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“Best in Corsica”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pasquale Paoli

Pasquale Paoli
Ranked #28 of 57 Restaurants in Ile Rousse
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Genuine Corsican cooking. Has a Michelin rosette. Can't believe it's not on Tripadvisor...
atlanta
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best in Corsica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Monsieur Ange Canonzi is both a great chef and a wonderful person. His restaurant is at least as good as the Michelin 2 stars Casadelmar in Porte Vecchio which is twice as expensive. My wife and my daughther, who is now 12 years old, have been spending about a week in Ile Rousse during the last five years and we usually dine 3 times at Pasquale Paoli. We love sitting at their terrace, overlooking the rectangular town center and sip our coctails while admiring the evening scene and colorful, specially designed water glasses which adorn every table. I love inhaling the scents coming from the charcuterie table as the chef/owner selects amazing quality lonzo/saucisson/prosciutto/coppa. The choiciest of Corsican charcuterie is not only the best in France but also compares well with the best Italian and great Spanish jamon bellota. We always divide a charcuterie plate with my wife and then select the dishes. They arew written on a blackboard and there are also daily specials. The chef excels in vegetables, fish, shellfish, pasta. You can special order spiny lobster (langouste) a l'hydromel which is stunning. Monsieur Canonzi always buys daily fish and his cooking reminds me of the best Italian cooking combined with French precision. Monsieur Emanuel, maitre d' speaks
English and can help you with selections. The cheese course, comprised of brebis and goat cheeses, is also amazing. Some people complain about the waiting time between courses but don't forget that everything is cooked from scratch. Besides, do you want to rush when you are spending a night in Paradise, savoring the best dishes of the island?

  • Visited June 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Underrated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing. By far the best food we had on Corsica, with the best waitor I ever had. We had three corses each and a glas of wine, and the bill, 122 euro, was a joke for food of this quality. If you are in ile rousse: dont miss it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JCKielland
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Star or no star, a fabulous meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Perhaps some of the reviewers should go work for Michelin, as they seem completely focused on the restaurant’s star status. Star or no star, this was the best meal we had in Corsica. The reception by the hard working maître d’/waiter was warm and inviting, the restaurant was unpretentious, and the food while not exceptionally “inventive”, was exceptionally good.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ken C
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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Did they fake or buy the Michelin star?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Octopus in brown sauce, thick slices of ham, sour wine and a really noisy place (next to a small amusement park). And really pricy. € 250 for two people (3-course meals + local wine). Don't waste your money here. It is a HUGE disappointment

Visited August 2013
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London
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36 reviews
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“Excellent food but not Michelin star inventiveness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

Pros... Excellent service, well executed menu, wine choice not too expensive considering a michelin star resto.

Cons.... I just don't think the menu was inventive enough to warrant a Michelin star. Corsica has lovely ingredients but a veal chop is a veal chop, and so the flair of Michelin star cooking was absent.

  • Visited May 2013
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