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La Caverna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
(01305) 262 500
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is about the fourth time we have come back to this lovely italian restaurant, the only reason - the food is absolutely delicious!! On my previous review I wrote how slow and bad the service was. This time around it was quick, efficient and very friendly. Even got my special request (Zabaglione) for dessert but I made sure I... More 

Thank Carola E
Chipping Norton, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little eccentric, great atmosphere, typically Italian and good fun. Our steaks were served as ordered and chef even took the trouble to cook mine with a sauce not shown on the menu. The team of young waitresses were attentive, interested and contributed to the atmosphere. The menu offered plenty of choice for all budgets and tastes so long as... More 

Thank John B
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It was like eating in a bunker, damp musty smell and very low ceilings , we moved away from the arch, claustrophobic alarm. The food quality was good, a little over priced for what you got. We would not return

1 Thank Malcolm T
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lovely looking restaurant, the food was fantastic, service amazing, all that anyone could really want. 100% would recommended!!

Thank hugo775
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Had the steak fillet with saute potatoes and it was lovely. The wine was almost thrown to the table with a "there you go". I'm not one for being treated like royalty but there has to be a balance surely. After that, a waiter made a reasonably small mistake with peoples orders that I was sitting with, but it was... More 

2 Thank Harry E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Friday evening my partner booked a table for 3 people for the Saturday evening. We got a table for 8.15pm which we were delighted with. So we arrive on Saturday at 8.15pm and got seated. What a lovely little place it is. To our disappointment the waiter tells us they are closing for 3 weeks very soon and the food... More 

3 Thank Melissa B
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263 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

It's some time since I last visited this restaurant, and it certainly was not a disappointment. If anything it was even better than last time. We shared our starters of white bait and garlic mushrooms. It was great to actually see and taste the white bait, as in many restaurants they are entombed in grotty batter. Our main meals were... More 

Thank Brian S
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, great food, service, small menu but all very well cooked & presented..had a lovely evening here.not hurried.all very relaxed.make this our go to place.but maybe you will have to book, because it is popular.

1 Thank rod h
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We were in Dorchester for a wine tasting weekend and found La Caverna with good reviews, with my italian background we gave it a try and quite frankly the best italian meal we have had since I don't know when. Each course was delicious, we weren't rushed and the staff weren't too over attentive and left us to our meal.... More 

Thank Michael P
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We only had one night in Dorchester and our bnb hostess had informed us that we could go to Brewers Square where there were all the usual suspects of chain restaurants. We didn't really fancy a chain restaurant as they tend to be devoid of character so we asked a friendly inebriated couple walking up a quiet side street whether... More 

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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: (01305) 262 500

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