Caravaggio
Caravaggio

Caravaggio

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caravaggiorestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7626 6206
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3.00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Faliero Lenta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com
  • Special Events: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Liverpool Street, Bank, Aldgate and Tower Hill tube stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Caravaggio
Formerly opened by Luciano Pavarotti in 1996, Caravaggio still remains one of the firm favourites with the movers and shakers of the square mile. Occupying the imposing premises of what was formerly a banking hall, the space has been opened up to create a gallery which runs around the room at mezzanine level, providing a second tier of tables and creating a perfect space for group dinners and large parties. First class modern Italian cuisine and slick service are all part of the Caravaggio appeal.
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Caravaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.3
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (75)special occasions (17)fit for foodies (15)group bookings (8)good vegetarian options (8)romance (5)outstanding value (5)brunch (5)pre/post theatre (4)sunday lunch (1)Show More
  • Great food, poor service
    Novice1980
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    The service was extremely slow and poor - we had to wait for a while to order our food and then it took them a considerable amount of time to bring the two courses out. The saving grace was that the food was great. We ordered from the set menus so it was good value too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caravaggio
    elaineVIP
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    Haven't been here for over a year and it was better than I remember. It was very busy with business lunches on the Monday I went and the prices were in line with other city lunch venues of this ilk. There was a good menu choice and the the service was very good
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Business Lunch
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Always busy at lunchtime, but food always good and well made. Prices reasonable considering location and clientele. Will be returning again for business lunches.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow unenthusiastic service
    Elliefantastic
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    I booked for a team lunch but the service was very slow and unenthusiastic. We had to ask if we could order and ask if we could have the bill. We very much enjoy the food here but I could not recommend for anyone who has less than a few hours in which to dine.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caravaggio
    CBFOODIEVIP
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    It was the fisrt time I'd been to this restaurant, but had read some god reviews. Food was delicious and portions not too big. With the 50% offer - this was very good value. The atmosphere was quite formal - and most of the tables were occupied by people out on business. However - I would recommend, and would definitely dine here again
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    bucktVIP
    Dined on 17/9/2014
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Great food and a good atmosphere for business conversation over dinner, with attentive service that wasn't intrusive. I'll be back
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Always lovely
    Hampshiregirl
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Once again, great food and service. One of the best places to go for a relaxed business lunch. A starter follwoed by a starter size pasta or risotto dish is ideal if you have to go back to the office. The set menu is fab value too!
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • Waldegraveman
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Three dining at 7:30p.m. on a Friday evening at Caravaggio's, I would have thought that we would not be the only people in the restaurant by 8:30p.m. However, the service was excellent, the first courses were excellent, the mains, (rump of lamb, ordered medium-rare, came very, very rare and tuna, ordered medium, came closer to well-done) were something of a disappointment. Had we not been on the 50% off deal, then we would have been very, very disappointed.
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  • don't bother
    toptabled
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    apart from the original art deco light fixtures, there is nothing to recommend this forlorn city joint in preference to any neighbourhood italian restaurant. the elaborate descriptions in the menu sound so much more appetizing than the actual food. we ordered a la carte. our starters arrived on terribly cold plates - straight from a fridge where they had been waiting for hours/days? my calves' liver, ordered medium, came overdone in the form three thin, shriveled pieces, barely warm - obviously poor timing, in spite of only 5 tables being occupied. if you are a local city suit, and all of our fellow diners apparently were, i guess it'll do; but that hardly adds attractiveness to the ambiance...
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  • Great value
    bambina
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    With the 50% off offer I would say that this was great value, a bit steep otherwise! Portion size for mains was very small, although my steak was quite big but the chips on the side is abysmal, 6 individual chips! But I had the scallop risotto as a starter and the portion was great and tasty! Service was also excellent, I would definitely recommend coming here!
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    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service relaxed setting
    dineout
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Outstanding service in relaxed atmosphere. Food well-presented and tasty. My companion and I had the set menu and found the portions appropriate to our appetites. I was very pleased, as I chose the restaurant for the name of one of my favourite artists which I saw while passing by. I did check out some reviews, and I am glad that I took the chance to visit. I would recommend it to friends, and I will let the hotel where I am staying know that I had such a nice experience. We went on a Tuesday evening during August and found it uncrowded and the wait staff very attentive. The set menu is an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new for me in the city
    clarenceVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    although its been there for ages i hadn't been here. it was good. all these restaurants are. must be difficult for them to stand out and its always pricey really.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Very quiet midweek evening due to location, so lacked atmosphere. Attentive staff and the food was excellent. Reasonably priced anyway and all the more so as we had 50% off the a la carte which made it even better value. Good for lunch and business.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous
    bristol
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Our waiter was knowledgable, proud of the food and very accommodating. As I'm no wine expert, I wanted something light and fruity as befitted the summer evening. He reccommended a wine we should try that was on the lower end of the pricing which was lovely. Food was outstanding and my girlfriend liked me more for having went! Two thumbs up!
