The Cavaliere

4.8
290 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
The Cavaliere has evolved from its humble beginnings a small fish and chip bar, to our present day restaurant & takeaway, with its renowned reputation throughout the East of Scotland. Ran buy the Crolla family for nearly 50 years, the Cavaliere is a Midlothian institution – the first Italian restaurant in the area.
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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 290 people are saying
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andygm
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNicki
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly, food delicious and service fantastic

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Danielletod
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on July 10, 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

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davidm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always in a nice atmosphere with lovely staff that are knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their food and service.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantastic food. Highly recommend!

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Morgan
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good very quick service our waitress was lovely and very good with my toddler ! Very family friendly and food was outstanding ! Will definitely visit more often

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time visit. Big portions and reasonable prices. Would return.

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adaml
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty dish. A very good sized
portion. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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ScottM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Unbelievably good service, you are made to feel special and the waiters recommendations were great!

My favourite restaurant hands down!

SM
StephenM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault the place, ten out of ten. Fantastic.

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lyndsayb
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was really good and cocktails where delicious

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PaulineG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new menu. Never had a bad meal here but I have to say the food was even better than ever. Service top class too. We’ll be back!

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MoragP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked the Cavaliere Restaurant in Dalkeith as it was my mums 90 birthday and as the family live locally and I had dined there previously. I was not disappointed and I rate this restaurant very highly and would recommend it to anyone who asked me about it.
The waiters sang Happy Birthday to my Mum which made her day;

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MoragD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive staff. Food was great and we didn’t feel rushed to move on when finished eating.

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Den216
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcoming staff. Great variety of food. Nothing too much trouble. Service was efficient and food was delicious.

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RachaelH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

service was brilliant. good wasn’t that good, tasted bland and as if it had just been reheated. bruschetta was amazing but you got 4 tiny bits of bread. deserts was amazing! all in all wouldn’t be back.

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Aud60
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

3 of us had a lovely birthday lunch.
Food was excellent except my pizza. Been before and thought the pizzas were amazing. This one was soggy, doughy and far too much garlic. Disappointing but I would still go back as it was probably a one-off.
It’s a lovely restaurant with a great menu.

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Mags
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very noisy staff around the pass area, loud Italian waitress, couldn't hear ourselves speak, left as quickly as possible. First time this has happened.

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LynneR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to the Cavaliere for 30 years and it’s always been good. They have refurbished and updated the menu over the years and the friendly efficient service remains.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, peace and quiet night out. Delicious food, prompt service and friendly staff!

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Swanfield
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Food was great, value for money, staff were friendly and service excellent.

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vipNicki
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! Our fave local place to go as a family!!

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AudreyC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal in this Restaurant. It’s one of my favourites

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GuyB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Qauality, Service atmosphere were second to none.

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12552
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frozen cocktails where great! Cant wait to try the other ones

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PhilG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff providing quick and timely service. Nice family run establishment with lots of repeat business due to friendly welcome and excellent food. Would definitely recommend.

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SharonScott
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, waiters very attentive and polite. Restaurant was full with a lovely atmosphere.

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CourtneyM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food and we will definitely be back :)

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DavidH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor seating area that was very quiet as other people don’t know about it yet! Food was great as always, service was impeccable and a great time was had by all.

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LauraS
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please make the Chateaubriand part of your menu and not a special, it was absolutely incredible. We really enjoyed being back tonight and of course the service was excellent as usual.

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AshleighD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a small ‘hen do’ meal and had the best time. Our server (sorry can’t remember name) was so lovely, really friendly/funny and so accommodating to anything we needed. Food was excellent, came out fast and delicious. Will definitely be back again even after this great experience.

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EleanorH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have patronised the Cavaliere for many years and have never had a disappointing meal. The choice of menu and specials is good and service is excellent.

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KateM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food beautifully presented. Waiting staff as usual were lovely. The restaurant itself is lovely and even better, we just live a 20 minute walk away, so we can have a glass of wine.

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KrisT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to finally be back and eating at The Cavalier. Food was excellent especially the calamari and steak. My son also thought the chips were the best he'd ever tasted.

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DerekF
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service friendly and efficient Excellent value for money Lots of guests giving a good happy feel definitely what was wanted after lockdown

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JulieM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Italian, food is delicious especially the pizza! Great service.

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 4.8 stars by 290 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 reservations at the moment.