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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
(01305) 262 500
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Ranked #12 of 107 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
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times overy the last ten years and can safely say not once have I been disappointed. Always exceptional food, exceptional service and exceptional atmosphere. If you are lucky enough to get the rabbit then you are in for a treat!! Best rabbit I have EVER had and trust me I like my food! Today... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Had originally booked for 2 but took my brother along on the off chance that they could fit an extra chair at the table for him. Bit of huffing and puffing when we turned up, but they did fit him in. Bit surprised though when we saw the table - had been expecting a table for 2 but it was... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been enjoying this wonderful restaurant for many years,i would recommend it to everyone as a place with unique ambiance and fabulous food.Never fails to impress.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and ambience and slightly more high end eating. It's probably my favourite eating place in Dorchester for an evening meal. I personally would say it's more suited for adults, great for special occasions with friends and/or couples. Don't get me wrong I love kids as I'm a mum myself, but I... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Really nice food and friendly service although a little on the expensive side Specials were selected by all 4 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed all courses The red wine was a little disappointing as was cold rather than room temperature, and the wines were all on the higher price scale.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Enjoyed our meal here - we turned up without a reservation on a busy Friday night and they found us a table. We had fish and duck with a bottle of wine, both were very tasty and well cooked. It felt like being in Italy - don't be put off by the shop front, the tables are downstairs in the... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a tough review to write, hence leaving it a week or so before commiting. I have been to La Caverna before, but did not review it then, although I remember the evening as being pleasant. This time out however, not sure. Can't quite put my finger on it. The service seemed hap hazard, despite sending the menu selections... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very welcoming place, cosy inside, fantastic menu. I had the beef carpaccio - the best I have had. Upon leaving the owners talk to you about the meal which is a nice touch.... cant fault this place

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Jersey, Channel Islands GB
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Authentic Italian. Nothing to dislike - everything to like. Just book it at go. Hand painted frescos in the main dining area give you a Florenzia ambience. Great selection of daily specials plus an impressive a la carte. Be prepared to spend a few quid! But it's worth it. Staff very friendly and professional and made our party of 11... More 

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very good food, very good service, very good value and a buzzy feel in an atmospheric vaulted cellar.

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

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