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La Caverna

12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something different after 2 weeks in Ireland and saw the pictures of the "cave" and food online, so decided to try. After confirming our reservations we were able to get a table downstairs. It was a nice atmosphere, warm and inviting....More

Thank Yanik L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great. Fresh pasta and sauce very tasty. The staff was friendly and service was good. Nice background music. Perfect for coupes and groups of 4 people.

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed with La Caverna. It is in the Temple Bar area, but not flooded with Tourists (even though my wife and I were tourists). Nice atmosphere, quiet, with great selection of food and good wine list. I was particularly impressed by entire page...More

Thank b d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere and staff! Have only tried a few of the vegan options but they are all so tasty and fresh! The vegan brownie is amazing...

Thank Phia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well located in the temple bar area, the caverns is nice to be, the service was ok and the food very average...the carbonara spaghetti was hard, and not very tasteful, the wine was not very good. Price is ok with the food quality.

Thank DavidJMarcel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant on 3 levels, mainly Italian food but a few extras included as well. They offer 2 courses for 19.95 euro before 6.15. I had the homemade soup plus the 'Little Italy' pizza, both of which excellent. Although we booked it didn't seem that...More

Thank Rob583004
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Overall I would recommend the food. Decent tasty Italian grub and as Dublin is expensive we paid about €80. The waitress just wouldn't leave us alone. We were there for a romantic meal but we were bombarded with questions. Perhaps trying too hard for a...More

Thank Woodford R
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We dropped in recently and were looking forward to great things from other articles/reviews. Very underwhelming & bland pasta dishes. I would go so far as to say there was very little flavour. The only reason I ate half of it was because I was...More

Thank HerDudeness
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We sat in the cellar bar area (recommend for atmosphere - as photo). Good food and service, reasonably priced.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a convenient location close to the city centre. I ordered carbonara and it was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff were all really friendly. The dishes were all reasonably priced considering the expensive location and the quality of the...More

Thank emilyakjos
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26 September 2016|
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Response from LaCavernaDublin | Property representative |
They have a very extensive gluten free menu. Except Pizza and few starters, everything else can be adapted.All the Pasta Dishes, all the Meat and Fish Dishes They even have have a gluten free Chocolate Brownie :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
  • Neighbourhood: Temple Bar
  • Phone Number: +353 1 670 3110
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Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, La Caverna is a little taste of Italy in Dublin creating a tradition of excellence. With three levels, each comfortably seating up to 40 people, La Caverna is ideal for groups old all sizes. The newly renovated 300 years old Wine Cellar is a beautifully crafted 18th Century Barrel Vault, updated with soft lighting and superb selection of over 150 premium wines from Italy, France and Spain,Portugal, Argentina,California, Chile, Australia, South Africa. We have vegan and gluten - free options.
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