18 Best Restaurants in Capri, Ischia, and Procida, Italy


$ | Capri Town Fodor's choice

Follow your nose to this legendary, sweet-smelling Caprese fave for breakfast, beach picnics, and on-the-hoof snacks. Buonocore lures you down its steps on a Capri Town lane with all manner of pizze, panini, gelati, and paste, including their speciality almond and lemon Caprilú biscotti.

Da Gelsomina

$$$ Fodor's choice

Amid its own terraced vineyards with inspiring views to the island of Ischia and beyond, this is much more than just a well-reputed restaurant. The owner's mother was a friend of Axel Munthe, and he encouraged her to open a food kiosk, which evolved into Da Gelsomina; today the specialties include pollo a mattone (chicken grilled with bricks) and locally caught rabbit. It has an immaculately kept swimming pool, which is open to the public for a small fee—a buffet is served as you lounge here. Close to one of the island's finer walks as well as the Philosophy Park, it's an excellent base for a whole day or longer. There's also a five-room pensione, with free transfer service by request from Anacapri center.

Il Solitario

$$ Fodor's choice

Tucked away from Via G. Orlandi, there's always a warm, relaxed family welcome and deliciously simple Caprese food here. Do book a spot in the gorgeously gnarled, vine-dappled garden setting. Opened in 1960 as a rustic family inn, each generation has added innovative menu touches, including scialatielli pasta with potato in the mix, wood-fired pizza and homemade desserts including tiramisù.

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La Capannina

$$$ Fodor's choice

Near the busy piazzetta and long one of Capri's most celebrity-haunted restaurants, La Capannina has a discreet flower-decked veranda that's ideal for dining by candlelight. Specialties change daily depending on the season, but the menu always includes ravioli capresi, linguine con lo scorfano (with scorpion fish), and an exquisite "Pezzogna" (sea bream cooked whole and topped with a layer of potatoes). They also own the nearby gourmet store and small lunch spot and late-night bar across the side alleyway.

Umberto a Mare

$$$ Fodor's choice

This iconic eatery has occupied the space below the Santuario del Soccorso since 1936, when the original Umberto began to grill the local catch on the seafront. The setting is divine, with a terrace overlooking the Bay of Citara and the green tuff scogli innamorati (lovers' rocks). Grandson Umberto now presides over the kitchen, conjuring up gourmet dishes such as crudo di ricciola marinata (marinated raw Mediterranean amber jack) and paccheri dolcemare, a sweet pasta dish with squid, sultanas (golden raisins), pine nuts, and a touch of cinnamon. There are also 11 guest rooms, all with sea views.

Al Grottino


In a 14th-century building close to the Piazzetta, this small, friendly, family-run restaurant has arched ceilings, autographed photos of famous patrons, and lots of atmosphere. Specialties include scialatielli ai fiori di zucchine e gamberetti (with zucchini flowers and shrimp) and cocotte (house-made pasta with mussels, clams, and shrimp), but the owner delights in taking his guests through the menu of regional dishes.



Often frequented by celebrities, whose photographs adorn the walls inside and out, the island's oldest restaurant offers courtesy and simpatia (irrespective of your star status), a sleekly minimalist interior, and tables outside along a chic thoroughfare. The cognoscenti start by sharing a pizza all'Acqua—thin-crust, with mozzarella and a sprinkling of peperoncino (chili)—but the gnocchetti al pesto con fagiolini croccanti e pinoli (dumplings with pesto, beans, and pine nuts) and house-made sweets are good, too. Often open until 2 am, the swanky Aurora Bar across the way serves aperitivi and light meals.

Via Fuorlovado 18/22, Capri, Campania, 80073, Italy
Known For
  • historic jet-set hangout
  • Papà Gennaro's unusually light pizza all'Acqua
  • incredible wine cellar and choice
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Easter

Bar Dal Cavaliere


This busy café-bar has outside seating on the basalti flagstones with views of the port, so you can watch the boats coming in and out while munching on sfogliatella, panino, or a semi-freddo.

Via Roma 42, Procida, Campania, 80079, Italy
Known For
  • pastries sold by weight—great for groups
  • near the ferry port
  • stuzzichini snacks with beers and aperitivi



Take the staircase behind Piazza Vittoria's bus stop to the covered terrace of this ristorante-pizzeria with panoramic views of the Barbarossa castle and the sea. The no-frills ambience belies the quality of the à la carte cucina: besides pizze they specialize in local dishes—including risotto con gamberi a limone (shrimp with lemon). Beware of the below-par-quality prezzo fisso used by the tour party hordes. The restaurant is open all year-round.

