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“Excellent food with views to match”
Review of da Gabrisa

da Gabrisa
Ranked #13 of 85 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$39
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Italian, Seafood, European, Soups, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A marvelous view of the sea, a comfortable and elegant atmosphere where is possible to taste authentic local dishes in one of the most romantic restaurant in Positano. Enjoy also the great selection of wines and other special drinks.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent food with views to match”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to eat with an outstanding view of the town below. The outside seating is on the roadside so there is some noise from cars & mopeds, however this isn't too bad and not a problem for me personally. We were given complimentary bruschetta to start which was tasty and very fresh. I had the seabass & asparagus in a butter sauce which melted in the mouth. My partner had the pink squid and potatoes which he absolutely loved. We finished off with a cheese board to share which had a good variety and was just the right size. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Would definitely recommend a trip to this place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food and extensive wine and beer choices”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and ate at the restaurant for 2 of them as we were so impressed the first time. The food was great and reasonably priced. The staff are uber helpful and friendly and the view is amazing if you are able to sit outside

Visited June 2014
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Washington, DC
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

My husband and I went for dinner and sat outside overlooking the beautiful water. We had had a lackluster meal the night before elsewhere and this was the redeeming 'Italian' experience we were looking for. The service was great and the meal excellent and extremely fresh.

Visited May 2014
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty okay for positano, average for italy”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner here last night. If you're looking for wow factor or that quintessential Italian meal, it's not here, actually it might not exist in Positano at all! It wasn't a bad meal, but just nothing special. For those who have previously reviewed this restaurant and raved, I can only imagine that this is their first Italian experience and they're swept away by the walk in band flogging their cd's or the overpriced menu.

The view is great, the food is average.

Visited May 2014
Thank EstherMonster
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obiondo, Proprietario at da Gabrisa, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion and we are sorry if you did not enjoy your meal with us. However, it is difficult to know what we would do differently, given the points you make, and that is unfortunate; we are always looking to improve, and would love to have had some actionable feedback. Also, I think it would have been possible to avoid ad hominem comments as to why other guests have enjoyed themselves – that seems very unnecessary. There is no one ‘quintessential Italian meal’, because each area within Italy specializes in one or more aspect of food (that is to say, each of the 20 regions, and within those regions, each city and town, have their own specialties, often developed over 1,000 years). None of these areas would claim that their food is more quintessential than the other - it is a matter of pride within Italy that we look at other areas food, and appreciate them for their qualities. Real estate in Positano is in great demand, and therefore expensive compared to many other places. This is precisely because, as you note, the views are great. This may be why you found our menu to be ‘overpriced’, but that’s only a guess also considering that the menu is just published on the road, free for anyone to check our dishes and prices. The ‘band’ are a group that walks around all of Positano from years, and we let them play only to guests who want to listen to them; they really do not push people into buying things if people do not indicate an interest in them.
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“View to die for and fabulous food”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Staff and food were first class .view overlooking bay and town was amazing .food was beautiful and not expensive .the wine list was extensive and the staff were very helpful and knowledge able in helping us .will go back

Visited May 2014
Thank Andrew M
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