Eating & Drinking in Positano

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

After a full day of exploring , beach-going and shopping, there’s nothing better than a tasty cocktail and a delicious dinner. Before heading to Positano, I scoured Instagram, Pinterest, and all sorts of blogs for the best bars and restaurants, and I’m so glad I did — there are too many places to chose from. From beachfront dining to cliffside drinking, here are some of our favorite Positano 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 with amazing views of Positano. The crowd is primarily younger couples, and there is a nightly DJ. We visited twice — once at sunset (we waited in line for about 45 minutes) and once late at night. If you arrive after sunset, you shouldn’t have to wait (if at all) before being seated. Regardless of when you visit, the views are absolutely stunning. Drinks are expensive — about 20 euros each, but you’re paying for the million dollar view and atmosphere.

La Brezza
If you’re looking for a low key afternoon or early evening aperitif, check out La Brezza! Located beachside, La Brezza has great spritzes at reasonable prices. Plus, the terrace is the perfect location to people watch and soak in the beautiful views of Positano.

Caffe Positano
Recommend by our hotel, Caffe Positano is a great place to have lunch or enjoy an evening aperitif. Located on the hill (many, many steps up…), Caffe Positano has unbelievable views of the Amalfi Coast. Although the food is good, we found the wait staff to be anything but friendly.

Il Tridente
Il Tridente was one of the best meals we had in Positano! I had actually called the restaurant one morning to make a reservation but we were told there were no available tables. On a whim that evening, I called again, and low and behold there was a table with our name on it! From the moment we walked in we were treated with such attentiveness — the staff were incredible. The menu is simple but delicious, and the views are unbeatable. Make a reservation in advance, you won’t regret it!

La Tagliata
Multiple friends recommended La Tagliata, and I am so glad we made a reservation! Located high in the hills of Positano, La Tagliata is a family-owned restaurant with no menu. For 45 euros a person, you are served more food than you will ever be able to eat — from fresh garden vegetables to homemade pasta made by Nonna, grilled meats, and dessert. In addition to all of the amazing food, wine is unlimited! We were brought multiple bottles of red and white wine, and 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 in my life. Make sure to make a reservation! The restaurant coordinates transportation to and from Positano, offering a free shuttle bus.

What are your favorite bars and restaurants in Positano?! I’d love to hear because I can’t wait to plan our next trip back!

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