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Wine-dark house

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via del saracino 6/8, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811925
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An average Italian offering in the magnificent city of Positano, The host was very friendly, the surroundings pleasant, and you just walked through breath taking views, so one tend to forgive the scant amount of food, and the steep prices. This, our third visit to Positano, we were a little more objective about the actual food, which in less touristy... More 

Thank Tzvi T
Sacramento, California
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587 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A delightful setting in a gorgeous Positano courtyard. Great people watching as everyone makes his or her way down to the beach. Food was fresh, tasty, and light. Service was prompt, but there was no sense of rushing.

Thank traveller2332
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was a hidden gem. Best spaghetti & meatballs. Everything was very fresh. Great proprietor who enjoys having patrons that appreciate his food.

Thank Sharon P
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had my doubts about this place the first time we walked past, but am so glad we stopped in the end. The home-made melanzane parmigiana was delicious, as was the panini-style hamburger. Good wine, and a friendly host made it a very pleasant experience and the prices, for Positano, were pretty reasonable.

Thank Fiona K
Needingworth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Only came here as it seemed to have a better choice and a better price than some of the places along the coast. We both had hot sandwiches which were yummy and very filling. Staff were very helpful and friendly and it was lovely sitting in the shade in the piazza just relaxing here.

Thank ahousefairy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A great little place just back from the busy beach front. We went in the evening which was quieter and therefore a nice relaxed atmosphere. Great food and more reasonably priced than the beach front establishments. The later we stayed it was clear it was somewhere that locals also went to which again added to the atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for very good pasta, meatballs and calamari. Knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended

Thank imoore52
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this cute wine bar/restaurant. The owner is very gracious and out dinners were fantastic. Best meatballs I've ever had.

Thank pdxpatty1111
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My husband and I loved this place so much we went back! We came here on the first night of our honeymoon and it was perfect- the atmosphere is chill and laid back compared to the fussier places in Positano, and the waiter was helpful with choosing wine. The pasta with the braised meat in red wine is still one... More 

Thank caitlin s
Mexico City, Mexico
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331 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing to brag about. The food it's just ok. The service is quite good, the location is very good and the town (Positano) is just amazing. So I guess that the food is not the highlight of this place. A bit pricey too.

Thank eduardops60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del saracino 6/8, Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: +39 089 811925

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