Chiaro Di Luna

$ | Corricella

Gelato made from local ingredients and a selection of cocktails make this bar a great place to stop at the Marina Corricella.

Da Cocò


This inviting restaurant with a terrace is on the causeway that links the Aragonese castle to the rest of Ischia. It's renowned for its fresh seafood, which is highly prized by the Ischitani: shoreline classics dominate, including the antipasto polipo con patate (octopus with potatoes) and primo summer favorite spaghetti allo scoglio (mixed seafood).

Via Aragonese 1, Ischia Ponte, Campania, 80077, Italy
Known For
  • magical setting near the castello
  • deliciously light lemon and almond cake
  • good spot to just sit with an aperitivo and nibbles
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb.


$$ | Corricella

This waterfront restaurant, family run since 1964, is as rustic as they come, with food served on plastic tables outside. For starters, try the bruschette and the seafood specialty (a selection of shellfish, octopus, and anchovies big enough for two); the impepata di cozze (mussels in pepper) is a must, as is the island's best granita di limone (lemon crushed ice), freshly made here everyday. Leave room for the locally made cakes.

Via Marina Corricella 14, Procida, Campania, 80079, Italy
Known For
  • its position in Corricella
  • informal atmosphere
  • imaginative use of lemons
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Dec.–Feb.

Ice da Luciano


A stop here for some gelato or granita is a must upon arriving in Ischia Ponte.

La Canzone del Mare


Although it's not primarily a restaurant, a luncheon dominated by fresh seafood and vegetables in the covered pavilion of this legendary bathing lido of the Marina Piccola is Capri at its most picture-perfect. With two seawater pools, a rocky beach, and I Faraglioni in the distance, it was the erstwhile haunt of Gracie Fields, Emilio Pucci, Noël Coward, and any number of 1950s and '60s glitterati. There are five suites available, too, in case a day at the beach-club is not enough. Boats also depart from here for the more exclusive Da Luigi, the lido-restaurant at the base of I Fariglioni.

Via Marina Piccola 93, Capri, Campania, 80073, Italy
Known For
  • open terrace overlooking Marina Piccola
  • sunset wine and peaches served with stuzzichini (appetizers)
  • famous dolce vita–era haunt—popular and pricey
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner. Closed Oct.–mid-Apr.

La Conchiglia


A meal at this restaurant, on the beach about a half-mile east of Corricella, encapsulates Procida's seaside simplicity. Lapping waves and views of the marina and Capri form the backdrop for the fresh seafood and vegetable creations. Access the restaurant either by foot down the steps from Via Pizzaco or by the free orange boat every two hours from the Corricella harbor front—phone the owner for times.

La Fontelina


Given its position right on the water's edge, seafood is almost de rigueur here, but also expect fabulous fresh vegetable creations like polpette di melanzane (eggplant fritters), and then dip into the vegetable buffet. La Fontelina also functions as a lido, with steps and ladders into fathoms-deep blue water, and this location—accessible on foot from Punta Tragara or by boat from Marina Piccola (10 minutes; €25 up to four passengers)—makes it a good place to spend a delightfully comatose day. Only lunch is served, and reservations are recommended during high season.

Via Faraglioni 2, Capri, Campania, 80073, Italy
Known For
  • lunch stop for beach-club bathers
  • shuttle boat from Marina Piccola
  • chef Mario's daily seafood specials
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–Easter. No dinner

Le Grottelle


This extremely informal trattoria enjoys a distinctive setting up against limestone rocks not far from the Arco Naturale, with the kitchen in a cave at the back. Whether you stumble over it (and are lucky enough to get a table) or intentionally head for it after an island hike, Le Grottelle will prove memorable, thanks to the ambience, the views of Li Galli islands, and a menu that includes ravioli and local rabbit but is best known for seafood dishes such as linguine con gamberetti e rucola (with shrimp and arugula).

Via Arco Naturale 13, Capri, Campania, 80073, Italy
Known For
  • breathtaking cliff-clinging location
  • seafood dishes
  • cool grotto interiors
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.

O' Padrone Dò Mare


In a gorgeous seaside location just off the pedestrian stretch, this is the ideal place to enjoy fresh seafood—the name, "owner of the sea," says it all. For more than 75 years, O' Padrone Dò Mare has been an institution on the island, and locals and visitors crowd the terrace. Franco, the padrone himself, is justifiably proud of his shellfish-filled spaghetti misto mare (mixed seafood).

Corso A. Rizzoli 6, Lacco Ameno, Campania, 80076, Italy
Known For
  • cracking harbor views
  • spot-on fritto misto di mare seafood medley
  • local institution
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar.