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“Wonderful experience”
Review of Gardenia Mare

Gardenia Mare
Ranked #2 of 159 Restaurants in Ischia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $46 - $68
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: There is a small.cozy bay with a marvelous view overlooking the magnificient Aragonese Castle, where time passes slowly and pleasantly. ‘Gardenia Mare’ is a very selective bathing establishment where you can enjoy wonderful moments in a welcoming and tranquill atmosphere. You must try the pleasure of bathing and sun bathing on floats among the Saint Anna’s rifts or choosing a quiet corner on the beach or soft green meadow where you can relax while sipping an excellent aperitif. You can’t miss eating at the restaurant with its tasty specialities, open also for lunch. We suggest you reserve for dinner at the weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and EVERYNIGHTS during the months of July and August.
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Pleasant boat trip from Hotel Miramare e Castello's taxi boat pier. The visit at this marvellous piece of Ischian coast line was the highlight of our visit on the island. This is an unbelievable discovery with beautiful views of Castello Aragonese, yellow umbrellas and sun loungers, excellent service and food. The beach is safe even for small children. The family owned businesses are often the best ones and this is one perfect example of the kind. This time we had the lunch but next time we will come here to have the dinner for sure.

Date of visit: September 2018
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1  Thank Heli L
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is part of a water front resort. It is reached by a free water taxi from town. The seafood here is as good as it gets. The service is world class. The views from the searing veranda of the water and castle are quite enchanting. And you will not find a meal of this quality for such a reasonable cost, around 150 euros complete per couple, anywhere I know of.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank shelterform
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We stayed at Gardenia Mare for two weeks in one of their lovely apartments and ate everyday at the restaurant. Every meal was sheer perfection and fine dining at its best every evening and more relaxed dining and beach snacks available during the day.

Gardenia Mare has it all. The quality of the food is superb yet reasonably priced. Service was always first class reflecting hospitality that was sincere, warm and so friendly. The setting is breathtaking - from our table we could see the magical Castle Aragonese together with Vesuvius, Sorrento and Capri. Below the restaurant there are sun beds and a small sandy bay that is perfect for swimming.

Gardenia Mare is an outstanding restaurant serving freshly caught fish that is perfectly cooked. This included Blue Lobster, Sea Bream and Tuna Carpaccio. We also enjoyed marinated fish, mussel soup, superb pastas and delicious deserts that were genuinely homemade including Tiramisu and Nonna Pina's Chocolate Cake which deserves special mention - you just have to try it!

We stayed in one of their apartments and experienced the warm hospitality of Mauro, Silvano and their family. Nothing was too much trouble and the view from the apartment is unbelievable - you could spend all day admiring it. The apartments boast a private garden and only a few steps take you down to the private beach.

Gardenia is an incredibly special place and we recommend it to all visitors to Ischia. We enjoyed every minute of our stay which was so relaxing and are looking forward to returning next year. We have travelled extensively through Italy and this is our favourite place.

Date of visit: September 2018
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1  Thank john_kate13
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who has a vacation home on the island. We were seated on the beautiful terrace that looks over the water and has a spectacular view of the Castello Aragonese.

We had the eggplant balls (a “must” as recommended by the waiter), paccheri with lemon, pecorino, clams and mussels, linguine with shrimp and a salt-crusted fish in two - all delicious and beautifully presented.

The waitstaff was professional and courteous, always a plus!

We got there by taxi boat from Ischia Porto - 5 euros per person in the evening and very romantic.

Price-wise, a pasta dish runs about 15-18€, but worth it for the food quality, service and the view.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cislee
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Had an amazing experience here. The views are amazing of the ocean and the castle. The boat ride finished off a fantastic night!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Kenneth C
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