We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Caverna

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar | 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (Temple Bar)
+353 1 670 3110
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #290 of 1,797 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Temple Bar
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.
Reserve with OpenTable
La Caverna is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

226 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
    121
    40
    31
    13
    21
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oregon City, Oregon
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

one of the best salmon dishes I had at a restaurant. And the price was really reasonable. Excellent wine choices. Best restaurant experience I had in Dublin. Sorry others in Dublin but that was my expereince. Highly recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were hustled into this restaurant by a member of staff and promised the set menu despite it being past the finish time for the offer. The food was ok, but definitely nothing to get excited about. The service was fantastic - attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was very cosy and intimate. Good but not great, we were glad we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enjoyed a really nice meal here. Friendly and pleasant staff who were solicitous but not intrusive, Food was delicious and the portions were copious. The early Bird Menu looked excellent value. A lovely little place tucked up a quiet street in Temple Bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband made a booking here while staying in Dublin on our honeymoon. He told them this while booking and when we arrived they gave us a nice table upstairs alone right by the open windows. It was nice and somewhat romantic. The service was very good as was the food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Ate here last night with my boyfriend before a gig in the Olympia. We got the 20€ meat and cheese board with two glasses of wine, a pizza and a tiramisu. The deal originally came with two glasses of prosecco but we were offered wine if we preferred which we did :-) Firstly, I cannot tell you how good the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food and service here is amazing. I would 100% recommend it and it's also really good value. The goats cheese starter is to die for and the king prawn pasta dish is heaven with the door shut. Go here you won't be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Never realised this place was so big inside until I saw a virtual tour of it so visited with my wife to see it for myself. It's a lovely setting for a romantic dinner and the staff went out of their way to do everything they could to make the experience very special. The food and wine was all top... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A group of co-workers (about 15) met up here for dinner one night. They have an early bird option, which we missed, but also had a three course option and they allowed us to substitute a drink for one of the courses (house wines only). It is a good value to take the three course option, which is what we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a deal for a cheese and meat board with Wine which it was nice but we ordered extra some bruschetta to have it as a side, but the ciabatta was really soggy, not sure if the sauce from the tomatoes was olive or something different, but it was too much in the bread and therefore it was not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Me and my girlfriend went for a meal here after finding it on tripadvisor. Can only agree with past excellent reviews as the food was amazing and the service was brill. We had prawns and garlic bread for starters followed by calzone and a pizza. (With a cheeky bottle of wine;) Would recommend, if you want an Italian, honestly, look... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed La Caverna also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
 
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
 

Been to La Caverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Caverna, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing