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Castello Italia

Italian restaurant, coffee shop and gelato emporium in Carrickfergus, ideally positioned on the Causeway Coastal route, with stunning views over Belfast Lough and an easy walk to Carrickfergus Castle.

They serve a carefully considered selection of authentic Italian dishes & amazing desserts. Their Affettati Misti is perfect for sharing. Sliced cured meats, olives, hummus, sundried tomatoes & freshly baked breads. They have a stunning selection of wines, local & Italian beers, fantastic Gin collection, comprehensive spirits list and mouth-watering cocktails.

They make their own artisan Italian Gelato, with unique flavours every week, which is to die for. They also make all their own breads, ravioli, desserts.

They offer authentic Italian thin base pizza, with a variety of toppings, the only problem will be choosing what to have. They cater for vegetarian, vegans as well as fish & meat eaters and aim to source as much local produce as possible and always using seasonal products.

Top floor private dining also open, which is available for hire. Perfect for intimate events.

Winner of Italian Restaurant of the Year (Ulster) at YesChef Ireland Awards 2019.
Winner of Restaurateur of the Year, (General Manager Fisnik Ujkaj) at Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland Awards for Professionalism 2019.
Winner of Best Kept Commercial Premises in Mid & East Antrim 2018.


28 Scotch Quarter
BT38 7DP


(028) 9332 1377

54.718013, -5.799615

Opening Times

Café opening hours
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 - 21:00

Restaurant Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 17:00 - 21:00
Friday 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00 (lunch) 17:00 - 22:00 (dinner)
Sunday 12:00 - 21:00 (open all day)


  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Cocktail Menu
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchairs Available
  • Dogs Accepted Outdoor Dining Area
  • Takeaway Available
  • Delivery Available