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U Casanu

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18 boulevard Wilson, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 (0) 495650010
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UK
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there this last week. Food is au authentic Corsican, rustic style. I had duck and my partner octopus, so glad we didn't have a starter! Would recommend booking as it is quite small and fills up quickly. Don't miss it!

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Pienza, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

If u want a good meal of authentic corsican meal in a small friendly family run restaurant, this is the place. You wont be dissapointed.

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Dorset
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We went to Casanu on our last night and my only regret is we didn't have the chance to go again. The quality of the food is superb, traditional style - the best we had on our break. The restaurant is a little quirky but great atmosphere. Make sure you book as there are only a few tables and you... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Came here twice on my honeymoon because it was definitely the best meal we had on our entire trip through Paris and Corsica. Small place without frills... Just truly exceptional food. The stewed octopus and the fish with couscous were soooo good it brought tears to my eyes. Best restaurant in Calvi hands down (and we went to the other... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Thanks to Tripadvisor we went here.As has already been said its small only seats 24 and only has one service starting at 7.30,go early or book. Lots of disappointed people came in while we smugly ate !! No Muzak,very quiet untill it filled then nice hubbub. Food came reasonably quickly,good portions and very hot. Good quality very tasty.Wine list extremely... More 

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Thank 599bobthebuilder
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Having read a number of Trip Advisor reviews and some articles written by Calvi locals, I was keen to try out U Casanu and it didn't disappoint! The vegetable fritters are delicious and the roasted octopus was amazing. My partner had the lamb main and it was gorgeous and a really generous portion. The food is cooked simply to make... More 

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Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our meal was ok, I expected better based on the reviews and the price. The meals came a bit too quickly, it was very rustic at a high price. The roast corsican lamb, is just a large fried chop. Quite disappointing. Plus we felt that the woman in charge was watching over us all the time. Not a great dining... More 

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Thank KerrikAustralia
exeter
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Small restaurant with small menu...We visited 3 times and I Highly recommend the octopus. Book before before hand to avoid disappointment.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It's the smallest restaurant I have ever visited. Which make it fill up in very few minutes after opening. We had some starters with brandade, octopus and anchovies. All nicely fresh and homemade. Then some really heavy main courses also with fish. All was well cooked and simple - and very generous servings. Traditional and precise cooking.

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Thank Lisbeth N
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is only a very small restaurant but it is one that you dream of finding. It is used by locals who know how good the food is. The walls are filled with paintings and it is like a scene from a Van Gogh painting. A very pleasant lady takes your order from a small menu of locally sourced produce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 boulevard Wilson, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi
  • Phone Number: +33 (0) 495650010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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