The Cavaliere

4.7
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144 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.
What 144 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night staff fantastic and great value for money

AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

AP
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.

CP
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.

GM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive staff and good food. Moderately priced

C
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.

SS
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.

D
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.

k
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.

MD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AD
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.

SY
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.

MT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable meal in great surroundings and gr at value

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

KL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and service great. It’s miles better than it used to be

DA
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Cavaliere for some time but decided to go on our wedding anniversary, the food was second to none, beautiful authentic Italian dishes that were a joy to eat. We can’t wait to go back again.

LS
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Perfect food, perfect service, perfect wine, perfect ambience, perfect night!

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with wonderful service as always. Food well presented and fresh

LS
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not fault this place. Beautiful food, extensive wine list, great service and amazing ambience. Perfect for date night. Would highly recommend.

IA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great meal on a very busy night, very warm welcome and all food selection were superb and ambiance was great. Slightly slow in service but the restaurant was very busy.
Looking forward to coming again.

KM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FROM START TO FINISH MOST ENJOYABLE PLACE TO BE
LOVE THE FOOD AND LEVEL OF STAFF SECOND TO NONE

KH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The staff are always so friendly and food is amazing. Beautiful place

ED
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 12 quick service and lovely food
Would recommend

CR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service from the moment we walked in.
Friendly staff and great food and atmosphere. Well worth a visit for any occasion.

E
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and very friendly and helpful staff. We will be back.

C
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellence service, and food was a wonderful surprise! I had the special- Sole stuffed with spinach crevets and tarragon- it was one of the best meals I’ve had in Scotland.
My partner had the fish and chips which was plentifully and not overly greasy. The batter was delicately delicious.
Hope to be back

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great atmosphere, great food

MP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and atmosphere with friendly staff and always a great welcome. The photo showing for the restaurant is out of date as the interior is now much more modern.

YR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening out with the extended family to celebrate our son’s birthday. The staff were brilliant with all of our party, the food was excellent and the service was great. And the toilets are lovely!

SK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Recently moved into the area and have visited the Cavaliere a number of times. Service is excellent as is the food would be perfect if the lighting was toned down a little and there were less noisy sections of the restaurant for couples. Would happily recommend.

CD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent meal here, will definitely recommend to others. Look forward to our next visit!

SS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food and staff amazing! Plenty of room . Reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

MW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and didn't have to wait too long in between courses. Staff, as always, very keen to make sure everything is fine.

s
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and quite large portions, the restaurant décor was absolutely outstanding and the waiters were very very attentive and professional.

FC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.