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La Caverna

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$$ - $$$
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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited La Caverna for the first time yesterday, quite an ordinary looking frontage and you might initially think where is the seating? Well it is downstairs in what looks like an old wine cellar but apparently it's an old grain store, with about 30 covers at a guess. The kitchen is on the ground floor and the waiting staff do... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Will definitely be visiting again soon. Food was amazing, great service and a relaxed environment. Thank you !

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England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birthday meal here. Had not been here before so gave it a go. Firstly, the setting was lovely, downstairs in a wine cellar so atmosphere was great. The young lady who served us was very pleasent and helpful in attending us the food was wonderfully cooked, it was faultless. Best seafood dish I have ever had, well done chef and... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little restaurant was a real find in Dorchester for myself and a friend! The Arrabbiata was truly memorable and my friends Risotto Marinara a delight. The service was polite and unobtrusive. A superb meal which was prepared with true passion by the Chef. Give this establishment a try, you won't be disappointed!

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1 Thank Bakkies53
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That such an unprepossessing property could hide such a gem? Stairs to the basement restaurant are precipitous, but the food waiting for you is worth it! And such friendly staff. Will certainly be back!

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1 Thank Kerry P
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely Italian Restaurant tucked away in a wine cellar in Dorchester still provides the best Italian In West Dorset. The service is second to none and the staff treat you like family.

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1 Thank sdjulesdt1
East Sussex
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and Mrs were travelling through the west country and had booked a room for one night just around the corner (at the Casterbridge Hotel]. Both La Caverna and Casterbridge were very good choices. We decided on a pizza each. Mine was the Venezia. Fresh, hot, tasty, just the job! This was definitely the best pizza I've ever had. Followed... More 

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1 Thank acoustic_willi
Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

My experience of Italian food is limited but I visited this restaurant just before Christmas 2016 for a work party. Food was very pleasant - I opted for lasagne as my main course and whilst the portions were not huge, the quality of the lasagne was superb. Possibly the best I have tasted. The restaurant is set below street level... More 

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Mosterton
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Its taken a while for me to get around to reviewing La Caverna. As I browsed previous reviews prior to typing I realised someone,I honestly don't know who, had already commented on the same Christmas staff "do" that I had attended. In very negative terms. 9 Dec 2016. I'd very much like to say that the comments are not the... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I went for dinner with a group of people, about 10 of us. We had pre ordered the starters and main courses so that was easy. The staff were exceptionally warm and friendly and available, and patient, as we didn't all recall what we had ordered and it could have been annoying but they didn't seem to mind. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?