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Cafe Cathedral

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
  • Contactless ordering
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Updated 20-09-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-09-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 124 Italian in Oslo
#103 of 1,170 Restaurants in Oslo
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US$5 - US$40
Italian, Norwegian, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.4 km from Karl Johans gate
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Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

Reservations thru their website is like finding a needle in a haystack. Already Fully booked, 30minutes after announcing reservations for the following month. We visited Manila Cathedra and decided to walk around. Didn’t expect that we will see this place. We just decided to walk-in,...thinking in ourselves that we will be disappointed because we don’t have reservations. To our surprise, they entertained us. Too many tables were empty. Few servers during our visit. Not a good time to visit especially it was still early (9-10am). Would Like to try visiting it in the evening. Maybe that time, they will stricter in checking the reservations.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed March 27, 2020

It looked like a touristy place so we should have known better, but it had been a long day of sightseeing, so we gave it a try. It was very cold so it was very busy inside the restaurant. The prices are high, but unfortunately...the quality of the meals was not. My salmon dish was ordinary, not bad, but I could do better at home. My husband ordered a burger and chips, but the chips were potatoe crisps...served cold! My glass of red wine was very expensive for a tiny, tiny glass. This is really a tourist trap, big prices for very ordinary food, stay away.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place. Great ambience and a very picturesque setting. The staff and food are first class nothing was too much trouble even with my food issues, the chef made me a custom made Reindeer pizza which was Superb, the meat was so tender so...good in fact we went the next day for the same again . My wife had the chicken and artichoke pizza which was also excellent we paid 540 krone for 2 pizzas and a glass of wine and bottle of water. And it’s worth every penny I can highly recommend Cafe Cathedral and will be visiting again next time we are in oslo..the staff are really friendly and polite and offer terrific service.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Nice and cozy place in the heart of Oslo shopping district. The balcony seating is lovely! The food was tasty and fresh. Recommend the Clogg which is a mulled wine.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Nice dinner, professional stuff. We had a starter, main course and a drink. Pricewise it was very good (for Oslo). It is in a centrum, but they had a table of two avaiable on saturday evening.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Chose the reindeer and the moose stew, followed by apple and cinnamon crumble, all delicious. Staff friendly, interesting decor, lovely!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

Great food, (grilled reindeer, moose stew), very friendly staff, decent prices. Highly recommended. Good beer too.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 14, 2020

The terrace of this restaurant offers a good opportunity to observe people strolling along Karl Johans gate while having a nice meal. There isn't anything extraordinary about the food served, but it's still good

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Very convenient location on Karl Johans Gate; great for summer and well equipped for fall/winter (heaters/blankets & limited inside seating). Great, diverse menu, with local flare to appeal to virtually any palate, from pasta to moose. Grilled reindeer was delicious - get it medium as...suggested, even more conservative steak eaters in our party were pleased - and don't forget to check out the dessert options as well. Portions and flavors left all members of our party highly satisfied. For English speakers, we highly recommend Bikash, an outstanding Nepalese waiter whose service, recommendations, and English were all superb.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant because I wanted to eat something different. I chose the reindeer and husband had the moose. Both were amazing! Finished off with an apple and cinnamon crumble. This has to be one of the most amazing meals I’ve...ever had. The food was delivered quick, the staff attentive. We opted to sit outside under the heaters. They give you blankets to keep warm which is a nice touch. I would urge you to try this place. There are many options so not just the different. Also very reasonably priced!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Yes, Cafe Cathedral is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Cafe Cathedral is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5