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“The astounding Zass Restaurant, Positano, Amalfitana, Italy.”

Zass Restaurant. Il San Pietro Di Positano.
Ranked #43 of 85 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
League City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The astounding Zass Restaurant, Positano, Amalfitana, Italy.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

On July 28, 2013 we had lunch to celebrate our 40th anniversary at the Michelin starred Zass restaurant, Il San Pietro Hotel, near Positano. Booking was by internet about a month in advance when planning our 24 day Mezzogiorno trip. My wife Terry and I had just arrived by car from Paestum. The luncheon would almost bring to a close our journey that had taken us criss-crossing the south, from one superb experience to another. We were early, so we took time out to sit on the patio. The scenery is out of this world. No one needs to be reminded of that. A Koferhof 2012 Pinot Grigiot, magnificently peachy, with olives and kettle chips had us wind down. With time to spare Mr. Andrea Esposito, the reservations manager, took us on a tour of the suites and rooms taking our collective breath away. Then to lunch. A delightful Prosecco Tre Dame 2011 was to accompany the meal. I started with Steamed lobster. It was soft, tender and tasty. Terry had her staple calamari. Also tender and pleasantly, gently spiced. Secondi piatti were filleted sea bass for me that was superb with just the right combination of herbs (including ground sage perhaps?) and for Terry fillet of Black Angus that had a bit of grizzle which could have been removed in the prepping department, but had great flavour which Terry allowed me to confirm with a small piece on her fork, and 100% done as ordered. Between courses, was to my mind, the triumph of the day: The intermezzo was a thimble of pressed John Dory. Rich in taste, packed in its tiny presentation I shall forever taste its magnificence. It accentuated the fish experience as well as referred to Terry’s steak, such was its maximum flavour. Service was exemplary. No hovering about. But at least three were a discrete distance away. And ever ready. We asked to be taken to the chef in charge of the meal. It was Sous Chef Mr. Antonio Villani in attendance whose happy countenance can be seen in one of our pictures. He and his kitchen team were enthusiastically congratulated. What a happy crowd. Contented kitchen staff make for contented diners. A magnificent experience all round in every department that deserved the price of the meal in every respect. We hope to be back soon. Thank you, the Cinque family.

  • Visited July 2013
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5 Thank Karl J
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“This is a class act full stop. Oh! and with a view to die for!..”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is the "main" restaurant at this superb hotel and shouldn't be confused with "Il Carlino" the beach restaurant which is only open to residents and opens afternoons only. This is the Michelin starred main restaurant and is open for bookings/visitors.
Obviously we were staying at the hotel so ate here often and apart from the rabbit was never disappointed. More about the rabbit later.
Pasquale 2 the Maitre d' is probably the friendliest you will ever meet in a classy restaurant like this, so take his tips seriously. The fresh fish IS that good....
Sea-Bass cooked in salt was brilliant and the Veal chop my idea of a veal T-Bone heaven. Oh and you have to try the Gnocchi with black truffle its sensational.
The Rabbit... Well the last time we stayed they did a Ragu of rabbit in a rich tomato sauce and it was so good I had it twice. But this time they did a whole organic rabbit for two simply grilled and apart from being too much it was not as tender as the Ragu version. So please Il San Pietro please put the Ragu version back on the menu for our next visit.
Okay it's pricey but where else can you eat food this good and with the best view on the Amalfi coast to sip your cocktail on.
Oh! and here's the bonus as an appetiser you get a slice of probably the best Margarita pizza in town so if you don't make dessert don't blame me.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Yorkyibbo
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