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Positano Ristorante Italiano

Bethesda, MD View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
349 reviews

About

Positano is an Italian restaurant and wedding venue located just outside of Washington, D.C in Bethesda, Maryland. With a variety of private party rooms available, the venue is the perfect setting for both rehearsal dinners and receptions. The charming small-town Italian atmosphere, combined with the top-of-the-line wait service, will have your guests feeling like they’ve been transported straight to Italy for your wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

With a maximum capacity of up to 500 guests, Positano has a variety of event spaces to choose from. The Plaza Room is the venue’s largest, with space for up to 180 guests. The room is elegantly designed with murals and décor that make you feel like you’re enjoying a stay right on the streets of Italy. Positano also features five other private dining room spaces that can be combined to host up to 500 guests.

Services Offered

The team at Positano is committed to providing an authentic Italian dining experience. By being attentive and friendly, they’ll have your guests feeling at ease while they deliver fresh, authentic cuisine. Not to mention, because this venue is used to hosting parties with seated dinners, all of the tables and chairs you’ll need for your event are available on-site. For large parties, Positano will even arrange transportation. Choose from a luxury coach bus, minibus or sedan. Services include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Servers
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Shuttle services
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

When it comes to wedding day cuisine, the catering team at Positano is prepared to offer your guests the very best flavors and service. From passed hors d’oeuvres to mouthwatering appetizers and rich, beautifully plated entrees, your guests are sure to leave with full stomachs and smiles on their faces. Some of Positano’s favorite menu options include:

  • Meatballs
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Mozzarella caprese bites
  • Bruschetta bites
  • Chicken piccata
  • Chicken marsala
  • Salmon filet
  • Cheese ravioli
  • Fettuccini alfredo
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Tiramisu
  • Italian layered cake

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

349 Reviews

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    Thomas Married on 04/22/2017
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    This local place was perfect! Support small business!
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    Verlyn Married on 04/08/2017
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    A wonderful evening. Positano and staff were so good. Professional, courteous, helpful. Unhesitatingly recommend.
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    Teresa Married on 03/25/2017
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    I discovered Positano early this year, and we had my daughter's Sweet Sixteen, my 40th birthday party, and a large family dinner there.
    Jimmy and his team are the most accommodating group I have ever met. No matter what I asked (and I ask for a lot!), they provided everything with aplomb and a smile!
    We are trying to find another excuse to have a large gathering at Positano! It cannot be beat!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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  • Sara & David
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Map

4948 Fairmont Ave. Bethesda, MD, 20814
3019860042
301-654-1717
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