Il Casta is a pretty, intimate Italian Restaurant set in a quiet area of the town a short romantic walk from Hydra Harbour. The private garden makes it one of the few restaurants where you can eat al-fresco in privacy without being overlooked by people passing by.

Reviewed by 'S' in August 2018

"Hesitant about going to an Italian restaurant in Greece? Don't be! We are four couples who have been to a restaurant or two... Il Casta is in a class of its own. Everything was made to perfection with surprising flavours bursting with freshness. The handmade pasta was perfectly al-dente. The sauces delicately balanced with no overstatements. We ordered a variety of dishes and recommend everything. The food is served in beautiful and tasteful dishes in a lovely garden courtyard. If you visit in season make a reservation."

Il Casta Italian Restaurant - Hydra Island, Greece


Il Casta is an authentic Italian restaurant on Hydra run by the Corola family from Naples, Italy, with their Southern Italian chefs. Their menu is simple, tasty and original with many signature dishes reflecting their South Italian soul kitchen roots.


Each morning the Il Casta team start the day with the preparation of their handmade fresh pasta and selection of the freshest ingredients. Every dish at the restaurant is cooked to order to ensure optimum flavour and texture. A feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds!

Everything about the Il Casta restaurant is subtle and discreet with a quiet atmosphere, unobtrusive background music, polite, charming and friendly service. The emphasis is on the unrushed enjoyment of beautifully cooked, authentic food complimented by Italian wines imported from Italy. It's a small restaurant that's big on ambience.

The prices at Il Casta reflect the quality of the food and atmosphere. 'Bruschetta Classica' served with grape tomatoes, celery, garlic and basil, followed by 'Tonno & Zucchini', perfectly grilled tuna with zucchini, carrots & lettace with a lemon dressing costs €21. A five course dinner can range from €50 - €100 depending on what you choose from our tempting menu. Our imported Italian wines & champagnes compliment the food; prices range from €5 for a glass of our excellent house wine, or bottled from €22 CODA Di VOLPE Cantina di Solopac DOC to €130 for NITTARDI Nettar Dei IGT.

Parties & Receptions

Il Casta offers a perfect venue for hosting celebrations and wedding receptions for those with a smaller guest list. Depending upon numbers, you can either book tables or have exclusive use of the restaurant for your entire event. The intimate courtyard dining room, comfortably seats up to 50 guests without being cramped. Depending on numbers, tables can be arranged as preferred to create the atmosphere you want. Alternatively, for up to 70 guests, a buffet table with easy to handle but delicious morsals can be served when you want a social event perhaps for a welcome party to ensure your wedding guests mingle and meet each other easily. And of course, we would be delighted to host your wedding reception. You are welcome to bring your own music to play on our system, or we can help to arrange for a DJ or live musicians if you want to dance the night away after eating. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Contact Details

Open from April - October

(Please note that we have heaters & fans for your comfort, used depending on the time of year.)


Evening service starts at 18:00 - 23:00 (or later by pre-arrangement).


Every night of the week.


Lunch: Is available upon request.


Contact: Fabrizio Carola & Pietro

Mobile: +(30) 6980 284 193


For advance bookings or event enquiries, please email using the secure form below, which is delivered directly to Fabrizio for a prompt response.


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