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“Best Italian in Highbury”
Review of Il Cavaliere

Il Cavaliere
Ranked #3,370 of 25,420 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian
Description: 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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Description: 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.
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 introducing themselves and making sure all is ok. The food is excellent, Cooked to perfection. Well done Antonio.

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Thank Leylaloo
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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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Reviewed 13 February 2017

one of the best italian dinners i've ever had (if not the best). very unassuming, but great kitchen and service

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking to find something specifically "Italian" as we live around the corner and this little venue lived up to all expectations.
Him, Antonio managed to greet us, serve us and cook all the two course meal for us by himself to perfection.
His professionalism and understanding of hospitality basically radiated through as he was coping with all.
We considered ourselves really lucky to find somebody running a business literally for passion.
This is hospitality A-Z.
Thank You

Thank ZoltanL39
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A very authentic Italian restaurant with very reasonable prices, generous portions and a friendly welcome.
Would strongly recommend.

Thank Coastal201451
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