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“Good wine, great seafood, friendly staff, amazing bill.”

Canni & Pisci-Meat & Fish
Ranked #10 of 1,050 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Canni & Pisci was recommended by one of our friends so we decided to give it a go. My girlfriend and I ordered the € 30 menu (each) that included a bottle of water, a bottle of wine, 10 "small" courses of amazing seafood and a main course with grilled fish (squid, swordfish and shrimps). We even got to choose a desert, which obviously was too much after all the great food we've already had devoured.

The restaurant looks quite fancy, cosy and typical Italian/Sicilian. The stand with fresh fish, oysters and clams near the entrance makes it impossible not to enter the restaurant.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this smart restaurant whilst visiting Catania on a short break. Great setting with a panoramic and colourful display of fresh fish in the entrance which beckoned us to dine. Went straight for the antipasto menu which included a bottle of wine for two at a set price of €25 each. Fantastic selection of about 12 dishes which just kept coming and coming. This included muscles with cous cous, aubergine and tomato bruschetta, marinated squid, swordfish gemelli (a type of pasta). We were there over two hours; several types of deep fried fish including stuffed squid and whitebait were also on offer.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I went here based on the rating on both trip advisor and Yelp and I wasn't disappointed. There was 3 of us, we didn't have reservations but they were able to seat us right away. I had only one night in Catania and I was glad I chose to go to Canni & Pisci. I attended with friends with the intention of us ordering several items off the menu. None of us speak Italian but through gestures and attempts at interpretation we let the server talk us into the tasting menu. I'm sure glad we did. We chose the less expensive of the tasting options which included several dishes, wine, and water.

The meal was wonderful, starting with several cold seafood salads that were all wonderful, then a cold plate of fresh raw, and cooked shrimp, salmon, and octopus. What followed was a plate of various fried whole fish and shrimp. Then two different seafood pastas, finally ending with a tasty tarimisu. We finished 2 bottles of their great house red throughout the meal too. All for a very reasonable 25€ a person.

Great restaurant, friendly attentive staff and wonderful food and wine. A truly superb experience.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We just came with no reservation, but it was not full. The tables in the courtyard were very well laid out, not too much and we got some privacy, having a small dog with us!
The maitre de table, was a bit stiff, and did not listen well, but we got at the end what we wanted. A bit slow, but the quality was excellent. The second time we went with no reservation, it was a Saturday, only space inside, some went to the another restaurant.

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Thank Pauline V
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The menù is fantastic. The best option (if you are in two or more) is to take one of their already prepared fixed menù with two kind of choises: 10 type of starters + 2 main pasta dishes or 10 type of starters + 1 second dish. Both of them come with wine, water and dessert. All the dishes are terrific. It is a must to go for food lovers! It is better to make a reservation.

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