Positano

4.7
150 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Positano is an Italian restaurant in Bay Ridge celebrating Italian American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Perfect for families, a date, or an event!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 150 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I love Positano but the atmosphere seems different the food was good not great. The hovering waiters in blue hooded sweatshirts was a little too much. Attentive service is one thing but too much attention can be a bad thing and it was overwhelmingly felt like a server or bus person was at our table more than 50 percent of the time, this did not allow us to enjoy each others company by being interrupted constantly. I will definitely go back as this is the first time this has happened and the food and service is generally above average.

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vipTravelbuff127
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is second to none...absolute best food service and ambiance in all of Brooklyn. Vale, the manager, attends to every detail! Always at the top of his game!

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Abby
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first time dining out during this pandemic, we were happy to see, tables set very far apart. Waitstaff had on masks and gloves. Restrooms very clean.
We were also happy to see that the service and food were still excellent. Would highly recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was great as always. Valeting the car is the nightmare. Have two valet attendants who are slow and easily taken advantage of the older diners who think they still run the streets of Brooklyn. They leave their cars even after dining to go hop in their buddies cars thinking they are 18 but in reality are washed up early 60yr olds. Valet is overwhelmed. Again great food, great service, great ambiance it’s the valet thats a killer. Take an uber less stress, drink more!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Trash steak maybe because the kitchen been so slow lately

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was so amazing. My girlfriend and I spent our Valentine’s here and it was worth every penny. For the day they gave a 100$ down fee for each person for 3 courses and a a complimentary rose to my lady which was nice. The fried calamari was simply outstanding and the marinara sauce was godly. Then for the salads we shared the ceaser and postiano salads which were very pleasant and filling but the star of the show was the steak. The NY steak was so juicy and the sauce they put on top of it made it disappear off my plate quicker then any item I mentioned before. It came with a potatoe in a riceball form and steamed carrots. Then for dessert I had tiramasu and my lady had the banana bread pudding which if you had to chose between the two the banana was the superior but the tiramisu with their lady fingers being on the side of the cup as well were so nicely moist and had just the right amount of sugar to balance the soft crunchy sensation. I’d have to say the disappointing thing was the lobster raviolis although. Having gotten the crab cakes for appetizers we found that the lobster raviolis pretty much mimicked it but in ravioli form which to be honest was quite disappointing after the reviews saying it was one of the best options but by no means was it bad. Overall the experience was nice and the food was very filling. Thank you postiano for making this Valentine’s Day one to Remeber and thanks to our servers for checking on us and being there if we ever needed anything. Definitely a destination we will visit again in the future.

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LOVED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentine's Day and had the most amazing time. I had left a note on our reservation hoping to sit indoors and they were so accommodating from the second we walked in. Every single person who works there went out of their way to make us feel so welcomed. Our waiter Benny was a gem, we ended up staying for like 5 hours because we were having so much fun and they didn't rush us out at all. The food was legit phenomenal and Benny gave us such good recommendations. I'm tempted to go back for more egg rolls today they were so amazing I can't stop thinking about them. I will absolutely be going back soon and would recommend this place to anyone!

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katfood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited over 40 minutes to be seated despite the fact that we had a reservation and arrived on time. We were told it would only be a few minutes and around the 15 minute mark the table we were told we would be seated at was given away by a rude hostess who didn’t even apologize for the wait. By the time we were seated we barely had time to order and eat and it took multiple requests to even get the waiter’s attention to take our order. The best part? They didn’t even apologize. Don’t waste your time. There are plenty of accommodating establishments who actually treat their customers like humans that are worth frequenting.

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vipPaigeB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the lunch was great, especially the food! Top notch Italian. And a very friendly and professional waitstaff. Will definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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DorisP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. Delicious!

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milliestarfish
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They were closed and I drove all the way there for Nothing!

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skchow54
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff is always very friendly and attentive. Try the Italian egg rolls!

