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La Caverna

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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
(01305) 262 500
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our first meal together 17 years ago

Fillet steak al pepe need I say more, Franco is indeed a Chef to look up to and Alison is a Women who knows how to look after you.All our important events we have celebrated there.Thank you😎

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Fillet steak al pepe need I say more, Franco is indeed a Chef to look up to and Alison is a Women who knows how to look after you.All our important events we have celebrated there.Thank you😎

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited La Caverna whilst on a weekend stay near Dorchester as it had been highly recommended. We weren't disappointed. Because we booked quite late, we weren't able to be in the main restaurant but had a table in the entrance foyer, which sounds weird but actually wasn't! It made for a good atmosphere because we could see the kitchen... More 

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North Newbald, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to this restaurant twice whilst on a recent holiday in Dorset. Without doubt,one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten in. The food was freshly prepared,and beautifully cooked.We had pasta,pizza,fish and steak over the course of the 2 meals,and every dish was excellent. The service was prompt and friendly and the meals were good value. We would... More 

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cambridgeshire
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had booked this following TA reports for Saturday of Easter weekend. Ended up in a dark and dingy damp corner, where we had to have additional candles just to read the menu. Food ok but very small portions, unless they mixed the starter portion up with a main portion for the canneloni. One staff good, other not so good, wine... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We Had our first visit to La Caverna last night and it certainly won't be the last! The atmosphere was great, the staff were happy and helpful and the food was delicious! There was a good choice of food which is clearly homemade and good quality. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this restaurant and look forward to our next visit!

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Only found this place due to searching trip advisor. It's on a side street and wouldn't have noticed it but I'm glad we went. I had delicious large prawns in a garlic, chilli and cream sauce, followed by a simple but equally delicious pizza. Staff were friendly and helpful but it was the food that made it - really was... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tucked away down a side street this place could easily be over-looked. Tried it with a colleague whilst here on business and have to say menu was wide ranging and food itself quite superb and clearly home made with love and attention. Staff were attentive and helpful and ambience pleasant. I highly recommend for a lovely evening of tasty good... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely meal in pleasant surroundings. Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. We went to celebrate a birthday with the family and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating with seating us with a young baby. Will definitely be returning.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is one of those places we constantly drove past, making a comment that we must go there 'one day'. At long last we made a reservation (recommended) - and we were not disappointed. As well as the quite extensive menu on offer, there was a good selection of 'specials', covering both starters and mains, pasta, meat and fish. My... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

La caverna ! A-maaaazing! Back I. The day when we were carefree and child-less this place was one of our regular eateries, and every single time I have been I have left with my taste buds dancing and feeling so full I could fall into a good coma, if you want an amazing steak with an even more amazing blue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: (01305) 262 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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