A message from the owners of Trattoria Positano, in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA regarding our authentic Italian restaurant during COVID-19.


Trattoria Positano

Trattoria Positano is a family run authentic Italian restaurant located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Since 1997, we have specialized in Italian cuisine from the region of Positano. Our passion is to create delicious meals using locally sourced fresh market ingredients.

  • Prosciutto, fig and goat cheese salad at Trattoria Positano, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Homemade ravioli in a tomato sauce at Trattoria Positano, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Pavlova dessert at Trattoria Positano, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Our roots are from the Amalfi Coast and therefore, many of our specialties focus on dishes from the sea including favorites such as our Guazzetto ai Frutti di Mare appetizer with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, garlic in a garlic white wine broth, Ravioli d’Aragosta featuring homemade ravioli filled with Maine lobster meat in a lobster rosemary reduction with cream and our Branzino con Polenta, a braised sea bass in white wine with fresh thyme, lemon, onions, fresh tomato wedges and grilled polenta.

If meat is more your style, we have Carpaccio alla Cipriani on the appetizer menu, thinly sliced beef tenderloin topped with arugula, shaved Parmesan cheese, with capers in olive oil and lemon. Our Pollo alla Griglia Marinato is a house favorite; grilled marinated de-boned half chicken with double blanched garlic sauce served with roasted potatoes and vegetable.

Our Homemade Ravioli is not just for those who love lobster, we also feature stuffed raviolis with veal or cheese that melts in your mouth.

We invite you to explore our menu of regional Italian cuisine.

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