The Cavaliere

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106 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
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FC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining here for a number of years and we have never had a bad experience or a disappointing meal.

The standard of service and the quality of the food is outstanding, and great value for money.

The restaurant has been refurbished relatively recently and this creates a lovely ambiance in which to dine.

Nothing about the Cavaliere is overstated. It tries in no way to be anything it isn’t. This really does lead to a comfortable, pleasant and relaxed dining experience.

It is a pleasure to support such a nice, local and family-run business.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. The waiters/waitresses were friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere.

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TR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are always very friendly and can't do enough for you , meal was really good

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KH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this beautiful restaurant. The staff are always welcoming and well mannered. The atmosphere is good and decor lovely. Have never had a bad meal, food is excellent. Have recommended this restaurant to family and friends and will definately return

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SK
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Food and excellent service. Lighting could have been toned down as was very bright. Noise level was very loud more so than on previous visits.

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JK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Never disappointed with the choice of dishes, the lovely, friendly waiting staff and excellent value.

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CT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable for a good meal in nice surroundings. It’s good to support local restaurants.

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AH
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice of menu at reasonable prices. Excellent service and waiter had very good knowledge of wine. Would definitely come back.

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F
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great value for money and the staff were lovely! Would definitely recommend

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CT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lovely night. Food very good, excellent choice and good value
Staff very friendly and attentive

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NB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allways of the highest quality staff all really friendly and helpful

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely service, lovely staff and a great lunch!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, the whole team went above and beyond to entertain our little girls aged 2 and 5 years. Food was excellent and great value for money. All the staff were friendly and responded to all our requests quickly and efficiently.

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KJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Saturday afternoon Birthday Treat for my Daughter. When we said we didn't want starters the table was cleared of extra settings and glasses as we did not want water either. My Daughter chose the pizza with Mushrooms I had the Salmon with lemon sauce and had cut chips....eh 6 chips in a tiny little bucket and they didn't look like handcut. The salmon was cooked perfectly although there was quite a strong smell that came from it. But it tasted fine. Desserts were ordered my Daughter chose Banana Split. I had the homemade Banoffee Pie. Presentation looked lovely but I did notice some black specs in the toffee filling and the pastry tasted stale. I ate the cream and ice cream that came on the side and picked through the rest of the pie. Decimating the portion. I adore Banoffee but this did put me off especially when I discovered the black bits were over ripe banana. The waiter noticed my plate and asked what the issue was. He then said this is how it comes. Waiting staff were attentive in the main. Later that evening I had an upset stomach and spent some time in the toilet. Not sure if it was the Salmon or the Pie. Nice enough place but not sure if i would revisit based on this experience.

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LR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at the cavaliere. Myself & my friends thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Staff were all very attentive and very friendly.
Thank you

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MW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cavaliere is without doubt the best Italian restaurant in the area. The staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for you. The food is terrific but they could do with getting a decent lager on board. The restaurant was extremely busy but we didn't have to wait too long between courses. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

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AC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always, food was delicious, I had the fish(sea bream)special and friend had the pappardelle special. Would recommend

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C
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the first time in The Cavaliere for a long time and we were very pleased with the food and the polite service given.
The restaurant was very clean as were the toilets (10/10 for that).
Ambience was lovely as the tables were placed as not to intrude on someone else's conversation.
We will certainly be making a return visit soon.

Thank You.

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N
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food choice and quality was excellent. Staff are always very attentive and know what they are talking about. Generally just a great place.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Cavalier for years and have always enjoyed it. My partner and I usual order the same things but decided that we would try something different from the menu and were not disappointed! Another great night

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F
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutrly love this restaurant. We go regularly and always go for birthday meals. The staff were so attentive and made this special birthday one to remember.
The food is always very tasty and great portions. The wine list is also lovely and have tried a few different ones and have enjoyed them all.
Already looking forward to our next visit.

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PB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my favourite restaurants for years because it’s family-run, offers great food and first class service. It has also benefited from a recent refurbishment which means it’s fresher, with a view into the kitchen, but hasn’t lost any charm! The new function suite seems popular too. Highly recommended. The staff can’t do enough to look after you and the food is consistently excellent.

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DY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, the service was good even though it was incredibly busy. Local and good value for money

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SM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had to wait in bar area until well after time had booked table for. Really unsure why as when did go into restaurant were plenty of available tables. Food was excellent and all staff pleasant. Will visit again

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A family meal with three generations thoroughly enjoyed by all. Waiters entertained the kids with magic, food was top notch

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M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and personal Italian dining experience. Great waiting staff, great food and great prices. Would thoroughly recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fabulous food.
Staff were very attentive

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F
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our meal. We go often and this was for a family Christmas meal. The staff were amazing with our baby, the food was delicious as always.

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CA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second year in a row we have been for a Christmas lunch. Food was lovely and the waiter was amazing. Nothing was too much bother. Highly recommend it to all.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great family lunch. The food was amazing and extremely good value for money.
The waiters were amazing with my two boys (7&4) performing card tricks for them whilst we waited for our food.
Will definitely be back.

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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
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 on 16 November 2018
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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