Our Passion

We (John and Mario) are devoted to continuing Luciano and Sabatos’ treasured tradition of creating authentic Italian cuisine, crafting all dishes lovingly by hand, on-site.

We pride ourselves on our selection of the best fresh produce daily, which is then lovingly prepared it in our spotless kitchen, which has been consistently graded ‘Excellent’ in Plymouth Councils Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, for over 31 years.

Our plentiful and varied menu originates from regions the length and breadth of Italy, showcasing the finest Italian meat and fish dishes, as well as delicious heart-warming pastas.

Our genuine Italian pizzas are all made in the authentic way, made on-the-day, with fresh, homemade dough

Our desserts are unmistakably Italian and are always freshly made.

All of our dishes are complemented with an excellent selection of the finest Italian wines, beers, spirits, Prosecco and liqueurs, catering for even the most discerning palate.

Our Story

Picture the scene: Plymouth, 1974 sees two young Italians; Luciano from Padova, Italy and Sabato from Positano, Italy, come to Plymouth following their true loves, whom they married in 1978.

Fast friends, they worked together at “Bella Napoli”, renamed “Osteria Romana” in the Barbican until 1992, when they decided it was time for them to create a different future for themselves.
Their dream became reality when they opened Positano Restaurant in 1992.
This was originally as a pizzeria, but the exceptional capabilities of chefs Andrew, John and Sabato soon grew the pizzeria into one of the most beloved and iconic Italian Restaurants in Plymouth.

The retirement in 2023 of Sabato and Luciano placed Positano, its staff and its devoted customers in a position of flux and uncertainty.
Happily, John, their talented chef of over 30 years’ service and Mario their waiter with over 20 years’ service, stepped into the breach left by these two great stalwarts, and bought the restaurant, securing its future for the years to come.


Opening Times

Monday to Saturday
12:00 – 13:30

Last orders for the Kitchen are at 13:30 and the restaurant closes at 15:00

Dinner 18:00 – 21:30
Last Orders for the Kitchen are at 21:30

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