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La Caverna

#200 of 2,094 Places to Eat in Dublin
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Temple Bar
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12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, La Caverna is a little taste of Italy...
Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, La Caverna is a little taste of Italy in Dublin creating a tradition of excellence. With three levels, each comfortably seating up to 40 people, La Caverna is ideal for groups old all sizes. The newly renovated 300 years old Wine Cellar is a beautifully crafted 18th Century Barrel Vault, updated with soft lighting and superb selection of over 150 premium wines from Italy, France and Spain,Portugal, Argentina,California, Chile, Australia, South Africa We are proud to be the only Restaurant in Dublin to serve the entire Wine Collection also by the Glass.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Great food but zero points for the music!"

Booked a table for two at 6.30pm on the 26th of August 2015. When we arrived we were shown to the one window table in the restaurant which was very comfortable. We had the early bird menu which was great value. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. The salmon and lamb shank... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for two at 6.30pm on the 26th of August 2015. When we arrived we were shown to the one window table in the restaurant which was very comfortable. We had the early bird menu which was great value. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. The salmon and lamb shank mains were perfect. Deserts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had the Early Bird menu which was great value at 18 euro for 2 courses. Pasta and pizza really tasty and the lamb shanks were excellent. Desserts of chocolate and walnut brownie and tiramisu were really first class! Staff were very helpful and friendly and we thought the surroundings stylish and comfortable. Cannot understand the poor review: for quality... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

the starters were tasteless (squid and prawns). for the mains all pasta dishes seemed to be the same. all covered in a sickly white wine creamy sauce. No atmosphere in the place. we didn't get wine or dessert so not prolong our time there. the food was tesco ready meal standard. the staff were ok. don't go mcdonalds is better... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was there with my boyfriend for Valentines Day and I must admit we were positively stunned by the politnness & hospitality by the stuff there. They made us feel as we were the only customers in the restaurant. All the food we ordered was delicious as well the wine was tasty. I was a good value for money too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Being from Dublin, I have walked past this place hundreds of times but tonight was the first time I've eaten here. From the minute we arrived here we were served by knowledgeable staff who knew the menu inside out and could answer any question we had about the menu. The food was amazing and all four of us who ate... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was very happy to have found this lovely little restaurant tucked away from the temple bar area. Gorgeous menu with perfect pasta. I always like to book a table and was glad we did, albeit for an early sitting at 18.30 on a Friday. It certainly seemed to fill up quickly. Was glad to have been seated on the ground... More 

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County Tyrone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Easy to find, stand in Temple Bar Square, turn left at the burger place, left on Fownes street. It was so good 1st night we went 2nd time! Steak, lasagne, pasta all excellent! Friendly service, excellent value, relaxed holiday atmosphere. Would recommend and definitely go back. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I found this restaurant by looking on Google maps, otherwise its easily missed. Right in the heart of Temple Bar, up a quieter street. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. The pasta was really delicious, all of our party thoroughly enjoyed our meals. All the staff were fantastic, especially Monica! They have gluten free pasta, so any dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A distinct cut aove most Italian restaurants. The food was excellent and more inventive than so many restaurants of this kind. Service was charming and bang on the mark. Will certainly make a point of eating there again when next in Dublin. And the location is great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife and I ate here on 27th July 2015,lovely meal and didn't wait to long for it either.i had ribeye steak cooked perfectly,my wife had bolognese which was so flavoursome.waiter catered to our needs and very good choice of wine to go with meal.for a more intimate meal ask to be seated downstairs we didn't but looked lovely and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
  • Neighborhood: Temple Bar
  • Phone Number: +353 1 670 3110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, La Caverna is a little taste of Italy in Dublin creating a tradition of excellence. With three levels, each comfortably seating up to 40 people, La Caverna is ideal for groups old all sizes. The newly renovated 300 years old Wine Cellar is a beautifully crafted 18th Century Barrel Vault, updated with soft lighting and superb selection of over 150 premium wines from Italy, France and Spain,Portugal, Argentina,California, Chile, Australia, South Africa We are proud to be the only Restaurant in Dublin to serve the entire Wine Collection also by the Glass.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?