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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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Muenchen
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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