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Cava Restaurant

1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
860-628-2282
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Ranked #18 of 159 restaurants in Southington
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Cava has established itself as a taste of luxury. An experience of Old world charm, and romance both in it's decor, and cuisine. It's upscale fine dining experience caters to those looking for an evening out, a special occasion, or a private events.The cuisine is authentic italian, using the finest ingredients. The menu alone exceeds any expectation. The daily additions to the menu, both appetizers and entrees are prepared daily by our executive chef based on the freshest market products. Cava expresses it's zest in season, both during the holidays, and on our cocktail list. There's a charm with each season, that should be brought to the table.The luxurious decor reflects the old world charm, with modern nuances. The warm feeling of home, paired with a featured glass of wine is sure to put your mind at ease. Each room has a separate serenity encompassed by different fixtures. The "Fireplace room" and it's cozy, warm candle lit atmosphere will soothe you and your guests after a long day at the office, or for a romantic evening. The "sunroom", filled with light, white linen, and paired with the right company, makes for an impressive room for a private dining, or the right place to impress that someone special. The "sunroom" serves as a private banquet room for all occasions.When the sun sets, and the lights are low the "Main DIning Room" has a grand dining table for occasions with more intimate groups. Everyone can enjoy a cocktail,or glass of wine, at the granite top bar, surrounded by dark cherry wood. There is a more casual atmosphere in the back tavern, with high top tables for a "girls night out" or just a couple appetizers while watching "the game".In addition to the dining experience, the cuisine has upscale items with aged angus certified steaks, fresh atlantic salmon, pasta dishes, lighter fare, and authentic flavors throughout. Cava strives to leave an impression. The dining experience is that of traditional Italian, perfect for a relaxing meal.Cava is well renowned for elegant private events. Private dining events range from wedding receptions, baby showers, bridal showers, business meetings, cocktail hours, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, and all business functions. Private rooms are available for any events.
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Derby, Kansas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant had an extensive menu for our group. My entrée was not very hot when served. The atmosphere is very fancy as are the prices. Tried a few of the desserts none of which were remarkable.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited this Resturant for lunch with 2 business associates. Unassuming from the outside, it is very nicely decorated inside. We arrived for a late lunch and there was only one other table that was occupied. We were shown to a table at the edge of the room, tucked in the corner and by a column. This was very awkward because... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one very serious restaurant in the middle of nowhere. As soon as you step inside, you know a treat is in store. The decor eminds me of of an old and very gracious hotel dining room. In a nutshell, the food was most creative and delicious, the service very prompt and friendly, and the largest wine menu I... More

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Southington, CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to CAVA for dinner on a Friday night. I found the service to be slow, perfunctory, and not pleasant. I'm not sure what else was happening, but my pasta had a musty taste. I would normally point something this significant out, but my date and I at that point just wanted to be finished and leave. I say... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were staying nearby and were told to try Cava. Service food and atmosphere were all top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This restaurant is BEST at Christmas-time. It's decorated absolutely amazing during Christmas! Otherwise, it's delicious year round! This isn't Outback Steakhouse which is why I think people have complaints on here. You don't get soup or salad with your entree or any great deal because it's definitely finer dining or special occasion dining. It's a special treat! Grab a glass... More

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New Haven, CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What an amazing dining experience. We started out with the antipasto. Mmmm mmmm Good! We chose a bottle of wine that they were featuring, I forget the name, but it was great. I opted for the special Seared Ahi Tuna and I am so glad I did! A fantastic explosion of flavors! What a gem of a restaurant, I will... More

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Long Island
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went here for lunch and it was great. The Tuscano was cooked perfectly, no rubber scallops on this dish. The only issue I had with this meal was it was with grilled vegetables, some how peas became a grilled vegetable. I tasted the Lobster Risotto and it was excellent.

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new jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant aspires to be a very fine dining establishment. It succeeds on many parts. There is an excellent wine list, that is appropriately priced. The menu is extensive. We had four different entree's, and all were very good. We also had two appetizers, also very good. The calamari was a non traditional presentation, with hot peppers. Our antipasto was... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I am a repeater at this local white linen restaurant located in the heart of Connecticut minutes from Interstate 84 on State Highway 229. A diverse menu combined with an efficient and friendly wait staff make for an enjoyable dining experience. Stavros (the proprietor) and his wife are invariably on hand meeting and greeting patrons. The owners have strived to... More

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