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, homely and rustic, it has a solidly traditional meat-based menu with steaks, lamb cutlet…
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 showcase for Ischian cooking. Tour the old stone cellars, sip a local drop and eye up a competent, seasona…
Top Choice Campanian in Forio & the West Coast

La Casereccia

Safe in the hands of Mamma Tina, Casereccia delivers plenty of full-flavoured casereccia (homemade food). The very Ischian menu pushes seafood, doughy pizzas, island-produced wine and that much vaunted local special…
Top Choice Italian in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Ristorante La Pantera Rosa

In the long line of Ischia's port-side eating establishments, the 'pink panther' might be the best. First, there's the owner, Amedeo, a skilled linguist who manages to be charismatic in five different languages. The…
Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Umberto a Mare

For 80 years lucky diners have been watching the sun set at this terraced restaurant by the Spanish mission–style Soccorso church in Forio. Pick between a low-key cafe-bar for light snacks or the more formal seasona…
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, owner Giovanni prides himself on the specia…
Italian in Ischia

Ristorante Nascondiglio dell'Amore

Cosy and friendly hilltop restaurant with sea and castle vistas, serving an acclaimed coniglio al'Ischitana (rabbit cooked in wine and herbs). It also dishes up pizza at moderate prices – making it a good option if …
Italian in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Ristorante da Ciccio

In the seafood game since 1963 and currently overseen by charming host Carlo, Ristorante da Ciccio (Italian street-slang for 'dude' or 'chubby') is an atmospheric trattoria where the uncomplicated menu pushes you un…
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…
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…