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“Great discovery”
Review of La Vieille Cave

La Vieille Cave
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Algajola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We have a meal in Algajola a couple of times a year but have somehow always walked past La Vieille Cave. Decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary by going somewhere different. Like it so much we went back the following week!. Service was good, food well-prepared with some interesting desserts.

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

This restaurant is clearly one of the most popular in Algajola.

Having had a reasonably good meal last Sunday to celebrate a birthday we decided to go back a second time after an enjoyable evening.

Starter was excellent but the l'agneau was presented in a disgusting way dripping in fat and with the most horrible chips. On mentioning this to the waitress when clearing our plates we were met with a tirade of abuse saying that they knew the chips were bad to eat as they were so greasy but that other customers liked them. Then followed a second waitress who launched into us saying they had good reports on trip advisor.

We have been there several times over the years and this is a typical example of a restaurant becoming popular from humble beginnings and becoming arrogant about their success.

No doubt they are riding along on their trip advisor ranking but we will not be going again.

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Reviewed 28 April 2013

The review by @pol50 more or less sums up my own experience here. My own meal choice (lamb escalops) arrived so soon after ordering that there's no way it could have been freshly prepared and cooked. Very poor value for €18.

Perhaps the more reliable option is to go with the house speciality, the pierrade.

The number of 5 star reviews for this establishment is, erm, somewhat surprising!

1  Thank cataloger_of_ships
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We have visited this place before. Having read some of the reviews we would otherwise have been dissuaded from going. If you want fine dining you probably need to avoid Algajola, if not Corsica. The pierrade is unusual - we have not met it anywhere else. The idea is simple. You are given raw meat or fish and cook it yourself at the table on a hot stone. We had a plate for meats and a plate each to eat from. So there was no need to mix raw and cooked meats. The portions are generous and so difficult to finish. If you take the five meat options, then share. The service was excellent from cheerful staff, the atmosphere good and prices similar to the rest of the village. If you manage your expectations, you will have a memorable meal.

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2  Thank Peterfranklin15
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Not a restaurant for a relaxing meal. Very efficient service, no time between courses, felt very rushed. Food is indifferent, tourist fare. Fod appeared so quickly one wonders how it had been prepared. Meat in glutinous sauces, did not appear as if much preparation happened in the kitchen. Unable to recommend unless you just want a food pit stop.

3  Thank travelling_slow
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