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Positano Restaurant

#331 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
North End
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633 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M9, Canada
+1 416-932-3982
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about this tiny restaurant is superb. From being greeted and treated like their best customer to the service, to the food, it was an excellent dining experience. We both had the braised lamb shanks and, as I told the waiter to pass along to the chef, they were the best lamb shanks I'd ever had. We were very lucky... More 

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Thank lisapiercey
Dorset, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a terrific place, with great food, great service, great atmosphere and not too far from the airport. We wanted somewhere on the way to the airport for a proper meal before airline food!!! This was a great choice, really nice people, totally flexible with requests and reasonably priced. Wouldn't hesitate to go again and would be happy to... More 

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Thank jimmydash
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dine at Positano quite frequently and for quite some time.. it truly does feel like having dinner with family. Terrific, attentive service and the food consistently wonderful!

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Thank dgreatti
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Terrific ambience. You feel like you're in a large living room, at a party for your extended family. the staff is extremely friendly and accomodating. A limted but thoughtful selection of well-priced wines.

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1 Thank Fred S
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I'm hesitant to write a review because I don't want more people to know about this fantastic restaurant. Simply put - excellent Italian food and great service. If you don't order the bruschetta you are doing yourself a disservice. If you're looking for a solid midtown dinner place, this is it. But be sure to make a reservation!

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2 Thank cdntrekker2015
Toronto, Canada
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Live in the area but have not tried Positano in many years, now wishing we had. Very reasonable priced with tasty pastas, pizzas and daily main dishes. Shared a pizza with my wife to start, crust was perfect! Butternut squash pasta for main at $17.50 was very tasty and good size portion. Guests had a calamari and loved it. Make... More 

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2 Thank PaulS15
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We always feel at home at this terrific family-run Italian neighbourhood restaurant. Guests are warmly greeted by Sam and the Positano team. The food is super fresh and delicious. The fresh grilled fish is our favourite. Try a pizza for the table as a starter. You can't go wrong here, everything is good. A nice selection of good value wines... More 

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1 Thank Sam D
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The main water pipe was out of action to our apartment building so I decided that if I had to have dinner without water, then I might as well treat myself to a great meal. And a great meal it was. I loved the sauce served with the bread, probably could have eaten that all night. A fabulous pasta dish... More 

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Thank Amandasittingdown
Laval, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Small restaurant, about 30 customers max. The staff were helpful, take their time to explain the menu, and serve everyone in our party in the same time, and in a professional way. Regarding the food, the focus is on quality not quantity. I'll be back for sure.

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1 Thank Benoit P
Toronto
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Never disappointed here. Veal and branzino and regular specials and are delicious. A lovely neighbourhood place with steady customers. Make a reservation. It's always busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-932-3982
Description
It takes more than exquisite cooking to make a memorable meal. We at Positano believe an intimate atmosphere in the right location, personal and attentive service and great company are what separates a delicious dinner from an unforgettable experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North End
The North End is a nucleus of specialty food restaurants and shops, especially around its Mount Pleasant Village area. Frequented by antiquers for its numerous collectable shops, furniture spots, and oddity stores, the North End is a maverick of the quaint and quality. Vintage toy stores, accessory shops, and cinemas welcome perusers to step back in time, while the wide pedestrian squares and the large medical and business community inject it with a dose of modernity. With numerous cafes and Toronto's greatest number of independent booksellers, it isn't uncommon to see folks in this area at their leisure, reading outdoors and in eateries, and taking life a bit more slowly – even if it's only during their lunch break.
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