For rest and recuperation while motoring along Princes Highway towards Mornington or Phillip Island, you would be hard pressed to find better than Positano. Oozing rustic Italian charm, this down-to-Earth eatery in Hallam has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes it popular for locals as well as people travelling to and from Melbourne. The menu features countless Italian favourites done the right way, from an authentic frutti di mare pizza to unbeatable tiramisu, slow-braised beef penne ragu to an indulgent frozen tartufo for dessert, Positano has the family-friendly fare from start to finish. There are also some international selections, like great Spanish paella, a trademark nasi goreng and special Australian pizzas, so even the fussiest of diners will find something to knock their socks off. Please note: Holders of any discount vouchers contact the restaurant directly. Thank you for your understanding.
Service from Ellie was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive, meals were served in a good time, serving sizes were generous without being huge and tasteless (eg Sofias) and food was lovely. We will be back.
We had a voucher but still had a great choice from the menu. The glass of sparkling wine was a nice extra to the choice of wine. Enjoyed the Calamari and Salmon. Also the meatballs and risotto. Choice of deserts was good. Have been before and will come again.
Friendly and fast service, we’ll definitely be back soon! Meals were a good size and the chilled free water was the best I’ve had. btw Coming back for my birthday with three guests and I’m eating my main for free haha
Highly recommend positanos in hallam great for family catch up or dinner for 2. Excellent food and service ,friendly atmosphere. Menu is excellent lots to choose from.
My dining experience at Positano has always been perfect. Friendly greeting at door and staff that are eager to please. Recently I had lunch there with my grand daughter who has allergies to certain types of food. Her meal was made with care which made our dining experience so much less stressful. Thank you guys. Positano is my favourite local restaurant if you are in the area try it.
Our food & Drinks (entree) kept going to wrong table and was sitting at other table for afew mins before waiter realised. Our mains were flavorless. I asked for Rare porter house and it came out Medium. And mushroom sauce was so watery. My husbands chicken parma was burnt and had no flavour. The waitress kept coming over constantly and a kept trying to take our glasses of drink before we had even finnished them. At one stage our friend had literally just put down her glass and before she could place it down on the table, the waitress was there to grab the glass which was annoying. Like she had no other work to do other than hover over our table or was it to rush us out? Our food plates were being collected whilst others at our table were still eating. Having worked in hospitality before, dishes should not be collected untill all people have finnished. 1 person was left eating whilst our plates had all been collected which made her feel uncomfortable like we were watching her eat. So she stopped eating. Worst thing is that we ordered hot coffees/tea and the waitress came to place these on the table on the side where my husband was sitting holding our new born baby. She could have stood at any part or side of the table and she stood right over my husband. Had she tripped or lost balance, those hot drinks could have fallen over my daughter. I asked the waitress to move and be carefull but she just looked at my odly. Overall we were not the happiest with this restaurant. Food needs to be more tastier and staff need to be trained on serving.
Absolutely love Positano! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly, casual and very welcoming. I have celebrated several family occasions in the function room and the service has always been professional and efficient.
top class service. Have to say the waiters were the best I have ever experienced would rate 5 star and over hotel standards . Being in the restaurant business myself you noticed they were always checking from the corner of their eyes whether a customer needed to be served and always responded promptly. Well done to manager for training staff so well. Food was served in no time was a real fine dining experience
Visited Positano on a saturday night for first time. Service was attentive and anxious to please. Food was good and overall there was a pleasant atmosphere. Recommend food and restaurant for those who enjoy italian food.
Great food and service. Come on a regular basis for a quick meal. Two negative things I want to comment on is sometimes the plates are taken away too quickly, they should wait until everyone has finished so no one feels uncomfortable if they are the last to eat. Also could do with some new chairs, they are old and feel like they may fall apart.