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The Cavaliere, Dalkeith, Midlothian

The Cavaliere

4.7
4.7
481 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 481 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
  • 4.5Value

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  1. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Could not rate it as we didn’t get to eat there. Our bus didn’t show up and the next one would have made us 10 minutes late. I contacted the restaurant to which was noisy and the gentleman clearly didn’t want to talk to me who replied “ok you cancel we busy thank you” and hung up the phone when I was asking if they could hold it for 10/15 minutes. Won’t be booking again and will tell others to avoid if this is the rude behaviour they can expect!
  2. SM

    StaceyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    While we really enjoyed our food even tho there were quite a few mistakes with the order it wouldn’t have bothered us but we ordered rose wine and it was blossom hill. £22.95 for a bottle of cheap £4.99 wine isn’t something I’d expect to pay and while I don’t mind blossom hill it’s not something I’d expect in a restaurant. Have had a few friends saying the same and it’s put them off so I’d definitely look into it. We had 3 order mix ups but this could have been overlooked if it hadn’t been for the wine.
  3. LF

    LesleyF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Had a lovely meal to celebrate my 60th. Portions were great. Had the half and half (pizza and pasta). Delicious.
  4. HC

    HazelC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Reasonably priced. Lovely food and staff.
  5. AA

    AnnA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great welcome, great service and great food would thoroughly recommend to anyone
  6. LS

    LynneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I would highly recommend the cavalier to anyone, my first visit there was for lunch and the lasagna and the pornstar martinis were to die for the best I've had yet. I will definitely be returning to try more of the menu.
  7. B

    Boughy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We ordered starters they were fantastic. We were a party of four and three of us ordered three steaks 1st was perfect but two had to be sent back as one was under done and the other was far to overdone. We advised the waiter and they were sent back then one of the steaks again was overdone. This was very disappointing as we’ve been many times for dinner and also for carry outs. The staff were very pleasant and couldn’t apologise more but maybe chef was having a off day. They certainly didn’t charge us for one of the steaks.
  8. VW

    ValerieWilliams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and our table of 6 was ready for us! Food was so tasty! Staff very attentive and really good with my children! Can’t wait to go back!
  9. AH

    AnneH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and value for money. Always great
  10. FW

    FionaW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Italian restaurant, food fab and service really good. Never had a bad meal here. Waiter is very knowledgeable about the wine
  11. LA

    LindaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First visit to the Cavaleire in many years and I wasn't dissapointed. Loved the comfy seats at the table. Food was delicious. Coffee served in a lovely cup. Served by very pleasant staff. Toilets were beautiful and immaculate! Our only wee complaint was that as our table was near the entrance to the toilets we were met with an overpowering smell of 'blu loo' periodically.
  12. MB

    MichelleB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! My daughter said it was her favorite meal the entire trip.
  13. AR

    AbigailR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Two people were sick after our visit on my birthday
  14. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, perfect ambiance for every occasion. My husband and I had an over 60’s date night. Staff young and old are so attentive and interact with all the diners. Thank you for a memorable visit. We will be back soon.
  15. JW

    JacquelineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening great food and cocktails would recommend lovely family restaurant 10/10
  16. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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 !!!
  26. DA

    DAVIDD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails were amazing. Service was excellent
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. RO

    RobO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely spot, wonderful vibe.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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!
  36. CD

    ChristineDL

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff who were very helpful..
  37. 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
  38. S

    Sl2020

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food fab service
  40. 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

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 481 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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