Caravaggio

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Italian
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.

Special Offers

2 courses for £18.50 or 3 courses for £23

...from the set lunch and dinner menus.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 July 2019

Ends: 22 May 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:30-21:00

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Mon - Fri 1:45PM - 2:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

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l
London
49 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I have been to Caravaggio several times in past few years and always been very happy. Hence why i took 3 friends to dinner there on Friday evening. It was very quiet at 8:00pm which was not surprising in the city on a Friday evening, we were the only diners. service was polite but slow and not particularly attentive, we often had to sit with empty plates or glasses in front of us. the Open table menu was very poor so not at all tempting on the special 2 or 3 course deal.

We chose a main course each from the menu (2 of us had plates of pasta, one had warm cod another veal with little else) we had some bread and olives, 2 of us had a pudding, we all left unsatisfied and still hungry. the food was average at best. we did have 2 bottles of wine (total £70) so the final bill came as a huge shock, for a dull Pasta meal. £230 for 4 people! I wish i had asked for 12.5% service to be removed, as this was unacceptable.

You could have a far better meal & experience for that amount of money. Will not return.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reliably attentive, good food and perfect ambience for a quick chat over food

D
London
20 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I had forgotten there were 5 steps at the entrance but two staff came to help my friend up while I carried the wheelchair. I had booked under the London Restaurant Festival menu BUT note on one email that there was another,cheaper,menu! I wAs charged for the LFR menu . we were offered a glass of "champagne"BUT the menu specifies Prosecco,which it was! There is NO adapted toilet but the staff let me friend use a door marked Private where there WAS a lavatory she could use. We had help getting down the steps when we left. Although we were late arriving because of missing one bus then me going along Fenchurch Street NOT Leadenhall,we were seated quickly. It seems there was a problem as,although I booked via Open Table,I had an email saying we had NOT attended.

PJ
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible , greasy and awful.

SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was nothing special. I was expecting more. Ambience and service was good

HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would highly recommend coming here. The food was cooked exceptionally well!

GW
London
30 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly staff, delicious food

b
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely food & service - a little quiet on a Friday evening

RF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and wine - good service - definitely come back again

i
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I have never been to a restaurant where the main course is brought out while you are still eating your starters and the server stands there and waits for you too finish so he can swap the plates.

It was a business lunch and incredibly embarrassing, I would never use Caravaggio again.

RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was appalling. Our mains took an extremely long time and 5 of the 6 mains came out 5 minutes before the final one. This is especially bad considering the missing main was exactly the same as 3 others ordered. They also forgot a side that was ordered. We then had to look around for someone to serve us and clear our plates. We then ordered dessert and coffee. We had to chase the coffees 3 times and they finally came out about 5 minutes after the desserts, and the desserts took a while. They also missed off one of the desserts off the order.

They did remove the coffees and the missed items from the bill but they did not seem overly bothered by their poor service.

g
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Hadn't eaten here in many years - could not recommend. My risotto was completely underdone and quite tasteless. Expensive and not very good value.

Caravaggio
Responded on 7 March 2019

We are sorry that the risotto was undercooked and rightly so we did not charge for it. In terms of taste, this client asked for the spring onions to be removed and as this is one of the main ingredients of the dish with the tiger prawns it is inevitable that the final taste is altered. We could only be obliging to the request. It is one of our most popular dish on the menu. Expensive? That is debatable as similar restaurants in the area are vastly more expensive than us.

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MD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was attentive very nice and popular restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good service
Not the cheapest

