Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy right in Old City. Whether it's stopping in for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour - you'll love the views of Philly from our 2nd story open-air balcony.
We welcome guests to savor a menu full of delicious selections, including fresh fish and seafood along with creative variations of classic Italian pasta & meat dishes.
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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and attentive service. The decor somehow brought us back to Positano. Food was tasty but could be enhanced a bit.

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LA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was exceptional. My guest has difficulty forming coherent sentences, but our waiter was very patient with her and helpful in a difficult situation.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere; delicious, innovative food; the freshest seafood; great service. Love this restaurant!

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DA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the variety of seafood on the menu. The wine list was also excellent.

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KR
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I rated my experience less than normal because I asked for dressing on the side but it came on the entree. The runner offered to bring it back but I couldn’t wait. I had to get back to work. It was way too wet for me and salty. Disappointing! The staff seemed uncharacteristically overwhelmed, too, although it wasn’t that crowded. I usually have a much better experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in old city! Food is fantastic, ambiance and aesthetic are nice & service is excellent!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The waiter was not at all friendly and food took a really long time to come out. We made lunch reservations at 130pm and were hoping to order from the lunch menu but were told only brunch menu applies. There was a DJ and it was so loud we could barely have a conversation. I will know better for next time! Atleast food was pretty decent.

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KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday. Beautiful setting and cute birthday plate. Had a good time

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Kitchen was having issues with timing and cooking on this Thursday evening. Everyone was waiting for at least a half hour for their entrée. My Veal Marsala was way overcooked, tough and dry. Just terrible. To their credit I was not charged for the entrée. This was my first time there. Would I go back....NO.

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S
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like this place for lunch (never tried dinner). The salads and sandwiches are good, service attentive.

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p
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Luv it here! Everything I order is always fresh and delicious

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous, atmosphere was great and the service was excellent.

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K
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the food, the ambiance but the noise level on a Saturday night was too load to have a conversation.

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MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the food was good, some not so much. We did the chef tasting courses and the starters were fine, apps/pasta we were not a fan of, and the meal was good. The octopus is great if you are looking for a good octopus in Philadelphia. However, the mussels and clams were below par, so I’d steer clear of those. We weren’t sure why this place was so popular, but it wasn’t so bad that I would refuse to return again. Drinks were great though!

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PD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The outside entrance to the restaurant is very outdated and old looking. The food was very small for the price, and we expected the brunch menu to have more brunch type foods on it and not so much seafood. Two of us had the smallest lobster rolls I have ever seen for that price!

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HR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Positano is always too loud. Not enough sound buffers to compensate for stone floors, tile walls, etc etc. I was pleased at my last visit that our server saw us struggling to hear each other and was able to move us to a quiet table. Having said that, I love the decor.
The food is excellent and good value.
This place definitely has a young vibe.

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f
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the scenery, decor and especially the food! The service was also excellent

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E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Positano Coast had the most amazing food!! The zucchini Crabcake was perfect with my amaretto sour cocktail

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow and they messed up our steak order, but the waiter was very accommodating and apologetic. Otherwise very tasty and great outside ambiance, and would definitely return!

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MB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious! I think it would have been 5's all around if we had been seated outside. Difficult to enjoy conversation but ambiance and food were terrific!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for bottomless mimosas for my 21st birthday! Was a great place and great service!

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AA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 2nd time and the service and food is always great! Highly recommended.

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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great but the noise level drowned out conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Decent spot near Penn’s Landing but was not blown away. Menu is confusing as they offer both “small plates” and entrees. Curb appeal is lacking and inside decor is a bit tacky. Food was just okay—nothing to rave about.

Probably won’t be returning since there are much better options nearby. But, by itself, was not bad.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour drink and food, nice outdoor seatinf

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CP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Positano Coast has excellent food in a convenient setting. The large-scale photos on the wall make you feel that you're looking out the window at a seaside town on the Positano Coast. The food tastes as though you're eating in Italy, too. It's delicious and authentic. The squid ink linguine with chunks of crab and sea urchin is delicious, s is the crab cake. In fact, we've eaten there twice and everything we had, from appetizer to dessert, was excellent. The service is attentive and unobtrusive. If we go to the movies at the Ritz Five, Ritz East or Ritz Bourse, it's an easy walk away.

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A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to have lunch at Positano Coast. The terrace also is a real treat.

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A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing place for date night! Food was incredible, and fresh! The service was great and the whole ambiance will put you in the mood. We were there in the evening and most of the lighting was from candles, loved it!!!! Highly suggested!!!!!

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Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words and for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a five-star review on OpenTable!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good for brunch. However, we went for bottomless mimosas and were unable to get them because it took 40 min to be seated even though we had a reservation. The server could have been better.

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were pretty disappointed as this restaurant was highly reviewed online. It was incredibly noisy, although the food was good the portion was so small the person with me ate his portion and half of mine, the server was kind but even though we had reservations we still waited ten minutes for a table, it was Saturday around 2 pm and they were still serving their brunch menu which was pretty limited. Overall, the place was clean and beautifully decorated, but it was incredibly loud, portions were minuscule and I was not impressed.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience, service, and food were all outstanding. For those reasons I would recommend anyone to give this restaurant a try; you won’t be dissatisfied. However, the price was a little high for the mediocre portion size.

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t
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fresh, clean food. Very enjoyable.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food-outstanding, ambience-beautiful, Service-excellent(Daisy is the best and a very knowledgeable server, manager Jeff was professional and friendly, celebrated a birthday and the pastry chef wrote happy birthday on the plate with the birthday girl’s favorite dessert!

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Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words and for giving Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti a five-star review on OpenTable!

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate a graduation. Service was efficient and very friendly. Food was delicious; everyone enjoyed their meal. We got calamari for appetizer and was great but the peppers were a little too hot for me. Spinach ravioli was delicious, as was the zucchini crab cake. Ambience is bright and cheery.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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t
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service, great atmosphere and menu selection.

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, beautiful views.
Staff was amazing and the evening was perfect!

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PM
Atlantic City
40 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It looks to me like they reworked their menu to be just a little lower-priced. The portions maybe a tad smaller but just as flavorful. Positano Coast remains on our go-to list

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Responded on May 24, 2019

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