Bistro positano, a chic, casual Italian eatery on the main drag
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It was, perhaps, the most perfect evening of the year to dine outside. a rare break in summer’s blistering heat wave meant that downtown Freehold was bustling this Saturday night, with locals ambling along sidewalks and a guitar player serenading a content audience. We strolled through the crowd on our way to Bistro positano, a chic, casual Italian eatery on the main drag. Inside, the dining room was done up in warm umbers and golds, with dark wood tables, tiled floors and several open French doors. But since we too were eager to enjoy the balmy air, we happily chose seats on the red brick patio instead.
The swift presentation of complimentary bruschetta only heightened our merry mood (also enhanced, we admit, by the wine we had toted along). It was a tasty concoction, with a sweet tang courtesy of some good balsamic. We nibbled as we made our selections, which began with the impressively presented bistro salad. Long strips of cucumber served as a fence of sorts—bundled around a fresh tangle of tender greens topped with a colorful array of sliced mango, red onion and a drizzle of vinaigrette (just a tad heavier on the vinegar than we’d have preferred).