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La Caverna

57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
(01305) 262 500
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Ranked #10 of 105 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
surrey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Whilst on holiday what a great little find! Quirky little restaurant. Varied menu. Had, starters, main and dessert with a bottle of wine. Food was excellent, well worth the money. No complaints from my husband, who normally finds something to fault! Thinking about going back tomorrow for our last night, as we enjoyed it so much. :)

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ridgewood, east sussex
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

OMG have walked past this place loads to times because from the outside it really isn't particularly appealing BUT go downstairs and it's a amazing. Soft, tasteful music in the background, really friendly staff and a wine list to die for...the prose do was particularly good. All the food is cooked fresh to order but the wait isn't too long... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had an unexpected death in our family and my sister and I had to travel to dorchester very quickly. Stumbled across this place and very glad we did. Although it's a bit weird at the entrance with a curtain the restaurant (cave) has a cosy feel despite being a little cold and damp smelling. The food was cooked with love... More

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Dorchester
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142 reviews 142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

So what was the "just one thing"......................................read on!! My Wife, Myself, & our Nephew arrived early on a Saturday evening without booking (I think if was anytime after seven we would have found it fully booked). We were warmly greeted and seated.....the service was friendly, helpful, and efficient.....the comfort and general ambience was excellent.....the food and drink was top notch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Fabulous, utterly atmospheric and fun to be there, but maybe more importantly seriously good cooking, Italian cuisine at its best. Amazing!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hidden at basement level, tucked away from the Main Street in Dorchester, La Caverna is a real treat. Full of atmosphere with a perfect level of service, La Caverna turned out to be a great place to take my wife for a birthday meal. The food was amazing and realistically priced and we whiled away a very pleasant couple of... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a fantastic evening, great house wine and wonderful seafood, lovely warm welcome, helpful staff and beautiful food, the only improvement would have been Johnny Depp on a date but I can dream, would recommend eating here and look forward to my next visit, meraviglioso pasto grazie

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Boulder, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recommended by our guest house, La Caverna is in the basement level with stone walls and a curved ceiling. It is owned and run by a British woman and her Sicilian spouse. The food was delicious and the service friendly and personable.

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Dorset
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had an excellent meal here. The food is freshly cooked. We both had fish which was delicious. There is an extensive menu. The service is very good. The main restaurant is downstairs in the buildings cellar. Can highly recommend and will visit again

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just had a great night and meal at this lovely little hidden gem of a restaurant Hidden down a side road near a handy car park you enter and are taken down into the rched basement which has been decorated in traditional Italian style. Food is fantastic and very reasonable prices. Staff were great and very efficient . Well worth... More

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