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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome dinner, great food and fantastic cocktails. Service and the atmosphere was perfect for our family dinner, will be back soon!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal with our family of 14 for our retirement. Food and service were excellent as always. The staff are very attentive doing their very best to cater for your every need. An excellent evening out. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pizza i will give a 8/10 rating, slightly soggy however for what seemed to be a busy easter Sunday ill accept that. was welcomed by a very nice lady (black top) who was very friendly and i liked the aura of the place with the...pizza guy having a joke with the girls working, until the second lady (red top) started shouting and swearing at the kebab guy in front of my 7 year old daughter (for no reason other than her not liking something he had said to another guy who was potentially a delivery person or maybe another customer). There was a second gentleman (i use the word loosely) who kept grabbing at his trousers, scratching his head under the hat he wore, wiping his forehead and continuing to touch foods which i find extremely unhygienic!! all round a very disappointing experience and feel management need to sort their staff out as the only people who seemed nice was the pizza worker and lady in black tshirt, the rest need to go! Horrible atmosphere and language is appalling!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Second time ate in this place. It was a quiet Tuesday at 4.30pm but was getting more people at 6pm with a party sitting at a long table. First time was attend a party in the function room at the back and the food was...delicious. This time the food was salty so we are disappointed . Service wasn’t great. The two waiters there looked miserable. Only realised a bit overpriced too maybe because I didn’t need to pay last time. But for what we got is definitely overpriced. Won’t be back in a hurry.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Visited for the first time in over 30 years. My wife and I both ordered pasta which was literally served to us promptly and was pretty good. My only complaint was being charged the ridiculous amount of £5.25 for garlic bread which was two thin...slices of bread.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Having been a loyal customer for well over 25 years since I was a teenager! I am sad to say the cavaliere has really gone down hill. The prices are actually ridiculous now and service not great. £5.50 for one small potion of chips! I...got half pizza half pasta and there was chicken on my vegetarian pizza, and the pasta portion very small. Drinks very expensive too and the waiter was not friendly. This used to be out go to family restaurant but sad to say I don't think I would return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

We visited the takeaway to which the Pizzas were lovely, staff were welcoming and polite, nice friendly atmosphere and alot of fun between the staff but not in a way that effects their work which was lovely to see.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Absolutely disgusting we ordered 2 pizzas and a portion of chips got home and started to eat when I pulled a long hair from the back of my throat absolutely disgusting to the point it made me sick avoid! If your staff can’t wear ppe...to avoid this!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

We regularly purchase a takeaway from The Cavaliere and while the meals have been disappointing at times (various issues noted further in this review), we have always continued to return. I don’t typically provide reviews as I don’t feel like my experience is so good...or so bad that it warrants sharing. However I have felt disappointed to a level I felt I had to share. The first issue we experienced was when we received the wrong pasta dish. As it was wrapped before leaving the restaurant, I had no idea it was the wrong dish. I called when I got home, and to my amazement, there was no apology over the phone, and the general tone was as if I was lying (or trying to get a free meal of some sort…). I was asked to come back to collect the dish, to which I replied I would not. They therefore sent it via their delivery driver who was very apologetic and a credit to the company. I had to return the original dish as requested (just to check I’m not playing games or lying…). The following week, we returned normally for our takeaway, albeit reluctantly as I was disappointed following the prior weeks experience. I ordered two bottles of Coke via the online system, to be told only one had gone through. I therefore had to pay for the second bottle. On arriving home, I checked my online receipt to find that I had originally paid for two bottles. I called the restaurant and because I had opted to pay by cash, they could only credit my online account (against a future order - very clever, because now I have to return again…). The final visit to the Caveliere was a few weeks ago. It was our 10th takeaway in the space of 3 months. Brilliant - we get our 11th meal free, how exciting. The meal was great, and at the weekend just past, we decided we would use our voucher. I remembered receiving the text message with the code. When I checked the message, it stated the code had expired… we had only been given two weeks to use it… of which ten days of that I was on holiday with my family. I explained this in great detail to the man over the phone, to get a call back the following day to say sorry, just like Tesco, it’s expired. On their website, they promote ‘11th meal free’ - with no mention or small print that the voucher expires in two weeks (maybe worth updating - I had no idea and I doubt anyone else would suspect there was such a tight timescale to use the voucher). When the business landscape is so challenging in today’s market, service levels put the best above the rest. Sadly the Caveliere have a lot of work to do on this front. I hope they can rectify this over time, as their food is excellent. I’ll maybe return one day, but it won’t be any time soon (not that it’ll affect them in any way shape or form).More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Firstly, excellent service, atmosphere and food. No complaints with the food served or the extremely polite staff. I think it was gemma who served us,absolute star. 4 out of 5 and would have been 5 out of 5 but for a couple of minor experiences....Chose the xmas menu on a friday lunchtime but no turkey was available ! Opted for the cheeses as a dessert, quantity and quality were great, probably best cheese dessert i've had, the negative ? It was described as cheeses with celery and grapes, no celery or grapes appeared, didnt detract from the fantastic cheeses, but correct the description on the menu. Definitely return and hope for a 5 out of 5 next time, so close.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

Been coming here for years and it rarely disappoints. Still family run after many decades in business. It is usually very busy, especially at weekends, and can be really noisy. Food has always been good, with great choice of pizzas, pastas, fish, meat, etc. the...veal was popular with our group this time, as were prawns and pizza. One thing I would say is that some of the ingredients/recipes have changed over time. Lasagne didn’t come in an oven dish this time and wasn’t quite as good and, where there used to be Parma ham on some pizzas, it’s now cubed ham. Good wines, coffees, and sweets. Staff are still fab. Overall, good value for the money.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

I understand that in military circles, there is a phrase to the effect that "amatuers talk about tactics: professionals talk about logistics". Perhaps the Cavaliere should reflect on this. They are genuinely capable of producing some of the most amazing Italian food south of Edinburgh...(I'm being serious) but the delivery service is absolutely pathetic (based upon multiple experiences, but tonight took the biscuit). Waited ages after the website told me that my order was on its way and, ended up having a quite awful conversation with a staff member who hung up on me - and then I called them back to cancel. To be absolutely fair to them, they did say that if the pizzas were cold, they would remake and redeliver. Unfortunately, having worked briefly in the food service industry, once I complain about food, I walk... forever. Sorry Cavaliere!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Just back from our first trip to this lovely restaurant. We stopped in for a quick bite to eat after being at the country park. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and we had a lovely table. The waiting staff were very attentive and didn’t rush...us. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. The food was beautiful. My husband said it was the best pizza he has had. The sticky toffee pudding was the perfect pudding to finish off with. Just gutted I had the car and couldn’t sample some of the cocktails that were being delivered to the other tables, next time tho.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Nearly £7 for 3 small pieces of bruchetta. Sorry not value for money won't be back. Won't recommend for value for money. There is a hotel only a couple of miles away with a n amazing menuu at a fraction of cost. The restaurant looks...nice though.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Nice end to partners birthday weekend, take away pizza 🍕,,as usual absolutely amazing and plenty of topping and the delivery was speedy and everything hot. Only downside ,,get rid of the tape round the pizza boxes,they are not going to run away,,do you know how...hard that is to get off ,especially when you hungry 😅More

Date of visit: September 2023
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THE CAVALIERE RISTORANTE & WINE BAR, Dalkeith - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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The Cavaliere Ristorante & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4