A phoenix rising from the ashes, this perennial favourite reopened in 2015 on Ajaccio's western waterfront after suffering two devastating winter storms and a fire. Magnificent sea views complement the exquisite gastronomic creations of the Mezzacqui brothers (Jean-Pierre front of house, David powering the kitchen), from crispy minted prawns with pistachio cream to pork with honey and clementine zest.

The Mezzacqui brothers are also noteworthy for their musical talents – after serving customers at L'Altru Versu each Friday, they hop on their motorscooters, hitch on their guitars and join their father in serenading guests at their other restaurant across town, the Bistrotello.