In the welcoming timeless setting of the Main Beach of Positano, according to its typical style that makes this town unique in the world, "La Pergola" Restaurant is very informal during the day whyle by night it offers you romantic candlelight dinners with the tuneful music of a pleasant classical guitar.
"Moving to America was the hight ambition of most people living in Positano long time ago " . Between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the Rispoli family moved to New York to make fortune. When Salvatore Rispoli returned to Italy , before the Great War (1915-1918) , he was able to buy a wing of a building that was by the Main Beach of Positano where he started a new business that he later improved.
A heterogeneous group of free, eccentric, light-hearted, foreign artists, all fond of art and white wine, used to meet night-time by the beach at the Buca di Bacco, known at that time as "Flavio Gioia Cafè" (the inner part) and "Cambrinus" (the external area). Later a big old cave, situated under the Flavio Gioia Cafè, was prepared for winter meetings for all Positano artists. The vault was covered completely with drawing paper and each artist painted a piece of his own country, his dreams, his fantasy. The name "Cambrinus" had already disappeared and the name "Flavio Gioia Cafè" was not charming. 'Wine'- 'Cave'- 'Bacchus' were more appropriate: that's why the name "Buca di Bacco", that means "Bacchus' Cave", was instead given to the place for ever.
The one that till then was only used as a cellar became, thanks to Giulio Rispoli, the haunt for famous personalities. Today, this historical place of meeting and inspiration is still the heart of the social life of the town with the Restaurant " La Pergola " and the Bar "Buca di Bacco" together with the Wine Bar and Art Gallery "Conwinum" and its colourful harmony that reminds its glorious artistic past. About the choice of the name, we can go back to the painter Carli Sohn Rethel who took an ancient chipped cup that he fixed and placed in a niche where after Kurt Kraemer put his sign:
" After twenty-eight centuries, the real cup that Bacchus used to teach the art of wine drinking is beaming here where it has been found".
Today it is still possible to relax and stay in the shadow of a rich pergola in the very heart of the famous "Piazzetta dei Leoni", directly on the Main Beach of Positano.
" La Pergola " is not only Restaurant in Positano, but also more else coming from the most famous Bar "Buca di Bacco". In fact it is also Bar and Wine Bar with the possibility of experiencing "wine tasting" and also of sipping excellent wines by glass thanks to the modern technology of the nitrogen machine (such as Chardonnay, Pinot, Fiorduva, Chianti, Aglianico, Brunello, Tignanello, Taurasi...),
Pizzeria (with more than 15 kinds of pizza, all of them strictly baked in wood stove), handmade ice cream and pastry store (with the possibility of reserving personalized cakes for special occasions or tipical pastries from the local tradition as Babà or Lemon Delizia ), Creperie, Rotisserie and even more!
Positano made the history of the tourism on the Amalfi Coast from the dawn of time as it is proved by the recent archaeological findings of a Roman Villa very close to the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Main Church of the town.
These findings were made possible also thanks to the Vesuvio, that covered with his ashes all the area during his last eruption, maintaining them well conserved.
Reaching this place where past and present are so well harmonized is now easy thanks also to the improved sea connections ( ferries and hydrofoils reach daily the marina of Positano from Neaples, Salerno , Sorrento , Amalfi...)
It is also easy to move from Positano to all the other close famous touristic places of the "Divina Costiera" :
Ravello with its well known Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, Amalfi with its Cathedral and the Handmade Paper Museum , Paestum , Capri with Faraglioni and the Blue Grotto, Pompei, Ischia, Vietri sul Mare famous for its ceramic factories.
"Buca di Bacco" Bar, " La Pergola " Restaurant and "Conwinum" Wine Bar and Art Gallery are waiting to be your reference points among thousands of inviting proposals.
Restaurant La Pergola Positano
Tradition and technology at your service!
Typical courses are served by a helpful staff. Whenever you desire, during the day or the night, you can easily order traditional Neapolitan Pizza, stricktly cooked in wood stove, courses from international cuisine and the most requested fresh fish, gourmet pastry and homemade ice cream.
Admiring the amazing panorama of one of the most fabulous town in the World, it will be a pleasure to warm up the atmosphere with a fine glass of excellent wine.
The innnovative system, that uses the capacity of nitrogen to keep intact the wine features, offers you the chance of ordering very good quality wines (such as Chianti Classico, Brunello or Tignanello) also by glass.
Buca di Bacco Bar
Breakfast,aperitif,drink or just a coffee with total relax...
Always "The Bar of Positano", meeting point of locals and tourists!
Professional Barmen offer you a wide selection of Aperitives, liquors , spirits and cocktails among the most known ones and also from their own special homemade recipes.
Continental or typically Italian, early in the morning or brunch... it will be nice to spend the most important moment of the day in the shade of a luxuriant pergola while tempted by our gourmet pastry!
Conwinum Wine Bar
The "Conwinum" Wine Bar is the historical meeting point for well known artists.
Today it is a polyvalent place ( where you can find wine bar, lounge bar, music hall, internet point, art gallery...) to offer only the best in a stylish non conventional ambient that revisits in its own way the typical architecture and the traditional colours. To move with the times and always look for new inspirations!
More that 800 labels in our cellar offer you the possibility of living the unique experience of excellent wine tastings with the guidance of qualified professional sommeliers.
Discover again the real genuine taste of the Nectar of the Gods, together with samples of local gastronomy!
The one that in the past was the source of inspiration and relax for famous artists is still now draw for well known personalities. At the "Conwinum" it is possible to visit collective or personal exhibitions of big interest.
Music or sport lovers? "Conwinum" organizes themed musical evenings that will make your holiday unforgettable !
Besides, big screens are ready to show the most important sport competitions !
An important occasion to celebrate? Let our experience be at your service to organize for you and your guests a memorable and unforgettable party!
At " La Pergola " Restaurant with the typical fashionable setting of the Positano Beach or in the privacy of the "Conwinum" Wine Bar, you'll have the opportunity of keeping an area or the whole place at your complete disposal.
Aperitif, wine tasting, cocktail party, birthday or traditional wedding...just choose your favourite personalized menu and decorations ! Our staff will take care of each even small detail to make your special day even more precious !