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La Caverna

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (Temple Bar)
+353 1 670 3110
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Ranked #229 of 1,829 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Temple Bar
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 120 premium wines from Italy, France and Spain. We are proud to be the only Restaurant in Dublin to serve the entire Wine Collection also by the Glass.
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English first
De Noord, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great service, excellent food and fantastic atmosphere! This is the place I take my friends to when they visit me and they are exceptionally pleased as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I had the good fortune to stay in Dublin for 2 months. I was blessed to have been introduced to this wonderful oasis of fine cuisine, incredible atmosphere,and the warmest, most sincere hospitality in the city. My hosts Dan and Lukas, along with Monika and the rest of the amazing laCaverna crew welcomed me as family. To say I was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had heard this was THE best Italian in Dublin, we had heard it all before, went in expecting our expectations to be shattered but we were pleasently suprised! Most definitiley Dublins best Italian. Great decor, small and intimate, love the fish tanks IN the tables!! Great service good prices and fantastic food-a must whether your a resident or a... More

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Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate here our first night in Dublin, everyone was a little tired from the trip over and exploring the city all day but the dinner reenergized everyone. We had the table in the front window -- a table that has a small fish tank built into the table that would be entertaining for kids. Restaurant is small and staff... More

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Exeter, Devon, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a really pleasant experience with friends when we have dinner here recently. Really nice setting downstairs and food and wine/drinks to a really high standard. Waiters very attentive and bill was reasonable bearing in mind the high quality. Would definitely visit again when in Dublin.

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Kerry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I can't praise this restaurant enough! Strolling through Temple Bar, we were delighted to find this charming restaurant. The menu, the food quality and service are some of the best I have seen. Staff are very friendly and take time to check the ingredients with the chef....... one of the party has a dislike for some spices, so we were... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

50 metres from the bustle of Temple Bar, this place is a lovely little oasis of calm right in the centre of Dublin. The food was spectacular at a very affordable price and the staff were as attentive and friendly as any restaurant staff I have ever come across. It really is a hidden gem; I was shocked by just... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A friend introduced me to this restaurant over 6 years ago and I have never looked back. I have gone to many of the high rated restaurants in Dublin and I have still rate this the highest by far. I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday a couple of months again and the food was sublime. She had the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I booked online for three for 6.45.When we arrived the restaurant was jam packed.That didnt make a difference to the service we got. We chose the €18.95 for two courses. I had tiger prawns with pasta in a white wine sauce with red onion and tomatoesIt was "heaven on a plate.My friend has steak in pepper sauce with both mash... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

one of the best salmon dishes I had at a restaurant. And the price was really reasonable. Excellent wine choices. Best restaurant experience I had in Dublin. Sorry others in Dublin but that was my expereince. Highly recommend it.

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