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Da Adolfo Restaurant Positano | My Experience

Da Adolfo Restaurant Positano | My Experience

Caveat: This is not a review. Because I freaking LOVED everything. So think of this as an experience share.

Da Adolfo is a little gem along the Positano coast (Amalfi coast?). The only way to get there is by (their) boat. You need reservations to dine there, and they never answer their phone. But don't give up, keep trying and I promise it will be well worth it.

The Fish Boat

Positano Da Adolfo fish boat

We were told the boat picks up diners from the Positano Pier every 30 minutes from 10am - 1pm. LIES! The first boat arrived at 11am. BUT, the Positano pier is gorgeous with lots of IG worthy moments, so it's not the worst place to wait for your special boat. Our reservation wasn't until 1pm, but I am glad we got on the first boat BECAUSE —

The beach

Da Adolfo Positano Restaurant Beach

Da Adolfo

Waiting here for your table ain't half bad

So you get there, and you see 3 rows of beach chairs all laid out on this private little beach. You can use a beach chair for the whole day for 8 Euros, and IMO it's totally worth it. It was glorious to just lay in the sun and get my reading in. When the table is ready, you just walk up to the restaurant. Which brings us to...

The food 

OH.MY.GOD. OMG!! This might be the best Italian food I have EVER had. The ingredients were fresher than fresh, the flavors were divine, and we loved every single thing we ordered. Before I jump into our order though, let's chat about their menu. They don't give you a menu at your table like any other restaurant, no sir. They have a little board with the menu written down in Italian, and you walk up to it with one of the servers as he reads it out to you in English.

Da Adolfo Menu Positano Restaurant

We ordered their specials — mussels zuppa, mozzarella on lemon leaves, primavera pasta and grilled vegetables. EVERY. SINGLE. DISH. was the best version of that dish I have ever had. Here's some food porn for you.

We asked the server for a drink recommendation and he brought us the sangria. It was pretty good (and different from spanish sangria). I think this was just wine and peaches. Very delicious!

We asked the server for a drink recommendation and he brought us the sangria. It was pretty good (and different from spanish sangria). I think this was just wine and peaches. Very delicious!

Look at that cute little plate! The mozzarella is grilled on the lemon leaf, which gives it a delicious, lemony flavor. It tasted so fresh and so good!

Look at that cute little plate! The mozzarella is grilled on the lemon leaf, which gives it a delicious, lemony flavor. It tasted so fresh and so good!

I don't even really care for mussels. But these? SO DAMN GOOD. This was in the running to be my favorite dish but then it got usurped by the unassuming...

I don't even really care for mussels. But these? SO DAMN GOOD. This was in the running to be my favorite dish but then it got usurped by the unassuming...

The most thinly sliced to perfection grilled vegetables!! YES this truly was my favorite dish from today. I loved these so much I had to order a second round. Don't ask me how they make it so delicious. It was just simple seasoning, olive oil, garlic and...magic dust? Yummy! Best grilled anything I have ever had.

The most thinly sliced to perfection grilled vegetables!! YES this truly was my favorite dish from today. I loved these so much I had to order a second round. Don't ask me how they make it so delicious. It was just simple seasoning, olive oil, garlic and...magic dust? Yummy! Best grilled anything I have ever had.

Yes, last but never the least. Spaghetti Primavera. I don't know how they make something so simple this delicious. but they do. It was just a few ingredients, but this tasted so fresh and so SO good.

Yes, last but never the least. Spaghetti Primavera. I don't know how they make something so simple this delicious. but they do. It was just a few ingredients, but this tasted so fresh and so SO good.

Time for dessert

When it was time for dessert we asked the server for what he recommended. Dude said Tiramisu so fast we had no doubt what we were gonna order. Folks, this is the best Tiramisu IN THE WORLD. I have found it everyone can stop looking now. I will have dreams of this tiramisu forever, and might need to return to Positano just for this. 

My preciouusssssssss

My preciouusssssssss

I shared everything pictured above with my husband, and we were both happy and full by the end of our meal. We spent another hour or two frolicking at the beach, and then took the fish boat back to Positano. Very rarely are dining experiences memorable to me, but this one isn't gonna be easy to forget. We were there from 11 to 4, that's an experience, not just a lunch. Da Adolfo, we will be back soon for all your deliciousness.

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