The Cavaliere

4.8
262 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 262 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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12552
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frozen cocktails where great! Cant wait to try the other ones

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PhilG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff providing quick and timely service. Nice family run establishment with lots of repeat business due to friendly welcome and excellent food. Would definitely recommend.

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SharonScott
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, waiters very attentive and polite. Restaurant was full with a lovely atmosphere.

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CourtneyM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food and we will definitely be back :)

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DavidH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor seating area that was very quiet as other people don’t know about it yet! Food was great as always, service was impeccable and a great time was had by all.

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LauraS
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please make the Chateaubriand part of your menu and not a special, it was absolutely incredible. We really enjoyed being back tonight and of course the service was excellent as usual.

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AshleighD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a small ‘hen do’ meal and had the best time. Our server (sorry can’t remember name) was so lovely, really friendly/funny and so accommodating to anything we needed. Food was excellent, came out fast and delicious. Will definitely be back again even after this great experience.

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EleanorH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have patronised the Cavaliere for many years and have never had a disappointing meal. The choice of menu and specials is good and service is excellent.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food beautifully presented. Waiting staff as usual were lovely. The restaurant itself is lovely and even better, we just live a 20 minute walk away, so we can have a glass of wine.

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KrisT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to finally be back and eating at The Cavalier. Food was excellent especially the calamari and steak. My son also thought the chips were the best he'd ever tasted.

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DerekF
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service friendly and efficient Excellent value for money Lots of guests giving a good happy feel definitely what was wanted after lockdown

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JulieM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Italian, food is delicious especially the pizza! Great service.

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TraceyB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service (as usual), and a special mention for the cocktails!

MD
MizzaD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food, good portion sizes. Will definitely be back!

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Redhead
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty fresh and generous portions, value for money.
Shared a bruchetta starter 2 spaghetti carbonaras 2 desserts and tea £37.00

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great meal as was the service only small complaint we did wait 45 min to get starter but when food came it was very nice and main meal very nice .

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Justi
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Italian restaurant with nice food. Inside looks like old school place with middle age waiters but this is typical for Italians so it is quite authentic with good service and nice food.

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GayleC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, brilliant place. Highly recommend

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, friendly service with five star food. Can't wait to go back again!

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ChloeW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The service was amazing, starters and main meals came quick. I will definitely make another reservation in the future. Amazing all round!

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Wendy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is stunning, elegantly set. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was superb and wine equally Devine.

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CarolynC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first time, food was delicious, staff lovely, value for money, I will most definitely will be returning.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so tasty, and the service friendly. We'll be back!

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NitaJ
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful brunch as always and great service. The staff are all so helpful and attentive

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JudeC
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. Staff very helpful.

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Fuzzytop
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely experience as ever although I was a tad disappointed with my daughter’s lasagne and my spaghetti. The lasagne had been over cooked in bits as we discovered some hard burnt bits of lasagne. But it was still tasty. The spaghetti was a tad bland but maybe that was just me. Everyone else enjoyed their meal. Service was excellent. A bit confusing with the drinks on offer, two menus, one mainly with alcohol (not permitted just now) and the other didn’t have all the drinks available. No biggy but better range of mocktails would have been good.

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KatieFrl
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit the cavaliere every week we absolutely love this place and all the staff they are so friendly & make us so welcome every time.
The food is outstanding each time we visit I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Sadie23
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food and excellent service. Good thing be back.

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AlisonP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good social distancing within restaurant. Service was quick and attentive and food was amazing. Great to be back.

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AndreaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to the Cavaliere for nearly 50 years and as usual our meal was really good. It is a pleasant restaurant to visit and the service is first class

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Kirsti
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food. First time visiting there and will be back. Lovely family Friendly local restaurant.

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ChristineDL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly and attentive staff. Lovely evening

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Sheils
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were excited to be back at The Cavaliere. The same lovely food, great service and it was nice and quiet. A lovely time out. Thank you

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NaomiM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic meal. Could not fault the service and food. Can't wait to return with friends and family.

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Lowl
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, wonderful owner, highly recommend had a lovely evening!

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StuartM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service from really nice staff, fast service and all the food was 10/10. Will be back again

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MarkF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Amazing food. Amazing experience. Can’t recommend the Cavaliere high enough. The food is phenomenal and the staff are lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well run restaurant. Pleasant helpful staff and top notch food highly recommended 👌

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LauraM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"As always the food at The Cavaliere is excellent. Fresh produce cooked to order and the service is excellent. It is lovely to go into a restaurant and not be rushed. So many choices and nothing was too much bother. A great place for any special occasion"

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Matt
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good covid procedures, very attentive staff. Food was magnificent and you can tell the ingredients are all fresh. Favourite Italian restaurant in Midlothian!

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 4.8 stars by 262 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.