Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Ischia

Il Focolare

A good choice for those seeking a little turf instead of surf, this is one of the island’s best-loved restaurants. Family run, homey and rustic, it has a solidly traditional meat-based menu with steaks, lamb cutlets…
Top Choice Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Ristorante Pietratorcia

Enjoying a bucolic setting among tumbling vines, wild fig trees and rosemary bushes, this A-list winery is a foodie’s nirvana. Tour the old stone cellars, sip a local drop (wine degustations from €20) and eye up a c…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Gardenia Mare

With bamboo furniture, surrounding greenery and wonderful views of the Castello Aragonese, this makes for a fantastically romantic sunset dinner spot. It's a beach-club restaurant, so you can work up your appetite f…
Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Montecorvo

Part of the dining room at hillside Montecorvo is tunnelled into a cave, while the verdant terrace offers spectacular sunset views. Hidden amid lush foliage outside Forio, the place is owned by Giovanni, who prides …
Italian in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Ristorante da Ciccio

Whisker-licking seafood and charming host Carlo make this atmospheric place a winner. Highlights include mezzi paccheri pasta with mussels and pecorino cheese, a zesty mussel soup topped with fried bread and peperon…
Italian in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Da Raffaele

Handily situated in the middle of Via Roma, this brightly lit, welcoming place has few surprises on the menu but prepares everything well. Try the frittura di pesce all’ischitana (mixed fried fish) or melanzane a fu…
Italian in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Ristorante La Pantera Rosa

There are some good choices and good prices for those suffering from black-tie burnout at this laid-back restaurant on the port’s suppertime strip. The menu has all the traditional pasta and pizza choices, plus spec…
Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Umberto a Mare

By the Spanish mission–style Soccorso church, this waterside restaurant dating from 1936 has the choice of a low-key cafe-bar for light snacks or the more formal seasonal restaurant. Restaurant highlights include pe…
Cafe in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Da Ciccio

Just the spot for ferry-weary arrivals, this much-loved bar does light meals, luscious pastries and dangerously good gelati, including organic strawberry – fabulous! Eat in or take away savoury treats like the calzo…
Italian in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Al Pontile

Sit outside, front or back, with the castle as an evocative backdrop to the shopping street or sea. The reassuringly brief menu includes pasta mainstays like puttanesca with capers, tomatoes and olives, and reliable…