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Positano - CLOSED

85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
+44 131 662 9977
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
26 Jan 2016
“Positano Restaurant now renamed Isola”
18 Jan 2016
“Delicious!!!, a real treat for a reasonable price”
Restaurant Hours Closed
85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Sardinian restaurant. Sardinian seafood dish would have tasted well in a Sardinian beach restaurant so must be authentic. Sardinian wines which are not easily available in the UK were sadly not available by the glass so I could not try them.

Thank hughm82
Pietro P, Manager at Positano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Review inappropiate> Not true,we have white wine glass of Vermentini Sardinia wine. The autentic Sardinia cuisine and fresh fish. The autentic head chef from Sandinia. What you have eat???

Reviewed 18 January 2016

me and my partner came hear for lunch by accident on our last night in Edinburgh, we are both big fans of Italian food. The food was delicious and it was also nice that there where very few other people in the restaurant. We loved...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Real Italian food with a good environment. The food was delicious and you feel very welcome from the beginning. One of the best places I've ever eaten Italian outside of Italy!

Thank Liliana A
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Been here twice so far and keep coming back. The food is fantastic, and safe to say, straight out of Italy. The chef takes so much care for cooking and making sure all the ingredients are fresh. Waiting staff are lovely and always very polite....More

Thank julk96
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

We booked a table on a Saturday night and turned up to find that 2/3rds of the room was filled with a birthday party. With no soft hangings in the smallish restaurant to absorb the sound the noise was deafening - made worse by the...More

Thank FormerFlyer19560415
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We turned up here without a booking. Although the restaurant was clearly busy, they managed to fit us in. The setting was quite Italian-American and the pizza was excellent. The house wine was very drinkable.

1  Thank Afrigogo
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Positano is ideally situated on Newington Road on what is a busy stretch of road leading towards the Royal Mile about 15 mins walk away and is part of a bustling neighbourhood. I visited this restaurant mid-week with friends with reasonable expectations and we were...More

Thank 666Scott
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The food here is really great. I had scallops as a starter and they were first class. The service is really nice too - lovely staff. Main courses are generous and the wine is nice. Don't expect a cheap meal but it's not too expensive...More

Thank TartanWanderer
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Home cooked Italian food. Service was excellent and very friendly. Parmesan basket containing my pasta dish was quirky and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Clerrie-Greens
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We have visited il Positano on previous visits to Edinburgh as it is a favourite with our student son so we were interested to see what changes had been made under new management. We were made to feel most welcome and enjoyed chatting with the...More

1  Thank NickyLeeds
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  • Address: 85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 9977
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