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Le Refuge Cartalavonu

Cartalavonu route de l Ospedale, 20137, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 70 00 39
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork” (3 reviews)
“mare” (3 reviews)
“mountains” (6 reviews)
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Cartalavonu route de l Ospedale, 20137, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go up to the mountains from the coast for an evening meal. The roads are slow but beautiful. At the top this rustic restaurant was extremely welcoming, with the friendliest service we have had in Corsica. Food was very good, we had...More

Thank Jackh1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Le Refuge upon reading about it on TripAdvisor. Place was packed with hikers and locals: so good atmosphere. The dishes were mainly meat and local food, with a few vegetarian options. No kids menu. Our noodles were so overcooked that they could have...More

Thank lahnsflo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a recent family trip and arrived with high hopes. Restaurant was pretty full with locals and hikers. Nice service and simple, straightforward menu. Unfortunately our pasta was so overcooked that it tasted more like pudding (i.e. the opposite end to al dente). This...More

Thank Florian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is pretty pricey and the quality is average at best. We ordered a piglet at 30 euros, which was okay, but not at all a speciality as advertised. The entrecoat was a desaster, low quality meat with a lot of fat. Basically we...More

Thank GS3579
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Poor meat, lamb chops overcooked with no taste, pig okay but nothing special, pasta disappointing. Potatoes not good and vegetables no taste. Looks like a turist trap with high prices and low quality of food.

Thank meltemi123
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

From Porto Vecchio it's about 35minutes drive up into the mountains with some beautiful scenery along the way. When we arrived we were greeted by the friendly staff and they explained the menu to us. I opted for the entrocote and my wife the aubergine...More

Thank ChrissyAustin85
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I did not stay there for the night, past reviews were not great though people confirmed to me it improved a lot (the owners were more keen on the restaurant than paying much attention to the rooms, often for people hiking); I had dinner and...More

Thank Bruno M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is a long trip up mountains to get to. If you have ever seen the Blair witch project it is like walking into the film set. We made the mistake of going for an evening meal. It is likely to be more pretty...More

Thank Lily H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you are looking for a place to taste and experience the real authenic Corsica, than you should certainly pay a visit to 'Le Refuge Cartalavonu'. It's in the middle of the hikingroad Mare a Mare Sud and you can spend the night there. They...More

Thank Alexander C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time in le refuge , the food was fresh and very tasty! There are a lot of local specialities to try , and the people there are very kind. It's like comming home !

Thank Jasper V
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cartalavonu route de l Ospedale, 20137, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Corse-du-Sud  >  Porto-Vecchio
  • Phone Number: +33 4 95 70 00 39
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