|Cuisine Type |||Italian|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Quiet Conversation|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Mt. Pleasant Bus|
|Cross Street |||Manor Road|
|Tues-Sun 5:30PM-on depending on business|
Profile Last Updated: February 23, 2009
There’s no flash, no flair, just honest-to-Amalfi down home cooking. In addition to half a dozen pizza selections, diners can browse pasta and starter menus. Get your stomach growling with a plate of carpaccio -thin slices of beef topped with arugula, parmigiano reggiano, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice- or order one of Positano’s delicious salads like the insalata tricolore. This dish tosses romaine hearts with belgian endives, radicchio and fresh tomatoes in a balsamic vinaigrette.
When it comes to carb-loading, no one does it like the Italians. Positano has a fantastic pasta menu that includes such options as penne zingara, with neapolitan sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a tomato basil sauce, and gnocchi tricolore, homemade potato dumplings with baby spinach, fresh mozzarella and fresh plum tomato sauce. First-rate pizzas like the pescatore are topped with calamari and shrimp, or you can keep it simple with the ortolana, which mixes a rainbow of veggies like grilled eggplant, zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, sauce and cheese. If you want a more traditional main, check the specials board, where a long list of dishes rotate daily.
Wine to Wash it Down
With a 40-seat dining room, the restaurant is small enough to make special events feel intimate and large enough to accommodate weekend crowds. Positano participates in the “bring-your-own-bottle” movement (corkage fee is $15 per 750ml), but the trattoria also offers an extensive wine list of its own, with bottles ranging in price from affordable to extravagant!
Take Note: Bring Your Own Wine