DAY TRIP TO DA ADOLFO IN POSITANO

The first day trip we took from where we stayed in Massa Lubrense was to Da Adolfo in Positano, a beachfront restaurant accessible by boat that my cousin and her husband had loved on their honeymoon and were excited to revisit as a group. They were able to secure reservations through a friend visiting the Amalfi Coast a month prior (we found it hard to get in touch via phone/email during the busy season!).

The view of Positano from the water is one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever laid eyes on and it was also nice to escape the hustle and bustle (and heat!) to eat and swim in a quieter locale. Highly recommend if you are planning a trip to the area!

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traveling to italy with toddlers positano day trip

DAY TRIP TO DA ADOLFO IN POSITANO

HOW TO GET TO DA ADOLFO

The day involved a taxi from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento, a 45-minute Ferryhopper ferry from Sorrento to Positano, and then hopping on one of Da Adolfo’s boats to take us from the busy port in Positano to the quiet inlet where Da Adolfo has a restaurant and a rocky little beach where you can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas for the day. 

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traveling to italy with toddlers da adolfo

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traveling to italy with toddlers da adolfo in positano

DAY TRIP TO DA ADOLFO

THE BEACH AT DA ADOLFO

It was so hot on the day of our visit that we were in and out of the water constantly both before and after our lunch reservation. I wore my favorite nap dress and this sun hat for the ferry and boat rides over and then quickly changed into my swimsuit so I could cool off as soon as we arrived. I will say this was one of the rockiest beaches we visited (with the smallest rocks that would get stuck between our toes!) So if there were one time to tuck a pair of water-friendly shoes in your bag, this would be it. (And I was happy I had these and these for our boys!)

That said you can’t beat the natural beauty of boating past the rocky cliffs of Positano to a peaceful stretch of beachfront and the water was perfectly calm for swimming with kids, so I would absolutely come back on our next trip!

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THE RESTAURANT AT DA ADOLFO

My cousin and her husband were adamant that we not miss out on the grilled mozzarella served on lemon leaves which definitely did not disappoint! The Da Adolfo menu is pretty simple but had plenty of toddler-friendly dishes like spaghetti pomodoro that the boys enjoyed after working up an appetite in the water. One thing to note is they don’t have high chairs at the restaurant. So if you’re traveling with babies or toddlers, be prepared to have a little one on your lap!

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We were in a hurry getting back for the ferry from Positano to Sorrento. But we would have loved to stay for a later meal at Le Tre Sorelle, a beachfront restaurant in Positano that Will and I loved on our first visit to the Amalfi Coast back in 2015 (how’s this or this for a blast from the past?!). Really I think I could visit the Amalfi Coast (or at least somewhere in Italy!) every year for the rest of my life and never tire of the food, the people, the scenery, etc. and it was so special to make this trip happen with both our kids and my parents. Happy to answer any questions in the comments! 

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  1. We r celebrating our 30th anniversary in Sorrento & Amalfi in Sept.
    Can we take a ferry to Positano for dinner? We r staying in Sorrento for 3 days..

    1. Happy anniversary! I’m not sure, you’ll have to look into ferry schedules and see if there’s any round trip option that late in the day. I imagine you could go for lunch for sure!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I’ve only been to the northern parts of Italy so far, so I love getting to hear about people’s trips to the Amalfi Coast. That water!!!