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La Caverna

#168 of 1,941 Restaurants in Dublin
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Temple Bar
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Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 184
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprisingly Superb!

We had a delicious 3 course meal with wine. Everything was excellent and the staff lovely and friendly. One of us ate from the early bird menu (bargain), the other chose from the A-La-Carte. We had the garlic prawn starter which was absolutely perfect. Also bruschetta, which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Bolton
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Bolton
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious 3 course meal with wine. Everything was excellent and the staff lovely and friendly. One of us ate from the early bird menu (bargain), the other chose from the A-La-Carte. We had the garlic prawn starter which was absolutely perfect. Also bruschetta, which was delicious. For mains, I had the lamb shank. It almost melted off... More 

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Portglenone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We were going to Dublin for my sons 20th birthday and after great deliberation on which restaurant we should go to my Husband found La Caverna. We made the reservation by email explaining the reason for our meal and asked if they could assist with possibly a birthday cake. Even though we had read all the reviews we hoped because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

On a 2 day trip to Dublin I was struggling to find a restaurant that would cater for my severe nut allergy, that was until I got in touch with La Caverna who were more than happy to help. Fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the sides of mash potato and chips were lovely. Thank you again and thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent meal. My spaghetti was exceptional. Fresh seafood in a delicious sauce. Best I have tasted. Excellent service, very knowledgeable about their wines and excellent value for money.

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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Valentines fun, and this was my first time to this place, hidden right in the middle of Temple Bar. The atmosphere was nice, not too crowded. As the title says, it was the service that really did the evening justice. Attentive waiters and a really helpful member of staff who helped us choose the right wine to go with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ummm!! Yammy!! My boyfriend and I went to eat some italian food and we got very impressed, it was a really good meal, served very fast and it was delicious. The waiter was very kind too. So we enjoyed very much. Besides, it was a nice and beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, very friendly clued in staff, great selection from over 100 wines and the food is amazing :)

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Lancashire
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35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Picked up an half price deal for two people for 14 euros for two pasta pizza meals and booked before we left. Restaurant was very full and the atmosphere excellent. The food was excellent and the staff in the restaurant very friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

From the minute we walked in the door, we were treated unbelievable well. Greated at the hostess table and show to our table right away!! The service was great and there was always someone on hand if we needed anything. The food was in a league of it owns, the Fillet steak I had was cooked to perfection and arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

went for dinner with my wife on a friday night. Cant complain at all about the experience. Our waiter was a sommelier and was very knowledgeable and helpful when choosing the wine to go with our meal. He was very attentive (even tho it was very busy on the night) and we got a free shot after our meal. the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, 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 12 - 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 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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
4:00 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?