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La Caverna

#171 of 1,969 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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  • 196
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
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
One of the finest Italian cuisines in Dublin

I booked this restaurant twice for my family members' birthdays. Management of the restaurant was very professional and organized nice small birthday surprises for them. It was very unexpected and very kind so in both cases the birthday party turned out to be fantastic. The food is absolutely tasty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
OlgaLam
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I booked this restaurant twice for my family members' birthdays. Management of the restaurant was very professional and organized nice small birthday surprises for them. It was very unexpected and very kind so in both cases the birthday party turned out to be fantastic. The food is absolutely tasty and has a high quality. Prices are more than appropriate for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We bought a very good online deal for this place, and went on a Monday evening, we were literally the only couple in there at 5.30 in the evening. The restaurant was very well decorated, with the brick wall being a really nice feature. However, there was a smell - Sinéad reckoned it was a wet mop - that was... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I recently visited this restaurant on a trip to see my sister living in Dublin, having come across it online while searching for restaurants that offered gluten free options. Without any exaggeration, I set up a TripAdvisor account with the sole intention of raving about this restaurant! Our experience was fantastic from beginning to end! Having booked a table for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is great, I just love how cosy this place is. The staff are always very helpful and the food is always perfect. We usually get two starters and share, I always go for either chicken wings or garlic bread. (I'm one of those people that when I... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Being away with work colleagues we pre-booked this restaurant for Saturday night. the staff were extremely attentive but not in your face, the food was of good quality, the menu was what you would expect from a Italian restaurant, the atmosphere was good, a good experience. Nothing outstanding though to make me want to make a special booking to go... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had occasion to visit Dublin recently and had a business evening meal at La Caverna in Temple Bar. It is our second time eating here and again we were most certainly not disappointed. Attention to detail from the staff is professional, prices generally were moderate along with wine and the atmosphere was very cosy. The manager 'Dan' was most accommodating... More 

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Dublin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I used to visit this restaurant on a regular basis but we had not been for a year or so. The updated décor was nice. Food was nice but we didn’t think it was as good as our previous visits, mediocre. We had availed of an online offer which was good value. We ordered two main courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Food was gorgeous and service was brilliant and the decor was beautiful. Really enjoyable visit. I would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a busy Saturday evening, a party of 9. The food was amazing and the staff could not have been more friendly or attentive. A great night was had by all and we will most definitely be returning soon.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is one of my favourite Restaurants in Dublin, fuelled by excellent service from fantastic staff. Went there on Friday 6th March for our 60th Mindstore meeting. When talking with the owner the lovely Dan, I shared with him that this too was my 60th year, with my big day taking place in April. There were nine of us and... 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 - 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
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?