Cafe du Lycee: Bastia Bar and Restaurant
Good food and beer. Bastia is the second largest city on Corsica France.[ Ajaccio being the largest ] Bastia is the principal port of the island.the population is 43,500 approx. The unemployment rate is persistently one of the highest in France.
Pub Concorde Pizzeria: Pasta and Wine
Unique interior, very corsican. Crowded many people (i bellieve this is a fave restaurant also for Corsican People)
Favorite Dish: Try the Pizza, so delicious
Try the Pasta (Bolognaise), amazingly nice
Try the wine, We love corsican wine!
The the desset, yummie Italian Ice Cream
There isnt a name acutally, look at the pic!: Best baker in town!
This is the best baker in Bastia. Its a very small little place, with limited selection, and, a big queue! Dont let this put you off!!!! Its traiditional Corsican cakes are AMAZING!!!!! Trust me.
Favorite Dish: Try the chesnut cakes! mmmmmmmm!!
Le Bosco: Yummy Middle Eastern and Corsican Food!
The humble facade hides a culinary marvel, a middle eastern cuisine that blends in some corsican dishes. There is a wonderful rich mezze of Lebanese/Israeli salads/starters and then several main dishes that change daily, all freshly cooked and irresistable. Karima and her dad run the place in a very loving and homely way. Karima is a world traveler, having lived in Israel for about 10 years has influenced her fantastic and original fusion of Middle-Eastern and Corsican dishes. She's great fun to speak with and has many fascinating stories to tell. English, French, Italian, Spanish, and ... Hebrew (!) spoken. Dont miss this place.
Favorite Dish: The mezze and the dish of the day, cant go wrong. Karima's freshly baked cheese cakes are a treat!!!!!
Le Pirate: A restaurant with a view too!
This is one of the most expensive and finest restaurants on the Island, but is worth every penny. If you like seafood you will love this place. Housed in an ancient house overlooking the pretty and small fishing port of Erbalunga, it has food to match its excellent views. The menu changes but is imaginative and full of wonderful seafood dishes. Have a Muscat/Cap course for an aperitif and a good Cap Corse white wine, watch the port and enjoy a lovely meal. Book ahead at leat 2 days in advance!
La Citadelle: "The in place" in Bastia
This is one of the "in" places to eat (and be seen) in Bastia. La Citadelle's menu is more French than Corsican, but some dishes are infused with local influences.
The menu changes often, but there are excellent seafood options (oysters, fish lobsters, langustines), meat, duck, and in winter/spring time, you can find even wild mushrooms.
I find the interior decor funny, it tries it be borgouis and at same give a feeling of an old/antique place, doesnt work for me, but raises a few smiles! .
Favorite Dish: They keep changing the menu, but its always good!
Petite Marie: If you're in town, this place is a must!
Le Petite Marie is a small homey restaurant run by Jeannot and Marie. The menu is rather limited but dont let that deter you! The seafood is fresh from the nearby Vieux Port, something that is suprisingly (for tourists) is rare in Corsica (seafood, except in the Cap Corse, is a very late addition to the local diet). The dishes are plentiful and excellent, and so are the deserts. If you want excellent food and a friendly homely atmosphere, this is the place for you!
Favorite Dish: Grilled langustines in local herbs and spices is delicious! Ask for white wine from Cap Corse (Giolelli or Necrosi) to accompany this dish and you will not regret.