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The Cavaliere, Dalkeith, Midlothian

The Cavaliere

4.7
4.7
455 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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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–18:00

  • 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

Menu

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What 455 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Group Bookings

  • Edinburgh

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. FH

    FionaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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

  3. RO

    RobO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and fantastic service. Very child friendly too.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely spot, wonderful vibe.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. CD

    ChristineDL

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly staff who were very helpful..

  11. 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

  12. S

    Sl2020

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service as always - highly recommend!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food fab service

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. DG

    DebbieG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service & food my favourite Italian restaurant

  30. L

    Lorna

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Usually really like this restaurant. But all charm has gone unfortunately. Food was nice, service was ok. Was offered a free Mother's Day prosecco AFTER I'd finished my meal and coffee. Would've been nice to be offered it when I arrived. Prices have definitely increased substantially over the last few years.

  31. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was delicious and the service outstanding. Lovely family run business

  32. j

    jacquelinem

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant! We always have a beautiful meal

  33. AW

    AnnW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The staff are very efficient, pleasant, polite and attentive. They couldnt do enough for us to enjoy or meal at The Cavaliere.

  34. DK

    DottieK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Wasn't as impressed as last time I visited. Had the same starter but wasn't as nice.

  35. AH

    AnneH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always staff very friendly and good with the children

  36. A

    Aud60

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food at Cavalier. Service friendly and welcoming.

  37. GB

    GeorgeB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great service. Even though it was a busy Saturday night, staff were very attentive.

  38. s

    srctrucks

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service highly recommend a visit

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Fantastic service too! Cant wait to go back already

  40. DB

    DaveB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet again another outstanding meal at the Cavaliere. Great food, great hosting and unbelievable value for money. Highly recommend it and will be returning again soon

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 455 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Cavaliere

124 High Street Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AU

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–18:00

  • 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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