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Positano Ristorante - CT

4.2
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100 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
BRUNCH, SATURDAY 11:30AM - 3PM & SUNDAY 11:30AM - 4PM! Visit www.positano-ct.com to view full menu.

OUTDOOR PATIO AND INDOOR OPEN AIR DINING! Wednesday thru Sunday 12noon - 9pm!
HAPPY HOUR Wednesday thru Sunday 3pm - 6pm! $5 glasses of house wine and $5craft cocktails!

Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine. Positano Restaurant has been owned and operated by the Scarpati family for more than twenty years. The owner, Giuseppe, was born on the island of Ponza, Italy, and has carried his family's traditions over to the States. Chef Giuseppe served as Executive Chef at the Rainbow Room NYC and IL Giordano NYC. Growing up on an island, Giuseppe appreciates and knows that the best food is made from the simplest and freshest ingredients, focusing on fresh fishes, meats, fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 100 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bobl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both had Veal Martini. Absolutely the best. Our waitress was knowledgeable , friendly, helpful. This was our second memorable meal at Positano. Can’t say enough good things.
Our new favorite. We will be back .

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edwardt
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Dinner for two on a Saturday nite @ seven. We both ordered veal chop. No apps. Took 45 minutes to get our food. It was terrible. How can you screw up grilled veal chop. Ordered med. Was well done(both of our orders) Maybe they were defrosted in microwave or sat under heat lamps for a half hour.we both took two bites and that was it.They were finally taken away.No one inquired why two $32.50 chops were not eaten or if they should wrap them up for take home. When bill came I was charged for a large glass of wine rather than a regular glass.Never heard of that.I thought we were in a tourist trap in NYC after a "LION KING" Sat. Matinee.The food was so bad we laughed all the way the to a ice cream shop for dinner/dessert.The ice cream was great.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time back in a few years, and really enjoyed our dinner. Salmon perfectly prepared. Waiter was outstanding, will be back soon

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vipSlim888
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

It was for Valentines Day. No where on their website did it say you could NOT order from regular menu. My boyfriend has a specific diet. Anyway we did the V Day price fix menu, had no choice! Service was slow, food was cold and portions small. We arrived at 5:30 and left at 8:30. I had to get up several times to find our waiter just to refill a drink. I wouldn’t have even left a tip but it is not the waiters fault but owner of restaurant for insufficient staffing. I was not the only patron complaining about the service. We were all talking amongst each other.

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Higgy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I was there with a friend for Valentines Day. Four course price fix menu. It started out well and went downhill fast!!! The salad was drowning with cheese and I like cheese! We both ordered the duck. It was so over cooked that it was hard as a rock. They would not comp us on anything. When we complained the waiter stopped coming to our table to check on us. They charged us both for dessert and then only corrected the bill for one of us. I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. Truly horrible.

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vipBonnieZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Waiter was excellent
Food was very good
Location was great
Wine selection limited but good

Would definitely eat there again, no question.

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vipStevenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, our experience at Positano was excellent

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viprnormfoto
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

An old school professional waitering experience which I really appreciated. Attentive and full of helpful suggestions from wine to food. An all around great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took the family New Year’s dinner. Dinner was amazing. Server very friendly. Music was a bit loud but entertaining. Everything was truly wonderful. We will go back again for sure.

RG
vipRobertG
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best veal and shrimp in a light Marsala sauce. Cozy near fireplace Christmas Eve dinner.

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Perfect
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was disappointing, arrived late, and was expensive for what it was. Are they just feeding the masses?

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vipWestportEllen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great waitstaff

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JonS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent. Hadn't been here in awhile, and we were presently surprised. A little pricy for the pasta dishes, but the portions are generous. With Paul Newman no longer owning the restaurant and the TV no longer playing his films, they should get rid of the TV in the bar. It's a distraction and unnecessary. Was SUPER loud the evening we were there, but there was a large family dining next to us, so that could have been an anomaly. We would absolutely go again. Eggplant parm was excellent!

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vipPatricia
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Delicious seafood pasta, veal sorrento and lamb chops. Giancarlo was a delightful server.

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hungry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Going to a play

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luv2eatout
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service was quite good. Wish the menu had more offerings in the way of appetizers. Found it to be very limited.

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viphuntermusic
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The menu is ambitious and the dishes are not quite there. There is a lack of transparency in the flavors. The dishes all taste similar. I didn’t have any of the fish dishes but the trout and the salmon looked much better than my veal.

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vipGBAP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Giancarlo always provides excellent service and an entertaining experience.

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MicheleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

John Carlo was such a great waiter!! He made our double date with friends a lot of fun. The risotto was amazing!!

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Dick
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a well presented and tasty Veal Tare Mare for lunch. Got to meet the owners daughter who took time to learn who we were and told us about the history of the restaurant. Overall an excellent place to eat and enjoy.

