Positano in Guildford brings Southern Italy a few steps off the Surrey high street.
Outside seating is found by the lovely red door of the restaurant.
Just a few steps off the charming Guildford high street.
There is a pretty flower stall next to the restaurant and I get distracted by the peonies.
They are my favourites after all (did you guess?).
Back on track and checking out the menu. It’s very traditional.
Authentic recipes from Southern Italy sounds good to me!
We received a warm Italian welcome as we entered the restaurant.
It was unexpectedly wood-paneled and Elizabethan.
We tried not to gaze too much at the Italian waiter and waitress as they talked us through the specials with their gorgeous accents.
Why is it we always smile broadly at Italians no matter what they are saying?
This is an independent restaurant and the Italian flair is very charming.
My starter of beef carpaccio. Cut as thin as paper it melted in your mouth.
Charlotte went for the Special prawn starter. Some Italian dishes aren’t the prettiest, but the flavour of these soft prawns were deeply satisfying.
It took a long time for Charlotte to decide whether to have the pizza or the Special clam dish.
We decided we were enjoying the meal so much we would come back for the pizza.
My main of sea bass with tiger prawns, cooked in a white wine and cherry tomato sauce, served with heavenly sautéd potatoes.
I love that they aren’t afraid to use a salt pot. They know how to pack flavour in their food.
Happy customers came and went. The waiters and waitresses worked the room brilliantly and kept everything running smoothly.
Picking dessert. Don’t let the scruffy menu fool you it doesn’t do them justice.
To book a meal at Positano Guildford follow this link
You may also want to check out Kinghams in the village of Shere, Surrey. The food is English but you also get the old world charm here.