Positano’s charms aren’t simply superficial, though it’s as postcard-perfect as you imagined. Dive into the flavors of the Amalfi Coast at any of these top seven restaurants in Positano, and you’ll feel the region’s soul. Don’t stop at one indulgent meal. There are too many idyllic coastal gems to hem yourself into. From sought-after seats at Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy cafe-style eateries, these are our favorite places to taste the fruits of Positano, both from the sea and the land.
1. Chez Black
Guests at Chez Black have been dining at this beachside restaurant since 1949, including locals and celebrities from Italy. They dished out lavish plates of Spaghetti con Ricci di Mare (orange sea urchins), bowls of olive-oil-drizzled Zuppa di Pesce locale (locally sourced fish soup with redfish, octopus, mussels, and clams), and their signature heart-shaped pizzas. Not sure what you want? The staff will gladly order for you.
2. La Cambusa
Next door to Chez Black, the indoor/outdoor seafront bistro La Cambusa offers excellent seafood. Pulled directly from the waters you’re facing so you know it’s fresh. Wash down pasta with squid ink or seafood stew with a cold white wine. And don’t forget to order the lemon-flavored tiramisu. We love the bohemian air of the place with its brightly painted chairs, ceramics, and glassware.
Ristorante Valle dei Mulini’s menus feature Italian, Mediterranean, vegetarian, and vegan options. They serve all the region’s specialties at prices that won’t blow your dining budget. Attentive and cordial staff present delightful meals such as antipasto with prosciutto, mozzarella, melon, or Polipo con Fagiolini (octopus with green beans) on vibrantly colored ceramic plates made here in town.
4. Li Galli
Located in the Hotel Villa Franca, Michelin-rated Li Galli is a gorgeous choice for a celebratory meal. Although, let’s face it. You’re in Postino, so every moment is a celebration! Savor the fruits of the sea as you take in the sky-to-sea Positano view. The menu features local Campanian culinary traditions, using the best regional fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats.
Il Grottino Azzurro, recognizable by its white and light-blue sign, is romantic and cozy. The hard part is deciding between the menu’s Neapolitan and Southern Italian choices. There are many delicious Italian dishes, from Gnocchi all Sorrento to Caprese salad to Tagliata di Carne. Wooden cutting boards hanging on a stone wall reveal handwritten signs with the daily specials.
6. La Tagliata
Trust me; you can’t go wrong at the homey and rustic La Tagliata. Located east of Positano’s main beach, this hillside restaurant offers delicious food with mesmerizing views. Seafood graces the menu, but you can get a nice steak cooked over the coals here. Our favorite is the first ravioli course with provola cheese, arugula, and mozzarella. To avoid walking up the hill to the terraced restaurant, the restaurant offers a shuttle service.
Clinging to the cliffside, Rada is the epitome of Positano dining. Grab a table by the beach and order the Crudo Misto, which means “mixed raw.” This incredible concoction of raw oysters, clams, shrimp, and whatever’s fresh is well complemented by a cold white wine.
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