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Caravaggio
Caravaggio

Caravaggio Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caravaggiorestaurant.co.uk
  • Email: caravaggio@etruscarestaurants.com
  • Phone: 0207 626 6206
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3.00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Faliero Lenta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Liverpool Street, Bank, Aldgate and Tower Hill tube stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Caravaggio
Formerly opened by Luciano Pavarotti in 1996, Caravaggio still remains one of the firm favourites with the movers and shakers of the square mile. Occupying the imposing premises of what was formerly a banking hall, the space has been opened up to create a gallery which runs around the room at mezzanine level, providing a second tier of tables and creating a perfect space for group dinners and large parties. First class modern Italian cuisine and slick service are all part of the Caravaggio appeal.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Setting is formal and impressive but atmosphere was lacking (it may be due to its city location and us visiting on a Friday night). Good value with 50% off and food was tasty and generous portion sizes"
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "Service is professional and efficient without being very personable. The restaurant is stylish with a balcony area providing fairly quiet space to talk. The set lunch had minimal choice but was all well presented and tasty. The wine list had many interesting Italian options however it was not cheap.I would recommend the venue for a quality business lunch whether a la carte or set menu."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "great food, excellent service and good, reasonably priced wines"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Great place for a business meal. Great ambience, service and good value."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "We were attended to but by different waiters/waitresses who seemed distracted - no warmth. Having eaten main course we were abandoned - had to chase a waiter for coffees who couldn't take a coffee order bit went to find a waitress who could take a coffee order. NO incentive to return. Food was OK - nothing special."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "Caravaggio is a wonderful Italian restaurant serving mid- to high-end italian food with excellent service (and a good wine list too!)"
    dined on 27/11/2013
  • "I had lunch at Caravaggio and I was fairly disappointed by the overall experience. The food was good but far from stunning. The starters were the best. The fresh pasta was OK. The service was poor and a bit arrogant. The prices were OK for the location."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "A good location for business lunch in the City. Service was prompt and food was OK, nothing special."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "Very good food and excellent service. Rather quiet on a Monday evening"
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "Excellent service and business like atmosphere. Staff excellent but could smile as a suggestion."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant many times for lunch but not for a few years. I was pleasantly surprised that the level of food has not deminished during my absence and the dining experience was exceptional.I think the attendance at the restaurant on the day suffered as a result of the inclement weather - many tables available. But this did not deter us from having a most enjoyable meal."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "I am a regular and therefore biased but I am never disappointed by the food at Caravaggio."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "A very poor overall experience. Limited choice on the menu. Much better options in the area."
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "In the heart of the city this is a good place for a business lunch for some authentic Italian cuisine. Have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Ate from the A La carte menu, however they do a lunchtime special 2 course menu which I have had before which is really good value"
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "I booked Caravaggio for a business lunch. The service was attentive without being instrusive and the menu was wide ranging with a number of vegetarian options. The food itself was very good with decent portion sizes."
    dined on 23/01/2014
  • "Food was ok. Service sporadic. Had an upstairs table that was a bit souless but to be fair it is January. Have had better meals here before in terms of ambience and service"
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "You always know what you will get with carravaggio good food and attentative service. Limited atmosphere but then it was a Monday night so this was to be expected. Will go again 20% deal was nice"
    dined on 20/01/2014
  • "Great food and great service; many thanks - I'll be back!"
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "Caravaggio is a classic, elegant setting with an amazing Italian menu - with a twist. I had a fabulous raddichio risotto."
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "I'm sure this place could do better, and I'm sure it used to be better. Looks impressive when you walk in - large, airy dining room, bustling atmosphere. Tacky, 1970's-look cardboard menus let it down and are at odds with the prices and the ambience of the restaurant. The food is fine: conservative and a bit unadventurous (starters brought out within a couple of minutes of ordering, giving the impression the dishes are just lined up pre-prepared in the kitchen). Staff seemed friendly enough, but distracted."
    dined on 17/12/2013
  • "Good food from one of the stalwarts of the City business lunch scene. I have eaten there many times with no problems whatsoever. Unfortunately, for this review, none of our accompaniments for our main course were noted down so we had to re-order and they arrived when we had nearly finished our mains. Not great at all, especially as we did not even get an apology. That is one bad example in 20+ visits over the years, so I would still recommend them."
