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Month: September 2016

Da Passano: “Great place for drinks!”

I only went here for drinks, so I can’t comment on the food.

Da Passano sure is a trendy place. When we stumbled in for after meal drinks, it was hard to find a table for two. The waitress offered us a place at the bar, which we kindly took. Seeing the waiters at work was truly impressive. Both of them worked very hard and were clearly a well oiled machine. We never had a dull moment observing all the work they were doing.

We asked for the cocktail of the day. The waiter proposed us a tequila sunrise. We didn’t say no to that. The cocktail was excellent with a generous serving of tequila. Really good. Afterwards I ordered me some muscat petillant and my boyfriend enjoyed a glass of cognac.

Would love to go back for drinks or dinner in the future.

Da Passano, 53 quai Jerome Comparetti, 20169 Bonifacio, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 28 10 90

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

Easy Tempo: “Decent Italian food in the Brussels neighbourhood ‘de marollen’”

We made a reservation for a group of eight people and were offered two possibilities for seating. We preferred sitting nearby the large counter. The vibe this restaurant gives off is authentic Italian, but the service could be more attentive. For instance they forgot to fill our glasses. Since the wine bottle stood on the counter one of my table mates got up to fetch it. While she was pouring us the wine, the waiter came by and yanked the bottle out of her hands. Quite rude.

My spaghetti alle vongole was not bad, but by no means impressive. I counted only eleven clams and since those clams the reason to order this dish I was disappointed. Food was not expensive though. Drinks included we paid about 22 euro per person.

Easy Tempo, Rue Haute 146, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 54 40

Visited September 2016. You can find my review about Easy Tempo also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.

La Pergola: “Authentic Corsican food!”

To be honest, we never would have found this cute little restaurant if it weren’t for Tripadvisor. The restaurant has a really authentic feel to it which is reflected in the dishes served: honest Corsican cuisine.

We ate at a cute little table on the pergola which gives the restaurant its name. The waiter was very friendly and keen on explaining the dishes to us.

We couldn’t resist the three course menu for only 20 euro’s. For half a liter of wine we only paid 7 euro’s. As a starter I chose the tarte tomate chèvre. Very tasty. The rôti the veau was also good. The lovely crème brûlée was the perfect dessert to close off the meal.

I do have to say that the restaurant only serves red wine. The waiter explained that it was hard keeping the quality of white wine once the bottle was opened. I didn’t fully understand his explanation, but the red wine was ok. A good hous

La Pergola, quartier Sorba, 20170 Levie, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 78 41 62

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

restaurant L’Ambata: “OK food, nice location”

L’Ambata is an Italian restaurant situated at the harbour of Propriano. We had lunch on the covered terrace, shielded from the heath of the sun. I ordered mussels and my boyfriend the pizza regina. Food arrived very quickly and was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. Fries were good. Staff was friendly and professional.

restaurant L’Ambata, 22 avenue Napoleon III, 20110 Propriano, Corsica, France (Formerly L’Ambata)
+33 4 95 76 08 41

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

Dolcemare: “Good food, nice atmosphere”

We had a very enjoyable dinner at restaurant Dolcemare. We sat outside on the stylish terrace, enjoying the view on the sea and the boats in the harbour. We were offered some olives to snack on while looking at the menu.

I ordered the filets de loup grillés à la plancha (catfish) and my boyfriend went for the cannelloni farcis à la chair de crabe (cannelloni with crab). Both dishes were truly excellent and the portions were just enough to leave a little room for dessert. I went for the pineapple carpaccio, which was lovely. The wine was also very good.

Really loved our evening here, the atmosphere was great and the food excellent.

Dolcemare, 14, Avenue Napoleon, 20110 Propriano, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 76 23 10

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