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vipvictoriat
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even sitting outside we were very comfortable sitting around the heaters. Everyone was checking on us to make sure we were comfortable and it didn’t go unnoticed. Honestly one of the best restaurants in Bay Ridge. Everything we have had from food to drinks to dessert has been delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this venue! The people are great, the food is absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much for an excellent night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I really want to like this place as it’s close to me and love their patio and every morning I see how well they clean and I’m sure they care deeply about experience but service is bad (and this was the case 3 years ago) and food is average. I decided to give it a try after resisting going there for years years as we had to leave instead of celebrating my sister’s birthday.
This time:
1. They didn’t have our table ready even though we had a reservation, hostess was nice but manager was not very pleasant. She told us we would have a table we liked and was available but manager would not give us table saying it was reserved for 6 people. Well it had 4 glasses and 4 chairs and it was not occupied for duration of our stay. Really not that difficult to make people happy.
2. Our server, gentlemen was completely not available physically and mentally. He didn’t even check on us once and didn’t smile when he came a couple times. We waited forever to order bottle of wine. Which he poured as if it was grape juice. I was scared to get splattered.
3. My pasta Vongole had no flavor. At all.
4. Server was very amicable with other guests

So we all wondered that this is a place where you kinda need to know people. It feels like that.
And I think I’m done with them,

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and consistently good food!!

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AvilesG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great drinks excellent food!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Restaurant sat us 30-45 minutes after our reservation. Had to stand outside the whole time. Host said he would make it up to us, which never happened. Food was really good. The rest of the night was kind of comical.

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vipHoneybunch
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining celebrating a birthday.

MB
MiamiBourne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my aunts birthday. Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. Good size portion. Service was great. Really no complaints

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bittersweet celebration as cousins came in from LI to take me out for lunch as I am leaving Brooklyn where I’ve lived for 72 years. The sweet part of the lunch was the fabulous eating experience! The atmosphere was perfect as we selected a table that was near the wide open doors. The outdoor option is set up beautifully. We opted for inside as since the lockdown I was dying to eat inside a restaurant! Inside was safely distanced for sure! . The food was delicious, better than ever. I’ve eaten here several times before and I’m glad I suggested Positano for this lunch. Fabulous seafood appetizers, pastas and sandwiches were incredible, wine perfect, excellent dessert! The owner of Positano is to be commended for the excellent establishment he has and he is blessed with a very attentive and friendly staff! I’ll miss Positano for sure but when I come to visit my home, this is where I’ll be eating!!

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vipCarolD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots!

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JoanneD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, can’t wait to go back....great menu also

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect... you walk into Positano and it’s like walking into your home but being served like a queen (or king) The food never disappoints nor do the cocktails. Even holding to the rules and regulations of today’s world you can go there and feel like a normal beautiful day or night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently amazing! Service, ambiance and food always great! Yummy pasta, seafood ... !

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Kathy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Positano did not disappoint. Food was delicious, the halibut special was to die for. Service on point. Covid protocol was followed, all were wearing masks. Outside dining was very nice with heat lamps spaced out nicely. Definitely give it a try if you haven't yet been. Well worth it!

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thataboy
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID and when outside dining was first introduced as our new normal Positano really stepped up and created a really unique sense of dining
The service from the time you are greeted and seated up until the time you leave was impressive
The food was excellent as were the wine choices
Will be back for sure

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food! Definitely recommend for a night out!

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vipJulz
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience for a family event. Super attentive and great service. Great ambiance and food was stellar - always consistent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was excellent!! Service was good also!

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Carol
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arnold is the best of the best! He’s a fantastic waiter. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food is always on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice date night! Excellent service from wait staff!

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TommyRancid
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best restaurant in the neighborhood! High quality seafood, delicious Italian foods & melt in your mouth chops. Every time I eat here I cannot wait to come back. Not cheap, not high-end either, but worth every penny. The staff is very friendly & the daily specials are excellent. With all the options it may take some time to decide what to order, but guaranteed to be perfect!

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vipBudA
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Neil, was awesome!

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RHONAR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really like the food the ambient the only thing I have to wait like 25 min to set and I had reservation

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Positano using the Order Online button. Positano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 833-1313.

Positano is rated 4.7 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.