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U Fanale

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Rte de Porto bord de mer, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
04 95 65 18 82
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but not great

We were hoping to see the sunset but the setting on the terrace is not pretty - the view is blocked by a building site and some houses and only a small bit of sea is visible. The menu is interesting and the food good, beautifully presented. Our waitress was lacking a personality or any charm (or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were hoping to see the sunset but the setting on the terrace is not pretty - the view is blocked by a building site and some houses and only a small bit of sea is visible. The menu is interesting and the food good, beautifully presented. Our waitress was lacking a personality or any charm (or waitressing ability), but... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were searching for something special to take our chef and crew to dinner and this proved to be just that. We were not expecting the professionalism and expertise! Not only did we 'eat with our eyes' but the food was flavoursome and amazing to eat. I would recommend this restaurant to one and all!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went here once for an evening meal as we had read great reviews. We chose from the 25 Euro menu and the food was very nice, I had foam on my fish, which I have never been too keen on, but it tasted very good and the service was very friendly. Each meal had really great flavours. It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We ate in 6 different restaurants during a fortnight in Calvi. While some were good (notably Santa Maria and A Piazzetta), U Fanale was way the best. Very high quality food beautifully presented. Choose the fixed price menus at €20 or €26 and the pichets of wine for a fantastically good value meal.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A hidden treasure along the coast outside of corsica. Excellent food, corsican specialities. Personal and friendly staff. Come in weekdays, quiet and calm. Minus for the coffee.

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Oxford
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118 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Clearly the best food of our week in Calvi and worth the walk (35 minutes from L'Onda Hotel). The setting is a bit disappointing - which stopped it being our top favourite - but reasonable price and once we got going good service.

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london
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128 reviews 128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food. Special event type place and prices, though it retains a relaxed feel due to the great waitressing. Well judged portion size, interesting flavour combinations. Bit of a drive out of the city, but all the better for that. Outdoor eating. Could do with more parking.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'd read reviews about this place before our recent visit to Calvi so was determined to give it a go, along with my wife and two kids. First of all, its always busy in high season, so if you haven't booked in advance dont bother walking up there - you wont get in. But if you get the chance to... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A way from the bustle of Calvi harbour and up pass the citadel you will find this charming restaurant. We were seated in the courtyard terrace outside which was lovely...A view but nothing special, we didn't go inside but it looked as if the restaurant upstairs would have a view....but please this is not important as the food is where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best food.Great presentation. Its a shlep from the main drag but its worth it. A real winner. Not as child friendly as santa maria et al, but still brilliant for night out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte de Porto bord de mer, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi
  • Phone Number: 04 95 65 18 82

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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