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“Prejudices defeated”
Review of Chez Doume

Chez Doume
Ranked #49 of 137 Restaurants in Calvi
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Doume is one of the two large restaurants on the church square in the centre of old Calvi. So its busy and vibrant – positive characteristics when other restaurants are somewhat dead as on the evening we ate here.

Because of its scale and prominence one might expect that it would be standard fare and average value. However, the fixed-price menu provides very good quality, value and portion sizes are generous. I have a good appetite and was struggling. The vin en pichet is good quality and service is pleasant and efficient. So whilst you may mostly select more intimate restaurants in keeping with Calvi's atmosphere during your stay, don't dismiss Doume as a likely tourist trap. It's a lot better than that.

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Thank NorrisHatter
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I took the day's menu and it was not a smart choice.
The only good thing was the starter, a salad with corsican delicatessen.
The main course was supposed to be a corsican stew of beaf - meat not enough cooked, hard to chew and no sign of the sauce on the spaghetti that came along.
The dessert was the funnier part - an apple cake that got reversed by the waiter. While he put it back in the plate, he hesitated replacing it. The new portion that I got was hard as if stayed in the fridge for days, no sight of moist or sugar.
Definitely not recommending it.

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2  Thank Cristiana C
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

During our two weeks holiday in Calvi, one evening my wife and I decided to have Dinner at this Restaurant, what a big mistake!.. Although has an excellent position, (on a small square in front of the church), the quality of the food and the service that we had was absolutely terrible!

We chose the "Menu Paella" and after waiting for a considerable time to be served, we assumed that the Paella was being cooked to order. In our dreams..... when the Paella arrived, it was very clear that had been pre-cooked and it was the worst Paella that we have had the misfortune to be served in over 30 years! At this stage we made the mistake not to pay for the wine and leave! When we pointed out our disappointment to the young waiter, he reacted as if he was almost offended.

In our opinion, this Restaurant is taking advantage of their position in town and are only interested in your cash and nothing else! If it wasn't for the large number of tourists visiting Calvi, this Restaurant would have no customers, that is for sure!

I would recommend to fellow tourisst visiting Calvi, to stay away from this place.

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1  Thank italian186422
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Went here thinking it had been recommended. It hadn't. But it looked appealing, and the patio area had cooling fans that said "sit here, and you will be rewarded with great local food". Service was quite good, and the choices seemed quite varied. I was persuaded to try the suckling pig. OK. But the Corsican salad was actually very nice (starter). Nice Pietra (the chestnut containg local brew) and rose wine was also nice. The dessert included the Fiadone (baked cheesecake made from Brocciu) which was also nice. Overall it was quite good.

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Thank Headabove
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This one of these huge outdoor covered restaurants. On the face if it tourist but actually good. I enjoyed the set menu, sevice good and the house wine excellent. give it a go.

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Thank Gordonberkhamsted
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