enjoying the view from the hotel terrace before moving across to the restaurant. As is our family tradition, we always return to our favourite restaurant on our last night and Il Capitano was the one for us.

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Thank TheNewburgh5
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