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“Lovely local Italian spot in the heart of Cologne”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of 4 Cani

4 Cani
Ranked #469 of 2,374 Restaurants in Cologne
Price range: $7 - $16
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Description: Mood Food with the special ,,Cani Touch" A delicious range of Italian, Asian and Pacific dishes. Pasta, pizza, wok, fresh fruits, salads, fancy desserts. A fresh cuisine, ,,just in time" prepared for you. This is the ,,CANI FOOD". Fresh For You! A fresh and tasteful cuisine - this is the Cani philosophy. Everything you order is freshly prepared for you - just in time. Along with it have Italian coffee specialities, fruity or dry wines, Peroni, a chilled Italian premium beer, and refreshing drinks. You can have a fast breakfast with freshly baked focaccia, small snacks, light dishes, sweet, spicy or classically Italian, everything freshly prepared for you with the special ,,Cani touch". Welcome to the Cani World.
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely local Italian spot in the heart of Cologne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

There are definitely some Italian gems in the heart of Germany's Cologne, and this was one of them. Take note that this is a cafe - not a smart formal restaurant. The starter portions were so generous that I couldn't even order a main meal for myself, but I definitely had food envy when the other main course arrived - I may have even helped myself to a slice or two of the pizza, which was delicious. Just a note - if you like your pizza crispy, you should make that clear when you place your order as we noticed another couple get rather embarrassingly stroppy about their pizza being too doughy.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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Hasselt, Belgium
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian kitchen ... Not sure why the mismatch with the atmosphere & service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

4 Cani offers a lovely variety of delicious Italian dishes at a fair price. Not sure what they expect to achieve with an atypical interior chaos, where one would expect either an 100% Italian design or a cosy basic functional design focusing on enjoying life together with the other customers (similar to a market). With the outside terrace (at a steep corner) they did a better job, but it is due to the location quite noisy. This lack of identity also is present with the staff. They do their utmost to provide a reasonable service, but remain in doubt on which role they exactly have to play.
Please do yourself a favour and make a choice on the 4 Cani concept.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank D N
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Nice, France
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164 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic italian food --a safe bet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The 4 Cani has been my favourite since it opened more than 15 years ago. After all this time it has not only managed to keep its quality standard but also reinvents itself by delivering a new daily menu that lasts for about one month. The pasta, salads, pizzas and the daily menu are great. My favourite dishes are the Thai chicken Salad, or the Spagettini and Mozarella and Rucola with sun-dried tomatoes in white wine sauce, or the mushroom raviolis, or the serrano and fig and goat cheese pizza. I have had risotto there and it has always been the real thing. Here I know that what I order will be great, but you will have to put up with noise, as it is a very busy place and at times reminds me of a train station. No table cloths, a more casual place with a mixed crowd. I hope the 4 Cani stays with us for many many more years.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank GlobalNomad V
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Germany
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Vibe, Good Value, Old Favourite ....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Always go back to 4 Cani for a meal - been going for about 15 years, and the food is consistently good. Pizza is a favoutiet with the kids, I like the pasta's and salads. Good during the day with the family, and nice place to meet with friends in the evenings
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  • Visited July 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great at any time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Been here many times for delicious pizza, salad or just a coffee, this was my first breakfast. Good, friendly service and a good selection on the menu. My friends had variations on the scrambled eggs theme, with extra bread, butter and jams; I went for a bowl of joghurt with fresh fruit followed by a lovely crunchy whole meal roll and strawberry jam. Coffee is hot, strong and flavoursome and the orange juice is freshly squeezed to order. There was no hurry and we were there almost 2 hours...Great way to start the day!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank kateluke
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