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La Caverna
Ranked #6 of 165 Restaurants in Enfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went into La Caverna for dinner last night as we have a friend staying for the week. He requested that we visit as he'd enjoyed it last year. As ever we were all warmly greeted by the owner and swiftly served with our drinks.
We chose to have a main portion of Calamari between us as a starter. Beautifully tender, hot & tasty and soon polished off! For mai I had Linguine Ioniche, strings of flat pasta with salmon and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, delicious. Husband had his fave pasta, Penne all’ arrabbiata and our friend had Spaghetti alla carbonara. We shared garlic bread and tomato and onion salad.
We ate early, just after 6pm, and were the second table of diners, but by the time we left La Caverna was over half full and buzzing, not bad for a Tuesday evening.
It's always a pleasure to dine here and locals know why it's still a success after 30 years in the same place.

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Thank BarbieCat
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Italian food cooked by Spanish chef, perfect. Book first to get a seat, excellent for families or couples.

Thank BigNickwithChick
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I am new to this game having written 3 reviews I found myself stopping over in Enfield for the Paralympics. I have to say Whilst my kids have raved about Tripadvisor the thought of me using it didn't make me happy. So having eaten 2 Indian meals last week wanted something different, so went to number 2 restaurant La Caverna. Everything that is on the previous reviews is exactly as it is. You would not give it a second look from outside but inside it was as if you were in a little village restaurant in Italy, and having proposed in Italy and spent my honeymoon there I know what I am talking about. The customers say it all, there were young couples, families but perhaps more importantly several, obviously local, elderley couples. A great mix, great service, food, and winelist. Having spent my honeymoon in Montepuliciano I had to try their red wine, worried it was a bit cheap, but no it tasted great. The best was yet to come I became a grand father that night and spent most of my time showing everyone the first photo. The bill was unbelievable. For such great food at such a low price I only hope I will be able to find my way down to London again just to dine there.

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1  Thank Richard J
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Italian Restaurants are normally quite posh and expensive ! this one is non pretentious and delicious !! Went for the first time recently after reading reviews and nearly didnt go in as outside looks like just pizza
place, inside it is quite obviusly a restaurant and has a large selection of Italian meals. Food is lovely and freshly cooked Owner is also very freindly and wants everyone to enjoy the restaurant and its food
Give it a try rather than the big Italians where you will just make up the numbers !

Thank Mike E
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Good Italian like the old family based restaurants good food good ambience. Quite small inside so can't cater for large parties but for smaller groups you can't go wrong

Thank Ady B
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