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The Cavaliere

4.7
198 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
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 198 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
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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
5 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
5 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.

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Lyndsey
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NigelE
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
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 on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Service excellent - provided by professionals.

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DebraP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
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 on 30 July 2020
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!

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 198 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.