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La Caverna

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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
(01305) 262 500
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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
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Walked past this, what we thought was a front room of someone trying to cater for 6-8 people to make ends meet, a few times on our walks to pubs in town. Then read a TA review, popped in, walked downstairs and saw the "caverna" (see photo). What an amazing place. Food was absolutely top notch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Haslemere, Surrey, UK
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English first
Haslemere, Surrey, UK
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Walked past this, what we thought was a front room of someone trying to cater for 6-8 people to make ends meet, a few times on our walks to pubs in town. Then read a TA review, popped in, walked downstairs and saw the "caverna" (see photo). What an amazing place. Food was absolutely top notch, fresh and delicious. Staff... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I Had a fillet steak, which was superb, I couldnt of asked for a better quality steak anywhere else. High level of service for such a small restaurant.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well Franko is an amazing Cheff You have to book during the summer holidays, The food is with out a doubt Exceptional. This is an underground Bunker, Very romantic I will always go back

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Slough, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An extremely romantic place to celebrate a special event. This food is SPECIAL! It was all a little different, refreshingly so. The aubergines were lovely, the pizza with a crispr crust, and the tiramisu to die for! Downstairs you feel

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crawley
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fabulous unusual place. when you walk by it looks like a house with a couple of tables ...usually empty in it....Take a look inside and the restaurant is in the basement...so unusual, murals on walls and ceilings....really friendly staff and food is super. Everything we ate was lovely.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you like eating delicious food in a cosy romantic Italian setting, then La Caverna is for you! The steaks are especially good - the best we've ever had! Booking is essential as it is a very popular place!

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New Romney
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was my second visit to this restaurant whilst on business and the food was fabulous both times. The service was excellent and the hostess went out of her way to find me some information about the nearest supermarkets as I'm not local. I had the duck which was a special & it was cooked to perfection. I also really... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Have eaten here over the years on a number of occasions and have always been very well pleased with the food quality and service which has never faltered. Wonderful food, beautifully cooked with exceptional service. Garlic mushroom starter is lovely, seafood pasta and steaks with different sauces are superb! Franco and his team should be justly proud.

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Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Ate here this evening on the recommendation of TripAdvisor and have to say that this was the best, most homely and relaxed Italian we've ever had. The staff were friendly and fun, the setting was quaint and cosy and the food was utterly phenomenal. We had a bottle of good pinot, a shared starter, two amazing mains and two desserts... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lovely Italian in the middle of Dorchester. The tables are in the cellar but it's nice and airy, nicely lit and atmospheric. The food is very good, plenty of choice to cater for all tastes and a daily specials board. Some of our party who were not too hungry had 2 starters and were very satisfied with the portion sizes... 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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