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Top Choice Grill in Nonza

La Sassa

In a magnificent setting, on a rocky spur immediately below Nonza’s Genoese watchtower, this entirely outdoor restaurant serves up succulent meat and seafood cooked on an open Argentinian-style grill. Colourfully sp…
Tower in Nonza

Tour de Nonza

Atop a footpath that winds up between the rocks opposite the church, the stark Tour de Nonza is an 18th-century structure erected on the ruins of a Genoese watchtower. In 1768, a single defender managed to hold off …
Corsican in Nonza

L'Auberge du Chat Qui Pêche

At this hillside restaurant, alongside the D80 in open countryside 8km north of Nonza, local seafood and Corsican charcuterie take centre stage. Its stone-and-brick interior is a nice enough spot to relish gambas à …
Seafood in Centuri

La Bella Vista

Run by a long-established fishing family, La Bella Vista is a great spot for fresh seafood and sports a sweet sunny terrace directly above the boats in the harbour. Specialities include bouillabaisse and mixed platt…
Bistro in Erbalunga

A Piazzetta

With its cosy stone-walled interior and a summertime terrace beneath an ancient plane tree on the plaza, this good-value Corsican bistro has a quintessential village-square vibe. It serves everything from stuffed mu…
Seafood in Centuri

Au Vieux Moulin

You get a real sense of occasion at this lovely terrace restaurant, enjoying a fine meal as you survey the harbour. The signature pâtes à la langouste (pasta with lobster) follows the owner’s grandmother’s recipe, u…
Corsican in Erbalunga

Le Pirate

For a meal to remember, dine on the waterfront terrace at this Michelin-starred restaurant, right by the harbour. It’s quite magical on a starry summer evening, with seafood-rich haute cuisine to match.
Seafood in Macinaggio

La Vela d’Oro

Macinaggio’s finest restaurant lurks in a narrow alleyway, one block back from the waterfront. Seafood is the main attraction; the best stuff, like lobster or crab, is sold by weight, so prices can soar. They do off…
Seafood in Centuri

A Macciotta

Tuck into the catch of the day at this well-regarded, no-frills bistro, just short of the old harbour. Their pâtes à la langouste (pasta with lobster) is legendary. The four-course lobster menu will set you back €69…
Church in Nonza

Église Ste-Julie

It’s worth looking inside Nonza’s dramatic orange-and-ochre church, which looms above the tiny village square, to admire its polychrome marble altar, created in Florence in 1693.