eating & drinking in positano

Positano is a dream vacation destination. From the shimmering Mediterranean to the colorful streets, fashionable boutiques & lemon-scented everything, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect getaway.

After a full day of exploring, beach-going, hiking, & shopping, there’s nothing better than a tasty cocktail & a delicious dinner! Before heading to Positano, I researched high & low for the best bars & restaurants, & I am so glad I did — there are so many places to chose from! From beachfront dining to cliffside drinking, here are some of our favorite Amalfi Coast establishments!

Franco’s Bar
No trip to Positano is complete without stopping by Franco’s Bar. Owned by Le Sirenuse Hotel, Franco’s Bar is a trendy, very chic cocktail bar offering some of the best views of Positano. The crowd is primarily younger & there is live music every night. We visited Franco’s twice — once around sunset & once late a night. If you plan to watch the sunset at Franco’s, arrive early! We waited in line for about 45 minutes before being seated. If you plan to arrive after sunset, there shouldn’t be a line. Drinks are expensive — about 20 euros a drink, but the views are breathtaking.

La Brezza
If you’re looking for a low key evening aperitif, La Brezza is the place to be! Located beachside, La Brezza offers great cocktails at reasonable prices. Plus, the outdoor terrance is the perfect location for people watching.

Caffe Positano
Recommended by our hotel, Hotel Miramare, Caffe Positano is a great place to grab lunch or an evening aperitif. Located high on the hill, Caffe Positano has unbelievable views of the Amalfi Coast. The food is better than average & there are far fewer tourists than if you were to dine beachside, but the wait staff is not quite as pleasant.

Il Tridente
Il Tridente was one of the best meals we had on the Amalfi Coast! I had actually called the restaurant one morning to make a dinner reservation but we were told there were no available tables. On a whim that evening, we called back, & low and behold a table was available! From the moment we arrived, we were treated with such attentiveness — the staff were incredible! The menu is simple yet delicious, & the views are unbeatable. Be sure to make a reservation in advance!

La Tagliata
Multiple friends recommended La Tagliata, & I am so glad we made a dinner reservation. Located high in the hills of Positano, La Tagliata is a family-owned restaurant with no menu. For 45 euros per person, you are served more food than you will ever be able to eat — from fresh garden vegetables to homemade pasta by Nonna, grilled meats & dessert! In addition to all of the amazing food, wine is unlimited! We were brought multiple bottles of red & white wine, & our waitress even sent us home with a bottle. The views from La Tagliata are absolutely phenomenal — I have never seen such a beautiful sunset. Make reservations ahead of time. The restaurant provides transportation to & from Positano via a free shuttle.

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