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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 94 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Toulouse, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had a wonderful lunch "a deux", literally, at the very start of the season. Super friendly welcome and nice location just on the edge of Calvi. Carpaccio of octopus with wasabi was visually amazing as well as delicious, maigre and st Pierre mains perfectly judged and equally enticing. Definitely #1 in Calvi!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The title says it all! We had a really nice everning at this restaurant. The food was great and the atmosphere was lovely. Price quality wise you will have one of the best meals here in Corsica. If you are going to have dinner here in the high season, I recommend to make a reservation in advance. We arrived around... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The food is a great combination between the Corsican traditions and a creative modern touch. Passion and uncompromized quality make a wonderful culinary experience. The balcony and the top floor are open to wornderful sea breezes.

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Brooklyn, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The restaurant is located on the seaside Route to Porto and can be easily walked to from the town center. The upstairs dining room has a pretty view and is very attractive; there is a dining terrace as well. The restaurant offers both a traditional Corsican menu as well as some very creative nouvelle cuisine. We had a terrific charcuterie... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

After some tourist-trap restaurants in Corsica, we were pleased to find a very good restaurant in Calvi. Very nice setting with tables outside in the garden. The menu is limited but the dishes very good. Aristically presented and rich in taste. This family driven place has good service and I can recommend it especally for those who are tired of... More

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Mougins
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199 reviews 199 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We would have much preferred to be in calvi centre after going to this restaurant. We chose the Corse menu ,bit of a mistake really ,maybe we would have been better off choosing the a la carte.The lamb was very tough. Seated next to the music system ,horrible rap stuff ,not enjoyable to listen to !. Not good value ,the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were recommended here by a local couple and it turned out to be a great evening. The food each course was exciting and it was interesting as to what other people had ordered the presentations were a work of art. It was value for money and by 20.00 it was packed, siting outside created a lovely atmosphere. We will... More

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