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The Cavaliere

4.7
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169 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
A family fan restaurant for nearly 50 years, the Cavaliere is famous for our daily fish specials, home-made fresh pasta, our log-fired pizzas, with our tasty Italian style bread, you’ll be spoiled for choice.We have an extensive wine list all personally selected from the vineyards of Italy. We are a second generation family run business – with a strong ethos at heart, to provide excellent food and wines with service to match.
We are proud to provide an authentic Italian dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 169 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcome back Cavaliere!
As per usual our meals were well cooked and so tasty
Service was excellent, servers were paying great attention to cleaning after every table left
Didn’t feel uncomfortable at all

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Rogan
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service and even better cocktails.

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Lyndsey
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful wine and friendly helpful service as always! Thank you.

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NigelE
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service from this family-run restaurant. Food ranges from classic Italian fare (pizza and pasta) to specials.

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MichaelG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Service excellent - provided by professionals.

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DebraP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have visited since lockdown. The food has been lovely, tasty and fresh. The service has been great staff wearing masks, cleaning and polite and friendly. Highly recommend this place.

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DeniseO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the cavalier pasta and the pizzas are always excellent, you should also try the frozen cocktails definitely recommended

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JohnK
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time back since reopening, the food and service was absolutely brilliant.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was warmly welcomed and asked to sign in (for covid purposes), was then led to our table. The food was delicious.... highly recommend the spezzatino it was so tasty and very filling. Great service and staff were friendly and imformative. Very impressed.

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Ang1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely meal especially as it’s been so long because of lockdown . Everyone made a real effort to ensure we had a lovely meal obviously with some different aspects in place

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KerriH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely italian restaurant with great service, food and cocktails!

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ArthurW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well pleased surroundings well placed out will be back 👍

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NatalieP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was great, very friendly and attentive. I look forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Ambience somewhat disappointing due to post COVID set up

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sharon
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had the best night food was absolutely amazing and the staff were polite friendly and attentive recommended highly

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Nicki
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and great food! X

Relaxing atmosphere even with toddler in tow! X

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Nicki
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab, great service and lovely food! Visited with my husband and son.

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ShelB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared and presented food in a convivial atmosphere

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KeithL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff nice house wine, lovely decor and cheesecake to die for

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TriciaR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great night when at the Cavalier , food was amazing as always , staff are very friendly and helpful

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GillianG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening spent in cavaliere excellent food and service!

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WendyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the cavaliere a few times and never been disappointed. On this occasion we brought people who had never been before and they thought it was excellent. The waiters were very attentive by refilling your glass, allowing you to enjoy each course but not rushing you and the food was excellent especially the penne piccante. There was a varied menu and the food was excellent value for money.

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Munchkin
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food lovely. Decor fab.

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YvonneL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First class food and wine. Melt in your mouth steak and a beautiful Italian red. Waiter exceptionally helpful and wine recommendation superb

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic day
Servicec was brilliant
Food was amazing
Fantastic atmosphere
Fantastic staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night staff fantastic and great value for money

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AlexW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Waited 2 hours before being served our main course.

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AlisonP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Restaurant was busy but very understaffed. Service very slow. Our drinks took 45 minutes to arrive. Am usually a fan but if this had been my first time I might not have returned. Luckily the food, as always, was delicious.

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ColetteP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening thank you! Food was great and staff very attentive. I would recommend The Cavaliere to my friends.

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GeorgeM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & surroundings. Staff friendly, welcoming & good humoured. Good experience all round.

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SuzyL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday meal was great with fabulous food & service despite a really busy time.

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BrianJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly family restaurant with great atmosphere and delightfully helpful staff
Excellent menu

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StephenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive staff and good food. Moderately priced

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Ceebeeby1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely. Definitely recommended for lunch. Male waiters could do with learning to smile a bit more but girl that served us was lovely. Sadly she finished her shift before we had finished our meal and the waiters fell a bit short on the customer care side.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Main meals very nice and competitively priced. Wine and starters quite expensive so we declined on the starters.

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Damian
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this place for years and visit after visit they deliver.
Fish is always delicious and worth working for way through the menu.
Staff could not be better.

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kevinm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as per usual from entry to exit great service great food and exceptional surroundings best by far one stop shop when we eat out five star all the way. Kevin McCallion.

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MareeD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited many times in the past and will continue to visit . First class .

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AltheaD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening. My friend and I were given a very warm sincere welcome. A very pleasant table and extremely comfortable chairs, very important to an elderly person of 80. Service was courteous and we enjoyed the Italian sense of humour from the gentleman who served us. Have been before and have recmommended the restaurant to our friends and clients.

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SusieY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly staff from entering until leaving. Specials expertly given as was assistance with choice of wine. It was a very busy evening with everyone in such good spirits. Completing our meal with a superb dessert. Can still taste the mint.
Definitely will be back and recommending to all. Thank you Cavaliere.

FAQs

The Cavaliere offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 663 4492.

The Cavaliere is rated 4.7 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.