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Le Mata Hari

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Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 (0)4 95 60 78 47
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little beach hideaway & great lunch

Fifteen minutes drive from Calvi to a more private secluded spot. The restaurant provides loungers at c€20 for 2 & a parasol. Shame the loungers are scrunched up in one tight line together, but you can soon fix that by pulling away! Lovely lunch, tastefully done restaurant with white table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
jillyann_atherton
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Really one of the most beautiful restaurant ever! And excellent food. Try everything with seafood, it's just amazing.

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Thank Jenny S
Calvi, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Open area seating on the beach for lunch and dinner. Lunch for two was about 75€ and that was without alcohol. The ambiance is perfect Mediterranean and the wait staff are attentive and kind. Great place to start already afternoon on the back. If you want lounge chairs, you should reserve them. Also dinner reservations are recommended.

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1 Thank Meghan Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Fifteen minutes drive from Calvi to a more private secluded spot. The restaurant provides loungers at c€20 for 2 & a parasol. Shame the loungers are scrunched up in one tight line together, but you can soon fix that by pulling away! Lovely lunch, tastefully done restaurant with white table linens. Nice touch from the restaurant to serve all lounger... More 

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Thank jillyann_atherton
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderful restaurant set on it's own secluded beach with views of Calvi's Citadel. Beautifully cooked food (mainly seafood but with a few steak/veal/lamb options) and great wines. Upmarket enough for a romantic evening watching the sun set, and friendly enough to take the children who can play in the sand and feed the fish while they wait for their... More 

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Thank h_e_hall
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ten paces from your sunbed at the water's edge to a table on the sand in front of the restaurant. Excellent service, a fantastic selection of imaginatively prepared sea food - what more could you ask. Price is the only drawback - a decent three course lunch with wine is around 130 Euros. We've been there several times during two... More 

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1 Thank John H
Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

To get a decent table here your face has to fit! I'm not sure what the criteria of assessment is - are they big spenders, is it just passing trade? We arrived early and had a cup of coffee and booked for lunchtime. In the shade please. We were told we would have to eat inside as the tables inside... More 

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Thank wendy r
UK
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Le Mata Hari has the most beautiful setting, it sits right on a small beach with views to Calvi harbour and the Citadel and on a good day (when the high winds are not in attendance), the outdoor seating, by candle light, with your feet in the sand and watching a fabulous sunset, is as a romantic setting as any... More 

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2 Thank floridakeys2009
Evesham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After travelling the short distance from Calvi to spend an afternoon at the lovely small beach, my wife and I decided to reserve a table at this Restaurant for the following evening; we even chose our preferred table! Well, what can I say.... this turned out to be our best meal during our two weeks holiday in Calvi. The food,... More 

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2 Thank italian186422
Basel, Switzerland
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food we had there was good (we both had the menu), service was friendly and speedy and the location absolutely fantastic. In terms of taste it was good, but there is a little bit of room for refinement. We'd go there again.

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zurich
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Corsica is both beautiful and wild, thankfully not defaced by mass tourism so the selection is both limited and usually expensive. We originally intended to cook at home until our landlady recommended Mata Hari which was just down the (poorly paved) road. The potholes were worth it and we could hardly believe our eyes when we saw it on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi  >  Lumio
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)4 95 60 78 47

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  • Cuisine: French

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