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36 Mayflower Street, Plymouth PL1 1QX, England
+44 1752 661290
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was lovely, particularly the bruschetta to start and the chocolate mousse! Huge portions and friendly staff, can't believe I haven't been before, will definitely return!

Thank LucyS1234x
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on a Friday arriving just after 6.30pm. However, by 7pm it was starting to get very busy. The staff at the restaurant were very friendly and helpful and their service was exceptional. This restaurant certainly lives up to it's reputation for great food and generous portions. We could not have hoped for a better dining... More 

Thank fetchseek
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very strong tasting seafood pasta that was overly complicated by strong olive oil. The pudding was much worse something very tiramisu from the 70s which had an unusual aftertaste that resulted in your mouth tremoring???????? Shame try again!

Thank tender2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant and i wasn't dissapointed. I was suprised with a meal here on valnetines day, and the restaurant had a 3 course set-menu. One thing I love about this restaurant is the family feel and great welcome you get when entering. My coat was taken and I was taken to my... More 

Thank _harriettyley_
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eleven of us booked a birthday meal out. We arrived ten minutes before our booking time and were given a very warm welcome, shown to our table and our waiter started buzzing around us making sure that coats were taken, people were comfortable and everyone had menus. Drinks first (we're known for it!) and the wine list, if not extensive,... More 

Thank RJM54
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not too many places where the food is so tasty that each mouthful is savoured and absolutely delicious. Positano's remains the number one restaurant in plymouth if you want quality. The dinning area is classically Italian and the dulcet tones of the Italian staff complete the ambiance.... You won't be disappointed....

1 Thank donoctoman
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Positano 's several times, and never have we had a bad experience. The food is always great and the service is second to none. Friendly waiters, and good old fashioned Italian courtesy. Always wise to book, as very popular any day of the week!

Thank vanessa b
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are made to feel welcome from entering until your meal is finished. A varied selection of Italian cuisine all of an excellent standard. Not a great variety of young childrens meal choices. All in all we weren't disappointed with the evening.

Thank yakdriver2016
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit. Recommended by friends who had been several times. Food and staff equally enjoyable.

Thank Dave C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Monday lunchtime with a group of 6 ladies that lunch.The choice on the menu was vast. It catered for all palates.The portion sizes were huge & very tasty.We thought it would be fairly quiet but in fact it was really busy.The staff were very friendly & efficient.Enjoyed my meal & would recommend it to others.

Thank debbieandy1962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$52
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Mayflower Street, Plymouth PL1 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 661290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?