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“Definitely worth a visit!”
Review of Gardenia Mare

Gardenia Mare
Ranked #1 of 136 Restaurants in Ischia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Always open for LUNCH and DINNER. There is a small sand bay peeking the Aragonese Castle, where time passes slowly and enjoyable. You can pamper yourself at the beach or choose the lawn, swimming among the rocks of Sant'Anna and explore the beautiful seabed. You can relax amidst the scents of the garden and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine of our chef, in the evening, for an intimate dinner and enveloping. The Gardenia Mare every moment of the day is pure pleasure.
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Setting was very nice, in a garden in a lovely bay with views of Aragonese castle lit up a night. Very pretty!
Staff were friendly and service was good.
The food was delicious - seafood is their speciality (no meat main courses). We had a caprese salad, delicious anti-pasti de terra, tuna and a tomato & parmesan pasta. Very tasty!
We'd definitely visit if here again.

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Thank helsireland
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Gardeniamare, Direttore at Gardenia Mare, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2014

Dear helsirela,
Thank you for choosing our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon here in Ischia. Also we plan to visit soon your beautiful Ireland. We wish the sun from the Gardenia Mare.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

You'll get the restaurant by boat. Then you'll see amazing views of Ischia. Al last: fine food in lovely place. What else?

Thank Pep C
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Gardeniamare, Direttore at Gardenia Mare, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2014

Dear Pep C,
thanks for letting appreciated. We hope to see you again soon at our restaurant. We wish the sun from the Gardenia Mare.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had lunch here and stayed for the afternoon before getting the ferry back to Sorrento and our hotel. The food, the staff and the setting of their restaurant made for a memorable experience

Location. The restaurant is above a small sheltered beach with the Castle only half a mile away. It has a terrace with sun beds which we hired for a small charge together with changing facilities so we spent some time swimming and relaxing pre and post lunch - there were several Italian families from hotels and holiday villas on the beach who were all very friendly. The view of the castle is spectacular.
Staff. We were greeted from our water taxi, escorted to the restaurant and offered drinks. The manager and staff were very courteous, helpful and friendly - they gave us some complimentary chocolate cake mid afternoon so we could sample a traditional Italian recipe.
Food. Outstanding and very good value. I tried the tomato bruschetta - so many tomatoes with herbs and oil and griddled rustic bread ; a traditional dish and very well done. I then had the fried fish and my wife the grilled - both very fresh and tasty. I finished with a tiramisu - light and creamy. We enjoyed a carafe of the house wine.
Restaurant/ Rooms. Very clean and immaculate. They also have a holiday apartment adjacent to the restaurant. The Managers Father showed us round - again, immaculate with fresh decorations and comfortable furniture.
Getting there. The best way is by water taxi. We walked from the port following signs for the castle to Via Pontano ( 30 minutes), turning down to the water the taxi office is on the right. We had an enjoyable short trip to the restaurant - the Manager called us a water taxi back to the Ferry which took 15 minutes. Both journeys give you the chance to get a close up view of the castle from the sea.

The owners of Gardenia Mare have an outstanding restaurant on a ,lovely island. We will certainly return

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Gardeniamare, Direttore at Gardenia Mare, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2014

Dear john_kate13,
Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard of Gardenia Mare. We hope to see you again our guests. See you soon and good sun by Gardenia Mare.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We Visited Ischia already last Year.
We took a Watertaxi by Ischia Ponte and the Captain suggested to spend the Day at the Gardenia Mare beach.
Once we approched the Gardenia we already got Welcomed by a Staff member that picked us up at the Port and showed us around the whole resort and left us to choose our Spot for the Day,Sunchairs,ombrella and little side tables.
We loved the Place instantly,and spend the whole Day there.
This Year we Returned and took our Parents with us.
This time our Hotel was right at Cartaromana,above the Gardenia Mare,we were so excited to return down to our little Paradise.
A Beautiful little walk down passed fig and olive trees and You are at this extraordinary Beach!
A warm Welcome by the whole Family and Staff made us instantly relaxed and at Home.
We were very lucky to get the same Spot a last Year under the big Bamboo Ombrellas with the one million Dollar view over the Ocean and the Castle.
The whole facility is spotlessly Clean and very well Organised.
The Bay is eqiped for everyones need the have kanus and floating sun chairs,chainging rooms,showers,sunchairs all around the Bay on different levels wich is great,this way even when there are many people it never seems Crowded.
They have a large Menu with Food to die for.
All Plates are made with Love and Passion,no matter if Pasta,Sea food or a Dessert,beautiful Creations.
We decided to come back in the Evening to have Dinner and we had the Full on W O W effect!
The Place Transforms completely!
Candle Lights all around the Bay and little lights just enough to not steal the Atmosphere surrounding the whole Place,with the Castle being Illuminated right in front.
The tables are very nicely Decorated and give it a Chic flair.
The Service is at its Best and better than in most 5 Star Hotels,always Available,professional and Happy.
The Food is on the Highest Level giving You incredible Flavours of the Area,no matter if You are a Seafood Lover or a Vegetarian.
Each Plate is like a piece of Art.
The Owner and the whole Family is working from Sunrise till the End of the Night but they are never tired of giving You a big Smile or tell You a little Story about the Area.
Thanks to the Whole Gardenia Team for Your Excellent Hospitality.
We will be back for sure.
We wish You a Great Summer :)

1  Thank Cornutella
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Gardeniamare, Direttore at Gardenia Mare, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2014

Dear Cornutella
We are very happy that the Gardenia Mare liked it. Its detailed description is better than a postcard. Knowing that an expert reviewer us choose among the best restaurants is truly rewarding for us. We are sure you will come back to us and we look forward to soon.
Thank you and good sun from Gardenia Mare.

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

The view and ambiance. WE dined there in the evening and althought eh restaurant was quite quiet that evening it did not detract from the standard of food or service. No the cheapest of nights.

2  Thank tgepee
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Gardeniamare, Direttore at Gardenia Mare, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Dear tgepee,
we are so happy that you have been enjoyed by us. The positive review is very important when it comes from contributor expert who travels the world. Thanks again...and good sun from Gardenia Mare Ischia

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