The Cavaliere

4.8
222 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 222 People Are Saying
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Starrie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food and great surroundings . Would recommend for a nice meal or lunch

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IainS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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BradleyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food would highly recommend

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LynseyC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch and fab service will definitely be back soon

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PamelaL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant have been three times in the past month. Excellent service best food

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adt24
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have a bad experience there, outstanding as ever.

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Mags
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I took my four grandkids for lunch. The place was bright & clean. One of the best toilets I have been in. Staff very friendly & efficient. Food very good.

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NitaJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch, fantastic choice and great service

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ZaraJ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I've ever had in Scotland! Great staff, they were do helpful and sorted us out with pre ordered food on arrival.

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EileenB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch, food very good. Staff very attentive.

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Professor
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Never had anything other than excellent food and courteous service from the Cavelier team. So glad they're managing to keep going through this extremely difficult time.

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LindaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had lunch at here with my friend. Staff very attentive. Safety precautions in place and observed. Food was nice. Several menus to choose from so plenty of choice.

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NicolaT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was lovely and I would definitely recommend this place for food. Lovely staff aswell very friendly.

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KateH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Normally amazing but not as nice this time. Very noisey with uncontrolled children.

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StuartM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service we would highly recommend visiting the cavalier for a meal

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PamelaL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite family restaurants. Always made welcome

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Littlerose
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely friendly, family restaurant. I’ll be back. Great value for lovely Italian food.

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NicolaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous Italian food as always. Beautiful atmosphere and staff are very friendly and attentive. Been going to the Cavaliere for years and will continue to.

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GrahamB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Everything was good except the service which was poor. Some Orders didn’t arrive and one dish which I wanted was not available.

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CarolA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,good excellent,will definitely be back

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vipNicki
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab family meal!

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Amandaf
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff ,lovely food and great prices .
We shall return!

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Fuzzytop
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever fabulous food and service. Can’t find fault with anything.

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GHibee
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service at our lunch. Food was very very tasty, even if the starter was rather mean on the number of gamberoni.

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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
3 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

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 222 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.