Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: August 4, 2016

U Fanale: “Lovely view, excellent food”

After our first visit here, we couldn’t resist coming back for more. U Fanale really is an outstanding restaurant which offers high quality food. For only 28 euro’s we enjoyed a four course meal with typical Corsican dishes. Every dish was beautifully presented and tasted even better. We asked for advice on which wine to drink with our meal. The waitress was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent suggestion.

U Fanale means ‘the lighthouse’ in Corsican. It is easy to understand why: from the gorgeous terrace with beautiful trees you have a marvellous view on the bay and the lighthouse. Two times we enjoyed watching the sun set during our meal. If you are looking for a place for a romantic dinner: this is your spot.

U Fanale also has an English menu for tourists, so no problem if your French is not that good. And what’s more: they also serve excellent cocktails. My caipirinha was superb.

Price quality one of the best meals I had in Corsica. Highly recommended!

U Fanale, Route d Ajaccio, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 65 18 82

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about U Fanale also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 5/5, food 5/5.

Le Capuccino: “Nice meal with view on the harbour”

Had a nice lunch on the terrace of restaurant Capuccino. I ordered the moules corses and my boyfriend went for a pasta (Sacottini au figatello). The mussels were ok, but a smaller than I’m used to eating in Belgium. My boyfriend’s pasta was tasty. The food is prepared with local products, but is by no means exceptional.

I didn’t order a dessert, but I was pleasantly surprised by the way customers could choose between the different desserts. The waiters brought a big plate with desserts on it, so that you only had to point at the dessert you liked most. Portions looked huge, from a distance.

We enjoyed the view on the harbour and the citadel. We did had to wait a long time before getting the bill. Service could be a bit more attentive.

Le Capuccino, quai Landry, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 65 11 19

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about Le Capuccino also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.