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La Caverna

#189 of 2,068 Places to Eat in Dublin
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Temple Bar
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Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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4:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 am
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 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

Getting to the toilets was a bit of a nightmare ! Food as staff where lovely. I ordered Fillet steak, it was delicious and cooked perfectly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Warwickshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has lovely staff and absolutely excellent food. The risotto was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend ate here, we wanted to find a nice classy Italian which had a warm romantic atmosphere and that's what we found! Excellent stake, garlic bread very nice, carbonara nice and excellent customer service constantly checking up on us. Would recommend this resturaunt although it's hidden away!

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Portglenone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Yes, is the simple answer. I refer to my 1st review of this excellent Italian restaurant dated 23rd Feb (please read) and to be perfectly honest I didn't think our first visit could ever be bettered, how wrong was I !! La Caverna and there staff not only made our 2nd visit unbelievable with the excellent food and service but... More 

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WREXHAM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Getting to the toilets was a bit of a nightmare ! Food as staff where lovely. I ordered Fillet steak, it was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We first went to La Caverna in 2007, to mark 1 year together. We liked it so much, we've gone back every year since. A glorious tradition in a glorious little restaurant! Incidentally, the wine list has improved every year, well played La Caverna!

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

30 of us were given the upstairs to ourselves which was lovely as we all sat together and actually talked - We arrived early for the Early Bird Menu which was excellent value & there were no complaints heard and little or nothing left on the plates - Service was prompt with everyone served at the same time which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had a really nice meal for two on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was busy, but service was excellent, staff friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and good value for money and will definitely be paying a return visit soon

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Additional Information about La Caverna

Address: Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, 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 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 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 - 26
  • 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
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
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?