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La Caverna

#108 of 2,034 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: 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
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • 268
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  • 93
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  • 44
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  • 20
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  • 27
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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
Good

Ensalada caprese, calamari, Calzone, lasagne, tiramisu and vanila ice cream. Everything good. We paid 70€ for everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
carlacai
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked La Caverna a couple of months ago for a large group on a hen party. From start to finish they were a pleasure to deal with and I really felt that out business was appreciated. On arrival we had a long table towards the back of the restaurant so we didn't feel like our noise was affecting other diners.... More 

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Undoubtedly the one of the best restaurants in Dublin. Friendly and excelling staff with good food. My wife and I visited this beautiful restaurant on the evening of 23 January 2016. We had starter, main and desert - each one was delicious, can't wait to go back.

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Thank MackyD36
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Caverna last night and what a great all round experience. The waitresses Monica and Maria made our evening really special and the food was fantastic. The restaurant itself is a small place set on three floors and decorated nice. When booking you can request to be seated in the cellar which is very romantic with exposed brick... More 

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Thank Amy M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous little restaurant perfect for a nice romantic meal. The service was excellent, incredibly friendly. We were sat downstairs which seemed empty at first but then possibly the most well mannered stag group sat down too so there was a nice atmosphere. The Goats cheese starter is immense, and I loved my pasta main whilst my partner... More 

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Thank Nigel S
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ensalada caprese, calamari, Calzone, lasagne, tiramisu and vanila ice cream. Everything good. We paid 70€ for everything.

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Thank carlacai
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here was exceptionally friendly, especially Monika. The wine selection was quite nice. I had the margarita pizza, it was very good and a decent size. I also tried the tortellini, it was very good. We closed the place down. Very cool spot.

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Thank Malgorzata S
Dundee, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked at the lat minute on Tripadviser reviews and was not disappointed. Friendly, attentive staff, great food, excellent wine and good ambience, thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Dublin. Will be back.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent meal here last week. Starters and mains were delicious. We made the right choice picking this restaurant during our visit to Dublin City. Very friendly and professional staff.

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Thank ZigEl16
Dublin
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd time in La Caverna and I have to say it is amazing! Since we walked into to the restaurant it felt so homely! Food was delicious and fresh, staff went over the top to make us feel welcome. Special thank you to Monica and Dan! You Rock! and I will be back :)

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Thank Paula K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining at La Caverna in Dublin City today. The good was excellent, I had the whole grilled sea bass and it was cooked to perfection. Others in my group enjoyed the pasta and chicken dishes, all very happy with their meals. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. I could redo men dining there when... 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, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?