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 and specialities including coniglio all’Ischitana (typical local rabbit dish with tomatoes, garlic and herbs) and tagliatelle al ragù di cinghiale (ribbon-shaped pasta with wild-boar ragout).

On the sweet front, the desserts are homemade and exquisite. Owner Riccardo D’Ambra (who runs the restaurant together with his son, Agostino) is a leading local advocate of the Slow Food movement. If you want seafood, coffee or soft drinks, you'll have to go elsewhere; they're not on the menu here.