Lo Guarracino

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Positanesi d'America, Positano, 84017

Price guide: Mid-range

Lo Guarracino

By Jan Fuscoe, your Amalfi Coast expert

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#11 of 14
expert-rated restaurants in Amalfi Coast
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, No fuss

Best for Families - Expert review of Lo Guarracino

Enjoy pizza with the best views of Positano.

It's a little bit of a schlep to get to but it's a lovely walk and worth it for the views alone. The name comes from an old Neapolitan tarantella song about a love triangle between a guarracino (a fish that, though not particularly fleshy, was reputed to be magic), a pilchard and a tuna. 

Food and drink: 

Pizzas. And plenty of them. But don't ignore the fish: taglioni agli scampi, spaghetti alla marinara and any number of fishes cooked on the grill. The taglioni al limone is delicious.

Ambience: 

Inside the decor is café style - small tables, check tablecloths - and there's a little terrace too with those wonderful views over the tower of Clavel and the Li Galli.

Service: 

It's relaxed and friendly.

Location: 

Walk along the beach, past the Savino (Covo dei Saraceni) and carry on along the Via Positanesi dei America (given the name as a 'thank you' to the Positanesi who emigrated to the US and then helped the country recover after the Second World War). 

Price advice: 

It's not cheap, but if money is tight you can order a pizza for half the price to take away and eat down on the beach.  

More information on Lo Guarracino:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pizzeria, Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Italian, Pizza
Address:
Via Positanesi d'America, Positano, 84017
Telephone:
089 875 794
Website:
http://www.loguarracino.net
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 12.30-3pm, 7.30-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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