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Positano Ristorante Italiano

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner


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Garlic Bread
House Salad
Caesar Salad
Caesar Grilled Chicken Salad
Soup of the Day
Antipasto Positano
Mozzarella Caprese
Fried Eggplant
Italian Pasta Al Pomodoro
Lasagna Bolognese
Eggplant Parmigiana
Bolognese sauce $+4.00
Gnocchi Al Pomodoro
Served with spaghetti
Fresh Fish Filet of the Day Served in Your Choice of Sauce
Five Jumbo Shrimp in Marinara Sauce
Sea Scallops Marinara Sauce
Clams Marinara Sauce
Calamari Alla Luciana
Zuppa Di Pesce
Served with spaghetti pomodoro
Veal Parmigiana
Chicken Parmigian
Mild Italian Sausage and Green Peppers
Veal Scoloppini Sauteed in Your Choice of Piccata Lemon Sauce, Pizzaiola Sauce, Marsala Sauce or Milanese Style
Chicken Scaloppini Sauteed in Your Choice of Piccat Sauce, Pizzaiola Sauce, Marsala Sauce or Milanese Style
Ciopino Del Pescatore (Jumbo Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Sauteed with Olive Oil, Garlic, White Wine)
Roasted Veal Chop 10Oz Served with Roasted Potatoes, Fried Eggplant, Penne
Roasted Veal Chop 12Oz Platter
Veal Matrimonio (Marriage of Veal and Chicken Breast, Stuffed with Sausage, Zuchini, Herbs and Spices, Sauteed in Marsala Wine, Served with Penne and Eggplant)
Lamb Shank Sauteed in Porto Wine Served with Mashed Potatoes and Penne
Osso Bucco Center Cut Veal Shank Served with Vegetables and Pasta
Black Forest Cake
This exquisite dessert is created by layering chocolate sponge cake with soaked cherry and whipped cream
The original pick me up. Our version contains espresso-dipped lady finger cookies between two layers of mascarpone cheese, topped with shaved chocolate
Crème Caramel
This italian custard is baked in a caramel-coated mold, when plated it becomes a succulent dessert glazed in its own sauce
Lemon Cheese Cake
Our creamy smooth and light version is delightful with a hint of real lemon
Zuppa Inglese Rum Cake
Simply translated as english soup, this italian rum cake is sponge cake dipped in rum with alternating layers of our homemade vanilla custard and chocolate custard with whipped cream icing
This frozen combination of chocolate, strawberry and pistachio ice cream with whipped cream and candied fruits is a sheer treat
Resembling the infamous truffle, this wonderful dessert contains vanilla and chocolate ice cream hidden under a cocoa-powdered treat shel
Cannoli Alla Siciliana
A classic italian favorite consisting of a light pastry shell filled with a delicious mixture of whipped sweet ricotta cheese and chocolate chips
Tea Hot or Cold
Regular and Decaf Coffee
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All reviews veal piccata mozzarella caprese tiramisu salmon wine room banquet room great event grape vines comedy show food was wonderful group dinner wonderful evening prices are very reasonable our waiter portions are generous the wait staff saturday night
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional red sauce offerings. Food was okay but came to the table luke warm to cold. Must have been sitting somewhere before the server brought it to the table. I had the penne with eggplant. Portion was small. Not a problem for me but it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allen S
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Family owned restaurant with loads of charming atmosphere. They must be doing something right as the restaurant has been here since the 1970s. Didn’t quite do it for us though. On a mid week night when only 5 tables were occupied, we had trouble getting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SherryS994
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We were a group of 6 attending a folk music event at Positano. Our table was the first table seated and we ordered promptly. The service is probably the worst I have experienced in recent memory. We received our drinks promptly: the restaurant has a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JohnnyFry1
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Terrible service, lost order, wrong items delivered then expected us to pay for higher priced items delivered in error. Worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant in years and I eat out several times a week. We were the first table seated when they opened...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BikerEd
Reviewed 7 October 2018

i had the caprese salad and lasagna. both were very good. of course it was summer so the tomatoes were in season. I like this restaurant for relatively quiet indoor dining. They also have a patio outside in the front of the building. For some...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carole s
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing wonderful The waiter was very nice and checked up on us regularly Nevertheless the food was very simple

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Makedonija13
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Started off with dough for the baby to play with while we waited! Excellent service, and delicious food. We will be back. The gluten free pizza was worth the trip-A+

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lisaviv
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great classical Italian food, well cooked. Don’t think of starting a diet when you get there! Great waiters give advice if needed. Would go again!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank alina d
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Positano’s has been in Bethesda long enough to be considered an institution. Nice atmosphere, professional staff and very good, authentic food. Also great for parties. They have rooms and the ability to accommodate small gatherings and large events.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank ajkmaryland
Reviewed 12 August 2018

While I have not eaten at Positano's, I did attend the Saturday night comedy show next door and it was absolutely hilarious, with an MC, a first time newbie, a seasoned comic and a headliner. There is a cover charge to attend the show but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Errol K
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5 May 2018|
Response from milvetmac | Reviewed this property |
Eat dinner! You will not be disappointed in any way... it's worth it to enjoy the fully immersive experience!
James W
18 May 2016|
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11 months ago?
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14 February 2015|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
Hello. You can have chicken piccata, or chicken marsala, or veal piccata or veal marsala. mozzarella caprese salad. salmon, trout, red snapper, rock fish.
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