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Cannovas Pizzeria

247 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
815-777-3735
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Ranked #13 of 55 restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Belvidere, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Home made bread and lovely pastas. We always eat a Cannova's when we are in Galena.

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Dubuque, Iowa
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

U walk in to the aroma of fresh baked bread... Pizza was amazing and the drinks are cold... One thing they need to add is a tv to watch the sports.... had to get done with dinner and get to a tv to watch the game... One great thing is there was an employee therre to update us on what... More

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Chicago, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Unfortunately we are from Chicago, where some of the worlds best pizza is made, and if you're used to having the best anything else is a poor substitute. The crust was passable but not by much. The cheese was likewise. What little sauce there was, was oddly flavored and didn't bring the pie together like it should. We had sausage... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

If you do not use your toppings such as red peppers or Parmesan cheese they re-use it. Yes they dump it back in a big bowl and use it again. If someone has a cold and they sneeze you get the pleasures of sharing their germs. Please Cannova's STOP doing that. Buy shakers or something. It is disgusting.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We ordered the stuffed crust pizza. It came out sizzling in a cast iron skillet. It was seriously one of the best pizzas I've ever had. If I'm ever back in that neck of the woods I'll be back to try some of their other menu items.

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We like their restaurant in Freeport, Illinois better - but this is still a good place for Italian pizza.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We were there on a hot Monday in July and thought the ice water was amazing. Then we had the bread--homemade and warm... then we had the pizza--delicious. It is a small establishment and although our waiter was attentive, he seemed a little overwhelmed. So if you are there during the week or at a time when it is not... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

A local resident suggested Cannovas if we were in the mood for pizza. We were and we are glad we took his suggestion. It was was great--crispy crust, tasty sauce and generous toppings. Four of us shared a large size and we added salads. Add some decent yet inexpensive wine, a congenial waitress and a window table and it all... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

We have gone to Cannnova's about once a month. Everything is delicious. We love the pasta with traditional sauce. It comes with sausage and meatball. The large order is enough to take home for lunch the next day. Pizzas are good too. We've never been disappointed. Staff and service are excellent. They also have some great wines. The bread tastes... More

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Elizabeth
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

I called a day ahead to let the staff know we would have a party of 9-11 for my Birthday this year. The owner explained they don't take reservations, but he would write my name down, and the time we chose was earlier enough it wouldn't be a problem. When we arrived with our party of 11, we were told... More

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