The food in Positano, Italy is to DIE for!
There’s a reason why Italy was the place Elizabeth Gilbert went to EAT in her famous book Eat Pray Love and, well, Positano should have been on her list. Fresh seafood straight from the Tyrrhenian Sea, handmade pasta, local limoncello and the best views the world has to offer. Yup, the restaurants in Positano are some of the best places to eat in ALL of Italy. Bold statement, we know.
We’ve spent a lot of time on the Almalfi Coast and between the two of us, we have a LOT of food sensitivities. Dairy, gluten, almonds, you name it. Italy was a place we avoided for a long time – terrified it would be tastebud torture! If we couldn’t have pasta, pizza and cheese, why even bother?! Boy were we surprised by this little gem of a town. We found Positano menus to be incredibly accommodating to our diets, without sacrificing Italy’s favorite dishes! In fact, this is some of the best food we’ve ever had.
Here’s a list of the 7 best restaurants you can’t miss while in Positano!
1. Da Vincenzo
The dishes on the menu vary depending on whats fresh, yet all maintain the best of Nonna’s old-fashioned home cooking. While there’s no shortage of pasta dishes, they also have tonnes of gluten-free options. With a cozy home-like feel, Da Vincenzo is the perfect place to enjoy a classic Italian meal and wine. What’s not to love?
2. Il Fornillo
A charming spot to stop for lunch after perusing the shops up Postanto’s Viale Pasitea. With views of the bay and seriously fresh food, you can’t go wrong. Il Fornillo is THE place to go for pizza and tons of Italian charisma. It even has incredible gluten-free pizza. Need we say more?
3. La Sponda at Le Sirenuse
Voted as one of the best terraces in the world by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, this restaurant is in the gorgeous 5-Star Le Sirenuse Hotel and you most definitely need a reservation. It’s pricey but worth it! Another option is to visit the Champagne Bar at sunset for an aperitivo and some oysters and appies before going elsewhere for dinner. The view will take your breath away!
A strikingly unique yellow and blue color scheme greet you when you step onto this patio, but it still doesn’t manage to upstage the breathtaking views from this little gem. Franco’s Bar, another establishment at the famous Le Sirense, is a great place for sunset cocktails overlooking the ocean, and a great place to drink in the Positano lights once the sun goes down.
5. Chez Black
If you’re looking for a more beachy atmosphere, Chez Black is as close as you can get to dinner on the sea. Just steps from the Positano’s main beach, it’s the perfect place for people watching during the day, so be sure to drink in the experience. A hotspot for locals, tourists and celebrities, the homey atmosphere and friendly staff will make you not want to leave. They have amazing gluten-free options, try the gnocchi!
6. Casa E Bottega
In a Pasta coma? No problem, grab a smoothie, healthy breakfast, or a green juice at Case E Bottega. This is definitely one of the healthier options in town so make sure to stop here when you’re looking for some lighter fare.
7. La Tagliata Trattoria
Looking for the most authentic Italian food in Italy? Look no further then the family-run La Tagliata Trattoria. This place has family-style Italian food with all-you-can-drink wine for just 40€ flat rate. There’s no menu to order from, they just serve you their feast of the evening, cooked up by Nonna and Nonno themselves. The restaurant is located up the hill from Positano so you would need to take the bus or shuttle there. If you make a reservation, they will arrange a shuttle to come pick you up for free. This bit of a hike means they have the bragging rights for the best dinner view on the entire Amalfi coast. A can’t miss if you love food.
We’re stuffed! Check out our previous post for 5 things to do in Positano to help you burn off some of dem calories!
Ciao for now!
~ The Freedify Team