Positano

4.6
207 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Positano is an Italian restaurant in Bay Ridge celebrating Italian American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Perfect for families, a date, or an event!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToniM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian Food. Family atmosphere. Friendly staff .

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GiselleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for date night. Great food and good wine.

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JoeyNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super easy to secure the OpenTable reservation. Staff was accommodating and allowed us to order from Lunch, Dinner and Specials menus.

Never sure why OpenTable insists on the following:
1) Text message confirmation upon making reservation.
2) Next day text: Reply 1 to insure you will show for your confirmed reservation.
3) Following day: email survey about the "experience".

Is this constant contact really necessary? Seems over the top to me.

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JanelleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very good service and good Italian food I would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Reasonable prices Would not hesitate to recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very strange waiters. Party vibe and not service oriented.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Grew up in Bay Ridge, moved to NYC years ago, decided to bring some friends to the neighborhood to explore. My parents suggested Positano, it was great. The food and people reminded me so much of why I love BR. Fresh seafood, beautiful outdoor setup and kind service.

Highly recommend.

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vipDianne
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing evening!!! The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was impeccable! We were from out of town...Frank and Val could not have made us feel more welcome. Great neighborhood, wonderful ambiance. Best evening of our trip!!! All five of us LOVED our meals. It’s a “Must Do” in Brooklyn. Ask for Frank!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants love going there !!!!

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TatianaZ
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Definitely recommend it.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a must do again. I was in town celebrating my birthday and selected this place because of reviews I had read. Not disappointed. From the moment we walked in host Val and waiter Sergio made you feel like you was a regular. Sergio knew his specials and menu very well and the kitchen didn’t disappoint with the meal. Ambience and atmosphere was electric with a touch of home. Looking forward to my next visit to Brooklyn to eat here again.

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shellyf
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food & service were good. We all enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always. The service was fast and everyone that works here is pleasant

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Mags
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to see the restaurant & outdoor area full. Staff & kitchen a little challenged by the crowd so drinks & food were a little slow to be served. The specials were nearly a match to the regular menu so I didn’t see the point of calling them specials. And for once Positano didn’t cancel my Open Table reservation while I was eating....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, I mean the best service one can experience in Bay Ridge is at Positano. The food was delicious, the ambiance was moderate. I think Positano has the best food compared to other popular restaurants in the area, I highly recommend going here, you will not be disappointed

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elinaAy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Absolute BEST!!
My most Favorite Restaurant in all of Bay Ridge ! The Service, The most delicious Food & and overall quality

JC
vipJasmineC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service was very very slow. Waited around 40 minutes to order our food but excellent wine list and menu. Food was absolutely delicious especially the gnocchi with filet minon special and Italian egg rolls. A tad loud but enjoyed sitting outside in the beautiful weather. Already raved to friends about food. would return.

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AlexeiP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place for me is like a second home. Coming over and over again. The best Italian food in Brooklyn. Service is outstanding. Servers are ready to help with everything. Food is amazing.

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vipSirdbergman
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having been here before we brought a couple who had not. They were very impressed with both the service and food. We sat outside because it was a beautiful day. Our only issue was the online menu, which when asked our server brought printed menu's.

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DebraP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Comfortable seating inside and outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday. Nothing was rushed and the food was amazing!

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Milk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, the noise level was extremely loud, was not even able to have a dinner conversation. Our waiter was a bit aggressive, the busboys were nice, the service was good with the exception of our waiter. The food was decent, nothing to rave about. We went for mothers day so they forced you to do the Mother's Day Pre Fixe Menu at $100 dollars per person, they ran out of beer at 7 p.m., or so they said....

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RachelZo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m so disappointed. We made a reservation and went all the way there in the rain and they only had a special menu for the day and wanted to charge us $100 a person. I asked for the regular menu, and they wouldn’t give us one, so we left. We were never told they would have a special when we made the reservation, and I’m not about to pay $100 a person for a meal I don’t even want.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was excellent!

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CarlotaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we walked in and sat down, we were given a menu stating that each person was to pay $100 for lunch. That was not on the website. We walked out. That would mean that for a salad I would be paying $100. Ridiculous.

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Chrisk90
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Everyone got really sick from the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was fantastic! Good food, listened to directions. Would definitely return

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shellyf
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated our anniversary & everything was fine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always on point! Definitely one of the best spots in Bayridge. Beautiful atmosphere and always good vibes.

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SteveF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Bay Ridge! Not only the best Italian, best overall restaurant.

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Tennny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Positano's with my family for my birthday. We had an amazing experience. The service and the food was absolutely fantastic. I suggest a visit from you, your family and friend's to celebrate a special occasion of your choice or even a date or random day or evening out. Enjoy

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vipUptowngirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor set up for a group of 6. Everyone was comfortable and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano is always consistently on point! From the drinks to the food and ambiance- always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was awesome.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano is my favorite restaurant in Bay Ridge. The food is always outstanding, as well as the service.

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vipBDAnderson
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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Travelerelmundo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very loud inside. It didn't feel romantic at all. The Maitre'd was very helpful. It took the waiter forever to take our order. The food was good not great. Overall barely above Meh.

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Ron1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The check arrived without being requested the host was hovering over our table attempting to rush us out

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DaryaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great experience! Thank you!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Positano using the Order Online button. Positano also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 833-1313.

Positano is rated 4.6 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.