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U Minellu

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Traverse de l'Eglise Santa Maria, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 65 05 52
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We bought some presents for family in a nice gift shop, and asked the owner, "where would YOU go to have lunch?" He pointed us to U Minellu, and we were not disappointed! Fabulous food, with an eclectic antique decor. The food was all locally sourced, and deliciously prepared.

Thank southcove
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited in september - and got the most flavorless food i ever had in a restaurant. I got a pasta dish with Gambas (shrimp). When it came out it was just 2 big shrimps and pasta with a dished tomato. I thought that a mistake had been made and that they had maybe forget the sauce/olie/whatever on it. This... More 

Thank kristinedippel
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The place is charming, the deco is cute and cozy and the food is home made. The starter was delicious boiled egg; the fish soup nice but with fish bones and the cheese a little too old for me! Overall average although I am sure the menu offers other interesting meals

Thank Celine C
Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good - rustic and hearty. It was very tasty. Perhaps a little expensive given the style of cuisine. The decor is vintage/hipster with a friendly atmosphere. A very relaxed evening, but not polished, if that is what you are looking for.

Thank Eleanorachel
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We waited over an hour for our meals. I personally had little lasagna which were ridiculous, I don't even understand the dish. It's very disappointing, go to a piazzetta nearby instead.

Thank Renton2B
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch as deco very cute, but first surprise was the very short menu. Only 5 or 6 choices, half starters other half mains.My teenage son asked for a lasagne and when it came it was a joke....the size of a fried egg.My salad was mainly leaves.We also waited ages and had to ask for bread after 20... More 

Thank Fiona W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, worth a visit. The staff was very slow. Had the 3-course meal. Good, but not fantastic. Menus only in French, but google translate is your friend!

Thank Marit V
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We went here has the restaurant looked carefully designed... Plus it reminded me of my grandma house, and I almost felt home. They have a nice menu formula, which is not very expensive, and it was delicious. I wish we had no aperitif before so I could have had enjoyed more this place. Staff is very kind and the only... More 

Thank Faby P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The evening started out well, this is a quirky place with a great atmosphere but the food is just OK and the service is so slow. There are not enough staff here to cope with the number of customers .A shame really because it could be so much better

Thank italytraveller099
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

True French feel - service is slightly more relaxed so not for the hungry/impatient, however fab interior and delicious food in slightly off the beaten track location...far less touristy than most!

Thank Caz G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$49
French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Traverse de l'Eglise Santa Maria, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi
  • Phone Number: +33 4 95 65 05 52

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?