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“We have travelled to Italy for a few hours :)”
Review of Positano

Ranked #3 of 310 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tucked away, but handily located in the centre of Guildford, Positano restaurant is hidden within an intriguing red brick Elizabethan building that's bursting with character. The newly refurbished dining rooms, bedecked with dark-wood panels, original beams, banquette seating and white linen, are a decadent setting in which to enjoy an authentic Italian menu that impress every time. Positano's menu is prepared by their highly experienced team of dedicated chefs by using only the very best of local produce. The aim of the restaurant is to create a menu which satisfy every appetite and occasion, and can be enjoyed in surrounding which are welcoming relaxing and informally stylish. The choice of their motto "Whatever your occasion it might be, Positano's team will make it one to remember" is the exact expression of the friendly but professional and knowledgeable nature of Positano's team. Events are catered for in style - simply call to discuss your requirements, either celebrating a birthday or wedding or for a simple romantic occasion. Enter an atmosphere of real escapism and forget the time at Positano
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Dear Team of Positano,

We have visited you this evening and just cannot express how thankful we are for your kind and welcoming hosting.

We have started our dinner with Antipasto Misto platter and it was wonderful! The Parma Ham, Italian salamis, buffalo mozzarella and the crostini bread was an amazing choice to start our evening with!
For the main course we have ordered Spaghetti Bolognese - classic and traditional! - and Filetto Al Crudo Di Parma. The first one, full of Bolognese sauce, so delicious! And the basil and the Parmezan cheese on the top... Pure Italian and Fantastico! About the second one, which was a steak, well, I, Diana have never ever tasted a steak before, but the way the flavour melted in my mouth... I was just speechless. We cannot even express how delicious it was in our own language! Oh, and we have asked for your recommendation for a red wine which would match with these mains and a bottle of Sasseo Salento did make the picture whole and Perfecto!
As for the dessert, we have ordered Today's Special Dessert - we cannot remember the name of it, sorry - and an Italian Cheese Platter. This was the best way to finish our dinner along with the little chat with you, the staff.

As for the service, it was really friendly and 5*. We do not know how, but you managed to combine the formal, professional restaurant service with the warm and welcoming "Italian family dinner" attitude. So, it felt like we were among friends, but on the other hand, we were served in an elegant and professional way.

To sum it up, we have visited Italy for a few hours. We even forgot we were in England.

So, thank you for the dinner, guys! And so for the Limoncello after our supper. We will return to you soon! :)

Diana & Szabi

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Positano is a gem of a restaurant, and quite simply the best Italian food I have eaten outside of Italy. It has charm, great service and outstanding food

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant with lots of choice and the best spaghetti carbonara I've had.
The staff are lovely and the prices are great, will be going again as soon as we can.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic meal here on Saturday afternoon for an early dinner. We are new to the area and both love italian food so had to try Positano. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed! The whole dining experience was fantastic. From the quirky tudor interior to what proved to be exceptional cuisine. The menu provided a fine selection, was very reasonably priced, and there were some top Italian reds on the wine list. We selected three dishes to share from the starters and ate off the specials board (Gnocchi was delicious), whilst washing the food down with glasses of Valpolicella and Montepulciano. Importantly, the service was impeccable and the staff very friendly. Everything felt authentic and they certainly did their best to take you from the heart of guildford to the Renaissance hills.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

We came here for lunch today and we were given a warm welcome by the friendly and attentive staff. Positano is housed in a Tudor building and inside is very quaint and full of character.
The restaurant was busy but the atmosphere was relaxed and the service was fantastic.
Our food was delicious and we had the £9.95 2 course set lunch menu which was excellent value for money.
So glad we found this super restaurant and we are looking forward to coming back soon.

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