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Il Focolare

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Via Cretaio, Casamicciola Terme, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 902944
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend in Milan however upon arrival we realised it had been featured on a travel tv programme we had seen featuring their house speciality, the rabbit. It is way up high in the mountains and the drive was an adventure in itself. The seating was all outside and even though we were... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friends are regulars on Ischia yet had not discovered this gem of a restaurant . Tv presenter Alex had visited Ischia and had recommended this restaurant so we had to try it. What an absolute gem from the welcome of Riccardo the patron to the rest of his family and staff - The visit to the wine cellar, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It was the last night of our holiday and we turned up on their door without a reservation (on a Saturday night!) but were sensible enough to get their early at least. The manager was wonderful and made a table for us in a corner as all the other huge tables were reserved. What a stroke of luck as we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The perfect place to celebrate a birthday. The family who owns the restaurant are passionate, lovely people. Don't bother looking at the menu - just get their recommendations on what to eat! The food is very tasty, and the servings are very generous so come with an empty stomach! Best place to have rabbit on the island :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A fabulous meal in beautiful surroundings the restaurant is situated at the top of a hill and you have a great panorama of the sunset over the bay. We called and booked a table and ordered the rabbit the night before (both of which I recommend as the restaurant really fills up around 9pm). When we arrived we were made... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This place was great. We pre ordered the slow cooked rabbit (highly recommend this, must be done 24hrs in advance though). We had some excellent canape type starters, delicious aubergine gnocchi and the rabbit. All the food was excellent, as was the wine. Cost us €100 including the wine (2 of us). The view is incredible, but it is a... More 

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Thank Rory W
Casamicciola Terme, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

if you want e at the best me at in ischia you must go There. its very special locación the price its good and good its very good.Manuela

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Go hungry. Very hungry. You'll be licky to get past the antipasti, but do try. Quality outstanding, local produce. The family make their own liqueur from foraged ingredients, the rabbit stew is unbelievable, the views are wonderful. So worth the taxi there and back. Do this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Agostino, thank you for everything!!! You are the best. The food was incredibly good. The restaurant has some delightful history and Ischia is "good for life"...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

The restaurant is high in the hills. You have to drive or take a taxi (it cost us €20 each way). It's family run and obviously a passion for them. We asked the waitress to bring us the meal she thought was the best they offered. The wine was good. The antipasto was an overwhelming number of plates of different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cretaio, Casamicciola Terme, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Isola d'Ischia  >  Casamicciola Terme
  • Phone Number: +39 081 902944
Description
Speciality: rabbit in aromatic herbs
known for meat dishes

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?