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Il fortino

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Via Fortino 47, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 507 8003
09:30 - 23:00
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Turin, Italy
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The location is just great: terrace on the sea where you can see the crystal clear water. That's all. The quality of food is just not at the expected level for Ischia. The starter(with oysters and salmon) don't fit with the fish fished in the island and even the mix grilled is not comparable with other places. I wouldn't come... More 

Thank Mat79
Giuseppe S, Proprietario at Il fortino, responded to this review
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Gentile Mat79, ci dispiace che l'antipasto non sia stato di suo gradimento. Anche noi sappiamo bene che ostriche e salmone... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The situation is great, the sunset is fabulous, the waiters are charming and the wine list great. The food sadly was disappointing. I had the prawns in orange sauce, the sauce what there what there was of it was good but the prawns practically raw - I love raw or cooked prawns but not soggy under cooked ones. I followed... More 

Thank judy011
Giuseppe S, Proprietario at Il fortino, responded to this review

Dear customer, we are very sorry that the dinner was not to his liking, especially because it was his birthday. we were unable to fully understand his review, however, we can ensure that we serve the raw, fried shrimp, fried but never in orange sauce. Oranges we use it only as a decoration of the pot, and whoever wants to,... More 

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

With a prime location and set away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist strip, this little gem seems to be more a local hang out. Notwithstanding they offer a menu in Italian (naturally), English and German. Set directly on the water it's a wonderful place to watch the sunset. The food here is excellent and would rival many... More 

Thank Tourbybike
Giuseppe S, Proprietario at Il fortino, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review. The first quality of our restaurant is the very enviable position. The rest try every day to do it with the passion for our work. See you soon! Giuseppe Sferratore - Il Fortino More 

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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This restaurant is a pleasant walk along the ocean away from downtown Forio. I'd advise a reservation so you can sit on the terrace along the water. We had grilled swordfish and a mixed fried seafood plate, both of which were excellent. And wonderful fresh orange juice. We felt it was well worth the price

Thank antoniaCalifornia
Giuseppe S, Proprietario at Il fortino, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that the swordfish and frying you enjoyed. We hope to see you soon at the FORTINO. Giuseppe Sferratore - chef and owner of Il Fortino. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

The atmosphere and the view are beautiful! It was worth dining here just to enjoy the ambiance- The food was very good and the staff paid attention to your needs.

Giuseppe S, Proprietario at Il fortino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We hope to see you soon at our restaurant. Giuseppe Sferratore - Chef and owner of Il Fortino More 

Turin, Italy
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The atmosphere is beautiful, with the sound of the sea all around you. The dishes are very good and the staff is kind. A tip: the place isn't easily approachable, because there are not that much indications; I recommend you to take a proper amount of time before going there, or go in the morning in order to find it.... More 

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Bombala, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here at sunset. The view is amazing. The food was good, nothing wrong with it but considering the bill was twice what we have spent on any other meal this holiday, the food wasn't really any better than the food halve the price. Definitely paying for the location.

Thank Sandra L
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great venue ,right on the sea. It was a rough sea the evening we were there and the waves lapped up onto the deck, but it was warm and very atmospheric! Ordered Spagetti alla vongole and Spagetti alla cozze to start and a mixed seafood platter to follow. Very tasty pasta and an abundance of calamari, gamberi and aliche...too much!... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Great value for money, nice owner ! Enjoy sunset. Can't get the sea nearer while eating in a nice place.

1 Thank Christopher1000
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Excellent restaurant, great sea food and pizza. Spectacular views over looking the sea and at cheap prices. I would also recommend the house wine anywhere on the island, its cheap and great quality.

Thank Ross B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$53
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fortino 47, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Isola d'Ischia  >  Forio
  • Phone Number: +39 081 507 8003
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