Last summer we stayed in Positano for 3 days during our Europe trip (about a month too short if you ask me) and absolutely loved this hilly little town with everything it had to offer.
We ended up having one of the best meals/experiences of our lives there and I think you should too… Are you ready? Because you should definitely be writing this down. We saw a review online for a family restaurant called Tratteria La Tagliata before we arrived in Positano and thought it sounded fun. Then the concierge at the hotel told us it was his favorite restaurant in all of Positano. That was all we needed to make a reservation. We chose the earliest time they had, because we wanted to catch the sunset while we had a drink there, and they sent a free shuttle to pick us up for dinner. After 5 minutes in the car, we figured out why this shuttle was necessary because it was about a 30-minute windy drive up into the hills that we never would have made on our own and even made us a little motion sick.
When we arrived, we were immediately blown away by the views. The restaurant sat at the edge of a hill, overlooking the water. It was surrounded by lush, beautiful green vines with tomato plants growing everywhere. You could tell right way that everything made here is grown right there on this land. They use fresh, healthy ingredients and put so much love into every meal. Their gardens and grounds were breathtaking and we were so glad it was still light out when we arrived so we could take a walk around and enjoy the scenery.
This was the view from our table! Getting there on the first shuttle of the night made it possible for us to have a front and center table to this incredible sight. So worth it.
There is no menu, they just bring out each course for you, one at a time, and you’re able to try so many different dishes. Our favorite dish was something the waiter called “Mama Pasta, No Name” – it was similar to a lasagna without red sauce and we absolutely loved it. I don’t eat meat or dairy in my normal life, but decided not to shy away from anything they brought to the table. I wanted to eat the food they prepared in the way it was meant to be enjoyed, and I felt good knowing exactly where all of the ingredients came from. I even met a man outside the restaurant who said he is a vegan who only eats meat and dairy once a year when he visits this exact spot. His exact words were “Monsanto doesn’t even know this place exists.” With that being said, I did TRY bites of everything, but I left most of the meat to be consumed by my other half. Poor guy had a lot to make up for and was so stuffed when we left. They also make their own wine and it’s wonderful!
The entire meal only cost 40 Euro per person. That was it! Including the shuttle to and from our hotel, including their wonderful wine and dessert that we ate so quickly we forgot to photograph. If you go to Positano, this place is an absolute MUST. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to visit this place. Before we left we looked at each other and agreed we would be back someday.