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Il Focolare

Via Cretaio, Casamicciola Terme, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 902944
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
“coniglio” (3 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
€€ - €€€
Via Cretaio, Casamicciola Terme, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first arrived at the restaurant we immediately noticed the true Italian charm. All searing was outside on a covered deck surrounded by beautiful views and trees. We sat down and were immediately greeted by Ricardo the owner. He proceeded to take us to...More

Thank hebmar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call ahead! The rabbit is only by pre-order. I believe it takes hours to stew it properly. The chef comes out to chat and see your preferences for the other courses. Although there is a menu, three of the four of us ordered mostly from...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the taxi ride!!! Great Antipasti + Delicious Rabbit in Clay Pot. Not at all expensive, nice house wine. Extra plus: A charismatic chef, who is happy to tell you more about the history of Ischia.

Thank Zhuchen
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Family- run restaurant which makes slow food a serious business. We had a superb Coniglio all'Ischitana (rabbit cooked in the traditional way) after fantastic amuse-bouche cooked to perfection. Only regret was that we cannot eat too much because we wanted to try everything. An absolute...More

1  Thank Stefania S
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...More

1  Thank Shepigs
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...More

Thank egt1953
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...More

1  Thank DeanoManager
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...More

Thank 1--Shawna--1
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank Levi M
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...More

Thank Rory W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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
Speciality: rabbit in aromatic herbs
known for meat dishes
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