Restaurants

Top Choice Corsican in Calvi

U Casanu

For an unforgettable lunch, grab a booth at this cosy hole-in-the-wall, cheerily decorated in yellow and green, and hung with watercolours by septuagenarian artist-owner Monique Luciani. Tuck into home-cooked fish c…
Top Choice Seafood in Plage de l’Arinella

Le Matahari

White-clothed tables, strung along the sand and topped with straw parasols, evoke a tropical paradise at this special hideaway. The stylish interior is shabby-chic, the waiters wear white and boaters, and the food i…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Île Rousse

Pasquale Paoli

Whether you choose to dine in the whitewashed, vaulted dining room, or al fresco on the wood-decked terrace on the main square, this Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant guarantees a sophisticated experience. The…
Top Choice Corsican in Île Rousse

A Casa Corsa

With a prime location – and outdoor tables – on gorgeous place Paoli, this wine bar does a brisk trade in salads, cheese and charcuterie platters and other stalwart Corsican dishes. All the excellent, all-Corsican w…
Seafood in Île Rousse

L’Escale

You’d never guess from its crisp modern appearance, with huge sea-facing windows and outdoor terrace, but this family-run restaurant has been open since 1903. Though big, it's usually full enough to keep its energet…
Corsican in Calvi

A Candella

Of the few eating options within the citadel, A Candella stands out for the stupendous views from its romantic, golden-hued stone terrace, strewn with pretty flowers in pots and olive trees. The food tends to be Cor…
Cafe in Pigna

A Casarella

The prize for Pigna’s best lunch spot can only go to this gorgeous informal cafe, with its tiered terraces and superb views. The menu features tapas-sized portions of local charcuterie and cheese, along with a salad…
Seafood in Algajola

Le Padula

Spectacular views and tasty, unpretentious food bring the crowds flocking to this informal beach terrace restaurant, 1km east of the centre. The menu ranges from pizza – served day and night – and the daily plat du …
Mediterranean in Calvi

Mar A Beach

Tucked into a pretty, turquoise-water cove 3km west of Calvi, this Robinson Crusoe–style beach hut makes a dreamy spot for lunching on grilled fish or meat; book ahead. It's a 20-minute walk downhill from the turn-o…
Italian in Calvi

La Voglia Di

This friendly little old-town restaurant, just up from the port, has a handful of outdoor tables set below the sharpest angle in the citadel walls. The largely Italian cuisine includes all sorts of tasty meat- and s…