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 Ischia

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…
Italian in Ischia

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

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

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

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 Ischia

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…
Italian in Ischia

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 Lacco Ameno

La Cantina del Mare

Tired of sand in your sandwiches? This friendly place is just across the road from the beach and serves excellent dishes to locals and wised-up tourists; seafood is the speciality. Sit on the pretty terrace or in th…
Italian in Ischia

Zi Carmela

Dating back decades, this restaurant has a lovely terrace decorated with copper pans, ceramic mugs and strings of garlic and chillies. Locals come for seafood dishes such as the fritturina e pezzogne (white fish bak…