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“Value for money”
Review of U Fanale

U Fanale
Ranked #5 of 135 Restaurants in Calvi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

After some tourist-trap restaurants in Corsica, we were pleased to find a very good restaurant in Calvi. Very nice setting with tables outside in the garden. The menu is limited but the dishes very good. Aristically presented and rich in taste. This family driven place has good service and I can recommend it especally for those who are tired of the so called traditional corcican dishes.

  • Visited August 2013
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Mougins
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected.”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We would have much preferred to be in calvi centre after going to this restaurant. We chose the Corse menu ,bit of a mistake really ,maybe we would have been better off choosing the a la carte.The lamb was very tough. Seated next to the music system ,horrible rap stuff ,not enjoyable to listen to !. Not good value ,the staff were a bit sloppy and slow.However the St.Pierre fish was excellent with a lovely sauce. .The presentation of the dishes was good ,albeit a little over the top !The cheese course was very meagre. No view ,just a terrace under a huge pine tree surrounded by houses,won't be returning,i certainly wouldn't say it was the number one restaurant in Calvi.

Visited September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“YOU MUST BOOK.”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were recommended here by a local couple and it turned out to be a great evening. The food each course was exciting and it was interesting as to what other people had ordered the presentations were a work of art. It was value for money and by 20.00 it was packed, siting outside created a lovely atmosphere. We will be back there by the end of the week I promise.

  • Visited September 2013
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Perugia, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really good Corse Cuisine!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very good food and also nice price with the Menu...but there're always lot of people! So, I recommend you booking!

  • Visited August 2013
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London
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Artistic Corsican Cuisine”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Last week we dined in the Citadel at A Candella and enjoyed a memorable meal, more so for the view and charming service. However, U Fanale is a notch above them all with dishes that could rival restaurants in London, Paris or San Francisco.

The Chef gets my five stars for presentation but the dishes themselves are creatively concocted.

I've read some criticism that the service is slow. It's not fast but it's actually quite nice to not feel like you're dining in an establishment that wants you to eat it and beat it, just to turn the table over for another sitting. I'd suggest going with the expectation that you'll have to wait but when you see how the dishes are presented you'll realise the chef and his partners in crime in the kitchen can't produce such art if they are rushing to sling a plate of food in front of you. it's worth the wait.

A real gem and very good value.

  • Visited August 2013
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