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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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18:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank lucius_taeschler
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank Zoltan L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant looks unassuming from the outside but it does some of the best Italian food I've ever had. The chef Antonio cooks everything from scratch and provides a really warm welcome. We now visit this restaurant several times a month and every time the food has been absolutely delicious. It's very reasonable and there's a good wine list too.... More 

Thank Aalice_H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Antonio C
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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 

2 Thank Davina W
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

1 Thank Lucylulu9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

2 Thank Chloe M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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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
Italian, Mediterranean
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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