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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
US$ 41 - US$ 52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Is it me? Italian restaurants in Italy are often terrific in service and quality. Italian restaurants in the UK regularly offer average food and indifferent service. Positano in Plymouth is a an example. Felt like if you were a regular you received smiles and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Me and two friends came to Positano for the second time, and it was brilliant! The staff there are so friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. There’s a buzz but it isn’t too loud that you cannot have a conversation. We ordered two lasagnas and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AdventuringKate
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Ordered the £25 fillet, cooked medium, on quite Monday. Unidentified cut of meat arrived, well-done, swimming in plate of sauce. The salad was swimming in oil. The roast potatoes (re-fried), again were swimming in a centimeter of oil. The decor was 70's, the food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank DaveAndMaria
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

First visit last night. Really good service, complimentary bruschetta. I didn't have a starter but my friends starters looked fantastic. I had the pollo picante which was delicious and a chocolate sponge for dessert which was tasty. Will definitely come back here again, can't believe...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Emilie H
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

3 couples visited for the first time, the malbech was delicious, complementary bruscetta was divine. The Monkfish special really was special and the veal was absolutely perfect. All the food was perfectly seasoned and tasty even the peas with pancetta were delicious. My one issue...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank marlyx
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is, hands down, the best Italian restaurant in Plymouth. You can see how good it is it's always busy regardless of which day of the week it is that you visit. Both our mains were lovely (I had the calzone). However, the service is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank plymgaryuk
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Ticks every box. Lovely restaurant. Friendly and attentive staff.very knowledgeable on dishes and wine. The food was amazing. If I lived in the Plymouth area I would be a regular visitor. .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank williamfV1030BO
Reviewed 5 November 2018

My first visit to Positano and it won't be the last! A great evening! Very attentive and friendly staff - with a touch of humour too. A wide variety of choices on the menu and really tasty food - plenty of it too! We enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal in this restaurant. Charming service, good menu and lovely food. I had John Dory fillets from the Specials menu and my husband had the whitebait starter from the same. Both were excellent. There is something for everyone because the menu is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alisonlM5776CZ
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Visiting Positano is like taking a trip back in time to a typical Italian restaurant in the 70s or 80s - red velvet old fashioned menu ...... however I absolutely love this place and it reminds me of places I went to as a kid!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark S
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17 August 2017|
Response from Dean027 | Reviewed this property |
you need to ask the restaurant - I don't think they do gift vouchers but I'm sure they could accommodate a payment over the phone if you are looking to treat someone.
23 February 2017|
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Response from sga4359 | Reviewed this property |
no Halal meat
29 December 2016|
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Response from ScruffyBounty | Reviewed this property |
yes... they're limited to pasta options but there are gluten free choices. you'd be best off asking a waiter for a specific walk through on what is gluten free on the menu...
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