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U Fanale

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Rte de Porto bord de mer, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 65 18 82
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations

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  • 288
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  • 33
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  • 12
    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
Delicious

A gentle stroll from town, although there is ample parking. The menu is interesting and the dishes we tasted were delicious. All plates are presented beautifully so it was a treat for our eyes too as the restaurant was busy - albeit with many like us without reservations. It helps to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
CT_FB
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A gentle stroll from town, although there is ample parking. The menu is interesting and the dishes we tasted were delicious. All plates are presented beautifully so it was a treat for our eyes too as the restaurant was busy - albeit with many like us without reservations. It helps to be pre-season!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The restaurant, location, owners, service, the creative set menu (I avoid set menus) and the wines surprised us all very positively. Even so the bill. All where performed with extra finess. Although we were there in the low season the restaurant where full of guests (we might have been the only tourists). So if you are in Calvi do not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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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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117 helpful votes 117 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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: +33 4 95 65 18 82

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?