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Posillipo Ristorante Italiano

16 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR, England
+44 1227 761471
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (80 reviews)
“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“linguine” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a fantastic traditional Italian with a brilliant range of food choices. If you just want a Pizza or pasta thats fine but if you are looking for the full Italian Anti pasto, Primo, Secondi experience this is the place to go. It...More

Thank Balham_Boy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Posillipo for lunch. I had very tasty linguine Buona donna and aubergine as side order. This last one didn't impress me particularly, but I loved the pasta. The staff is friendly and prices not too expensive.

Thank Giulia M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is very good. Fresh and authentically Italian tasting. A notch up from national Italian restaurant chains for sure. Everything was good as it always in in any of the three associated restaurants. Personally, I find it off putting seeing a steady stream...More

Thank whoamiwhereami
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our first visit to Posilipos, excellent food and service and as a party of eight, we were well catered for.

Thank swirlysmagicband
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Standard Italian Fare, good wood-oven pizza and pasta. Very popular with visiting King's parents. Outside seating nice on a sunny day, but with moderate traffic noise from traffic congestion caused by newish width restrictions.

1  Thank 33ash
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We had another lovely meal at Posillipo; our first visit was during the restaurant's inception week and years later it still remains a fantastic Italian! Portion sizes are large - as you'd expect from a small, independent Italian - and hugely tasty - again, as...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 24 March 2017

started with garlic bread which was dry and the green centre had not been removed so bordering on inedible and such a basic mistake. the spinach was really challenging which is fine but after a few mouthfuls becomes too much of an effort. side salad...More

2  Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the outskirts of the city centre. I would highly recommend that you visit this restaurant. We have been several times with family and friends, each better than the last. The owner is very accomodating and the food speaks for itself in terms of...More

Thank iamRayRay
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Where can I start? We have been visiting Posillipos for some time now. Always a very warm welcome from Marian and his colleagues. Attentive and always alert to your every wish. The food is consistently superb, specials always of interest, fresh seafood gorgeous and everything...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've eaten here on several occasions over the last few months, as a group of three and as a groups of 14. The food has always been lovely and the service friendly and efficient. It's a lovely cosy restaurant so the ambiance is great -...More

Thank Jim H
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30 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 761471
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Childhood friends Enzo Espedito welcome you to a little taste of Napoli with Osteria Posillipo Pizzaria ��� quite likely one of Canterbury���s friendliest restaurants. Decorated in relaxing woods, this light, airy space has the added bonus of being located near the Marlowe Theatre. An in-house wood-fired stone oven is visible from the open-plan kitchen on the ground floor, allowing hungry diners watch their pizzas bubble away the traditional way. Not in the mood for pizza? Traditional Italian favourites are the name of the game here, including fresh, homemade pasta like spaghetti a vongole.