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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 99 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
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
2 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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