Review on Positano Restaurant

Formerly Olivetto, the restaurant has changed hands and is now the Positano Restaurant, located in front of the Guildhall on Guildford High Street in a building dating back to Elizabethan times, thought to have originally been the Town Mayor's house. The interior oozes history with its heavy beams, wood floors and windows overlooking the street. There's also seating outside for warm-weather dining.

The kitchen keeps things traditional using fresh and natural ingredients for a menu specialising in southern Italian cuisine. Diners can expect classic dishes such as mussels cooked in tomato with wine and chilli sauce, served with crostini bread or beef carpaccio with rocket, parmesan shaving and lemon amongst the starters. Following on there's an excellent selection of salads, pizzas, pastas and risottos or meat dishes in the shape of medallions of veal served with a gorgonzola cheese sauce served with a salad garnish and rosemary potatoes and fish choices that includes their popular Spada alla Positano, swordfish, mussels, black olives, garlic, cherry tomatoes, mixed aromatic herbs, white wine served with mixed crushed potatoes and leeks. To finish enjoy a traditional Italian dessert of pannacotta or crème brulee.

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Rosario Palumbo

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (All day Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm (Sun 9.30pm)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Positano Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Positano Restaurant
124 High Street

Customer Ratings on Positano Restaurant

5  / 5

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    October 2014

    16 people found this review helpful

    I loved it! Best meal for ages! The owner Francisco is the example of professionalism and competence! I highly recommend it!

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    September 2014

    14 people found this review helpful
    Little gem!

    This is what I call a proper independent restaurant! Food has been absolutely fantastic but service has exceeded our expectations! We felt welcomed from the beginning till the end! I came to Positano with my girlfriend with some doubts about the quality of the food, but we left with a certainty: is by far the most welcoming, tasty and quality restaurant in Guildford. We will be surely back, and I cannot hesitate to recommend it!! Well done

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