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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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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
Delicious food in a quirky setting

We enjoyed a truly excellent meal, with impeccable service, in a quirky setting with a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the full Italian menu, there were some imaginative specials, making it a tricky but pleasurable choice selecting dishes; the wine list is not long, but interesting, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
L_W719
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We enjoyed a truly excellent meal, with impeccable service, in a quirky setting with a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the full Italian menu, there were some imaginative specials, making it a tricky but pleasurable choice selecting dishes; the wine list is not long, but interesting, and the Planeta was excellent value for money. Everything we ate was perfectly cooked,... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

La Caverna was recommended to us by the owners of the Casterbridge Hotel. It is tucked away in a side street and easy to miss. Do make the effort to find it as you will be very pleasantly surprised. It is a family-owned restaurant with a relaxed and welcoming ambiance. The food is, quite simply, superb and the price very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After booking for 8.30, and eventually being sat at 9.20, I ordered a pizza only for the waitress to return (an older, blonde lady) to tell me 'pizza was finished for the night' and that, quite bluntly, there was nothing that could be done about it. I ended up having a bland pasta dish. Absolutely terrible service - no apology... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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