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Summary

“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”.

£60
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2
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£62
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3
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2
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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.

£62
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3
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2
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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”.

£62
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2
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Created in homage to a key genius of the Italian Renaissance, Caravaggio is dedicated to gastronomic excellence, aiming to demonstrate the same dedication to quality and innovation in the field of food and drink as the great Italian masters brought to painting and sculpture.

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

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.50 £24.00
Pretheatre £18.50 £24.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £23.00 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Current menus

Restaurant details

Yes
Portions
30
150

Caravaggio Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Caravaggio Restaurant in EC3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Caravaggio restaurant.
Antoneta H
very disappointing...
Reviewed 24 days ago

"very disappointing"

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107-112 Leadenhall St, London, EC3A 4DP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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