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“amazing local food”
Review of Il Focolare

Il Focolare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Speciality: rabbit in aromatic herbs known for meat dishes
Reviewed 13 July 2018

family run restaurant tucked in the forest, serving amazing food. We tried the chicken, sausages, all very tasty and full of flavours. The rabbit is supposedly to be excellent and we'll come back for it. The owner who speaks very good English has lots of fun stories about filming at Ischia-Gerard Depardieu came and ate 4 rabbits! Definitely a must place to discover. The restaurant also offers cooking classes.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile


Fantastic food with delicious mixed starters that kept coming. The parmisan and truffle creme and the homemade parmigiana, the fried stuff and all the starters really were delicious. The main was the rabbit all’ischiatana typical from the island - slow cooked and marinated for hours with a fantastic sauce. At the end of the meal one of the 8 siblings from the family ran restaurant brought us to the back to visit the canteen and cellar tunnels to see all the wines and tell us more about the wine making and farming traditions of the island including some insights on the rocks and vulcanic earth. Fantastic meal and lovely people, a must in Ischia!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived late near closing time for lunch and after a lengthy discussion, the lady in charge let us in. The food was delicious with vegetables and truffles and so many other things I couldn't remember. Just earthy excellent cuisine. No fish but none of us cared...the dishes were incredible. Will return ad soon as possible

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Liliana R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This family run restaurant, tucked away in the hills on the north coast, offers a wonderful evening of fine Italian food and wine. The proprietor prides himself on offering the best in authentic local cuisine, including traditional rabbit, but does not caper to the touristy fish dishes, as he states that Ischia was never a fishing island!
This is a real gem, and well worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Jeremy Y
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

All I can say about this restaurant and the food is: BRAVO!! If you want authentic and traditional Italian food that is full of flavor, absolutely fresh and that uses local ingredients, then this place is a must for everyone who enjoys good food. The restaurant is family-run and is part of the slow food movement. The owner, the chef and the rest of the staff was super nice and made this visit memorable. BRAVO!!

Date of visit: October 2017
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