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La Caverna

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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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Orpington
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242 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here. The restaurant is downstairs in the basement 'cavern'. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff friendly and helpful. We had a half bottle of Orvieto Classico wine with complementary olives and other antipasti while we chose our dishes. My wife had two starters, the avocado tricolore and the bianchetti - deep fried... More 

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Thank CriticP
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in unbooked the other day and got very well fed, can recommend melzane and the duck off the specials board. Went back the next day for a pizza and a standout plate of carpaccio among other things. It's a lovely quirky Italian restaurant. We shall return.

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Thank Andrew0416
Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here on a fully-booked Saturday night. Let's get the negatives out of the way. The service was rather slow. We did find ourselves having to attract staff attention in that spectacularly embarrassing British way involving limp hand gestures and eye contact, and my cheese-allergic wife did have to send back a starter covered in the stuff despite specifically... More 

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Thank ckinsella190817
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the welcome to the attention, the food and the cost we were extremely pleased. We had not booked and visited after a late matinee at the plaza cinema. It was our first visit after a friend said how good it was. Our welcome was genuinely warm. The menu both printed and the specials board gave us a fine choice... More 

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1 Thank Jayvee2014
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely authentic Italian food. Service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant is set in a cellar. The food was simple but tasty and really enjoyable. Had a really good evening.

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Thank Robert Mark P
greater manchester uk
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

husband and I visited here on a Friday night. We booked it due to the trip advisor ratings. I think this place must rely on ratings or word of mouth as you would just walk past it if you saw it from the side street. The restaurant is actually downstairs in a cellar-like room which is quite unusual but nicely... More 

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Thank christine2008
Winchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy friendly restaurant with a good choice of authentic home cooked Italian food. Best starter we had was the stuffed pasta which was delicious , the best dish between us all. The pizzas were average. The calamari starter whilst not looking that exciting was actually very good. The best main course we had was the duck which was delicious. We... More 

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Thank Kate G
New Milton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet as it was a Monday night but great atmosphere, food was all freshly cooked and so tasty, nice menu choice. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Good wine choice too. Lovely evening. Definitely return if in the area!

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Thank Nicky H
United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Visited La Caverna for the first time yesterday, quite an ordinary looking frontage and you might initially think where is the seating? Well it is downstairs in what looks like an old wine cellar but apparently it's an old grain store, with about 30 covers at a guess. The kitchen is on the ground floor and the waiting staff do... More 

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Thank Diane B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Will definitely be visiting again soon. Food was amazing, great service and a relaxed environment. Thank you !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262500

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