Grilled octopus with pea cream and seared endive tufts

The cuisine is based on recipes by Grandmother Carmela, who since 1954 the restaurant dishesispire to. Zi Carmela delights with real masterpieces of cookery, prepared with land products, only Ischia offers.


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 Grilled octopus with pea cream and seared endive tufts.
Perfect cooking and impeccable texure for the octopus that reigns on the plate. Happy with the creamy, fresh and light cream of peas that counterbalances the notes of smoked octopus with its sweetness. The mise en place is embellished with red and yellow tomatoes that give the dish a touch of freshness. Accompanying the ‘tufts’ of freshly cooked endives that give color and consistency to the dish. A dish balanced in taste and color nuances, which recalls, thanks to the presence of traditional elements of Campania gastronomy, the indissoluble bond that the restaurant maintains with the territory.

Value: A short walk from the port of Forio stands the ‘Zi Carmela’ Restaurant, a traditional restaurant specialized in the preparation of seafood dishes, but with a good choice of earthen dishes such as the famous ‘Ischian rabbit’ (available by reservation only). For about a year, the Zi Carmela Restaurant has welcomed a small novelty: the presence of Antonella Rusciano, a well-known face of Ischia, an authoritative opinion on pizza. The pizzeria is open every day of the week, only in the evening and also offers a take-away service. Masters not only in the field of cuisine, but above all in the art of hospitality, the staff of Zi Carmela always welcomes you with a smile and knows how to leave the customer with the beautiful and rare feeling of being at home.



Menù à la carte €25,00 / €55,00

Open every day for dinner - 19:30 - 00:30 (Restaurant and pizzeria)
Open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday 12.45pm - 2.15pm (Restaurants only)

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Info on Ischia island

  • Surface: 46 Kmq
  • Hight: 789 mt
  • Lat.: 40° 44',82 N
  • Long.: 13° 56',58 E
  • Periplus: 18 miglia
  • Coasts: 51.2 Km
  • Cities: 6
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