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“Superb flavours & quality, charming location”
Review of Casa Vinu

Casa Vinu
Ranked #3 of 142 Restaurants in Calvi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Charming wine/gourmet shop, with atmospheric outdoor restaurant area. The best meal had after a week of touring Corsica. Perfectly cooked meats, generous portions, delicious roast vegetables, innovative flavours (e.g. cactus & bean flavoured ice cream). Good value for the quality you get. Fantastic wines.

2  Thank gillian-diarmuid
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

What a nice experience in Calvi
We have been staying in the Calvi area for the last three weeks,and finally got to eat in this little restaurant,
looks like a wine bar ,but the food is excellent ,and the local wine is also excellent.
We had a starter of langoustines ,which were succulent. then a mains of lamb confit and vegetables .
A tasty panna cotta to finish off .
Owned and run by three young people ,who all work there .
They have only been here for about six months ,but deserve to succeed in this crowded market ,with their can do attitude.

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2  Thank MIreland200810
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to Casa Vinu on our last evening in Calvi in late August. It was a beautiful evening and the streets were heaving with people; we had spotted Casa Vinu before and were attracted by the beautiful and peaceful courtyard which afforded a lovely view to the busy street.

The service was very attentive and welcoming without being overwhelming. We were expertly advised on the best wine to go with the mi-cuit tuna steaks we chose for the main course.
For starters we tried the assiette corse - a mix of very good quality charcuterie Corse - and the baby sardines with garlic-flavoured toast and salad. Our son is a great fan of fish in general and the sardines were swiftly polished off the plate.
For the main course, we all went for the mi-cuit tuna steaks with roasted vegetables. It was a beautiful dish, the steak just seared on a very hot pan, with lovely roasted seasonal vegetables, full of flavour. Our 9-year old chose to have his tuna steak accompanied by roasted baby potatoes with rosemary.

For desert, we tried the macarons and the ice-cream - delicious and very refreshing.

We had a great evening, enjoyed the lovely, relaxed atmosphere, the attentive services and were delighted with the food: fresh, good quality ingredients, great flavours, beautifully presented.

Our only regret was that, this being our last night in Corsica, we would not be able to return to this place again soon. Having travelled in Corsica extensively, we felt this was the best meal we had on the island. We will definitely visit again, next time we are in Calvi.

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1  Thank sylvadianu
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We ambled in on a rather cold, bleak October evening. It wasn't long before our hearts and stomachs were warmed. The food was wonderful: duck, a little chicken, vegetable gratin, mushroom risotto, delicious Corsican red wine. When I found out the server liked Gypsy jazz and was learning to play several Django pieces, I asked if he'd like to hear more and we clue toothed my phone into the speakers and enjoyed a gypsy jazz serenade throughout our meal. They deserve a higher ranking than they have.

Thank LindenHills
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We have had a drink here on numerous occasions during our wonderful holiday in Calvi.

The service has always been welcoming, efficient and genuine - excellent!

The wines are wonderful and with such a massive choice, every pallet will be catered for. We have not eaten here, however, the previous compliments are in abundance - so maybe we will!

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
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