A guide to the best restaurants in Ischia

The beautiful volcanic island of Ischia is renowned for its fantastic seafood, pork, rabbit stew, and local wines and spirits. There are plenty of amazing restaurants situated around the coast as well as inland, so trying the local cuisine in some of these splendid restaurants on your holidays to Italy will be a breeze.

Romantic seaviews at Ristorante Alberto

The restaurant Alberto has stunning views overlooking the sea and distant mainland shorelines, while the menu offers the best in Neapolitan and Ischian cuisine. The dishes are served creatively and make the most of the vast array of seafood available, but they also serve traditional meals such as rabbit Ischian style.

Monastic pleasures at Ristorante il Monastero

Originally a convent built in the 16th century, this building has now been brought into modern times. It offers stunning views of your surroundings while the original arched windows allow the light in and give it an even more atmospheric feel. On the menu are fresh fish and speciality pasta dishes.

Upscale elegance at Zi Nannina a Mare

This elegant restaurant overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, and sitting at one of its many tables guarantees a view out to the Bay of Naples. Either try a taster menu or choose from a wide variety of fish dishes, salads and a selection of antipasti. This is a restaurant where you can savour the best of local cuisine, from mussels au gratin to fish carpaccio.

Affordable prices at Snack Bar Bagno Gino

After a morning lying on the beach you might want to stop off for a snack, and you won’t be disappointed if you visit Bagno Gino. Sample a fresh salad or a delicious Bruschetta Gino with tasty toppings of local meats or cheeses. The food here is plentiful and quick in coming.

Local specialities at Ristorante Aglio Olio e Pomodoro

For a quick snack or a relaxing meal, be sure to try this restaurant serving simple but filling dishes, after all the name means garlic, oil and tomatoes – the Italian staples. Savour seafood favourites made with the freshest of ingredients, such as the gnocchi and seafood mix. Pork and beef also feature highly on the menu.

Family favourites at Ristorante A'Luna Rossa

The stonebaked pizzas at A’Luna Rossa are served with generous toppings and make this restaurant ideal for a lunchtime snack or an evening meal shared with friends or family. Fresh seafood and fish also feature on the menu as does pollo ‘a luna rossa’ chicken with onions and tomatoes in the restaurant’s own style. You can sit down here at the end of a long day and enjoying a tall, cool drink and a tasty local delicacy.

Stunning views at Gardenia Mare

With stunning vistas of the coast and plenty of food choices for everyone, Gardenia Mare is the place to go for traditional local cuisine. The Caprese cake is divine, while the aubergine parmigiana is also wonderfully tasty. With outside dining close to the sea, this is a restaurant that constantly delivers on food, price and style.

BBQ delights at Porcavacca Steakhouse

The smell of a barbecue cooking is enough to make anyone hungry and this is the place to enjoy a succulent piece of beef or grilled tuna steaks served with a fresh salad. No matter what it is you fancy, the Porcavacca Steakhouse will definitely keep the hunger pangs at bay.

Mediterranean cuisine at Da Coco

This restaurant sits at the beginning of a bridge leading to the ancient Castello Aragonese. Enjoy a meal of fresh seafood and finish off with some delicious homemade Italian ice-cream. Whatever you choose, be sure to add to your experience by washing your meal down with a glass of local wine.

Sweet dreams at Calise

This restaurant is famous for its amazing selection of ice creams and pastries, but you can choose from a big dinner or just have a coffee. The menu is extensive, from pizzas to seafood or a wide selection of local delicacies – you simply can’t visit Ischia without trying the amazing food on offer here.