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Il Capitano

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Via Pasitea 119, 84017, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811351
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New Lambton
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with Espresso Martini. Bellisimo. Fillet Steak pie. Wine and Desserts. Staff were wonderful. Very happy to recommend this restaurant.

Thank Joanne Deborah M
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked past during the day & was amazed by the view so booked in for dinner. The view is amazing, especially at sunset. Unfortunately that's where it stopped. The staff were barely attentive and disinterested. The food was average to say the least. Pizza has no sugo/tomato base which I could live with if the toppings provided the flavour I... More 

Thank Cassius84
Lake Worth, Florida
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I think food could be better, as the restaurant certainly thinks high of itself and hence raises expectations in diners. At least in us. Anyway... I had a good fish, don't recall exactly what kind, great local wine, and amazing views of the bay. It may be a bit tight in peak season, so be sure to have a reservation.

Thank Nick C
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very mixed feelings about the restaurant. Food was indeed really good, overpriced, but great indeed – we were in a large group and everything we ordered was really good. Desert was also overpriced and good (not great). Drinks were ok – spritz was a bit too strong. Staff was average. Hostess and owner was awful – the daughter of Il... More 

Thank Marcelinhakpy
Toms River, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our last night and it did not disappoint! We had been disappointed with other restaurants during our trip (chez black waaaaay overrated by the way!) so we were cautious. However the staff were friendly and helpful with wine and meal selections. The fish and pasta were so fresh and delish! We ordered the tartufo for dessert and... More 

Thank LoLo121285
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

No restaurant will beat that view. Make sure to seat outside and You will have the whole amalfi coast under your feet . The food is great as well.

Thank leilaspassport
Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Afger a busy day visiting Capr, happy to find this place. A lot of choice and good seafood. Nice presentation and portion, taste was also ok! C annot compare to other places as there is too much choice in Positano...

Thank Xtofbe69
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ate here twice on our recent trip. Lunch one day and dinner one evening. Both times were very good. The view is spectacular during both day and night. Service good, food very nice. Would definitely recommend..

Thank fam006
Miami, Florida
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242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The views from this restaurant are stunning. The pastas are out of this world good. However, the service was just ok.

Thank Ben A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Last minute choice for dinner was indeed a the right choice. Although late in Oct. and second last nite Il Capitano is open for the season we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The wine and starters were delicious, followed by very light gnocchi with clams,and my wife choose lamb chops that were very satisfying, we topped off our evening with rocket salad... More 

Thank Paul H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 56 - USD 157
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pasitea 119, 84017, Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: +39 089 811351
Instagram: ristorante_il_capitano

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?