Positano

4.7
277 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 277 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time their and it was absolutely delicious !! definitely will be going back…. The ambience is so romantic and the service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love this place, definitely gonna visit again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great. Food delicious and service excellent. We will be back.

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Yanne
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Amazing staff! Excellent service! Recommended 100%

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TheFish
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Full discretion: as vegans, other than wine, we only had one food option available. That option, though appealing on the page, was more nice olive oil than anything else. The combination of raisins and cauliflower certainly made for an adventurous one, but there were too free fruits/veggies. Music was loud the whole time, not classical or anything appropriately ambient, but top 40. We could converse, but had to stop regularly when the beat dropped. Overall, I would try the place again, but at $80 for dinner and the cheapest glass available, it might have to be in another life.

GR
vipGeeRow
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazingly!!!

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best Italian restaurants to have a delicious meal in Bay Ridge! The staff are friendly and inviting! The Hostess provided a great tip when making reservations to specifically include in-door seating if that is your preference. Positano has very well heated enclosed outdoor seating as well. I will definitely be marking Positano as a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great there was a nice break between courses we didn’t feel rushed. The food was delicious and very nice atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano never fails to deliver an exceptional meal with amazing service. The quality of the food is outstanding… always prepared with the freshest ingredients and bursting with flavor. In addition to the excellent food, what makes this hidden gem really shine is the attentive professional staff. The charming manager Val and my favorite waiter Sal always manage to make sure our meal exceeds all expectations. The rock shrimp and house aged porterhouse are among the best of its kind anywhere. The oysters are so fresh they talk back. The pastas are one better than the next … and honestly very diverse in that each one offers something special depending on one’s mood. Don’t miss the homemade Napoleon and the banana bread pudding.

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MaXx
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, every dish leaves you wanting more.

EC
EdgarC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends for lunch. We had a wonderful time since the food was good and we were not rushed to leave.

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vipsteveb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positano never disappoints . Great meal , service and atmosphere . We go there once a week .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely place. Highly recommended!

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Michaeld
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent.
Valet was busy , waiter ran out & parked my car. Manager Val is warm & accommodating. Our server Claudia was very professional. Porterhouse was better than Luger’s. When leaving wait staff all said good Night & opened the door.
Great great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so delicious! Definitely surprised how much I liked it. We had a reservation and it did take a little while to be seated (it gets crowded) but the manager and hostess were so apologetic and accommodating. My only complaint is how loud they have music playing. It’s a little to club-like for me. If it was turned down or had something a little more ambient playing then it would of been a 10/10

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Aurora
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious. Decor inside is beautiful, good music, and our server Claudia was attentive. Great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress was very kind.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipGaba220
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We heard great things about this restaurant.. the ambiance is very cute - they have lots of outdoor seating and very attentive waiters. However the prices are pretty high for a local restaurant in Bayridge, Brooklyn. For example $55 for a fish dish or a veal chop ??? Way, way, overpriced. The lobster ravioli were drenched- literally swimming in sauce and unfortunately they forgot to put the lobster inside the ravioli. Desert was ok - at that point we kinda wanted to go .. cappuccino was nice a strong though! I was expecting better food …

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very rich everything

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vipEliS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food is excellent and the service is amazing. Valet parking extremely convenient. Would highly recommend.

TM
ThomasM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twentieth Wedding Anniversary!!! Wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good I love coming here. Val is amazing he really goes above and beyond for his restaurant guests. The branziano is my favorite!

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vipsteveb
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food never disappoints and great service and atmosphere.

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Maggie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our experience was very positive. The restaurant has a good flow and great food. Very busy place on Weekend nights.

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vipCCruz718
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good neighborhood spot. Service was very good. Attentive and fast. Food is

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was a little slow and the drinks were okay. Would come back because great food and fun environment

MM
MichelleM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and lively atmosphere. Great staff and service. Food is delicious and worth the wait if crowded. One of my favorites.

WB
WendyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Positano was excellent. The restaurant is lovely, the service was spectacular and every single bite was delicious (as well as every sip of cocktail). I can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The staff was very accommodating to the comments of my reservation ensuring a surprise birthday dessert with message. The filet mignon app was ahmazing, the special with fillet mignon black truffle shavings over gnocchi in a cream sauce also delicious, and the black spaghetti with mixed seafood in a red sauce was a hearty portion. Would recommend for any occasion as they also have big screens and accommodate large parties.

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JanineG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Our favorite place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Very upset with the service after going there for years. Was treated so poorly when I tried to redeem my open table reward.

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alany
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Positano. The food was delicious, the service impeccable—a wonderful time for my girl’s birthday celebration!

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Monie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to favorite restaurant for delicious pasta, decadent dessert and delightful service!

KR
KatieR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I had a bad customer service experience. I understand mistakes happen but the way that it was handled was unacceptable and unprofessional on every level. I asked for an ingredient to be omitted in my dish and sent it back when it came out wrong. The manager brought it back, held it in front of me and asked me why I sent it back, I explained that I asked for it to come without the ingredient. Then I had to witness him yell at the waitress in my eye line. The waitress then came over and told me that I didn't order the dish without that ingredient. Which was very uncomfortable and awkward. Then when the bill came, she charged me the full cost of my dish and a five dollar "open food charge". We did not have open food. When we asked her about the charge she didn't have a coherent response. Again I understand mistakes happen and she didn't hear me. But being confronted by the manager, then being confronted by her, then having to witness them argue with one another, and then have her try to charge me extra.... was just all too much. Eventually the bill came with a round of drinks taken off and the bogus charge of "open food" taken off. It was just uncomfortable and not a good experience. I will not be returning.

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AWE3
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Italian side walk café in Bayridge Brooklyn insight of the Verrizanno Bridge

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JerseyBklynGirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food. Delicious, creative and great quality, from apps to dessert. The ambiance is fun and energetic which my husband and I love. We try to go every time I visit my mother in Brooklyn. Next time bringing some friends along!

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vipjtmom
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and the bronzino and halibut special were excellent. The cacio e pepe was also delicious. The appetizer salads were a perfect start to an amazing meal.

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Caroline
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, great service and delicious Food!

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 4.7 stars by 277 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.