I Fuletti - Restaurant in Folelli, Penta di Casinca
The restaurant I Fuletti in Folelli - Penta di Casinca - ranked among the best addresses by Gault et Millau 2024. It offers refined semi-gastronomic cuisine. The restaurant is open all year round. (Reservation recommended)
Among the 109 Best Restaurants of Gault & Millau
I Fuletti is a family business led by chef Alessandro Capone, whom the renowned culinary guide Gault & Millau ranked among the top 30 young talents of 2019 across all of France, and in the top 109 restaurants in France according to the same guide's 2020 edition. His first restaurant in Velone Orneto - U Tavanincu - was already listed in the Guide du Routard, Petit Futé, and Michelin Guide.
The young chef, originally from southern Italy, harbors a true passion for cooking which he strives to elevate every day.
Location of the Restaurant
The I Fuletti restaurant is located in Folelli in the commune of Penta di Casinca on the road leading to the sea, opposite the kindergarten and past the town hall (Allée du vieux chêne).
Le Petit Fuletti in Bastia
Following the first deli shop in Moriani Plage, witness the inauguration on December 18, 2023, of the Bastia project “Le Petit Fuletti” at the following address: 9 rue Gabriel Péri. More information to come.
Opening of a Deli Shop in Moriani Plage - Gusti e Sapori
On December 13, 2023, I Fuletti opened its own deli shop located in Moriani Plage. Gusti e Sapori offers the quintessence of I Fuletti products, and more, in this project that has been a growing dream for several years.
In the Show 'Échappées Belles'
Regularly requested for television reports, the restaurant I Fuletti was once again featured in the show 'Échappées Belles' on October 3, 2020, on France 5, hosted by Sophie Jovillard, with participation from Villages de Corse.
Discover Alessandro and his team in numerous press articles in Corse Matin, France 3 Corse Via Stella, Gault & Millau, and on Le Figaro's Wine Map.
Press Articles & I Fuletti Recipes in Culinary Magazines
The I Fuletti Team
Menu of Restaurant I Fuletti 2024
Alessandro works with a chalkboard menu, changing the restaurant's offerings daily based on deliveries and local market produce. The displayed menu consists of appetizers, main courses, hamburgers, a selection of freshly made pastas prepared daily in the restaurant, traditionally ground on a stone mill by i Mulinaghji Corsi, homemade desserts made daily, and in-house produced ice creams. The ice creams are made from fresh, raw milk from cows raised in Talasani, and the sorbets from Corsican fruits. See particularly the article from Corse Matin about I Fuletti.
Menu of Restaurant I Fuletti
Appetizers Bugliticce: Traditional Corsican recipe of fresh goat cheese fritters 3 pieces €7 6 pieces €13 Chef's Burrata €16 Local Platter (to share): Assortment of fritters, cheeses, and charcuteries from local producers €27 Bone Marrow, Garlic Bread €9 Gratinated Diana Mussels: With parsley butter and roasted hazelnuts €16 Colorful Salad €15 Gratinated Snails x6 €13 Small Beef Tartare €19 Sea Bream Tartare €19 Main Courses Chef's Mother's Polpettone: Traditional recipe: veal and beef stuffing with Grana Padano, persillade, homemade melting cheese, wrapped in panzetta, all roasted and caramelized, accompanied by oven-roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetable jardinière, and assorted condiments €27 Beef Entrecote 500g: Choice of side included: homemade fries / oven-roasted potatoes / salad / vegetables €35 Local Catch €34 Small Beef Tartare: Marrow bone caviar €19 Beef Tagliatelle €29 Tavagna Ribeye: Ribeye steak (min 450g) stuffed with homemade provolone, rosemary, and speck, wrapped in panzetta. Served with homemade fries, salad, raw vegetables, and grilled vegetables €35 Petturina: Veal breast from Marc Bracconi's farm rolled with maquis herbs and cooked at low temperature, served with its veal jus, oven-roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetable jardinière, and assorted condiments €32 Ernestino Sauté €35 Entrecote Burger: Homemade Viennese bread, double matured ribeye minced steak, melting scamorza, salad, sweet and sour pickles, cocktail sauce and homemade fries €20 Mamma Burger: Homemade Viennese bread, slice of polpettone, arugula, raw