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“Smart and rather business-like” stalwart, near Leadenhall Market, that’s one of the City’s longer-established expense-account venues. Even those who feel that the experience is “all a bit ‘staged’” say it “nevertheless serves great Italian cuisine”; and reporters who feel that “after 20 years it’s a tad tired” still say that “it’s always a pleasant visit”.
“Ideally located in the City and ideal for business” – a “quality Italian” near Leadenhall Market that thrives as “a good venue for entertaining clients”, even if “service is a bit mixed”.
“The food doesn’t let you down, even if it’s a little pricey” at this “smart” City Italian, whose location right by Leadenhall Market helps earn it strong nominations “for a business lunch”. On the downside, the atmosphere can seem “slightly dull” and an unusual number of service glitches were reported this year.
This “City lunchtime favourite” (a spacious Italian, near Leadenhall Market) scored hits and misses this year – some disappointments were recorded, but other reports applaud its “well-cooked fare and very efficient service”.
Caravaggio is one of the city’s most well established fine dining restaurants, offering superb modern Italian cuisine in elegant art deco surroundings. Formally opened by Luciano Pavarotti in 1996, Caravaggio is the most serious Italian restaurant in the City and a firm favourite with the movers and shakers of the square mile, many of whom are regular customers.
Occupying the imposing premises of what was formerly a banking hall, all that remains of the original interior is the ornate high ceiling, with its splendid Art Deco light fittings. The designer Tony Thomas has opened up the space and extended an existing gallery that now 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 and is also popular with single diners, many of whom prefer to eat at the bar.
Opened: 1996 Number of Covers: 150
Opening Times: Restaurant: Monday to Friday 12:00 pm — 3:00 pm 6:30 pm — 10:00 pm
Bar: Monday to Friday 12:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Available for private functions
Nearest Underground: Liverpool Street, Bank, Aldgate, Tower Hill
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
Caravaggio Restaurant Diner Reviews
107-112 Leadenhall St, London, EC3A 4DP
|Monday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|