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The Cavaliere

4.7
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184 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.

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 184 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
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ELANEH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely people. Best restaurant in the area and a must visit

JD
JamieD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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.

MG
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

JK
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!

AW
ArthurW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well pleased surroundings well placed out will be back 👍

NP
NatalieP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was great, very friendly and attentive. I look forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Ambience somewhat disappointing due to post COVID set up

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sharon
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had the best night food was absolutely amazing and the staff were polite friendly and attentive recommended highly

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Nicki
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and great food! X

Relaxing atmosphere even with toddler in tow! X

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Nicki
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab, great service and lovely food! Visited with my husband and son.

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ShelB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared and presented food in a convivial atmosphere

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KeithL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff nice house wine, lovely decor and cheesecake to die for

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TriciaR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great night when at the Cavalier , food was amazing as always , staff are very friendly and helpful

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GillianG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening spent in cavaliere excellent food and service!

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WendyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the cavaliere a few times and never been disappointed. On this occasion we brought people who had never been before and they thought it was excellent. The waiters were very attentive by refilling your glass, allowing you to enjoy each course but not rushing you and the food was excellent especially the penne piccante. There was a varied menu and the food was excellent value for money.

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Munchkin
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food lovely. Decor fab.

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YvonneL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First class food and wine. Melt in your mouth steak and a beautiful Italian red. Waiter exceptionally helpful and wine recommendation superb

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 184 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.