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“One of our best meals in Positano”
Review of Il Ritrovo

Il Ritrovo
Ranked #3 of 85 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$67
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Partiamo dalla cucina perche crediamo che la qualita delle nostre pietanze sia il fondamentale elemento del nostro ristorante. Il nostro scopo diventa di farvele gustare a casa nostra nel ristorante conosciuto come IL RITROVO.
London
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“One of our best meals in Positano”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We ate here on our last night in Positano, selecting this restaurant on the great trip advisor reviews. As we were staying locally they sent their shuttle service to collect us, it arrived on time which was great. The trip to the restaurant, based on Montepertuso (hill above Positano) took about 20 minutes.

We had a great table on the terrace over looking the city. The restaurant is beautiful inside with a bit more of an upmarket/sleeker feel to it.

Upon arrival you receive a complimentary glass of prosecco accompanied by some bruschetta. We had a cheese and meat appetiser to start followed by a sharing dish of pasta and seafood, followed by tiramisu for dessert. Washed down with some local beer and wine. The meal cost us about eur 80 for two and was delicious.

My only small gripe was the shuttle at the end of the night was a bit of an ordeal, in hindsight we realised they were waiting for a number of tables to finish up then take us back to Positano in one trip, however as the tables had arrived at different times (many quite a lot later) there was a lot of mucking around. The bill payment process was very long, following this they advised that they had called the shuttle and they'd let us know when it arrived. 30-40 minutes later we were lead out to the shuttle by one of the servers who drove us back to our hotel. We appreciate the free shuttle service but next time would suggest they tell us they were waiting on a number of tables (only on their mains) then we could have ordered another drink or got a taxi.

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“Magnificent food at good price”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

A real adventure - the free restaurant mini bus picks you up from Positano and takes you 10 minutes up the hill to a wonderful family restaurant with stunning views.
The evening is made complete by magnificent southern Italian food including perfect al dente pasta and very good seafood indeed that's locally sourced.
5 out of 5 all day every day.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic service and wonderful food!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is located quite high up in Positano so the shuttle bus which picks you up is great! It is hassle free and the staff are so friendly! We had a wonderful meal! The eggplant melanzane was delicious as was the cured meats antipasto. The pasta's were well cooked and very tasty. We were given complementary bruschetta and biscuits which were also lovely! Really nice scenery and lovely staff!

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Montreux, Switzerland
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“Super friendly service”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Had an amazing experience at Il Ritrovo - thanks to a beautiful couple from Sweden who told us they were going there. We ended up joining them for dinner. We hit it off completely! Similar fun people just like us! We got a shuttle to this restaurant from our hotel, Domina Royal and it was a truly wonderful experience. The brotherly team (front of house and chef) treated us so well. Complimentary Prosecco on arrival and a couple of shots of Limoncello to finish. Food was delicious - lamb for my friend and I had gnocchi with shrimps - yummy! Lamb was cooked perfect. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant. Amazing!

  • Visited July 2014
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Independence, Kentucky
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“Very Friendly Staff and Excellent Food”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Il Ritrovo was recommended to us by the staff at the B&B where we stayed. The restaurant is in Montepertusso situated above Positano. I happened to be just a five minute walk from our B&B. The food was excellent and the staff consisting of Paulo, Luigi and Roger made our night very enjoyable. Make your decision for dinner an easy one. Without hesitation reserve your table at Il Ritrovo.

  • Visited July 2014
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