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Il Cavaliere

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81 Blackstock Road | Finsbury Park, London N4 2JW, England
+44 20 7226 7678
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice and relaxed evening perfect host we dident aspect such good quality food ifdfinitly raccomend try the lobster ravioli

Thank Antonio C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

My experience of this restaurant was fabulous! It's family run business by Antonio who is the head chef, the food is freshly cooked pasta so it was worth waiting for the food. I recently went here to celebrate my aunt's birthday, it's in a excellent location close to Finsbury tube so it's within walking distance. You'll be greeted with warm... More 

Thank Davina W
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

What a great find.Food 5 star.Service impeccable and the best host Antonio.We were recommended by our hotel and what a treat.We will be back soon.x.

Thank Lucylulu9
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We visited while on a business trip, just myself and a colleague. We were extremely impressed with our pasta dishes, the food was freshly cooked and all from scratch. Just soft drinks as we didn't want a headache in the morning, but there was an excellent choice of alcoholic drinks. The staff and particularly the owner were very friendly and... More 

1 Thank Chloe M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

My experience at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! From the moment we walked in at 10:30 at night we were graciously welcomed by Antonio, the owner and head chef and made to feel right at home. We first ordered minestrone soup which he had to make fresh from scratch and it was delicious; fresh vegetables, and a tasty broth. We... More 

1 Thank Steph_Schoniger
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Went with a group of friends based on the tripadvisor ratings, and we were disappointed. Food was great value, and all five of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. A glass of wine, a main course and some garlic bread for starters came out at around 15-20 pounds.

3 Thank Ken F
Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Went with my husband and grandson for dinner on a Friday night in March. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we entered. Service was excellent and the food just delicious. Cannot recommend it enough and would certainly eat there again if in the area.

1 Thank Jools C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

This place is the kind of old school that everyone else tries to imitate. Quality home cooked food, fantastic banter, lovely family feeling that makes you want to stay there all night! We met a couple who have been going there every month for the last 10 years! Sunday roast is delicious and a total bargain. 5 star love.

1 Thank ScotchinBonnet
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Fantastic welcome and absolutely delicious food. I cannot recommend the restaurant more highly. We visited for Sunday brunch - amazing eggs benedict - but have sampled lunch and dinner here before. It is always faultless.

1 Thank sallyaab
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

My son lives in N5 and when I stopped by recently we decided to try this attractive restaurant on the Blackstock Road. So glad we did! Warm, welcoming place where care is taken about laying a lovely table with crisp white linen. Staff are wonderful and the food is just scrumptious! A menu offering classic Italian dishes and tempting daily... More 

Thank Christine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
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
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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