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Concierge.com

Next 2, Positano

242 Viale Pasitea
Positano
Italy 84017
Tel: 39 089 812 3516
www.next2.it
Concierge.com's insider take:

Don't be fooled by the ambient music and the Miami-minimalist design aesthetic. Beneath its stylish veneer, this cool new bar-restaurant a few doors up from Da Vincenzo has solid local credentials and takes its food and wine very seriously; it's also surprisingly good value—at least for Positano. Some dishes, like the pumpkin soup with rosemary oil and a sprinkling of shrimp, fall into the creative category; but others—the sartù di riso or slow-baked beef braciola in tomato sauce—are classic Neapolitan dishes, sharpened and refined rather than revisited. An outside patio set back from the road makes for a relaxed alfresco meal; in high season, it also acts as a venue for occasional jazz concerts. The wine list is a pleasure to read: It's not a huge selection, but one that's clearly been drawn up by someone who knows their Italian producers, from Alto Adige down to Campania.

Open daily 6 pm to 2 am, April through the first week of November.

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