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Cava Restaurant

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1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
+1 860-628-2282
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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wallinford Connecticut
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sixteen of us were celebrating a family birthday and chose Cava from reading newspaper discriptions of its holiday decorations. Worth seeins. They did a good job of service for our large party and we also were seated on time. There are several dining rooms, none large. The bar area is very pretty. The food was good, prices high, and portions... More 

1 Thank gerald f
Durham, Connecticut
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've seen photos of Cava at holiday time, but never thought about going till this year, wish I'd been going for years. The decorations are stunning, the only thing I can compare to is Tavern on the Green in NYC in it's heyday. But it's still ten times more beautiful. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. If... More 

1 Thank TLH61293
Wallingford, Connecticut
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been reading about this place for years finally were able to visit during their wonderful Christmas season. We went on a Wednesday night at 5:00pm and were not disappointed with decor! The service was great, our server - Josh I believe, was great, offered suggestions when asked, we had a nice dinner with appetizer and the amazing pistachio pie... More 

1 Thank my3sons5
Ellington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends for the holidays and choose an earlier seating at 5 p.m. A friend was 5 mins late and the waiter/manager was rude and let us know that we needed to move along because the table would turnover at 7. The service was underwhelming as we asked for bread with our drinks three times and did not... More 

Thank Andrea N
Plainville, Connecticut
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230 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for a weekday dinner party of 6. We were seated promptly. The Christmas decorations from the door to the table and all over the restaurant are spectacular. A veritable winter wonderland, beautifully done. The physical space is too small for all the tables. The place was absolutely packed and it was hard to get in the door,... More 

2 Thank BillP1123
Milford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the experience, food was mediocre at best and served ice cold. Understand restaurant was jamming and clearly overbooked. No excuse for undercooked meat and entire entrée cold...either it had clearly been sitting for quite some time or simply not cooked, given their prices, I expected a top notch meal and it wasn't even close. Bartender was great and Caesar... More 

1 Thank deg3111
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good, but the restaurant is horribly set-up (cramped would be an understatement) thus I can only give it an average rating. I am not sure if this building was previously something other than a restaurant, but it is seriously uncomfortable. Small walk ways, tables too close together, constantly getting bumped into, small separated dining areas, etc... I... More 

Thank Robsniks
Meriden, CT
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a holiday dinner for a group of seven months ago after reading about the wonderful holiday decorations at Cava and how hard it was to get reservations during the holiday season. Shortly before our dinner date we began to read very poor reviews complaining about the food, the service and the very crowded conditions. We went with some... More 

1 Thank MeridenTravelers
Vernon, Connecticut
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for office Christmas lunch. Accommodations are too tight. The food was average at best. Ordered calamari and it didn't come with cherry peppers. When we asked, we were told they modified the menu for Christmas but yet the order on the next table included them. Wouldn't rush back.

Thank Sheary M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here on Saturday night (12/10) with 3 other couples. We had a 730 reservation for 8 people. Like other reviews have noted... The parking is extremely limited and space inside is extremely limited. They do provide valet or you can park yourself in a lot down the road. Walking in yes the decorations are gorgeous but it is pure... More 

1 Thank Jessica G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $30
Seafood, Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-628-2282
Cava has established itself as a taste of luxury. An experience of Old world charm and romance, both in its decor and cuisine. Its upscale fine dining experience caters to those looking for an evening out, a special occasion, or 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 its 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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