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The Cavaliere, Dalkeith, Midlothian

The Cavaliere

4.7
4.7
466 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 11:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0131 663 4492

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Group Bookings

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Special Occasions

  • Edinburgh

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Group Bookings

  • Edinburgh

    Special Occasions

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  1. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a good night and the food was fine but I had the Carbonara and thought it was so salty I ate the spegetti but did not eat the ham as it was too sLty for me.
  2. KS

    KevinS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Been to the Cavalier a few times and always enjoyed the food and service. This time was a particularly busy evening (Father's Day). Food was very good, especially the pizza however staff were struggling to cope. Took bit too long to offer us drinks, no Parmesan offered with our pasta, there was no check-back and took forever to catch a waiter's eye to pay. This is unlikely to put us off going again as the food is good and service usually better.
  3. K

    Kevin

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went here at 5 o clock this Wednesday to treat out daughter after having her first visit to high school. We share the calamari and focaccia garlic bread. This was lovely Then my wife and I both had a pasta dish. The portions were large and the food was great, my daughter had pizza and she loved it. The little waiter was lovely and very attentive. Our one year old was just yelling at other diners most of the time but the background music helped drown him out. So overall it was lovely
  4. E

    Elainem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had voucher from xmas and used this for our meal, the service was special the waitress very welcoming and had our table ready. the menu were clear to order from , the food was outstanding from 2 starters 2 mains 2 sweets . all prepared by the chef served lovely and hot i had the mushroom /bacon soup with truffle oil home made bread its the best i have ever eaten, my husband had the garlic bread starter again fabulous. my main was half pasta and small peperoni pizza ,my husband had breaded fish and chips both piping hot and ended with ice cream all fantastic value will be back and recommend the resturant.
  5. KL

    KeithL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends day welcome,excellent service from start to finish,helping my daughter to pronounce the pastas name lol. Food was amazing,tasty and well presented. Waiter interacted well. Fine selection on the menus,could maybe have done with a house specifical as on previous visits. Will definitely be back again,and would thoroughly recommend.
  6. R

    Renee

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very helpful and friendly, nothing to much bother food fabulous couldn’t finish Pizza sp staff boxed it for me to take away.
  7. SB

    SharleneB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening with my friend. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious as usual.
  8. KH

    KateH

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Staff are always very pleasant and helpful. My special request was met. Food was amazing as always
  9. SM

    ScottM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Great food, lovely decor and amazing staff/ service.
  10. JD

    JohnD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment w walked in the door we were made to feel welcome…great service from the waiting staff….great food from the chefs…what’s not to like….thoroughly recommend the Cavalier….just saying like !!!
  11. DA

    DAVIDD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails were amazing. Service was excellent
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious staff friendly and helpful and the restaurant is spotless what's not to like that's why I like going there
  13. FH

    FionaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Starter was lovely but main course was covered in salt, squid and prawns were over cooked. Service was great, waiters were lovely. Man at table behind us had his phone on loud speaker chatting, which was really annoying
  14. RO

    RobO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fantastic service. Very child friendly too.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely spot, wonderful vibe.
  16. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as always whenever i go to the Cavalier . great staff who where very attentive and very friendly and welcoming .food was superb ... certainly recommend eating here ...
  17. TD

    TraceyD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food and service as always,could not fault anything
  18. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and I will definitely be back. Great place for food, cocktails, price and service. Toilets were outstanding. Lovely
  19. P

    Pearl15

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal. Starters soup and pate. Mains. Chicken with Parma ham, Chicken with haggis/whisky Service good and friendly
  20. SE

    SimoneE

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant and even more important, specifically for my daughter, Excellent glutenfree choices!
  21. CD

    ChristineDL

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff who were very helpful..
  22. JW

    JaneW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very enjoyable evening once again. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious as usual
  23. S

    Sl2020

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always - highly recommend!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food fab service
  25. JS

    JodieS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautiful highly recommend, staff were friendly and fast service
  26. AT

    AndrewT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our meal was very nice my only complaint is the speed the food was served, the starter was out in minutes and the main followed around 5 minutes after the starter, sometimes it’s nice to have a little time in between, other than this the staff were amazing as always, the establishment beautiful and the food lovely, thanks
  27. CW

    CarolW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely meal - drinks a bit expensive and very noisy. Some redecoration going on which spoiled the look, but overall good evening
  28. CB

    CazzacazzaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely. Staff great. Didn’t get the guys name but we had a good banter with him.
  29. PT

    PaulT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Chicken stuffed with haggis was a couple of slices whereas I had thought it would be a breast stuffed with haggis. The plates weren’t hot so my veg chilled quickly. It was a nice evening out & very peaceful & relaxing.
  30. LR

    LynneR

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch on Easter Monday. Food was superb as usual and service was excellent. Lovely to see Erika again!
  31. GT

    GarryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been there a couple of times and both times service,good were excellent
  32. S

    Sharon

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal with tentative staff. Looking forward to our next visit
  33. L

    Letseathereagainandagain

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is always very nice. This is our first choice for celebration meals out or if we feel like a spontaneous meal out. Everyone always wants to come to the Cavaliere for lunch or dinner! Service is impeccable, food is always delicious, menu is extensive. Definitely quality ingredients and very good value for money.
  34. DH

    DavidH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First visit in ages and was very impressed. Great food and nice to see the place has been smartened up.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food staff very helpful and pleasant nothing to complain about have been a few time will definitely be back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very welcoming, service was quick and food was delicious. Will definitely return soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE it here! The food is delicious and the service is absolutely amazing!
  38. TW

    TraceyW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was brillanrt just what we needed and wanted for Mothers Day.
  39. D

    Debbie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers day lunch was absolutely fantastic. The food and service was sublime. My 90 year old mother had a blast and ate the best she has in a long time Thank You
  40. DG

    DebbieG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service & food my favourite Italian restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Cavaliere does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Cavaliere also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 663 4492.

The Cavaliere is rated 4.7 stars by 466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Cavaliere

124 High Street Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AU

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 11:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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