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C'era una Volta

Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
+39 089 811930
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (113 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“gnocchi” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant many times during my time in Positano. All the dishes are delicious and affordable. The ingredients couldn't be fresher. I recommend the pizza and zucchini blossoms! They have an incredible view from the terrace that overlooks the city. The staff is...More

Thank ellenl0ckhart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a bargain. We enjoyed the simple but delicious spaghetti with tomatoes and basil. The gnocchi was especially delicious. The 1/2 litre of house red wine was good. For dessert the Semifreddo was really good. Sitting outside is great, but a little cool,...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to this place several times during our stay! The food is very authentic and affordable for the area. Pizza is delicious and the cheesecake is to die for! The staff are wonderful and make you feel like home (Shoutout to...More

Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the most affordable authentic restaurant in Positano. The staff is so friendly and it is family owned. Amazing pizza and homemade cheesecake! Ask Nino to sing for you. Will miss this place when we leave.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice they will pick you up and take you home! We had antipasti of zucchini flowers which wasn't bad, but not as good as Le Tre Sorelle near positano beachfront! Wife opted for Risotto with mushrooms which was bland and she sent back. The only...More

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Gaetano C, Proprietario at C'era una Volta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The only think that i can say is... IN 8 YEAR THAT WE ARE OPER WE NEVER HAD RISOTTO WITH MUSHROOMS... Also this is the first review that say something bad direct to our waiters, are you sure that you been here? I hope to...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

First of all the restaurant offers a free shuttle service to and from your hotel which was perfect. The night we went it was raining so missed out on the great view however the experience was perfect. Great food and the best local white wine...More

Thank mandyducey
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We tried may different restaurants but found ourselves returning multiple times. Nowhere compared to this authentic restaurant with their warm welcome, generous servings of great tasting food cooked with love. Wonderful views and reasonably priced.

Thank Jennifer10WestLondon
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This a a local's restaurant. Prices are fair and food is awesome. Waiters are very helpful and nice. All pizzas and pastas are recommended. House wine is OK. We went to the best Positano fancy restaurants, and in the end we repeated C'era three times!...More

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My wife and I visited Italy in early September to celebrate a milestone Anniversary and our birthdays. We visited Positano on one of our stops and wanted to celebrate by enjoying authentic Italian cuisine from that area and avoid tourist traps. After lengthy research of...More

Thank jakes811
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very friendly staff and great food. I had the seafood antipasto which was 12 euro and a massive plate. Probably the best mussels I have ever had, as well as clams, swordfish, octopus and salmon. My wife had the caprese with buffalo mozzarella which was...More

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20 May 2016|
Response from Philip G | Reviewed this property |
They well might as this service is very much part of the restaurant's way of doing things. Send them an email or call them.
29 July 2015|
Response from Anuschka2011 |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 127, 84017, Positano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano
  • Phone Number: +39 089 811930
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The place to go if you want to eat like the locals and eat with the locals! Open all year round and with pizza takeaway service, C'era una Volta is family run and the perfect place for a traditional meal.
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