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Locanda Positano

4059 Lincoln Blvd. (Washington Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-526-3887 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
A small, romantic Italian spot for the Marina neighborhood, with flavorful preparations of many regional classics.


 
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Locanda Positano Restaurant Review

: Brothers Paolo and Michelangelo opened this charming Italian restaurant after spending decades in the hospitality industry. What they have created is a sophisticated and unpretentious, albeit predictable, take on multi-region Italian cuisine --- a style surprisingly lacking in the beach community of Marina del Rey. Though the dining room can feel very cramped, the kitchen makes up for it by producing well-executed dishes, alongside service that is warm and attentive. Carpaccio is made with very good quality beef from Piedmont that nearly disintegrates when tasted, and fried calamari and vegetables are light compared to most other versions we’ve tried. Most of the restaurant’s pastas are homemade, the standout being fresh pappardelle with braised wild boar in Brunello sauce. The thick ribbon noodles absorb the unctuous sauce with ease, which is further intensified by the acid of the red wine. Braised lamb shank easily falls off the bone and mingles well with the traditional accompaniment of saffron risotto. Simple choices like baba and cheesecake are on offer for dessert, and a comprehensive wine selection includes several great options from the various grape-growing regions of Italy.
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