THE CUISINE OF IL MONASTERO starts with the island's traditional recipes. It will guide you through the flavours of the Mediterranean.

Open exclusively for dinner and by reservation only, our restaurant guarantees its guests the utmost care and tranquillity thanks to the choice of a single service shift with only 10 tables.

BOOK A TABLE

The spectacle of the island and the village of Ischia Ponte lit up after sunset: a unique privilege.

The same view that rewarded the nuns of the convent after a day of prayer five hundred years ago, now gives our guests a sense of serenity.

Welcome to our kitchen

The original idea was to reproduce our family recipes for hotel guests. Today our cuisine is another sign of the hospitality that enriches the experience of IL MONASTERO and Ischia.

THE HISTORY OF IL MONASTERO

Our recipe

IL MONASTERO Spaghetti

The dish our father used to make to welcome artist friends to dinner. Pine nuts, raisins, al dente spaghetti and mint: a recipe as simple as it is difficult to get right.

Our chef has perfected it and today it is the signature dish of LA CUCINA DEL MONASTERO

THE COMPLETE RECIPE

CASTELLO, the wine of IL MONASTERO

Our Biancolella D.O.C. is born in the vineyard behind the vegetable garden, within the walls of the castle: together with Casa D'Ambra we produce about 600 bottles a year, exclusively for LA CUCINA DEL MONASTERO.

CASTELLO, OUR WINE

The vegetable garden: always a source of livelihood for IL MONASTERO

Many of the products are harvested directly from our kitchen garden: we suggest that you explore it on foot, among aromatic herbs, medicinal plants, flowers and touches of the Mediterranean.

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

The texts of the paragraph "Welcome to our kitchen" are taken from the article/interview "Un castello in mezzo al mare" (A castle in the middle of the sea) published in the book "Dimore d'Italia. Recettes secrètes des palais italiens" (Residences in Italy. Secret Recipes from Italian Palaces) published by Hachette, edited by Alba Pezone.