A guide to the best restaurants in Positano

Positano holidays offer a wide range of menus and dishes for everyone and, after a day sightseeing, you can sit and relax in one of its many restaurants. From simple paninis to larger seafood or pasta dishes, you’ll soon find your favourite spot. And there are some upscale venues serving gourmet dishes like Tagliolini alle zucchine e tartufo – tagliatelle with courgettes and truffles.

Fine dining at Casa Mele restaurant

This impressive, high quality restaurant offers some of the best Italian cuisine in Positano. The menu has over 80 recipes to choose from, so there’s sure to be something to please everyone at your table. Chef Raffaelle also runs cookery classes in the high-tech kitchen where you can learn how he prepares anything from an appetiser to a main course.

Romance at Restaurant La Sponda

When holidaying in Positano, romance can never be too far away. With panoramic views and sandy beaches, an evening meal at the Restaurant La Sponda will round your day off perfectly. This Michelin-starred venue will serve you the finest oysters, and even offers the option of a celebratory meal lit by 400 candles.

Sea views at Next2 restaurant

Situated on the hillside overlooking the sea, this traditional-looking restaurant offers some of the most modern dishes available in Positano. There’s delicate seafood prepared in the traditional Italian style and succulent beef cheeks in a sumptuous sauce. The staff will happily guide you through the menu and offer you the best wines to go with your meal.

Beachside pleasures at Da Ferdinando restaurant and beach bar

Whether you’ve been lying on the beach or have just finished a morning travelling the sites of Positano, Da Ferdinando’s on the shore is a perfect pit stop. A choice of Mediterranean seafood or a freshly made pizza, all washed down with a tipple from the bar, will revive you for an afternoon of relaxation.

Hilltop restaurant Il Ritrovo

Il Ritrovo restaurant is situated on Montepertuso mountain, just above Positano and has a choice of outdoor or indoor seating. It offers a wide array of freshly prepared, seasonal dishes, so trying to choose a dish from the menu and a wine to drink may not be easy. Homegrown vegetables accompanying steak are just one of the items on this rustic menu.

Homemade delights at Ristorante Saraceno D'Oro

From its homemade pasta dishes to wonderful rich sauces and fantastic choice of house wines, the menu at Ristorante Saraceno D’Oro offers a whole host of pleasures. This family-run restaurant is a great place for a relaxing and tasty meal.

Cornucopia of excellence at Da Vincenzo

Visit Da Vincenzo for some beautifully prepared local dishes, from its stunning seafood dishes to its entrecote steaks. It’s a good idea to book in advance as this is a popular restaurant. The pasta dishes are first rate, with the Spaghetti Nerrano being highly recommended.

Garden pleasures at Ristorante al Palazzo

This restaurant is set in a wonderful garden and even though its part of a hotel, Ristorante al Palazzo is open to all. The restaurant is in a converted 18th-century palace and, fitting with the grandeur, you can expect to enjoy a fine dining Italian experience. If you have a seat in the garden, the whole experience is magical.

Laid-back style at La Tagliata restaurant

With its stunning views over the island of Capri, the laid-back vibe at La Tagliata makes this a wonderful destination for a meal. The antipasti and other starters are an excellent opening to the extensive menu full of homemade delights and home-grown vegetables and salads.

Sea views at Rada

From its delicate fish dishes to its flamboyant seafood recipes, the food at Rada is always a delight, and good value to boot. You can enjoy a flavoursome meal while gazing out to sea, and if you feel like dancing after dinner, simply go downstairs and join in the fun at Music on the Rocks.