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La Vieille Cave

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9 Piazza DI L Olmu, 20220 Algajola, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 60 70 09
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a great evening in the "La Vieille Cave" as a group of two families. The burger looked delicious, I had the hot stone ('pierrade') and it was fabulous. The fantastic dessert was a good end of the exercise. I had the mousse au chocolat. Tasted the 'tarte citron' - absolute recommendation! Didn't have to make a reservation in... More 

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Vught
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant deserves fully the high ratings. The food is good, some dishes excellent, service is well timed, well organised and friendly. Nicely priced menus. One of the best restaurants we visited on Corsica.

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Leuven, Belgium
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428 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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... More 

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New Hampshire
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We reserved since this restaurant is busy. We were served quickly and the waitress anticipated our needs. The food was good.

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Thank ArmelleBriel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have been visiting this great restaurant over the last five years and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is always packed which gives a wonderful atmosphere. The owner Aurora always greets you at the entrance and her husband's cooking is delicious. If you are in northern Corsica this is a must visit.

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Konigswinter, Germany
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed a couple of days in this idyllic village and had dinner at La Vieille Cave. Luckily we arrived at about 19h30 at the restaurant. The restaurant was only half full and we had no issue getting a table without reservation. Just 20min later the restaurant was absolutely full and new customers were refused. They served a typical 3... More 

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Australia
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

A very popular place in the middle of the village, in the oldest part without any real outlook. Setting is mixed. The "vieille cave" seats around 20 out the back and several additions out front add around another 80, so it has an odd appearance that doesn't attract, so it is the full crowd that gives any indication it is... More 

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Cork Ireland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Spending 5 nights here in Algajola. Ate here on 2nd night - full first night. Very buzzy. Delicious food - Fish soup, yummy prawns with rice and Creme Brûlée. Attentive staff. Very good value - 29€. Booked again for our last night. Will be having those prawns again!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This a good restaurant and very popular. It is well worth a visit. The prix-fixe menu offers particularly good value. The Corsican dishes are excellent and so are the fish dishes. The tiramisu may be the best in the world.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The reviews of this place are hard to believe. It was awful for us. The breaded prawns and mussels were straight from the freezer whilst the swordfish could have been bought from Spar. Unacceptably bad seafood in a seaside village. The pride and joy corsican lamb was served with potato wedges and no accompaniments. The overheated, quickly served dishes spoke... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Piazza DI L Olmu, 20220 Algajola, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Algajola
  • Phone Number: +33 4 95 60 70 09

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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