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“Excellent food but definitely can improve the attitude and service”
Review of U Fanale

U Fanale
Ranked #9 of 142 Restaurants in Calvi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2017

U fanale was at the top of my list of restaurants to try while in Calvi. I was really happy to get a table for dinner the same day we decided to make a reservation. The restaurant location is stunning, the walk from the Citadel to the restaurant is lovely. We had a lovely table outside with an amazing view.

The food we ordered was excellent and the presentation was great (only thing we did not like were the fact that my goat cheese still had a label on it :) and the Corsican cheesecake was not to my partner's taste).

We were both very pleased with our food but if we had one advice to give to the staff it would be to try and be a little bit more friendly and warm (very awkward experience when we got to the restaurant and had to wait for someone to acknowledge our existence). Our waiter was OK but we were sitting in front of the bar and the person taking the reservation was constantly making nasty comments about people calling or being late. I also did not like to hear comments from that same person liking when the waitress was wearing clothes to show 'ses miches' (understand her behind). I think that a restaurant that pride itself to be listed in the Michelin guide should try and make sure that the clients have a more pleasant experience.

To sum up, well done to the people in the kitchen and a lot of work to do in terms of quality of the service for the rest.

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Thank Meryem M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

U Fanale is a little out of Calvi town. If you are walking then about a 15 minute walk beyond the Citadel and on the right hand side of the road down some steps. The menu is short and with Corsican Classics cooked in an imaginative and professional manner. Service is friendly and acceptable. The cost is about 30 Euros for the set menu. They have 50CL bottles of wine which can be very useful, which is priced pro rata to the 75 CL bottles.
Watch out for biting insects in the summer months if you are sitting outside (not unique to U Fanale). It is important to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

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Thank rod l
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

With high expectations we arrived the 31th of july at U Fanale. But when it seemed that our waitress (girl with blond painted hair) really didnt feel like working and just really wanted to go home, it gave us an unpleasant unwelcome feeling. She almost seemed angry at us for being there and was grumpy the whole evening.

No explanation for the courses, no opening of water bottles but just smashing it on the table and walk away, not one smile or "enjoy" the whole evening. Obviously this girl should not work as a waitress but somewhere she does not have contact with customers!

The food was ok, but the veal pathe was way too creamy.

All with all, would definitely not go here again. Had dinner at much more symphatique restaurants in Calvi with good food and a good atmosphere and with waiters that know what the word "hospitality" means!

Not recommend!

Thank Laura v
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our 5th visit over 10 years, and still one of our favorite restaurants on Corsica. It is also
a Michelin restaurant in 2017. The outfdoor terrace is nicely lighted and situated - bring a sweater, sometimes the wind picks up. The food was excellent - taste and presentation. Ask for the menu in English if you don't understand French. The service was good, friendly. Very good value for the money. Reserve in advance.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant in walking distance from Calvi centre. We were not seated at a table with a view, but enjoyed ourselves under a huge pine tree. We chose the fairly prices menu corse (Eur 30) with a heavy and full bodied red wine (Clos Colombu). A very interesting a la carte, for those with a well stocked wallet.

3  Thank TORLYK
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