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7 Rue Simon Varsi, 20169 Bonifacio, France
Some might say (including ificould) one of the cutest and cosiest little restaurants to adorn the adorable Bonifacio old town lanes!
With its amazing location, alternative choice of seating space (various outbuildings make up the restaurants dining areas) and it’s simple but effective menu, you are certain to enjoy your experience.
The service was fun and effective and the food was of good quality, with many decent choices ranging from a wide selection of home-baked pizza’s (There’s an additional pizzeria section covering four individual rooms casually scattered across the tiny little lane that the restaurant sits in) there was luxurious salads, warm goat cheese, fresh grilled fish, grilled meats, delicious local pancetta, top of the range linguine with st-pierre fillets, pata dishes and of course their exquisite saffron Corsican mussels.
As part of the restaurants additional little outbuildings, a special one is their panoramic room (that you can request to be seated in) and apparently located in one of the oldest houses in Bonifacio, suspended above the cliff tops with fantastic views across the sea towards Sardinia (just 9 miles away across the bay) another wonderful addition to a really wonderful restaurant.
Recommended by ificould
Port de plaisance 89, quai Jérôme-Comparetti, 20169 Bonifacio
Sat in a perfect location overlooking the beautiful harbour, the outdoor terrace section of this stylish restaurant just has it! There’s quite a few of these restaurants to choose from just skimming the harbour stretch but Dorsia just seem to stand out by having its own individual personality in both interiors and menu options.
With cool lighting, natural woods and unique designer furniture in abundance, the atmosphere is modern, light, bright and inviting and the menu offers a wide combination of both local and international choices and this particular season there’s even a special menu section on Ceviche (apparently designed and implemented by the "cevicheman" himself José Maria Murga Brescia all the way from Peru) which makes it even harder to make your choice!
The whole freshly caught local grilled fish was a delight, light in texture and bursting with fresh flavours, the steaks were as expected, succulent and juicy and the starter selections just made it hard to choose from (we finally opted for the fresh Octopus with Lime and the local crab, both good choices).
The al fresco bar area gets quite busy in the evenings (but don’t worry, it’s quite separate from the restaurant terrace area) with a hip, young crowd sipping on aperitifs and cocktails and the ideally located restaurant makes it a perfect place to start your evening off with a great dinner before hitting the local bars just within a stone’s throw.
The terrace is perfect for people (and yacht watching) or just kicking back and admiring the stunning harbour view whist tucking in to a wonderfully prepared and delicious local meal.
2 rue de la Loggia, 20169 Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Neatly tucked into a narrow but cosy little old town passage leading to the entrance of the beautiful Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, sits the pretty little restaurant of La Loggia.
It’s not that big a venue but you still get to choose from either the indoor or outdoor seating options (we preferred outdoor so we could watch the world go by, specifically the beautiful wedding that was taking place right as we ate or delicious lunch).
The menu is not large but offers a wide selection of freshly made (large) salads, Pizzas, Lasagne and pasta dishes, all with a welcomed local & Mediterranean theme running through them.
Service was great, with the large specials boards being brought directly to the table and explained in full, swift service and with good prices to boot, this is a lovely little choice for your lunch, slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the main walk-ways. We really enjoyed having our lunch here and were sure you will too, it just did the trick (the Caesar salad and Lasagne were both homemade and delicious).
Localita' Lo Squalo | Via degli Etesi, 07026 Pittulongu, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
Lo Squalo is positioned right on the beach at Pittulongu and benefits from glorious views across the sand and out to the crystal clear waters of the Gulf and beyond, there is no doubt about it the view is stunning and the Pizzas were pretty good too.
Their extensive range of classic wood-fired oven Pizza’s and delicious Calzoni’s (all prepared daily) is impressive, as are all of the other quality Mediterranean food options (pastas, salads and traditional desserts) on this reasonably priced, local menu.
Staff were very attentive and keen to help throughout our sitting and with its truly fabulous beach location your pizza (lunch) can’t help but taste delicious
On entering the beach take a left and walk right to the end of the beach and there you will find Lo Squalo, in a perfectly secluded spot teetering on the pristine whites sand and just waiting for your order!
A perfect beach lunch recommended by Ificould.
Via Tempio, 3, 07026 Olbia OT, Italy
Well, we loved this place! Our fave restaurant in Olbia, situated in the beautifully atmospheric little lanes of central Olbia with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, you will definitely feel like you have finally arrived on your holiday! (Try and bag a seat outdoors if you can, the atmosphere is just lovely, especially if the local music is subtlety drifting over from the more traditional restaurant nearby).
With simple traditional Sardinian food on offer (fresh pasta, pizza etc.. ) along with the usual staples such as giant steaks (either on or off the bone) with and all the trimmings, grilled organic pork steaks, assorted meat and cheese plates, delicious local seafood (giant shrimp/octopus) Sweet Sardinian Mussels or a whole local fresh fish etc.. and all sourced locally which apparently they carefully research before letting them appear on their menu, so you’re in for a treat, delicious!
The restaurant also double as a small produce shop selling fresh organic and local produce by day, right in the heart of the historical centre of Olbia (just off the lovely main high street)
Wines and liqueur choices were also great (a lot of local choice) and you could even buy olive oils from local companies that had been selected to enhance the flavours of local traditions.
With its genuine, timeless atmosphere Anticas should win your approval and there’s good Sardinian food on offer too!
Enjoy! Recommended by Ificould