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Cava Restaurant

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1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
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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Hampton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dined here for the first time on a hot, muggy evening. Not accustomed to dining in classy restaurants, I wore my capris and a simple cotton shirt. Arriving at the restaurant, I felt underdressed for such a fancy place, where others were clearly dressed up. However, my self-consciousness disappeared immediately with the friendly staff's sincere welcome. My test for... More 

Thank Ellen E
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after church on Sunday. I had heard so many good things about the place I wanted to try it. There was only one other patron in the restaurant. I was told because it was such a nice day everyone wanted to be outside. I ate in the bar which was fine. I was able to watch the news.... More 

Thank Tim R
Southington, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a bad meal. Always good service, and beautiful decor. Greatplace to go for a special occasion.

2 Thank Donna T
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

owners are rude, they don't take back any food even if it is not properly cooked. , I tried explaining how my prime rib which was supposed to be medium was completely rare it was red not to mention it was cold and after you take a few bites obviously from the outside in is how he cooks I don't... More 

Thank Ted M
Southington, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The food at this place is delicious. I recommend everything I ate. The goat cheese special appetizer was something different but tasted awesome. My salmon was nice and fresh and my husband's veal parm was excellent we both love their sauce. The portions and the prices were very reasonable for fine dining restaurant. The service prompt but yet we were... More 

2 Thank shannmcd
Shirley, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My wife and I had dinner on a Friday night based on the recommendation of a friend. We had reservations but the really weren't necessary that night. Servers were attentive though a little slow with the drink order given it wasn't that crowded. Dinner was excellent. We started out with Lumache (snail) appetizer which was quite good though the crostini... More 

Thank TheBaldMan
Waterbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I just hosted my parents 50th anniversary party there in one of their private rooms and from the food to the service everything was top notch. I would definitely host another party there!

1 Thank Danjohnson12
Prospect, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This restaurant is nice. The customer service is very good and the food was good but overpriced. My eggplant rolatini was good, nothing great. The portions are not huge but adequate. The menu on the website doesn't work and the menu I found on line must have been old. My dish was 17.00 on line and 20.00 at the restaurant.... More 

Thank notasnob824
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is my first restaurant review that I've written but I needed to share so others don't make the same mistake that we did. We went to Cava to celebrate a my daughters birthday and so she could have Zuppa di Pesce. We all enjoyed the service and presentation of the food, although pricey (bill for 6 people without drinks... More 

Thank HeatherLucas
Southington, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary there. The food was incredible from appetizers to dessert and nicely presented. The service was top notch and the restaurant was beautiful. Really a perfect setting for a special night.

2 Thank ChrisMorgan58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $30
Seafood, Italian, American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, 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, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: 18606282282
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?