The Cavaliere

4.8
323 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 323 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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DorothyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant! We came across it by accident and we’re very impressed! The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal - food delicious!

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Baxter16
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food was amazing staff friendly and attentive would definitely recommend
Decor lovely

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LynneS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, served by lovely staff! Took my 89 year old father - in - law and he gave it the thumbs up!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Spontaneous booking resulted in having a very pleasant evening and eating well presented tasty food.

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DebbyK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so great to be back here, the food is great, the service is impeccable and nothing is too much trouble.

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GailK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh food. Amazing choice of food and drinks. Great service staff were all welcoming.

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DerrickA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience was nice and overall very enjoyable.

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Always a warm welcome, great service, good food and excellent value for money.

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Becca
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Would recommend! Lovely!

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LamanchaBugle
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal and the staff were wonderful. However we chose to dine outside as it was a warm evening. The area seemed a little unkempt with tables and chairs in a bit of a jumble with bird droppings on them, weeds around the edges of the yard and metal beer barrels stored in one corner. We were the only people eating outside that evening. Maybe everyone else already knew what it was like outside.
Inside looked quite smart. The toilets were extremely clean. I had a very nice linguine with prawns and my husband had sea bass. Reasonably price food and choice of wine. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Please clean up the 'yard'.

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Renee
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and approachable. Food outstanding

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KimM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave place to dine . Love food and love the service

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MaggieB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have been in years, food was outstanding
thank you

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steuart
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal from starter through to dessert. Service was excellent and would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family and personally, we will be back soon.

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vipNicki
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal! Food was amazing and great service!

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AT22
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service and meal. All five of us had a great time.

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sandral
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing environment. Good food and excellent cocktail choices.

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AlanB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice eatery good atmosphere diligent staff very good food and specials board menu but not cheap at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and service

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AlisonP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Very attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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SusieY
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming staff. Good choice in menu. Table staff very nice. Excellent experience.

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FionaL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service & friendly & helpful staff as always, good value for money & good to see it getting busier again, safe environment post covid restrictions.

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BrianM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The walls are bare, I preferred it when the photos of the rat pack were on the walls. The lights are too bright for me, I like it better when it’s less bright and more intimate. There was no music either though this is possibly part of the COVID restrictions, but I do love it when Dean Martin is on in the background. Silly little things, I know, but these are the things that make it, for me.

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and value, as per usual. Would recommend for any occasion!

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AlisonM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Interior from dining area to toilets spotless. Will definitely be back soon.

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Chelsey
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round experience. Service very attentive food qas delicious

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Sara
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chips were amazing !!!!!! So dry and crispy. Great service for my little girls birthday.

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ThomasC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choice of Food was very good and food chosen outstanding especially Linguini Marinara.

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LindaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed a nice meal here on Saturday with the grandkids. Food was lovely and staff very friendly. The only downside was that my granddaughter had to wait for a long time for her desert to come after everyone else had eaten theirs.

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MaureenN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal, food was top class and cocktails were amazing. Great service, the restaurant got a bit more busy as we finished our food, so glad we went a bit earlier.

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LauraS
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always - food, wine, atmosphere and service second to none.

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CaraL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here all the time cause the food is always amazing and amazing service. Gemma and tony are so good

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andygm
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to the Cavaliere and overall we were impressed. THe service was good, the food delicious and the portions large. My wife couldn't finish her main of Pollo Milanese and my starter of Spaghetti Carbonara would have been a main course in other restaurants. The restaurant lacks a little ambience hence why I only gave four stars overall but that may be due to the table spacing due to covid.

I would certainly recommend it and will eat here again.

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TeresaD
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal and staff are so friendly and obliging. Highly recommend

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vipNicki
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fans! Family dinner, excellent food and the staff are second to none. We really enjoy coming here and walking distance home after a few refreshments with dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch with my friend good service staff very attentive food was lovely I highly recommend the lasagne it was delicious. Toilet was very immaculate. Will definitely go back again.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 5 star experience when we visit. We love everything about this restaurant!

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Sandra
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly, food delicious and service fantastic

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Danielletod
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for my grandparents birthdays. Food was fab and so was the service. When I told the staff it was there birthday they put sparklers in there desserts which they were initially embarrassed about considering they are both over 70 but they loved it. can't have a birthday without a good laugh. Will definitely be back

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 323 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.