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Cava Restaurant

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1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
+1 860-628-2282
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited for lunch with friends and had a wonderful time. Flavorful Espresso martinis and the food is fantastic. We tried the penne ala vodka and chicken parm both great portions and reasonably priced

1 Thank Sarah P
Newington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I try to dine at a different restaurant every year for Valentine's Day, typically somewhere neither of us have been before. I had seen all of the talk about Cava's Christmas decorations on facebook, but unfortunately we couldn't make it during the holiday season. When I called to make a reservation for Valentine's Day I was pleased... More 

1 Thank KMRG16
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Southington is full of great restaurants but this is one of the best. Went on Valentines Day being a little concerned about knowing how busy it gets, the whole experience was enjoyable from start to finish. We were sat right on time for our 7pm reservation at a table full of rose peddles and our waitress came right over. She... More 

1 Thank FrankLou2017
Meriden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here a few times this holiday season and I'm impressed every time. Around the holidays they decorate the entire restaurant very elaborate and it is quite a sight to see. I made it a point to come and see it and my fiancé knows how much I love the decor and food so he took me there... More 

Thank stephwanderlust
Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner for our anniversary. Beautiful decor. Warmly greeted. Great table. Waiter was horrible. Had to ask him to check if our cocktails were ready because he obviously forgot them. The veal meatballs were not hot. He stumbled his words when we told him. Offered more, but we were into our meal and I didn't want to interfere with... More 

Thank Renata B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in knowing there were mixed reviews from many friends. Had a great glass of Pinot Noir. Made our waiter aware of a food allergy and he did make a note of it, however, despite the food allergy the meal arrived with all the allergens on the plate. So they had to take it back and when the waiter... More 

Thank Chris Dianne R
Southington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cava decor is to die for! Absolutely gorgeous. You may just want to go for a drink to take it all in! The last two times we there, the food was okay, not great. Same with the service. Spoke to a friend who was there this past Saturday and their feedback was the same. For the price of the... More 

Thank debsmr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arriving hostess was not enthusiastic but we got her to become warm and inviting after a little conversation. Decorations were interesting,the ladies loved them.The food is not the quality that we expected. We will not be returning because of the food not the decorations,they were ok

Thank Lameass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had a bad meal. Very consistent, and service is very professional. Beautifully decorated. Bar is nice to sit at for a drink also. Bartenders very professional.

Thank marley38
Burlington, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends here for a holiday dinner. The foyer is very small. It was crowded and the staff seemed disorganized. No one offered to take our coats. When you get to the table you quickly realize it is so crowded that you can't keep your coat. The service is very unprofessional. We had 7pm reservations. Soon after we sat... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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