The Cavaliere

4.7
207 reviews
£26 to £40
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamelaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite family restaurants. Always made welcome

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NicolaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous Italian food as always. Beautiful atmosphere and staff are very friendly and attentive. Been going to the Cavaliere for years and will continue to.

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Littlerose
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely friendly, family restaurant. I’ll be back. Great value for lovely Italian food.

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GrahamB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Everything was good except the service which was poor. Some Orders didn’t arrive and one dish which I wanted was not available.

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CarolA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,good excellent,will definitely be back

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Nicki
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab family meal!

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Amandaf
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff ,lovely food and great prices .
We shall return!

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Fuzzytop
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever fabulous food and service. Can’t find fault with anything.

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GHibee
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service at our lunch. Food was very very tasty, even if the starter was rather mean on the number of gamberoni.

LJ
LouiseJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were fantastic, very welcoming and were brilliant with our toddler. Will definitely be back!

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Xxxx
East Lothian
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Enjoyed our meal. Staff were friendly but service rather slow.

LM
LMcKay
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dish I had and the pizza my friend ordered were hot and tasty. We opted for ice cream for pudding- that was delicious. Service was excellent.

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LindaW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant restaurant
Food fresh and tasty good value for lunchtime
Staff pleasant and helpful

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FionaH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, nice atmosphere all well spaced out due to social distancing. Our first waiter was very nice but the man who came to take our payment was rather miserable! We would definitely go back though.

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Duffter
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit, definitely be back! Excellent food and service. Frozen cocktails were delicious. COVID prevention measures adhered to well.

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RebeccaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was lovely, the service was incredible but there was one man in particular who made the night so great. Can’t remember his name but he was such an attentive host. Really made our night and the cocktails are to die for!! Will definitely come back.

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ShelB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient friendly service with excellent food and wine

JD
JamieD
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and never ever disappoints. can't recommend highly enough.

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Georgi
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! I love that I have this hidden gem on my door step!! My friends first visit and to quote her " the best Italian meal she's ever had"

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a patron of this restaurant for many years and I have never ever had any cause to complain. The food is excellent always. Gianni the waiter is the most helpful member of staff. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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ChantalG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality Italian food, friendly waiting staff, massive portions!

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FionaW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pleasant and efficient welcome from our server adhering to social distancing rules. We had 2 mains one of which was on the specials board. Pasta dish from main menu was very good. Service was very good will definitely go back.

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WilliamM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A warm welcome followed by good food and good service.

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ELANEH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, staff all lovely very helpful, cocktails amazing, looking forward to my next visit

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RobertD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely people. Best restaurant in the area and a must visit

JD
JamieD
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as usual! Raimondo looked after us very well indeed.

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MargaretT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was amazing, portions were great, really nice staff.

SG
SamG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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LynneR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these difficult times (Sep 2020) The Cavaliere is coping admirably: tables well spaced out and sanitisers conveniently located throughout restaurant. The food - 3 daily specials - and service were excellent as always.

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AnneD
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly efficient service and great attention to safety. Always pleasant and helpful and the food is delicious!!

LM
LynneM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the Cavillier , the food and service was lovely .
Good portion size and tasty food .

Great menu selection .

It’s expensive for beer but the wine is evenly priced .
Great social distancing and the staff were attentive.

JP
JulieP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meeting not great but understand re Covid 19 drinks order slow but rest of meal quite quick
Decor of restaurant very uninteresting but clean and adequate
Food very good but presentation a bit lacking for the price.
Overall an average Italian and I have been to better

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StuartL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pizzas and lasagne; friendly staff too. Can see why it’s become a local mainstay.

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Nicki
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, great service! Enjoyed a family meal in a great setting! Always enjoy x

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. Amazing good and service, can’t wait to go back.

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KristineB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I only gave 3 stars for ambiance because of the setting at the moment. I understand that you can't set the tables properly at this time. Just had a feeling that restaurant was closing or cold.

Kind regards
Kristine Barkevice

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal tremendous staff very great full smiles talking overall great service

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Nicki
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and local so we can walk home with the buggy after a couple of drinks with dinner!

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AnnS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
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 on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service and even better cocktails.

FAQs

The Cavaliere does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Cavaliere also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 663 4492.

The Cavaliere is rated 4.7 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.