Date Night: Dinner High on the Mountainside in Positano

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Our new Italian friend and driver, Davide, recommended a family run trattoria for dinner “high on the mountainside” above Positano.  He knew we would love it. We agreed and Davide made all the arrangements. A van filled with several other hungry diners picked us up in front of our hotel and traversed the terraced roadway up, up, up near the top of the mountain.

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La Tagliata is a family run establishment started by Don Luigi a charming, generous, hospitable man who was passionate about the land, growing his own produce and creating local dishes. He loved to entertain and feed family and friends around his table.  Over time he developed a reputation for fine dishes and Trattoria La Tagliata was born.

According to the website early homemade specialties included:

“Tureens of pasta with beans and pork (cotiche), spaghetti with garlic and crushed chilli peppers, broccoli and homemade sausage, tripe and small delicacies”.

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We ambled along the stone walkways and we were warmly greeted by the family/staff who make you feel like you have arrived at home.

Ciao!!

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The views from La Tagliata are stunning. It’s a bit misty, but that is a view of the sea and a boat in the distance.

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The menu is prix fixe, and we did not ask the price.  After the meal, we feared we might be into it for $200, but it turned out to be an incredible value at 40 euros per person! House wines are of the “bottomless” glass variety and are included in the meal price.

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Starting with the cheeses, bread, and antipasto platters; the courses just kept on coming with smooth and friendly precision by the staff.

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Scott’s notes from the evening include prosciutto, mozzarella, goat cheeses, antipasto, eggplant parmigiano, zucchini flower, charred spinach, broccoli, brown beans and garbanzo beans dishes. The pasta was Mama’s secret large ravioli with basil. The meat plate included ribs, shish kabob, veal, chicken, sausages, lamb, rabbit, mixed salad and fried potatoes.

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The homemade pasta dishes were simply amazing… Oh pasta, how I had missed you. I’m still not over my summer in Italy infatuation with you. #carbs

Scott is shaking his head at the amount of food being presented to us.

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As you can imagine, by the time the dessert/fruit course (mixed fruits and 3 kinds of pastries)! and limoncello arrived, we were beyond stuffed.

 

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When Mama made her entrance, 7 courses in, she was met by a cheering crowd. She had been up cooking since 5 am, as usual. You may feel a bit tipsy from the amount of food and bottomless glasses of wine, but a driver awaits to carry you safely back down, down, down the mountainside to your sweet slumber.

 

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If you find yourself in Positano I highly recommend La Tagliata as a must do dining experience. Tell them Davide and Heather sent you! ;)

Ciao!

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La Dolce Vita indeed. This place looks like heaven on earth … and a bargain to boot. I want to hop on a plane and go for dinner right now! Great find, thanks for sharing.

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OMG… what an incredible restaurant. It looks like our kind of place!! Had lunch with Elizabeth, the Vintage Contessa today and she told me that she met you! How fun! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

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What an AMAZING experience, Heather. It is as if you were invited to a traditional family home for dinner.The food and the atmosphere makes me miss my grandparents. My grandfather was the head chef at The Italian Village in downtown Seattle when I was a little girl. My Grandmother often seasoned her sauce with tripe. When I tell people how she made her sauce they cringe. It was so good. While it simmered, she would pour a little in a bowl and let me dip Fresh French bread in it.

To pasta in the clouds. Heavenly!

w/L

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Oh my goodness Heather this place looks magical! And the food–my mouth is watering. This looks like my kind of place…maybe someday! :)

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I was an amazing spot, Leslie. Such an authentically Italian experience! Sorry I won’t be seeing you at the event at the end of the month. It was postponed due to Mary Ann’s injury. I do hope to attend when they reschedule–hoping you do too! xx

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Hi Heather, the Amalfi Coast is my favorite place on planet Earth. I have Italian heritage so I think I BECOME Italian when I’m there.
We’ve spent many a day there, even rented a villa for a couple of weeks, inviting friends to come, etc. Wonderful seeing the pics.
Well represents our Italia

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Hi Heather dear! I am having trouble with my comments on your posts – mostly likely operator error (that would be ME!). This places is simply magical and everything I adore about Italy – I am bookmarking it for clients AND myself! Thank you for sharing!! xoxo

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I don’t know why that happens with my comments sometimes, Sandy. I’ll research it again. Thanks for letting me know. I’m so happy to be a resource for special places to see, stay and dine. Let’s have a phone date soon! xx

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WOW. Total heaven on earth, Heather! What a view. As much as I love France and the Riviera, Italy’s coast is unbeatable.

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The view was simply amazing, Anita. I couldn’t believe how high we were on that mountainside. The drive was interesting…thankfully we had a skilled driver. This was such an authentic Italian experience. I wouldn’t miss it!
xx

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How absolutely stunning! The view, the food, the experience: I’m loving these posts Heather!!!

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It was all so inspiring…thank you. I’m having such fun reviewing my photos and putting the posts together. Italy is super photogenic! xx

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Oh My Goodness, you’re experiencing the things I dream of. My day is coming, and I’m taking in all that you are sharing. What a beautiful place to dine, and to be treated the “Italian way”. Such a fantasy!

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You will absolutely swoon over the beauty of these places, Shelly. I’m so excited for you–I know you will be there and enjoy every moment. Your roots run deep in Italy and it will be a magical trip. I will have some wonderful ideas for you when you start planning your trip.
xx

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This reminds me of everything I love about Italy. I am so jealous can’t wait to get there again!!

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The views, the food, the wine, the family atmosphere….living La Dolce Vita!! Can’t wait to see your posts when you get there someday! xx

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