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Ristorante Lu Cannizzu

Italian, Chowder, Soups
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piazza Nazario Sauro 11, 73010 Porto Cesareo, Italy
+39 (0)833560335
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good quality but be careful with your bill!

We were looking for a place where to have dinner and local told us this is a good restaurant for fish. We had cozze and vongole sauté', spaghetti alle vongole and spaghetti alle cozze. Everything very good, fresh, and tasty. Good service in general. When I arrived home I realised I payed more than... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Bari, Italy
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were there for dinner based on a friend recommendation. The location is perfect, food is the best we ate in Salento and Puglia. Staff are friendly but they take time to react. The cost is not comparable to food and service, we paid more in other places for less-valued food. I would always return there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It was the first restaurant in Italy I visited that didn't serve a quarter or a glass of wine, only bottles. Very unattentive waiter. Both ruined the whole meal. Antipasto was mediocre. Pesce Spado was fresh. But salt was missing and I had to get it from other tables. Also oil and vingar only served after I asked for it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lu Cannizzu is one of those places that you would only see in a film from the Italian 50's neo-realism... and yet is still going strong and its fish dishes are better than ever!

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Fellbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we had lunch in the early afternoon. It was busy with a very nice atmosphere. The service was pleasant and the food perfect prepared and very tasteful. Good value for a good price!

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Hong Kong, China
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a dinner here and we shared some "sea antipasti" which were good and well done. But than we decided to have the "zuppa di pesce" (fish soup). Well have to confess that was one of my personal Top three ever.....great! This flavor will be always with me..... Il Padrino "never forget..."

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Rome, Italy
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of the "historical" restaurants in Porto Cesareo and it's worth the time that you may happen to spend for waiting for your table (they do not accept reservations). It's in the central part of the city, close to the sea, and their speciality is the fish. I recommend to start with "cozze al graten" which is prepared... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking for a place where to have dinner and local told us this is a good restaurant for fish. We had cozze and vongole sauté', spaghetti alle vongole and spaghetti alle cozze. Everything very good, fresh, and tasty. Good service in general. When I arrived home I realised I payed more than what I consumed. Just be careful... More 

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istanbul
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

My friends took me to this fish restaurant for the first time and I was afraid it would have been quite expensive; but with my great surprise it was ok and food was great and atmosphere joyfull and noisy as on a typical southern Italy restaurant. I can recommend it !

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Damme, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Linguine with seafood was OK, but the main course (frittura di paranza) was terrible, Side dishes terrible as well. Frozen french fries, salad not freshly made, sauces served like in a fast food restaurant. The waiter wanted to take our order within 30 seconds after we came in. When we asked for more time so we could at least get... More 

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Lecce, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Fish is fresh, price is ok, nice local wines. Not for really good for fish experts..... 25 euros for a meal in front of the sea.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: piazza Nazario Sauro 11, 73010 Porto Cesareo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Porto Cesareo
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)833560335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

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