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La Caverna

12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (74 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (10 reviews)
“steak” (58 reviews)
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Caverna
1. Amazing Food and Wine
"The food was excellent, the calzone that I had was amazing"
Joe S
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2. Beautiful Cellar Dinning Room
"waiter "Kris" and he bought us down in the cellar - wow amazing decor"
Agnetha H
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3. Dublin's Hidden Gem !!
"atmosphere handy location A must try for anyone fresh to temple bar"
Stephen K
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1 - 10 of 699 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The space is more than a bit cramped, but the service was good and so was the food. This is in no way a fine dining experience like the nearby Rosa Madre, but it is perfectly adequate and a fair value. It is also head...More

1  Thank Rcdown78
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We reserved the Wine Bar area of La Caverna for a group of 18 people on Saturday night. We had the early sitting, but the team were great when we ran a bit late and didn't kick us out. Food was excellent, everyone was happy...More

2  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of thé safest choices for an italian near temple bar. Prices are expensive (as everywhere else on that neighboorhood) but the quality of the food justifies it.

Thank julienc38
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so we were only in Dublin for 2 nights. The first night we visited a quaint little pub and had your usual Irish fare, which was lovely. The next night we visited La Caverna and OMG...the food was sooo wonderful. We traveled to Galway...More

Thank Raediant36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just to out to get pizza for our grandson... and we find a gem! Warm friendly service (including for our 7 year old grandson), a nice Caesar with their own twist on dressing, and a pizza (what our grandson wanted) that was on a par...More

Thank ServiceMustMatter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I ate at La Caverna a few weeks ago for my 40th Birthday. I live in the U.S. but am from Dublin and so I wanted somewhere special to celebrate my birthday with my family while I was home. La Caverna was...More

Thank DublinGirl2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Services was very good but the meat was not good. The chef came to the table and was debate about the meat, not a good appearnce. We were 10 people and it was not good performance from the chef :(

Thank Birna Þ
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The decor is the nicest thing about this place. We visited a late afternoon and the had an "early bird" offer of 2 or 3 courses. We only wanted a main course each but as that turned out to be significantly costlier we went for...More

Thank Fleurdelys69
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Temple Bar area is effervescent. Lots of pubs, music, people. Getting a place to eat with ease is a feat. We followed Trip's directions and discovered this wonderful 'Cavern' .We went twice there. In the first, a risotto of mushrooms and asparagus of the...More

Thank Nadja A
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

visited here last night with my boyfriend and we had a fab evening from start to finish. Monika is so welcoming and a credit to the resteraunt, we had 3 courses and 3 or 4 drinks each and it was very reasonably priced. Food was...More

1  Thank Ciara T
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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