DA
London
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

S
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great but service was terrible. 45 minutes to get our first drink, and the waiter seemed to take delight in making us wait when we requested that someone attend to us.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at an empty (there were no other diners when we arrived on a Friday night) and cold restaurant. One waitress and one bar manager. No option of a pre dinner drink, no offer of water for the table and when we requested wine it was not available (no sommelier to provide advice on alternatives) so they pushed a more expensive option.
Food was below par and I have had home cooked pasta dishes which were better! The starters lacked imagination, one lump of mozzarella with a single semi dried tomato was one dish that was served, whilst the second option sounded far better than it delivered, brioche with wild mushrooms, poached duck egg - well the mushrooms were few and far between, the egg over done and whatever was over the top of the egg was cold and therefore changed the overall dish temperature.
During our meal we were joined by 9 other diners, although 2 left after reviewing the menu. This could be the choice of food on the menu (no pizza and few pastas for an Italian is unusual) or the coldness of the venue - there were a vast array of tables over two floors sitting empty, which for a Friday night in the City of London is hard to achieve.
There was a total lack of ambiance, the staff looked bored and had no energy or chat with the customers, it was clearly over priced for what was delivered. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will not be revisiting.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite little restaurant for lunch when in town and in need of a convenient working lunch. The food is first class. Fresh pasta served beautifully with wonderful flavours. Service is top rate and as good as any service to be found in London. Has been consistently great over many years of frequenting. Thank you

H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food were good with generous portions and were reasonably priced. Good wine list with some interesting wines on the list at affordable prices. Additionally, impressive services.
Considering the location, main clienteles were the City business people, but like ourselves on the day, it still serve well with casual non-business occasion.
If you are looking for good Italian restaurant, make sure to visit Caravaggio!

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Caravaggio is looking quite old and tired now. It's not a restaurant in which to relax, with the bright lights and mirrors keeping the place too bright and showing up the age. The food was ok, but not great and the wine list could be described in the same way.

ZL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find, quiet, perfect service, excellent food, all my guests were impressed and happy with their food and value for money.

PA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable lunch at this city institution.

Food and Service was wonderful as ever.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting

p
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent business lunch venue with very helpful staff, good atmosphere but easy to have conversations and great food

YB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food took ages considering there was no customers!!! The food was not great a takeaway is better! The place was so empty that’s tells you something. Me and my friends had to whisper as our voice echoed!! Won’t be going back even if the food was free..

PA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful business lunch, good to be able to talk without background noise drowning out conversation.
As ever the food and service were faultless.
Definitely recommend this as a lunch venue.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location. Fabulous Italian food.

OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

An excellent place to meet and hold a working lunch or special occasion .

The place has large glass windows on to the street and the ground floor is very light and airy.

Small bar on the ground floor holds no more than a dozen for a before drink.

Excellent staff.

Very helpful, polite , smiles on faces and the service in terms of time wait for food to attentiveness was 5 star.

The menus is varied without being too large and offers good selection. I had the lamb which was excellent.

Lunch for 5 , 3 course, coffee, a couple of rounds of beers before and two bottles of wine was £440.

About right for the location and venue.

B
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another very good meal in Caravaggio’s with as ever classic Italian fare with a modern twist e.g. prawn risotto very light and flavoursome

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with good food and service. This was a client based lunch and the client was very impressed.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s in a lovely location with a easy to manage menu. The food was decent. Sea bass was lovely. The host (we didn’t catch his name) was very welcoming and friendly but in general the service from others lacked warmth and enthusiasm. It wasn’t particularly busy on a Wednesday evening so good for a business meal

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quite night, so the service was speedy and very attentive. Which made the experience all that more wonderful!

EE
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I think the quietness of this restaurant, which I love and have been to many times over the last 10 years, on a Friday lunchtime, is testament to a market trend but also a slight deterioration of standards and value. But it is still worth going to - I fear for it though

BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Second visit and food was very tasty. Lovely Italian feel to the menu. Service fairly quick. We were put in a corner upstairs which I would have changed and there is a distinct lack of smiles from the staff. Cheer up peeps! You have an unspoiled gem to look after.

M
London
130 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service and food seamless as ever. The veal escalope Milanese is well worth a try, although this time, it wasn't as crisp as in the past, and the veal was a little over cooked.

R
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a classic, good food and always good service.

D
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the stay in the Restaurant, really good and high quality Food, Service is brilliant. Nothing to add.
For those, who love italian cuisine and all, who love high Quality Food.

CD
London
85 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice location, reasonably priced, pleasant service. Overall good venue for a business lunch if nothing special.

EB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with excellent staff and service beautiful inside Art Deco style

F
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Fabulous pasta .. only let down by string bad drain smell ..