Fodor's Expert Review Chez Black
$$$ Positano Southern Italian
Although it caters to day-tripping coachloads, this nautically themed restaurant, whose waiters wear sailor uniforms, is a local institution that's hard to beat for its sceney location right on the Spiaggia Grande. The people-watching is good (Denzel Washington is reportedly a regular), and the friendly staff is happy to guide you through specialties such as zuppa di pesce (fish soup) and spaghetti con ricci di mare (spaghetti with sea urchins).
Via del Brigantino 19
Positano, Campania 84017, Italy
- House gin, lemon, and crème de menthe aperitivo, the grotta dello smeraldo
- Buzzy atmosphere and late-evening tourist party vibe
- Not necessarily the best value given the quality of the food
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Feb.