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Posillipo Ristorante Italiano

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16 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR, England
+44 1227 761471
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is just a fantastic traditional Italian with a brilliant range of food choices. If you just want a Pizza or pasta thats fine but if you are looking for the full Italian Anti pasto, Primo, Secondi experience this is the place to go. It is a little off the main Tourist drag in Canterbury but is worth searching out.... More 

Thank Balham_Boy
Province of Palermo, Italy
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Posillipo for lunch. I had very tasty linguine Buona donna and aubergine as side order. This last one didn't impress me particularly, but I loved the pasta. The staff is friendly and prices not too expensive.

Thank Giulia M
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is very good. Fresh and authentically Italian tasting. A notch up from national Italian restaurant chains for sure. Everything was good as it always in in any of the three associated restaurants. Personally, I find it off putting seeing a steady stream of deliveroo riders constantly coming in and out by my table. If that might irritate,... More 

Thank whoamiwhereami
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Posilipos, excellent food and service and as a party of eight, we were well catered for.

Thank swirlysmagicband
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standard Italian Fare, good wood-oven pizza and pasta. Very popular with visiting King's parents. Outside seating nice on a sunny day, but with moderate traffic noise from traffic congestion caused by newish width restrictions.

1 Thank 33ash
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had another lovely meal at Posillipo; our first visit was during the restaurant's inception week and years later it still remains a fantastic Italian! Portion sizes are large - as you'd expect from a small, independent Italian - and hugely tasty - again, as you'd expect! It really doesn't fail to disappoint.

Thank Michael T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

started with garlic bread which was dry and the green centre had not been removed so bordering on inedible and such a basic mistake. the spinach was really challenging which is fine but after a few mouthfuls becomes too much of an effort. side salad didn't have a dressing and I was not offered one. certainly not worth the £70... More 

2 Thank Tracy H
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the outskirts of the city centre. I would highly recommend that you visit this restaurant. We have been several times with family and friends, each better than the last. The owner is very accomodating and the food speaks for itself in terms of quality and quantity!

Thank iamRayRay
Ashford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Where can I start? We have been visiting Posillipos for some time now. Always a very warm welcome from Marian and his colleagues. Attentive and always alert to your every wish. The food is consistently superb, specials always of interest, fresh seafood gorgeous and everything else spot on. We eat out a lot and are very happy to say the... More 

1 Thank Heather M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've eaten here on several occasions over the last few months, as a group of three and as a groups of 14. The food has always been lovely and the service friendly and efficient. It's a lovely cosy restaurant so the ambiance is great - very traditionally Italian. I love the pizzas here perfectly cooked with interesting toppings. My wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 32
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 761471
Childhood friends Enzo Espedito welcome you to a little taste of Napoli with Osteria Posillipo Pizzaria ��� quite likely one of Canterbury���s friendliest restaurants. Decorated in relaxing woods, this light, airy space has the added bonus of being located near the Marlowe Theatre. An in-house wood-fired stone oven is visible from the open-plan kitchen on the ground floor, allowing hungry diners watch their pizzas bubble away the traditional way. Not in the mood for pizza? Traditional Italian favourites are the name of the game here, including fresh, homemade pasta like spaghetti a vongole.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?