vegetables, Parmesan, yogurt sauce, cocktail sauce and homemade fries €20 Homemade Fresh Pasta Gnocchi Stracciatella: Homemade potato gnocchi sautéed in a pumpkin cream, chanterelles, homemade scamorza and bulagna €25 Gnocchi ala Caprese €21 Royale of the Sea €39 Spaghetti with Bottarga: Spaghetti alla chitarra (with cuttlefish ink) sautéed in olive oil and persillade, bottarga (dried local fish roe), and burrata cream €28 Pasta with Pesto Stracciatella €21 Desserts The 3 Little Babas €9 Chocolate & Hazelnut Sensation €12 Stroll in Costa Verde €13 The Profiteroles €12 Wild Blackberry €12 Paris Brest €11 Ice Creams, Flavors Corsican Cow Milk Ice Creams: Madagascar Vanilla, Cervioni Hazelnut, Sicilian Pistachio, Flower of Cao Chocolate, 100% Coffee Beans, The 100% Corsican (honey/chestnut), Homemade Yogurt, River Mint, Talasani Acacia/Honey, Talasani Elderberry, Talasani Lavender, Homemade Gianduja, Homemade Tiramisù €3.50 Sorbets: Grapefruit, Kiwi, Mandarin €3.50
As the establishment is often fully booked, it is recommended to reserve your table by phone, especially on weekends. The restaurant has an air-conditioned dining room with 50 seats, which was supplemented in February 2019 by a veranda with a capacity of 20 seats, not to mention an outdoor terrace with about 50 shaded seats, totaling approximately 120 seats.
Opened in 2018 in Folelli, the restaurant I Fuletti is open every noon of the week, and in the evenings from Thursday to Sunday.
Homemade and Innovation
I Fuletti showcases Italian cuisine by making its own fresh pasta, as seen in videos like the preparation of gnocchi, and also its mozzarella. The fries are homemade as well, and the bread is sourced from the bakery.
It is through this work philosophy that Alessandro continuously seeks local products, fruits, vegetables, Corsican meat, and fish based on availability. He works exclusively with fresh products and also offers artisanal ice creams.
Cuisine with Corsican and Italian Influences
The cuisine served at the I Fuletti restaurant will delight the palate of gourmets with its Mediterranean flavors and quality products.
Blue Crab Cuisine, an Invasive Species
Making headlines in recent years, the blue crab is a species that invades the island's ponds, devouring everything in its path, including fish, oysters, and mussels.
This calamity for fishermen is addressed by Alessandro by featuring the crustacean on the menu, which additionally boasts delicate and flavorful meat.
More details on I Fuletti's Facebook page.
Cocktails - Homemade Drinks - Callysthé Iced Tea - Fruit Juices
|rooibos, citron cedar, basil, orange peel
|rooibos, myrtle, thyme, rosemary
|rooibos, immortelle, mallow, calendula marigold, Damask rose
|rooibos, nepita, fennel, mint
As an aperitif and to quench your thirst this summer, I Fuletti will offer natural syrups as well as homemade iced tea from the Callysthé brand with various flavors.
Freshly Squeezed Juice from 11 AM to 5 PM
How can one resist the call of a freshly squeezed citrus juice from the region, made on demand for maximum freshness and vitamins? This service is offered continuously as the restaurant remains open from 11 AM to 5 PM as an ice cream parlor in the summer.
The wine list features Balagne wines such as Domaine Maestracci, Domaine de Solenzara, and organic wines from Stéphanie Olmeta. Corsican beers like Ribella are also available, as well as muscats, champagne, pastis, Martini, Cap Corse, rum, gin, whiskey, vodka, and other spirits.
Warm Welcome and Reception
The restaurant pays great attention to its clientele, focusing on both the dining experience and the service. Attentive and friendly in a natural setting, the team has made the venue an essential culinary stop, pleasant to enjoy as a couple, with family or friends.
History of the Place
The name 'I Fuletti' refers to the origins of the place. This story is inscribed on a slate inside the restaurant and on the first page of the menu :
Originally, this place was brackish water, from which sprang strange lights that the inhabitants of the village of Casinca, in the heights, took for "Fuletti". Thus was born Folelli, the village of will-o'-the-wisps. For our part, we have kept the original name, out of love for our roots and traditions, essential to building the future.