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U Fanale

Rte de Porto bord de mer, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
04 95 65 18 82
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Ranked #1 of 95 restaurants in Calvi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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England
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

A 10 minute walk up the router de Porto, you will find this lovely courtyard set restaurant. This is in a totally different class from any other local restaurant. There is space between the tables, the service is unhurried, they are not trying to turn you over as quickly as possible as is the Calvi norm. A basic French knowledge... More

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UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Firstly I have to say the food was amazing, presentation and taste were on par with each other, like a masterpiece of art with amazing flavours to match, from starters to dessert. A Fine dining feel but with decent portions and a relaxed atmosphere. Luckily our waitress spoke some English and was able to help with the extensive menu she... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Exceptional presentation, everything delicious. Food was probably under-priced compared to other places in Calvi.

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Aubiere, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel owner, who kindly reserved a table for us. We sat upstairs and had a wonderful view of the lighthouse and the sunset. It's also possible to have an outside table downstairs.The food was delicious and excellent value for money.

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Muenchen
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During our trip around Corsica we enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. The offered corsican menu was simple but excellent prepared and tasty. It is important to reserve a table in advance.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to U Fanale after having it recommended by friends. Arriving at the restaurant at 9 PM on a beautiful evening. We got seated, got menu’s, met the first waiter. Our French is not perfect, and her English was very poor. We ordered water and wine and started reading the menu, which was only in French. She returned with... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ate here on the night of my birthday and it didn't disappoint. It was only a little more expensive than the other restaurants we are in, but worth it as everything we had was spot-on and you could see the difference in the attention to detail. The service was attentive and friendly. Would recommend booking as it's popular with locals... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Food was excellent. Suggestions for the drinks were fantastic. And the staff were excellent. The view is nice. A little pricey but well worth it.

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43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This unassuming resto is located just outside of Calvi. The views from the inside dining room afford beautiful views of sunset behind mountains beyond the bay. The carte is innovative, creative and yet affordable. A tuna cru app is served three ways, including a tartare with diced veggies, and a cube of delicious raw Tuna with sesame oil. Truly immaculately... More

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Propriano, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I hadn't been to U Fanale for a few years........I was not disappointed to return to one of my favourite restaurants in Calvi........where always the menu is fantastic value for money and something a little bit different to the usual dishes you find in Corsican restaurants........I had a starter of coppa and lonzu with a sucette de figatellu..- superbe........and braised... More

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