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Caravaggio
Caravaggio

Caravaggio Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caravaggiorestaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 626 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "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..."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "a great go to for City lunches. Portions are large, so beware!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Food was fantastic and affordable - I will be returning for sure!"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/05/2014
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    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 12/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/05/2014
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    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "great food, excellent service and good, reasonably priced wines"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Great place for a business meal. Great ambience, service and good value."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Very good food and excellent service. Rather quiet on a Monday evening"
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "A good location for business lunch in the City. Service was prompt and food was OK, nothing special."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Excellent service and business like atmosphere. Staff excellent but could smile as a suggestion."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "I am a regular and therefore biased but I am never disappointed by the food at Caravaggio."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "A very poor overall experience. Limited choice on the menu. Much better options in the area."
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "I booked Caravaggio for a business lunch. The service was attentive without being instrusive and the menu was wide ranging with a number of vegetarian options. The food itself was very good with decent portion sizes."
    dined on 23/01/2014
  • "Food was ok. Service sporadic. Had an upstairs table that was a bit souless but to be fair it is January. Have had better meals here before in terms of ambience and service"
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "You always know what you will get with carravaggio good food and attentative service. Limited atmosphere but then it was a Monday night so this was to be expected. Will go again 20% deal was nice"
    dined on 20/01/2014
  • "Great food and great service; many thanks - I'll be back!"
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "Caravaggio is a classic, elegant setting with an amazing Italian menu - with a twist. I had a fabulous raddichio risotto."
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "I'm sure this place could do better, and I'm sure it used to be better. Looks impressive when you walk in - large, airy dining room, bustling atmosphere. Tacky, 1970's-look cardboard menus let it down and are at odds with the prices and the ambience of the restaurant. The food is fine: conservative and a bit unadventurous (starters brought out within a couple of minutes of ordering, giving the impression the dishes are just lined up pre-prepared in the kitchen). Staff seemed friendly enough, but distracted."
    dined on 17/12/2013
  • "Good food from one of the stalwarts of the City business lunch scene. I have eaten there many times with no problems whatsoever. Unfortunately, for this review, none of our accompaniments for our main course were noted down so we had to re-order and they arrived when we had nearly finished our mains. Not great at all, especially as we did not even get an apology. That is one bad example in 20+ visits over the years, so I would still recommend them."
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "Caravaggio delivers good quality food in a business friendly environment. The service was appropriate, not fussy but attentive. We enjoyed the experience."
    dined on 04/12/2013