The Cavaliere

4.8
75 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
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Phone number
0131 663 4492
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, great service and all round a fantastic evening out.

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catered for 12 of us, very attentive and good to the elderly in our party

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JJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to the Cavalier several times and never been disappointed. The staff are very attentive and polite and the food is excellent. Would highly recommend

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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience . Food is fresh and tasty .... Best Italian around !

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DR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, never disappoints. The staff are very child friendly, and daily specials are always a treat.

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LS
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine and service were all amazing as usual. Would highly recommended to everyone I know.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frequent visitor, never fails to be enjoyable with friendly service (magic tricks very engaging & wowed my 11 year old daughter) & quality food. For us it is the best Italian in the area.

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IF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with a great family atmosphere. Usually with seafood and other specials. Excellent wines/beer and highly recommended lasagne, pizza and saltimbocca.

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ST
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal with my wife. Large choice of starters mains and deserts, good wine list. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very reasonable price! Will definitely be going for another meal soon.

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FK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully renovated, lovely food, staff always great with kids. This local gem never fails to impress.

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JW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From meet and greet to the coffees the overall service and quality of food and drinks was exceptional

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GK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding, he entertained my son and was very polite and professional. I feel the children's good is a bit pricey but my son doesn't eat a lot. Will definitely be back .

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MP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on Wednesday for a birthday. Lovely food. Great service and a nice atmosphere. Hadn’t been since the renovation but was very impressed.

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KP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal here. Food lovely, service very attentive and not overly friendly. We did not feel rushed at all and had a lovely rare night out together. Definitely recommend this place and certainly will go back.

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SL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service & meal. Family celebration with mixed ages all catered for, never disappoints .

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had lunch at the restaurant and it was lovely, very good value. The waiter was very nice and offered us to taste another white wine from Italy, he wasn't pushy at all, lovely personality. The toilets were spotless and the dining room was beautifull, would be nice to have some round tables though, better for larger parties.

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DR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, never been let down. Quality of food, excellent, always busy at weekends, but a bargain on midweek special.
The Daily Specials are always a bit with us.
Price is not cheap......but well worth it.

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N
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food is excellent with some excellent specials available.
The staff are very friendly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food. We will be back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Cavalier for over 30 years and it just gets better. Brilliant food and wonderful staff

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V
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Having never even been to Dalkeith before, I read the reviews for all the restaurants in the area when I was charged with finding somewhere to eat for meeting friends for lunch. Thankfully, we booked The Cavaliere. The front looks very unassuming, but going in, the interior is very stylish and modern. The staff were very welcoming, professional and attentive from start to finish. Food was well cooked and tasted great.

If we are ever back that way , we would definitely go in again.

Big thank you to The Cavaliere.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not be in the restaurant for years, the place is very clean and beautiful decor, The food is superb, staff very nice , will be back .

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JH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cavaliere is probably our favourite restaurant. The food is fantastic. The staff are amazing. It always feels special. We visit far too often for our pocket but who cares! We always take friends here to dine when they visit. Feels like a second home! Maybe worth getting a loyalty card in place!!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with first class service. Children in party treated great with magic tricks providing a lovely extra touch. Family run & certainly family friendly.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great night as always thanks & very polite attentive staff keep up the good work guys

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f
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

food as usual was great, some really good cocktails all served by friendly staff

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LS
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing as always. Would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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ID
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked very late on a Saturday night for a group, the booking was accepted and we all really enjoyed our food. We have a number of eaters with special dietary requirements and everyone loved the food they had.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect as usual. All the waiting staff are so courteous and helpful.

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AH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy restaurant, was very busy but service was excellent, friendly staff, food was amazing and good value for the quality, definitely be back.

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AH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was good quality for the price with plenty choice and great for kids too. One of the waiters did magic tricks with the kids which was entertaining. Will definitely be back.

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RR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Booked here for mother’s day. Can not fault the staff who work here, they provide excellent service and are very friendly. Usually the food is great however we weren’t so impressed by it on this occasion. The soup I was served was awful, I couldn’t eat it at all. The waiter took the price off the bill, even though I didn’t mention it or and didn’t intend to. The pizza I was served wasn’t even scored and I had to cut it using a knife which took a while, had a pizza before that was cut for me. It was also well done, slightly burnt. Would still return and hope the food is better next time.

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K
Spain
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

First time to the new look Cavaliere - looks really nice inside. Meal was pretty good although they did apologise for over cooking my Calzone and then took this off my bill (not at my request-so nice gesture). Overall let down by service which was very slow...over 1 hour for starter and all in 2 hours for 2 courses seemed too long. Did have a feeling that this was an ‘upsell’ tactic with drinks aplenty on offer.

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J
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So we met my folks here with our three children for a belated birthday celebration meal. Waiters were so friendly and they couldn’t have been more fun with the kids - we even got a card trick and lollies when leaving. The service was prompt and the food very good. It is relatively pricey but I think you pay for what you get . Would definitely go back and check out the lunch menu. (toilets immaculate for those interested!)

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

This is a lovely restaurant since it was refurbished. Nice menu however at our last visit we mentioned that the spaghetti bolognese (which 3 of us had) was too salty. The cost of one if the dishes was deducted from our bill which was OK as we had managed to eat most of it. Have visited this restaurant several times over the last few months and this is the first time there was a problem. Staff all very friendly. Good music.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
East Lothian
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our many visits to this restaurant. Excellent Food, very attentive staff, Great value for money. Definitely recommend to everyone.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a number of times allways great service and great food ,it was my wife's birthday.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat, has been done up to a very high standard. Good food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. We'll be back soon!

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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Family dinner with children and a required disabled access.
Food was excellent and both set menu and a la Carter used.
Staff were very attentive and polite.
In newly opened room which was spacious, and comfortable.
An enjoyable night for all.

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