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RobZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Without doubt, the best food you will find coupled with an attention to detail by the staff that is unparalleled. We drive over an hour to eat here -- sadly, not as often as we would like due to the distance -- and we are never disappointed. Among tonight's specials were gazpacho and a salmon dish. Both amazing. Each time have had something different, and each time we are completely satisfied. Truly a restaurant you should visit. The restaurant is a bit off of the Post Road -- down a long driveway next to the Westport Playhouse. If you near Westport, CT do yourself the favor and go to Positano's.

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EileenS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I ordered the eggplant parmesan as my main dish and it was served over really well-sauced pasta. My only disappointment was the salad which was tossed baby greens but it was was not up to the price. The cappuccino was perfect. The service in the back room was excellent and it was quiet for dinner before theater.

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vipMusicalgal
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ate at the bar and enjoyed the food and the very friendly service by the bartender.

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RussellC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A little disappointing. Went at 8:30 on Friday night and was seated next to the only other party in the dining room and they were loud. Waiter recommended calamari and it was chewy and only rings. Salmon entree was good not great.

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vipMWCC5
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this restaurant! Very quaint for our anniversary dinner. Will definitely be back.

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vipGBAP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We were there on a quiet evening. Food and service were outstanding. Gian Carlo our waiter provided an excellent experience. Tucked out of the way off the Post Rd right next to the Westport Playhouse. Most definitely worth the trip if you are a foodie. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was very ordinary and really disappointing, nothing like what we remember from the original Positano at Compo Beach. It may be new management and a different chef, and not very good. There also was music the night we were there, two good musicians but WAY too loud for the space which made it impossible to talk. We will never go back !!

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vipJMDFFD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jean Carlo is the quintessential Italian waiter. Treated us like royalty
And the food was outstanding

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AnneA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience of lunch with a long-time friend. Good food, good service, good ambience!

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JR31
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The bread in the basket was dry (leftover from yesterday?). I had chicken parmesan over spaghetti. The pasta which wasn't under sauce was also dry (also appeared to be from the previous day). The marinara sauce for the chicken parmesan was bland and tasted watered down - Ragu sauce would have been an improvement. We won't be going back there anytime soon.

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vippeter
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our pre-show, 2-course, Prix fix dinners we're interesting (rack of lamb with shrimp in tasty sauce), very well-liked, and good value. Plus, the servers were very nice personable as well as professional and prompt.

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ElaineL
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Claimed to not have our reservation. Seated us but right by the door. Crowded with bus tour. Food was just okay. Service was absolutely terrible.

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vipSouthport
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Pre-matinee. They had several large groups, so our salads looked and tasted thrown together. Not as good as previous times. Cappuccino was delicious, though.

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MCat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved eating outside and hearing the waterfall. Easy parking. Very good service. The four of us all enjoyed our food. Excellent salmon piccata and salads. We will return many times.

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vipElsie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Update 8/3/20. We had dinner here last night with friends (they made the rez, which is why I'm adding this to an old rez of mine). They have indoor and outdoor seating, and the tables are spaced far apart. The staff were very careful, wearing masks and gloves. The service, food and drinks were excellent. It's one of those places where we say, "we should come here more often," and it is ideally set up for safe dining during the pandemic.

MC
MCK419
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pefect pre show dinner venue. Nice menu and friendly service.

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madasi
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time.
Had eaten at previous location and when this space was The Dressing Room.
Chose to sit at the bar which was very positive decision and allowed for a more personal
dining experience.
All the food was beautifully prepared. The burrata wonderfully milky, the gazpacho with a splash of lovely basil oil and a special request chicken pizziola (usually veal) filled with fresh and savory ingredients.
Bartender was charming and attentive without being intrusive.
We had a wonderful experience.

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madlap
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Lovely place - service was a bit confusing though. Open table advised us to make a reservation 2 hours before the show at the Westport country playhouse so we did. We barely sat down and We were asked for our drink order - I seriously hadn’t even settled in my chair. I was there two hours before the show! My husband ordered a veal dish that included shrimp. Meal came and no shrimp. I questioned it so they apologized and brought a bowl of shrimp. The waiter literally took my husbands fork out of his hand and proceeded to move the shrimp onto his plate. It was so odd. The waiter seemed mature and experienced but he was so strange. It was a nice place but I wouldn’t go back - everyone was just too odd and I do like odd and different things, but this wasn’t in a charming way.

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vipDonnaD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our food immensely.
All 4 of us had something different and each was great. The service was great, very accommodating.
The owner recommended a very nice wine we all enjoyed. If you want real Italian food this is the place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was very overpriced and not good.

FAQs

Positano Ristorante - CT does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Positano Ristorante - CT also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 454-4922.

Positano Ristorante - CT is rated 4.2 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.