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Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (Temple Bar)
+353 1 670 3110
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Ranked #197 of 1,890 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $29
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Temple Bar
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to a Christmas party at La Caverna and I was not disappointed! We were greeted at our table by the waitress who introduced herself and invited us to look around. The food was equally superb! The duck was amazing and one of the best Iv ever had. I will definitely be returning here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

La Caverna has a fantastic location in the heart of Temple Bar but this place, even if it would be on the middle of nowhere, I would still travel to have this incredible experience!! Fantastic team makes the Restaurant so unique! You will definitely admire their hospitality, atmosphere, attention, taste, presentation and top notch wine and food selection. I would... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

They accommodated our very large party with a semi-private area upstairs. My lamb shanks were delicious and perfectly cooked. The tiramisu was excellent. They have an extensive wine list.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Excellent meeting and greeting in this genuine family run italian trattoria. We had very good table service and my starter of dublin bay prawns was first class. The main course of slow cooked lamb shank was delicious. The house wine was satisfactory and not overpriced. Overall we would strongly recommend this for a meal out without breaking the bank!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A lovely waitress, excellent athmosphere and the chef was kind enough to do me a dish that wasn't on the menu. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a very central, good value, tasty lunch or dinner in the heart of the city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So we came to Dublin and most places were reserved, La Caverna advised us that they had a large christmas party but would cater for us. They sat us buy the door which had a fish tank table. Great conversation starter. We chose from the set menu, resonabily priced for the standard of food. We were seated and waited on... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My family and I have being eating in La Caverna for a few years now and we were there last night with a party of 8. The staff are very efficient and friendly and Dan the proprietor is such a lovely and friendly man who works very hard and is so pleasant all the time, the food is really good... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great food , great atmosphere and an amaizing staff, had my bday party a week ago and absolutely love everything , cant thank enough La Caverna specially Dan, Monika and Ripwan for their amaizing service , all my guests had such a great experience! I have been to La Caverna twice and I cant reommned this restaurant enough!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The food was unreal, absolutely amazing! The staff were friendly and the service was first class. The wine list was very good but the sommelier even better. Died and went to heaven with their dessert menu. Could not fault any part of this experience

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice little italian in the centre of Dublin's crazy Temple Bar, we sat at the window seat, little draft but the food was lovely, steak and lasagne both fab, we started with a shared starer with two couples and there was plenty to go around, a really authentic meat platter and some lovely garlic bread. The wine list was quiet... More 

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Additional Information about La Caverna

Address: Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 670 3110
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
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 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 29
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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