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Caravaggio

#4,811 of 17,851 Restaurants in London
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Bankside House 107-112 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 4AF, England
+44 20 7626 6206
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Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Middelfart, Danmark
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is stylish. It has round tablets which is perfect when you are visiting the place with an unequal number of guests. Both the service and food is excellent.

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Thank Turist46
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Thanks for these comments from an experienced reviewer. More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Business lunch. We asked for rapid service and got it. Only time for a main course so opted for veal Milanese which was very good.

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Thank Andy H
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Short and to the point from an experienced foodie and reviewer. greatly appreciated . More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Had a quick lunch visit with colleagues. quick service,great pastas and veal milanese, generous portions. Perfect place for lunch, i will try it for dinner too, the chef does a great job here. bravo!

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Thank Cudylondon
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Would like to let this reviewer know that floor staff and chefs appreciate greatly his comments More 

Congleton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The restaraunt is very nice place and the staff were good but I wasn't very impressed with the food. We had a large group and had a set menu with limited options. Food was OK but nothing to write home about.

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Thank Jason B
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Regret the comments especially as they are from an experienced reviewer. Seems we let him down with the food. But then again it as a set menu with limited options chosen by the host for a large group. Hopefully this reviewer will be able to visit again and we would have the chance to change his mind regarding our cuisine More 

New York City, New York
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant ambiance I have been here many times before. So many London city restaurants are underground is a pleasure to see some natural light! Food is good but a tad expensive. Service was good this time as it can be slow. don't go there if you're in a major hurry. All in all I would return

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Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Thanking this reviewer for his positive comments. If the service was slow on his visit it should not have been and we apologise. More 

London
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Slightly impersonal venue - felt like an office in which one had laid out tables and the service matched the feel of the place - a little formal and not very friendly (but not unfriendly). Food was by numbers Italian - all decent quality but no personality and a bit "so what". But prices assumed something so much more. (That... More 

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Thank cyulcfslx
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Not a bad review but one that raised concerns for us. Re the service I do believe we do try to be friendly, but with city clients and business lunches we also have to be formal, so we have to be not to friendly but not unfriendly, a happy medium. I do wish reviewers would stick to reviewing and not... More 

UK
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212 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Good location form the city. Set menu good value and Varied a la carte Here for a special occasion but did not feel that special. The occasion was not acknowledged at all though had been put in comments at time of booking. Comments clearly read as the waiter asked about one of our dietary needs and allergy but not the... More 

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Thank packyderm
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Regret that this reviewer found cause for comment. She is correct in that we had noted on the booking that there was a dietary requirement and also that it was one of the guests birthday. Normally we would have offered a small cake with candles with their desert.This did not happen however as the clients declined desert and the waiter... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The food here always impresses. Superb pasta (try the truffle spaghetti) and great meat dishes (try the Milanese veal) are among a long menu list. Book ahead if possible as this place is very popular with the businessmen at lunch time.

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Thank Owen W
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Appreciate this experienced foodie and reviewer's comments. Thank you More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the entire experience in Caravaggio. The service was great, the food excellent and the atmosphere very pleasant. Highly recommended!

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Thank marta k
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Appreciate that this client found the time to post this review especialy as the review was made over the very busy christmas period More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife and I had been to a Christmas carol event and we're looking for somewhere to eat on the way home, when we passed Caravaggio and popped in. Maybe we should have been forewarned by the fact that Caravaggio had spare tables when many other places were fully booked. Anyhow, the food took at least 45 minutes to arrive... More 

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Thank Mark M
Caravaggio E, Manager at Caravaggio, responded to this review

Have to wonder why the comment few empty tables,,as these clients had just popped in and had no idea if anyone else was full or not. Suffice it to say it was quite a busy night. These clients arrived at 19.30 in the evening and paid thier bill at 20.24. total of 54 minutes on the premises so stating the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankside House 107-112 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 4AF, England
  • Public Transportation: Liverpool Street, Bank, Aldgate and Tower Hill tube stations.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7626 6206
Description
Formally opened by Luciano Pavarotti in 1996, Caravaggio was created in homage to a key genius of the Italian Renaissance, serving a menu that brings together dishes from various regions of Italy and its islands. Inside a former bank, all that remains of the original interior is the ornate high ceiling, with its splendid Art Deco light fittings. A gallery runs around the room at mezzanine level, providing a second tier of tables. A long, marble topped bar by the entrance provides a convenient holding area for what is, at lunch times, a very busy dining room.

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