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 other you can find ( in our opinion).
The service is exceptional, with all the team being very attentive, quick but invisible as all good service should be. As we speak only a little French, although we could make out some of the 20 or, so choices presented on a blackboard ( specials of the day), some of the dishes eluded us. Without any request, our server took us through each of the dishes in English and explained every course.
There is a a set menu and then a specials blackboard too, the restaurant serves a mix of Corsican classics and some Asian influences.
Starters (between about 13-17 euros) We opted for the ravioli with prawns and vegetables in a hoi sin type sauce and the tuna salad. The ravioli was thin and soft and contents went really well with the sauce. The salad was huge and a main course all of its own.
Mains; (20-30 euros) we opted for the filet of John Dory and the filet of beef. Both were well cooked and melted in your mouth.
Desserts ( 8-12 euro) and by this time we were full! Were a raspberry panna cotta and a fine apple tart. Again both were delicious.
Wine was 5 euro a glass or average 30 euro a bottle.
Just a couple of miles out I Calvi before you get to Lumio, definitely take a trip out as this beats all the Clavi beach restaurants.
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