Restaurant: il Tridente
Location: Viale Pasitea, 148, 84017 Positano SA, Italy. +39 089 811111
Date: June 27, 2015
Rating: Great food, great service, great view
Returning hastily from Revello at a late hour with no restaurant reservation, we quested around for a last minute spot to dine.
Online reviewers liked the restaurant hidden away in the Hotel Poseidon (which we actually had reservations at before we found a great villa to rent).
After a long 200+ stair descent, then a hike up four flights in the hotel, the location turned out to be an oasis of paradise. Live jazz was playing as well.
Check out the view.
And to the other side. The Italian/American “hospitality manager” dropped by our table too and was quiet charming.
Bread is good as usual.
An amuse of eggplant and raw shrimp.
2013 Azienda Agricola Tenuta San Francesco Costa d’Amalfi Per Eva. I liked this wine, ordered it on two occasions.
Saute misto di frutti di mare. Mixed seafood saute.
Bread to soak up the garlic sauce.
Linguine artigianali con scampi, pomodorini del pendolo e vongole veraci. Linguine with scampi, clams, and cherry tomatoes. I couldn’t get enough of this guazzeto sauce based local dish.
Spigola al sale profumata al finocchietto selvatico con patate e verdure. Sea bass cooked in salt crust with wild fennel, potatoes, and vegetables.
The salty shell keeps the fish moist.
And plated with olive oil. This dish is common to the whole Mediterranean. Not always the salt prep, but the basic grilled/baked sea fish with olive oil.
Delizia al limone Amalfitano. This incredible cake consists of a sponge cake dome with a lemon creme or lemon gelato center, and covered in lemoncello cream sauce made from Amalfi lemons. It was just so creamy lemony good.
Dolcezza del Vesuvio. A miniature volcano of chocolate and orange.
Il Tridente was a touch hidden, but it was well worth trekking to as the food was great, the view spectacular, and the service very nice.