Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: August 8, 2016

La Vieille Cave: “Excellent food for a honest price”

La Vieille Cave is a nice restaurant with a lovely terrace. The interior is really cosy, but since it was such a beautiful summer evening when we visited, we preferred sitting outside. We started our meal with the cocktail of the day: a cucumber cooler. Lovely! While enjoying our cocktail we ordered the combination of main course and dessert for 23 euro. I went for the risotto with asparagus and octopus. I always enjoy a well made risotto and this risotto was excellent with the octopus tender and not chewy. I also had a taste of the duck my friend ordered and the meat was also very tasty.

Service was friendly and very efficient. We got our main course when we were still drinking our cocktail. Our waitress made one tiny mistake: my boyfriend ordered his moelleux without whipped cream, but it arrived with whipped cream. No big deal, so we didn’t complain. As a dessert I ordered the famous Corsican cheeses. Obviously you can’t go wrong with that.

I can really recommend this place. Excellent food for a decent price. I do think it is necessary to book a table in the weekend. When we visited on a week day the terrace was almost full of people. La Vieile Cave is clearly a popular place te have dinner.

La Vieille Cave, 9 Piazza DI L Olmu, 20220 Algajola, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 60 70 09

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about La Vieille Cave also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 5/5.

Palazzu Pigna: “Lovely place for an afternoon snack”

U Palazzu was a nice find in the cute little town of Pigna. At first we were not sure we were in the right place, because when we stepped inside it was really dark and our eyes needed some adjusting from the bright shining sun outside. We found that the room we entered led us to a really gorgeous garden with a breath taking view. It really was like stepping through a portal into another, more peaceful, world. Lovely!

We were looking for some desserts and the friendly lady who served us, showed us all the home made pastries and ice cream they had. Furthermore she recommended we try some home made citronnade (lemonade) to freshen up on such a hot day. My boyfriend couldn’t resist the brownie and I really enjoyed my ice cream. The citronnade was a perfect and really refreshing addition.

A little piece of heaven!

Palazzu Pigna, Village, Pigna, Corsica, France

Stayed July 2016. You can find my review about Palazzu Pigna also on TripAdvisor.

Le Beau Rivage: “Lovely view on the beach”

The name of the restaurant already gives an indication: when sitting on the terrace, you’re rewarded by an excellent view on the beach. Always nice to eat nearby the sea and see people relaxing on the beach.

I ordered a salad with gambas, which was really huge. The gambas were grilled and very tasty, the vegetables were fresh with a nice dressing. The salad was lovely presented. My boyfriend ordered a plat with Corsican charcuterie which was also nice.

Service was ok and the price reasonable.

Le Beau Rivage, route Nationale 197, 20220 Algajola, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 36 43 64

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