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“delightful place of delicious cousine”

La Riviere des Vins
Ranked #1 of 67 Restaurants in Corte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“delightful place of delicious cousine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

If you're looking for typical Corsican charcuterie, cheese and wine in a very nice place, well-served and at right price, this is the best place you can find in the lovely Corte.
Close to the centre of Corte, in a beautiful position, the atmosphere's familiar: fireplace indoor and gentle waiters make you feel relaxed; tasteful decor and small places in- and outdoor remind a warm house rather than a restaurant.
Le Plateau Gourmand is the best choice if you want to taste a little bit of everything, from cheese to omelette and fruits - yes fresh fruits, a smart idea that makes this menu a whole meal, delicious and not expensive (less than 20€). Little jewel in it is omelette Brocciu, typical soft cheese from these mountains, and mint: I still do not have words to describe how delicate its taste is.
Grilled meat is, like all food here, of a great quality: big and prepared as you want (waiter always asks the "cooked-medium-or-rare" question), it's grilled on open wood fire and served with huge dish of flavorful grilled potatoes.
Let the waiter recommend wine: every bottle stored is here for a reason and every dish has its own perfect partner.
Be hungry when you get here because portions are generous; and homemade desserts deserve a taste as well.
La Riviere des Vins will become part of your Corsican story you'll be enthusiastic to tell everybody.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Got attacked by crazy angry waiter”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

We went to this restaurant based on the good reviews on trip advisor. It started out OK, but service was quite slow (only one waiter for the whole restaurant). My friend ordered a grilled piece of meat, but when it finnally came (I guess he had forgotten it on the grill - the same waiter was also doing the grill) it was way too much grilled and in effect the meat had been destroyed. We tried to complain, but the waiter just said the meat was fine and refused to offer us a new piece and ignored us completely. We got upset by this and decided to leave and left money for just a part of the meal on the table (since we did not get what we ordered). It felt right at that moment, but it was not a good idea! After half an hour walk around Corte the owner of the restaurant (the waiter's mother) showed up and was angry and demanded us to pay rest of the bill. We tried to say no, but the she went for her son (the waiter) and he was totally furious!!! We should of course just have paid the rest, but in less than three minutes after shouting and pushing, he knocked down my friend using his forehead! It was really crazy! Luckily my friend got away with it with a heavy nose bleed and a bad blue eye, but nothing serious. It could have been much worse! I guess it was not the right thing to walk away from part of the bill, but still, you don't attack your guests like that! We would not recommend anyone to go this restaurant. Such behaviour should not be accepted.

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curtinese, Propriétaire at La Riviere des Vins, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
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A votre place je n'aurais même pas oser écrire cet avis minable pour des clients qui sont partis sans payer oui vous avez aussi essayez de frapper un couple anglais qui était offusqué par votre comportement et de plus vous vous installer ailleurs pour commander une glace HONTE à VOUS
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“Unpretentious, uncomplicated good eating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

The young proprietor could have filled this restaurant three times over with the people he had to turn away on the evening we we there. This is a tiny establishment well patronized by the local student population. The menu is not extensive and focuses on meat grilled on an open wood fire, supported by Corsican salads and charcuterie.
Be hungry if you go. My entree of charcuterie was a meal in itself, followed by a pair of lovely smoky ribs and a large dish of baked potatoes. If I had my druthers I would have gone for the Gourmand Plate at 19 euros - a platter of charcuterie, cheeses, grilled meat, omelet and salad.
Service was personable and considerate; wine recommendations fine. Go early or book.

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