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Reviewed 8 August 2021

A typical Corsican meal and authentic products. Owner is such a pleasure and welcomes you with open arms as if you are old family friends

Date of visit: July 2021
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2021

THANK YOU FOR YOUR AVIS

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We booked this restaurant on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and they were bang on the money. Down a little side street, through a tiny but extremely stocked local produce shop, we were led to a tiny restaurant of around 20 covers. The owner...was fantastically enthusiastic (and fit too, considering how many times he had to go up and down the stairs) and talked us through the menu in French (Corse and Italian also available). We went for the set menu - four courses for an extremely reasonable €27 each, including an apero to start with. The quality of the produce was superb - we finally got to taste figatellu sausage and it was excellent. The locally produced wine was excellent and I was introduced to yet another Corsican aperitif. Corsican food is filling so I wasn't able to manage a dessert but my partner's was excellent. It was also fantastic value - at €66 it was less than 1/2 of the price of the two meals that we had at the Old Port and much more memorable. Mind you, we did end up spending more than this in the shop downstairs (also available via mail-order). All in all, a must visit restaurant if you are in Bastia and want to try genuine Corsican food.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018
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Merci pour tous ces compliments ,sur notre cuisine et autres,heureux de vous avoir fait découvrir un peu de notre cuisine...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This little restaurant is on the 1st floor of a delicatessen shop. What makes the place special are the lovely owners (elderly couple) who run the place plus the small dining room where people sit together and start chatting with each other. The food is...ok (the main was a bit bland) but the price is very fair (€27 for a 3 course menu).More

Date of visit: September 2018
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018
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Merci pour votre avis et ces différents détails,au plaisir de vous revoir,cordialement.

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had a dinner in this restaurant for a dinner: there is a small room upside with 20 sits. We eated a menu (soup, figatellu with cheese and polenta, cheese and tiramisu) and a typical dish (I don't remember the name!) and a pastizzu. Very...typical and the owner was very kind. Quite expensive, like all restaurant in Corse.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018
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Merci pour votre avis sur mon restaurant et lenumération de mes différents plats,au plaisir de vous revoir,ou sur internet,encore merci,sincères...More

Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a funny quirky very friendly little restaurant serving home cooked local dishes. It's worth going there simply to enjoy the owner running up and downstairs looking after his guests. Charming. I just wish I spoke some Italian so I could have enjoyed his...chatter more. One word of warning - if you're not a dog lover, this might not be the perfect place for you, it's very doggie friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Thank you for your comments A presto

Reviewed 8 July 2015

My sister, her two kids and I got to "U Paisanu" to buy some local food and wine. We bumped into some ppl who were going to have dinner there and recommended the place. It was our last night in Corsica and we wanted to...have a nice last meal before we leave. The owner of the shop/restaurant had already been super nice to us while choosing our products, so it was pretty easy to convince us to stay for dinner. We had a plate of cold cuts, polenta/cheese/ figatelli and an octopus salad. Everything was home made, and delicious. The owner, Francis, took good care of us and the children, taking time to discuss with us, sharing some nice stories, and just being lovely! Would definitely recommend this place and will go back for sure next time I travel to Bastia.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

thank you for your comments

Reviewed 15 June 2015

For our last meal we went to this delightful restaurant in downtown Bastia where the owners' black lab met us. We had polenta, salad, cheese, omelet, bread, desert and wine. HIs wife cooks and the husband runs up and down the stairs serving the tables.

Date of visit: May 2015
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Thank you for your kind comment i'm glad you enjoy your visit <A PRESTO<

Reviewed 24 May 2015

On 14th May 2015 our cruise ship docked in Bastia. It was Bank Holiday and the town was very quiet. We made our way through the picturesque streets towards the old port for lunch passing this restaurant/delicatessen on our way.Arriving at the port we found...that the restaurants were exactly what you would expect and turned around to go back to the little shop with its chalkboard outside. Inside was Aladdin's cave for foodies.We went upstairs where there are only 5 tables and tried the charcuterie and cheese platter washed down with rich Corsican wine, The flavours were astounding, the patron friendly and informative.We took the gentleman's web site address and hope to soon place our first order with him. We highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

Thank you for your kind comments - I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here. I'll look forward to receiving your order on my website. Thank you, Francis

Reviewed 8 October 2014

We were lured by the authenticity of the store which is located behind the Bastia marina and were curious about what we would find inside. We were greeted by the owner who was super friendly. His passion for his produce which he makes himself was...clearly evident and he was keen to share it with us. I highly recommend that you try some of the typical Corsican meat and cheese they're fantastic. We bought some cured meats from the store which we loved. We didn't dine at the restaurant because it was closed that night but we know it would have been a truely authentic Corsican dining experience.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014
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Merci beaucoup pour votre avis au plaisir de vous revoir en Corse

Reviewed 19 September 2014

The food was great and the price was very attractive. We took the menu. We enjoyed the place, the owner and movie about Corsica. We highly recommend the place.

Date of visit: September 2014
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francois_filippini, Propriétaire at U Paisanu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2014

Thank you for your comment, It was very nice to welcome you. We hope to see you again soon. Francis

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Yes I accept cards for purchases over 15 euros. A lot of other restaurants also accept cards, although not all. Here I offer a set menu at 27 euros, and a charcuterie plate (with cheese, wine and coffee) for 15 euros. I... More
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U Paisanu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5