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“Outstanding!”

Ristorante il Monastero
Ranked #13 of 161 Restaurants in Ischia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We ate here twice during our holiday on Ischia and were very impressed with all aspects of our meal.

The restaurant is set on a terrace quite high up in the castle and has an outdoor as well as an indoor area. On both occasions we ate outside and were rewarded with the most spectacular views out over Ischia Ponte and Porto and on to the mainland. We didn't see the indoor area but other guests said that it was very comfortable.

All of the staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and wine but also about the castle. Roberto the Sommelier advised us to try a wine that was produced from grapes grown elsewhere in the castle and it was excellent. The restaurant management obviously sets a high standard of service and this was evident throughout our visits - all staff were very attentive and friendly.

We chose the 'Cala, Cala' set menu which consisted of some truly lovely dishes. The hot and cold vegetable starter was extremely tasty and both the Lemon Risotto and Ravioli combined a variety of ingredients to produce really memorable and original flavours. This continued with the deserts that arrived in generous portions. As with the wine, many of the ingredients used in the menu were grown in the castle grounds. Some of the bread was baked in the kitchen but the restaurant also used a local bakery - it was all excellent.

We would recommend this restaurant with no hesitation.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank john_kate13
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We visited this past June for a birthday celebration and the first night of our trip to Italy. It was a highlight to be sure. We received a lovely tour of the castle and gardens which were so beautiful and interesting to hear the history. Afterwards, we chose a table with the most outstanding views of Ischia and the sea - it was hard to concentrate on anything else other than the sunset and the views. However, the food parallels the atmosphere as everything was delicious. Best grilled octopus, local wines, everything top notch. And great service as well. We had a truly memorable evening and we cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Bonniebelle4
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Located at the top of Ischia Castello, this restaurant can be reached by foot through the bridge between the city center and the Castello island. Then you must take a lift, climb a few steps and reach the restaurant terrace
I strongly advice to have dinner there.
The terrace has a stupendous view on ischia.
The restaurant is quite tiny, maybe with to many lights but the succession of rooms to reach the dining room is charming.
Courses are delicious. I strongly advice the fish tartar and the rabbit raviolis.
In synthesis: you ll eat very well in a very special place

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bernard C
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you are at the hotel in the warm seasons, can dine on the patio, then you can indulge in one of the most spectacular dining experiences anywhere in the world. Perched on a fortification 300 feet above the Bay of Naples you will be afforded beautiful views of the Bay and the island of Ischia. Along with the view some of the food here is world class also. Broiled octopus dish is the best I've had anywhere. The fresh sea bass melts in your mouth, the local fish platter amazing, the smoked duck raviolis absolutely outstanding. Service great, you will remember this meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

On the recommendation of a friend who had visited in the summer we booked to go to the restaurant last week. The day we were due to go the weather was poor and, having been told we needed to sit outside, we contacted the restaurant and they kindly rearranged our booking for the following day. The experience was fantastic. From the welcome glass of fizz the whole evening was delightful. Superb freshly cooked food taken from one of the three set menus (also an a la carte menu available) with a backdrop of the lights of Ischia made for a very special and memorable meal.
Try to get there at the start of service to ensure a table overlooking the town.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank lucy890735
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