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La Caverna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

1 Thank sdjulesdt1
East Sussex
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank acoustic_willi
Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

2 Thank DrEggs
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

3 Thank Edwin A
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mandy T
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

O.M.G. we have known this restaurant for many a year., and the quality, ambience, service, excellence of freshness of all foods. The ultra balance of herbs, spices, combination of different oils, sauces, and brilliantly balanced textures, and ultimately lasting effect left on the pallet, is a wonderful, truly lasting memorable feeling. Plus., the expertise of Franco the Chef, is par... More 

1 Thank reocrich
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal, portions were just right although the antipasti was a little too small on portion size. The mains were delicious, no complaints there. The service was very good and they had some nice music playing which always adds to the overall experience of a restaurant. Will definately be going back, most certainly one of the best local places to... More 

1 Thank peaches467
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went here for his birthday. We were so pleased with the service and the incredible food!! We had the mushrooms for the starters and I had a pizza for main and my partner had something off the specials board. I then had banana split for desert with homemade ice cream while my partner had an expresso... More 

1 Thank jemma_4393
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I booked a table for New Year's Eve. The staff were welcoming & helpful from the minute we walked in to the minute we left. The food was fresh & beautifully cooked. We were both determined to enjoy our food and make sure we enjoyed the desert menu. The prices are reasonable for the food you get.... More 

1 Thank Hannah P
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a family meal for my son's 18th birthday , the party included a 9 year old and a 75 year old. All the group had a lovely meal washed down with prosseco, no complaints at all. My fillet steak Rossini was cooked perfectly rare and was absolutely delicious with hand cut chips and fresh veg on the... More 

1 Thank Brewer666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?