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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: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautifully Presented Food

This is a pleasant restaurant outside downtown Calvi. Reservation for dinner is recommended. I really liked beautifully presented food. Starters were quite good. Main course were good, but not exceptional. My shrimp were overcooked and my sons fish tasted a little off. We had the same fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a pleasant restaurant outside downtown Calvi. Reservation for dinner is recommended. I really liked beautifully presented food. Starters were quite good. Main course were good, but not exceptional. My shrimp were overcooked and my sons fish tasted a little off. We had the same fish elsewhere and it tasted fine. Deserts were just OK, fruit didn't taste fresh.... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food was beautiful, one of the best meals we have enjoyed as a family in a long time and certainly the loveliest meal in Corsica. Service was friendly and long suffering of our poor French. OK, not the best views, but a cool location on a hot day and you can't eat views! There are plenty of restaurants with... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Address: Rte de Porto bord de mer, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
Phone Number: +33 4 95 65 18 82
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi

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

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