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La Taverna del leone

9.7/10
182 reviews

Average price €40

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Three kilometres outside Positano (with a shuttle service available on request), this is one of the most popular restaurants in the region – and for ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Giuseppe D'Urso & Fortunata Cilento
  • Average price €40 Special request
Tortelli ripieni di astice, stracciatella di bufala e limone, crema al porro e rucola
€18
Mezzi pacchetti Pastai gragnanesi con ragù di scorfano e coccio
€14
Linguine integrali ai due peperoncini, rosso e verde, vellutata di pomodorini gialli, crema all'aglio
€13

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes
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User photos

Trionfo di crudo
Tonno scottato con carote
Ravioli capresi
Semifreddo
Ricotta stuffed squids
Ravioli

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.7/10
based on 182 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Harry B.
    Harry B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great value for authentic Italian cuisine. Great service.

  2. Andrea B.
    Andrea B.
    • one review
    10/10

    From the moment you walk into the restaurant you know you are in the right place. The atmosphere was beautiful. You can see into the blue and white tiled kitchen So clean. The service was wonderful. The food lived up all the previous reviews. The pizza the best I’ve had in Italy. Truly one of the best meals in Italy.

  3. Irina K.
    Irina K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Everything was perfect and even exceeded our expectations. The service was impeccable, the dishes all ( we took several different to share) was absolutely delicious, accurately served for 2 people according to our request for sharing. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends and pop up ourselves next time

  4. Larry g.
    Larry g.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The restaurant is charming. We loved the open kitchen. We travel a lot and enjoy fine dining. The food here is excellent. We enjoyed every dish we had. Service was excellent. A lot of locals were coming in to pick up pizza and other to go dishes.

  5. Victor C.
    Victor C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    One of the best dinner we have had since the start of our trip traveling along the Amalfi Coast. The food we had surpassed our expectations, it was prepared and served with pride. My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed each course of our dinner, there was absolutely nothing we did not like. Great service was rendered by each of the floor staff, they were genuine, attentive and some even quite humorous. There was also a shuttle service kindly provided by the restaurant upon request. In our honest opinion, this restaurant is Michelin worthy!

  6. Luca P.
    Luca P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    By far and large the best food and service around Positano, if you don’t need the postcard view this is a not to miss place to enjoy the hospitality and the superior art of Italian cuisine of Campania, this is top notch in absolute terms

  7. Harold H.
    Harold H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best meal we had in Positano. Great food, great service from a very knowledgeable staff. Excellent wine selections with solid choice at reasonable prices by the glass. It was great watching our deserts being prepared in the open kitchen. A must restaurant if you visit Positano

  8. Laura R.
    Laura R.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    The restaurant is lovely and the food is excellent. However, both times we were there the service was slow . We had to pour our own wine! But the overall quality is very good!

  9. Andrea K.
    Andrea K.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    This is one of the best restaurants in Italy! Love coming here every year! Zucchini flowers are special! Lobster tortelli are the lightest! Also pennette!

  10. Fanny  H.
    Fanny H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Many reviews that we read were 10/10 and we must agree! We had the tasting menu and everything we had was superb quality, great value and absolutely delicious! We’ve had great food in Italy the last 3 weeks but this was the icing on the cake! We watched the kitchen staff maneuver with ease and professionalism and all the staff were polite, friendly and helpful. Kudos to the whole family owned restaurant!

  11. Rashard S.
    Rashard S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We did the chefs menu and it was amazing!!!! Excellent food and service all around. They even arranged a taxi back to our hotel for us! The octopus and zucchini were the best

  12. David R.
    David R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food service, quality of food, and presentation were all excellent. A family of eight, apparently well known to the restaurant, were seated next to us inside the restaurant with their dog which barked, jumped up and down and for a short while disrupted our meal.

  13. Tiffany T.
    Tiffany T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had the tasting menu and every dish was amazing. The surprise of the fried zucchini balls in the soup, the stuffed zucchini flowers, the kingfish and more...we are going back tonight it was so good that we want to try the other dishes!

  14. Ray C.
    Ray C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    What a great restuarant! My wife and I are staying in Positano and had made reservations online a few weeks before arriving. They sent a car to pick us up as the restuarant is probably about a mile away on Amalfi Drive....that was a great feature. The restuarant has an open view to their immaculate kitchen. There were many options on the dinner menu....we opted for the 5 course tasting menu. We let the chef pick the courses. WoW.....outstanding! Stuffed zucchini flowers with buffalo ricotta and buffalo mozzerella, Beef carpaccio, Eggplant in a tomato sauce and mozzarella (wasn’t breaded or fried), Sous vide pork in a rosemary sauce ( taste was incredible whatever it was), and Lobster stuffed tortellini. For dessert , cannoli and a chocolate mouse cake. EVERY course was outstanding! Great service and ambience. Best meal of the trip so far...oh..the tasting menu was 50 euro/each...

  15. RoseMarie M.
    RoseMarie M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This place is absolutely adorable and the food and service are outstanding! From the polpo appetizer to the pizzas and pastas, both kids and adults left very happy and full.

  16. Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.
    • one review
    10/10

    This meal was unbelievable! Must try when in Amalfi coast. Portions are perfect sized not small tasting size. Chef is TOP Notch! Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable with good wine suggestions as well from the region! Go there now!!

  17. Joshua P.
    Joshua P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic seafood, staff very on it!

  18. Adi K.
    Adi K.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food was delicious and with a special twist. We had the Grilled Octopus, Zucchini with stuffed ricotta, Fish Filler main dish, Filet Mignon steak, Apple pie and Chocolate Mousse cake. I would order everything except for the octopus - it was good but think we missed out on a pasta as an appetizer. The service was good - from the wait stuff to the driver who picked us up in town. Try this place if you want a casual setting with good food.

  19. Richard  H.
    Richard H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exceptional food, service and atmosphere! Loved everything about this restaurant. We knew we were onto something when the couple sharing our transport up said they come to positano every year and always come to La Taverna Del Leone! Did not disappoint.

  20. Narin B.
    Narin B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Very well prepared cuisine and fresh ingredients. I love that you can see the kitchen as well. Staff was attentive and several spoke English. My husband enjoyed very fresh fish and I favored the Lobster Tortellini - light and well balanced.

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More information

Opening time

Lunch: wednesday to monday, 13:00 to 15:00

Dinner: wednesday to monday, 19:00 to 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Via Laurito, 43, 84017, Positano, Italy

Public transport

Shuttle service from and to "La Sponda" intersection, available upon request

Directions to get there

Strada Statale 163, Km 17

Available, along the road

Features

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