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Santa Maria

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$$ - $$$
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Place de L'eglise, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 65 04 19
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great meal at Santa Maria having chosen it from the numerous restaurants in Calvi. The welcome we received was warm and we were delighted to find the waiter spoke some English. I chose a casserole of wild boar and, having favourably commented to the waiter on the excellent taste, received a bowl containing a larger portion than... More 

Thank Chrisp031148
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral in the middle of town. Restaurants and shopping around it. Lovely quaint streets, lots of great shops.

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Clara, Ireland
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Chose the Santa Maria for lunch mainly because of the location. Just away from the very busy (and expensive) Port area, this restaurant has welcome shade for all of it's tables. I opted for the special Paella and was not disappointed. Mid range in terms of pricing the service was prompt and the staff very friendly, most spoke English.

Thank mcmahon_t
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We ate here 3 times in the end, as we just kept coming back. Service was excellent and the food great value for money. Regular customers get little extras! e.g. Free limoncello. The location just below the church is great and you can sit and people watch.

Thank Karen P
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

we ate here... 3 or 4 times in a week in Calvi and it was consistently amazing with a large array of gorgeous menu items on their Prix Fixe 20.50 euro menu (plus the carafes of local rose are wonderful too) friendly and brisk staff with great food

Thank Doctor_Monkey_99
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had some Corsican specialities (sausage plate, wild porc, St. Peter fish, cheese plate for dessert), fish soup for starter and a citron tartlet in our menus. All dishes were tasty and rich and the service was good. Maybe the only thing to complain are that the tables are very close together. But that's also good to get in contact... More 

Thank nichtmeinname
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We first found the restaurant Santa Maria last summer and were so taken with it we ate there six times this year. The three course menu for €20.50 including service is just amazing value. There are around 6 choices for each course. The fish soup starter is totally amazing, wonderfully rich and filling. All the main courses were excellent, from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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313 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was the end of a busy day so we just wanted to eat reasonable food quickly and this fitted the bill Good location but the tables were so close together we could easily hear the conversation of the people next to us I had the chicken and it was delicious - so rarely served in Corse - so s... More 

Thank Jennifer R
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256 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The location is great, in front of a lovely church. Whilst the local busker does entertain with a few well known songs - his rendition of 'Hey Jude' is worth a listen just for a giggle! The food was not great in fact, not even good. The entrecôte so tough that a pile of fat and gristle remained on the... More 

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We only ate here once, however friends visited multiple times as it was good value. You even get some interesting guitar and singing from the local busker :-).

Thank Nic W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place de L'eglise, 20260, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Calvi
  • Phone Number: +33 4 95 65 04 19

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