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Il Cavaliere

81 Blackstock Road | Finsbury Park, London N4 2JW, England
+44 20 7226 7678
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“ravioli” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
“friday night” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
81 Blackstock Road | Finsbury Park, London N4 2JW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always fresh and served with great portions. The staff are always friendly and Antonio, the owner will always make you welcome. The menu is extensive and the pizzas are great!

Thank DaleF587
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Looked on google and found this restaurant The food was home cooked and excellent right down to the pudding And the bill was surprisingly reasonable The service was good and attentive This was a hidden gem in Finsbury pk

Thank 2kimbo
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A hidden gem! You would walk by it not realising it was a restaurant but what an amazing experience! We had a wonderful bottle of red recommended by the chef based on our tastes and a bargain at £22. We had the king prawns and...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 24 October 2017

An amazing experience in a hidden gem. Antonio is a wonderful host, prepared a beautiful meal for us. A starter of tomato and mozzarella with delicious dressing and salad leaves. Our choice of main meal was pasta (of your choice) dressed with a duck and...More

Thank Cheryl O
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food, especially the dessert (excellent profiteroles), in a nice jazzy atmosphere. Service was great. And the value for your money is really good. Definitely recommend.

Thank Maxime L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visited at 8 o'clock on Friday night with hubbie and 2 children. Place was quiet but we were quickly made welcome. Starters were fantastic-the ravioli emiliana was the tastiest, sagiest, most delectable pasta I've had in years. Saltimbocca and chicken cacciatore similarly fabulous. Lemon tart...More

Thank Span B R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My family and I went to Il Cavaliere on mother's day, the food was absolutely incredible. Antonio is an amazing chef, we all love Italian food and have dined at many restaurants, but none have ever come close to this one. Also the staff are...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We ate at this great little restaurant on Friday and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Antonio, the owner, is very friendly and is a great chef. Our meal was freshly prepared by Antonio himself and it was the best Italian food we have had...More

Thank jonathan h
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Wonderful hidden gem, as traditional as they come. I've eaten at most of the Italian restaurants in and around Highbury and this wins hands down. The service is superb, even if it's busy as it was on Mothers Day, the owners make a point of...More

Thank Leylaloo
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch for 6, the looks from the front of the restaurant aren't amazing but it's a hidden gem. Lovely food, great service, just overall really great. Can't recommend it enough. Portion size is good, larger than a cote restaurant.

Thank Tom F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Blackstock Road | Finsbury Park, London N4 2JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 7678
  • E-mail
Il Cavaliere is now a well-known restaurant in the local area and beyond. It is popular with pre match Arsenal supporters who attend home games on a regular basis and travel from far and wide, on these occasions Il Cavaliere provides a special Match day menu (link) which includes an impressive brunch menu for the earlier kick off times. Advance bookings for home games days are recommended. The restaurant is recognised as venue to find very good quality home cooked food, at very reasonable prices and is fully licensed until 2am . The food is prepared and cooked to order (and sometimes served) by Antonio the Chef and his assistant Verona, hence the atmosphere is at most times quite relaxed and customers are not rushed, but care is taken to ensure customers are well looked after with enough of their own space in their time out. Time is taken to prepare food and consider the customer's preference; customers who come to Il Cavaliere understand this ethic and enjoy it. Il Cavaliere has a good wine list (link) and offer a variety and review of new or popular wines. Many parties and events are catered for, from birthdays, family reunions, engagements, funerals and weddings to mention a few. Catering is undertaken on site in the restaurant and on site at chosen venues, please see the catering page (link) on this website. Antonio personally project manages these events and is open to consultation. The food is sourced from quality suppliers and Antonio imports some of the local produce from his local commune in Calabria, such as Italian salami, pepperoni, peperoncini, wine and some cheeses, which he delights in sharing with the customers. We hope you will visit us and experience the 'Sapori di Mediterranei' at Il Cavaliere.
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