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“Delicious Fish!”
Review of C'era una Volta

C'era una Volta
Ranked #24 of 90 Restaurants in Positano
Price range: $10 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The place to go if you want to eat like the locals and eat with the locals! Open all year round and with pizza takeaway service, C'era una Volta is family run and the perfect place for a traditional meal.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I went to C'era una Volta for dinner during our honeymoon. Our hotel concierge recommended this laid back, casual restaurant for us after having been to other places like Donna Rosa. The interior was very casual, just like your neighborhood pizza parlor. They had their homemade wine served in simple jugs but we fell in love with this place after trying their seabass! It was a simple whole fish baked with lemon. It was probably the best fish we've ever had. We ended up ordering another whole fish! We'll never forget about this place for having the best fish on our trip to Italy.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited this restaurant at the advice of a local. Best tip we could have been given. Hidden gem in Positano. Very unassuming place and one you could easily walk past and not know. We were picked up by their Shuttle. Driver was prompt, professional, and courteous. We enjoyed the entire experience so much, we cancelled reservations at another restaurant in Positano on our last night there just so we could return. Second time was as delicious as the first. Federico was hilarious! He was friendly, attentive, helpful in making and offering meal selections and wine. The place does not break the bank and in the Amalfi Coast, that's a difficult thing to do. Excellent! Would definitely recommend to others. Bravo!

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The first night in the Chiesa Nuova neighborhood, the closest and recommended trattoria was holding a private event and was unavailable .. we were directed to C'era una Volta by the owner of the Bar Internazionale. C'era una Volta is an unassuming place, frequented by locals and tourists. The service and food was excellent all four times we visited! Federico was especially personable and we felt we had a close friend in him by the time we left Positano. The beef and pork offerings in the Carne section of the menu were amazing!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were disappointed with a number of the restaurants in Positano, so asked our hotel staff where they eat. They recommended C'era una Volta, so we checked it out and were definitely not disappointed! They picked us up from our hotel and the service and food were excellent. Frederico took great care of us and made some excellent suggestions of things on and off the menu. We had TONS of amazing, fresh seafood to start (we just let them make whatever they had to serve us), then I had a baked sea bass that was perfect while my wife had their seafood pasta. Everything is fresh and delicious and the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. They help get you started, but then let you enjoy the food and each other without constant interruptions or telling to you leave, so they can fill the table again like some other restaurants we went to.. Overall, definitely worth checking out!

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

My friends & I holidayed in Positano & this restaurant was a few minutes away. Really great meals (we went twice), & had a take away pizza as well. The waiter Frederico was a joy, funny, polite spoke excellent English, & served us very well. Nothing was too much trouble & the rest of the staff were very helpful. Clean, friendly, fabulous meals & very, very reasonable prices. The house wine was very nice, we had a couple of litres each time we visited-- our accommodation was just around the corner so we could indulge. Well recommended.the young lad learning the trade is worth a mention too, handsome young man.

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