Locanda Positano Restaurant Review, San Carlos
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617 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
Why did we dine here? – Locanda Positano is the sister restaurant to Acqua Pazza in San Mateo and has received some high accolades on Yelp. We were in the area, love Italian food, and decided to give them a try. Locanda means inn, in Italian. Positano is a scenic town hugging the Amalfi coast of Southern Italy. We’ve visited there but did not have a meal. Our last visit was in September 2012, where we found this place extremely loud.
The restaurant was packed at dinner time, so make reservations ahead of time.
Insider Tip – Make reservations on Open Table.
Cuisine – Italian
Location – Downtown San Carlos
Opened – 2011
Service – Locanda Positano had fair service with the aloof server checking in every so often. Pacing was good, as was refills and whatnot.
Verdict – Locanda Positano is a solid bet for Italian food in San Carlos. The pizza and pasta exceeded our expectations. We believe this restaurant is even better than their existing restaurant, Acqua Pazza in San Mateo. The food here is also better than nearby restaurants such as Spasso.
Signature Dishes – Pizza, Pasta
Locanda Positano Menu features a small selection of appetizers along with several pizzas and pastas.
Locanda Positano Picks:
Malfi Mojito ($10) was a tall and strong drink with lots of fruitiness.
A tasting of traditional Italian cured meats, house-made crostini ($15) was a nice sampling of their cured meats, along with cod, olives, and some bread.
Margherita Pizza ($14) was surprisingly good with excellent Mozzarella cheese and a soft crust. They have a very expensive pizza oven in the back, so the quality shows.
Sofia loren ~ buffalo mozzarella, proscuitto, arugula, eggplant, artichoke, zucchini ($18) was recommended by our server. This interesting pizza has a empty space in the middle that is filled with arugula, proscuitto, and cheese – almost like a salad in the middle.
Italian sausage, wild mushrooms, spicy peperoni ($16) was a decent pizza with good sausage and a crispy crust.
Handmade scialatielli pasta, fresh clams, prawns, cherry tomatoes ($17) was clearly freshly made. High quality and some very fresh shellfish makes this dish a must-get.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
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