WELCOME TO POSA POSA

Since 1984, Posa Posa has been one of Rockland County’s most beloved Italian restaurants. We pride ourselves on our authentic Italian cuisine and family-oriented atmosphere, providing our customers with two different dining experiences, all under the same roof. On any given night you can bring your family in to share a pie on our lively pizza side, or enjoy date night in our newly renovated dining room! Either of our two dining rooms can serve as the perfect location for your next party or event, or we will gladly cater and bring the food to you. Over the past few years, Posa Posa has made additional efforts to cater to the different needs of our customers by providing health friendly options, including Gluten-Free pizza and pasta. Stop in for our famous Fresca slice!

Buon appetito.

Our History

Along the Amalfi Coast, set in the mountains that kiss the Mediterranean Sea is Positano, Italy, our family’s hometown. According to the legend, the original founders and inhabitants of Positano were sailors who were out at sea amidst a great storm. Echoing from the mountains they heard a voice that called out to them “Posa Posa” which, translated from Italian, means “rest, rest.” They sailed upon the rocky shore, finding solace in the coast, and decided to remain there.

Centuries later, our restaurant’s founders emigrated from their beautiful village to New York, with the dream of opening a restaurant that would pay homage the to village they left behind. The original partners, some of whom are recognizable to the frequent customer, are all of that same family that settled here not too long ago.

Partner and chef, Antonino Criscuolo, gained his experience as a chef working in hotels on the Amalfi Coast, including the luxurious Le Sirenuse.

Partner and managers John Mandara and Steven Aiello have striven to make Posa Posa Rockland County’s favorite Italian family restaurant. It has been, for 27 years, that pizza place where the staff knows your name, your face, and your “usual” order.

At the front counter, long time employees with that “rough around the edges” approach (straight out of an episode of Seinfield it seems…) will serve you, our valued customer, an acclaimed slice of pizza.