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U Casanu

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Boulevard Wilson 18, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 (0) 495650010
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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A different dining experience

We had a welcome return to this gem of a restaurant. It oozes charm and tradition and is a perfect antidote to the usual corsican set menu holiday fare. The place is is a little snug but the food more than makes up for it. Portions are big , wine is well priced and the cooking is fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a welcome return to this gem of a restaurant. It oozes charm and tradition and is a perfect antidote to the usual corsican set menu holiday fare. The place is is a little snug but the food more than makes up for it. Portions are big , wine is well priced and the cooking is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Second visit to U Casanu a year after the first was just as good. Proper old fashioned short menu executed really well. A little effort to communicate in French goes a long way. Service is good,go without preconceptions and try new things. We would go back every time we are in Calvi. Reservation a good idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by this restaurant, the service was typically French I had fun trying to make the owner smile. But it is all about the food, which is superb.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This little restaurant is excellent. It is only small but is air conditioned and the food is all prepared and cooked to order. It is a welcome relief from most of the other restaurants in Calvi. To be highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You sould taste roasted or cooked octopus. It's delicious. It's a different place in Calvi. Small but very friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The hand written menu caught our eye, as did the tiny restaurant and the happy diners. We went the next night, and had brandade de morue - a new and delightful experience, beignets de legume- enormous but delicious plateful, magret de canard and octopus stew. This place is not to be missed...maybe share a starter!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent food all round from number 8's soft and fluffy entree ( lightly battered garden vegetables ) to number 13's pan fried sardines in rosemary and garlic ( surprisingly light ). I added the dessert just to taste the home made offering of a cheese cake and also wasn't disappointed with a light and flavoursome finish to the meal. Opens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Awesome. Yes the lady who is front of house can appear unfriendly. But this place is amazing. Its not bling. But take your blinkers off and savour the unusual home made food. It took six years to finally go there but it was worth every mouthwatering mouthfull. Its eccentric. But its worth it!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took the advice of previous comments and it was really great, you should reserve in advance to guarantee a place since it is a small restaurant, I would prefer to eat there at lunch time and watch out cuisine closes early for lunch at 13:30 as most of the good places : )..Great food..go for it!

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went twice on our holiday. The first time was very good. Good food good service. Couldn't fault it. The second time, not so good. It was much busier. Our order was taken promptly but 2 couples who came in after us had their starters and mains before we had our starter. Waited 30 minutes between finishing the starter and getting... More 

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  • Address: Boulevard Wilson 18, 20260 Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi
  • Phone Number: +33 (0) 495650010

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