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Positano Restaurant

#499 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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633 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M9, Canada
+1 416-932-3982
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank PaulS15
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sam D
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

Thank Amandasittingdown
Laval, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

1 Thank Benoit P
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

Thank ChasToronto
Toronto, Canada
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292 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We went there on a busy Thursday night with a last minute reservation. The place was full.However, service was quick and friendly. We ordered the fish special ( wild arctic char) and the Agnolotti with basil tomato sauce. They were both very good. I also liked the renovation which makes the place, which is quite small, look spacious. Wine is... More 

Thank QueenStreetLaw
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Visited many times...set menu of specials..veal, fish,pasta,sometimes steaks....all are very well done, good portions and delicious. Service is always great, all staff knows their regular customers well. Great for dinner out,special occasion etc. You need to reserve, especially Thursday to Sunday. Dining room is not very big and larger group needs reservation. Good wine selection...Italian wines.

Thank Richard F
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

My husband and I took our daughter and her boyfriend to dinner at Positano two days ago. This is a small restaurant on Mt Pleasant between Hillsdale and Manor Rd. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. I highly recommend it if you are looking for great food and service.

1 Thank Joanne M
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We have been going to Positano Restaurant for years. It is our favourite spot for a delicious meal and wonderful ambience. There is something on the menu for everyone from pasta and pizza to veal chops. The wait staff are friendly and the service is excellent. I highly recommend giving it a try.

2 Thank jpurdy2016
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430 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting local Italian restaurants for a few years now, and I don't know why we haven't stumbled before on Positano's. Because it was a dinner that had a lot going for it. The pasta (I had the papardella + short ribs ragu special) was as fresh and delicate and tasty as I've had anywhere - either here or... More 

1 Thank Mark16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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 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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