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    business meals, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Well beyond the normal service
    hungrymouse
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    The service received was well beyond the normal. I arrived having had my purse stolen and the manager could not have been more helpful, finding relevant phone numbers and allowing me use of the house phone. Thank you! The meal was excellent, fine food, beautifully presented, and in a relaxed atmosphere
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    LaneVIP
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    I had lunch here with one of my colleagues and an ex-colleague. The food and service was impressive and I would go back. The only negative was that there was not much choice on the set menu, otherwise brilliant.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Consistent - never disappointed
    Minimum
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    a great go to for City lunches. Portions are large, so beware!
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  • Lovely Restaurant
    Jess2014
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Food was fantastic and affordable - I will be returning for sure!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I deliberately chose Caravaggios in order to say 'thank you' to an important client and was expecting better, given the restaurant's reputation generally .... but was slightly underwhelmed by the the service relative to other restaurants of a similar standard nearby. It was "good," as indicated by the stars awarded but certainly not excellent.
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  • Poor service let it down
    Vishnu
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    The ambience was nice, the food decent but nothing to shout about. The service was not great however. I was there relatively early with few patrons during lunch and had to wait a while before finally signalling a waiter. It got progressively worse as the service got busier and had to wait more than 15 mins to ask for the bill.
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    bucktVIP
    Dined on 28/5/2014
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent for business lunches
    foodie2012
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    I came here for lunch. The food was really good and the staff are very attentive. This clearly is a good place for business lunches however. They have 2 sizes for mains which is perfect for people with smaller appetites. Highly recommend this place. Really fast service as well.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    Cityluncher99
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    Caravaggio has never let me down yet and as such I am a regular visitor. Service levels are very good from the moment of check in to the payment of the bill. The menu is varied and interesting and changes regularly; which can be a disappointment if you come to like a particular dish!
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caravaggio - busy Italian
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A semi-regular diner at Caravaggio, their usually great service let me down today. We were out upstairs and almost forgotten in the corner. Consequently it took us a long time to get noticed, get our orders in and then be served. Food, though good and up to the usual high standard, came late. I was disappointed as I was introducing two new guests / clients to the restaurant and we were having a celebratory meal. The restaurant did recognise their error as at the end of our lunch offered us a free glass of wine each. Though very nice, I would have preferred attentive and timely service. Let's see what happens next time.
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  • Food was excellent
    Colm2204
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Highly recommend Carravagio, I was there for a business lunch we were very well looked after and the food was excellent. I am sure it would be just as fantastic for an evening meal with friends.
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    bucktVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food
    lightbodyVIP
    Dined on 29/4/2014
    Apart from the great service, food was above average. I had the vegetable soup to start, followed by grilled salmon. The soup was nice, but I thought the whole dish was too busy with barley rice. The salmon was a bit overcooked but I'm usually very fussy about fish. Overall, I would still like to give it a high rating.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Quality City Venue
    Operalover
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Service is professional and efficient without being very personable. The restaurant is stylish with a balcony area providing fairly quiet space to talk. The set lunch had minimal choice but was all well presented and tasty. The wine list had many interesting Italian options however it was not cheap.I would recommend the venue for a quality business lunch whether a la carte or set menu.
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  • best olives in London
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    great food, excellent service and good, reasonably priced wines
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Great place.
    NigelM
    Dined on 18/3/2014
    Great place for a business meal. Great ambience, service and good value.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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  • Business lunch
    MelGlass
    Dined on 18/3/2014
    We were attended to but by different waiters/waitresses who seemed distracted - no warmth. Having eaten main course we were abandoned - had to chase a waiter for coffees who couldn't take a coffee order bit went to find a waitress who could take a coffee order. NO incentive to return. Food was OK - nothing special.
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  • OK for a business lunch
    NewWTVIP
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    I had lunch at Caravaggio and I was fairly disappointed by the overall experience. The food was good but far from stunning. The starters were the best. The fresh pasta was OK. The service was poor and a bit arrogant. The prices were OK for the location.
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  • Very good food and excellent
    Pudding
    Dined on 18/2/2014
    Very good food and excellent service. Rather quiet on a Monday evening
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and easy Italian
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 18/2/2014
    A good location for business lunch in the City. Service was prompt and food was OK, nothing special.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Exceptional Food
    Davidhzsl
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Have been to this restaurant many times for lunch but not for a few years. I was pleasantly surprised that the level of food has not deminished during my absence and the dining experience was exceptional.I think the attendance at the restaurant on the day suffered as a result of the inclement weather - many tables available. But this did not deter us from having a most enjoyable meal.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Effecient business venue
    Elliefantastic
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    Excellent service and business like atmosphere. Staff excellent but could smile as a suggestion.
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  • Always reliable, v.good standard
    AG475VIP
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    I am a regular and therefore biased but I am never disappointed by the food at Caravaggio.
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  • Poor overall experience
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    A very poor overall experience. Limited choice on the menu. Much better options in the area.
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  • Great business lunch
    mousy105
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    In the heart of the city this is a good place for a business lunch for some authentic Italian cuisine. Have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Ate from the A La carte menu, however they do a lunchtime special 2 course menu which I have had before which is really good value
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