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "Caravaggio delivers good quality food in a business friendly environment. The service was appropriate, not fussy but attentive. We enjoyed the experience."
    dined on 04/12/2013
  • "Not particularly exciting, but well cooked cleanly presented plates and relatively attentive service"
    dined on 02/12/2013
  • "the set lunch menu was terrific and very good value."
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Had an early booking that meant we were the only people in the restaurant at 1900. Skilled cooking and with the 50% TT offer it makes the restaurant a very attractive option. Would happily eat here again"
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Food was great and good house wines by the glass as well. My colleage loved her pasta starter and my main course of calfs liver was excellent. Only observation was that the service was a little slow to start with, but it got more slick as the evening went on. I intend to return again. Reasonably priced as well."
    dined on 13/11/2013
  • "We booked a business lunch for 7 and after many years of walking past I finally visited, always guilty of "being on the doorstep". The food was varied in choice, the service was good and it was readonably priced so i will definitely return."
    dined on 29/10/2013
  • "i have wanted to go here for a while and when i finally got round to it i was a little disappointed. I asked for something to be left out of the starter but it wasn't, the food was warm, not hot and although tasty the reality didnt live up to the description. So i was a little disappointed. In saying that the TT offer was good and i probably would return again but with less expectation."
    dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Very good as usual, set menu good value and good service ."
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "We booked a table for 7pm on Friday evening. When we arrived, there was only one other table there. There were more people arriving towards the end of evening. My husband had Spaghetti alla Sorrentina for starter and the stuffed rabbit leg for main. I had Risotto allo Zafferano de Toledo ed Asparagi for starter and rib-eye steak for main. Both starters were very nice. The rabbit leg was quite rich and the steak was slightly too salty. The staff were attentive. We shared a warm chocolate mousse for dessert, which was lovely. The evening was made more enjoyable by the old school background music. With the TT offer, this resturant is definitely worth a revisit."
    dined on 25/10/2013
  • "We wanted somewhere near to Vertigo that was good value in a nice setting, We went for the 50% Tp Tble offer and this turned out a good decsion. We had a Pino Grigiot at £26 as an accompaniment to two starters between four and then a great Chianti Classico, for a little, more with the mains. The gravadlax and cold meat starters were great for sharing and very tasty. Italian Restaurants are the only places to have calves liver and tis is an a outstanding dish at Caravaggio; the veal and duck also went down well. Really good value for excellent cuisine. Will definitely be back and will try out other restaurants with the 50% offer."
    dined on 24/10/2013
  • "While an area standard for many years, it does not disappoint. However, beware, portions are substantial!!!"
    dined on 16/10/2013
  • "This was my first visit ... I'll be returning. Apparently it's really busy at lunchtime, but the evening was comfortably quiet; not empty, but enough people to create atmosphere without it being too noisy for conversation. Food was superb, as was the service. Thank you!"
    dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Maitre'd was excellent and helpful. waiting staff were discreet and unobtrusive. we stayed until we were the last ones in the restaurant"
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We took a chance on this place, and used the 50% off deal. The food was Excellent, as was the service. It feels very much like a 'Buisness' resturant though (considering where it is I'm assuming they Do most trade at lunch time) but the quality was high, and staff very friendly. We enjoyed it, and might consider returning at full price !"
    dined on 10/10/2013
  • "It was like a surprise find for me when we ended up here, but it was worth every penny spent. We got 50% off on food which was awesome! Must visit....i will go again!"
    dined on 30/09/2013
  • "This was my first time at Caravaggio and we were all very impressed by the food. Incredible value with the 50% off Toptable deal. Service could have been friendlier and more attentive but would return."
    dined on 07/10/2013
  • "We had the 1/2 price mains offer. Food was OK, nothing special. Had we paid full price, we would have been disappointed."
    dined on 07/10/2013
  • "I had heard great things about this restaurant, so was looking forward to a really nice meal. The starters were tasty enough, although the poached egg on brioche had obviously been re-warmed under a grill as the outside of the egg was a bit hard. The veal escalope for main was a major disappointment. It took up most of the plate with a small side salad. There was no sauce to accompany it, not even a slice of lemon, and the breadcrumbed veal was oily and pretty tasteless."
    dined on 02/10/2013
  • "Great value on 50%Top table offer. Went two nights running. Friendly, helpful staff."
    dined on 02/10/2013