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3. Dublin's Hidden Gem !!
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For those seeking a remarkable dining experience in Temple Bar, La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar is a must-visit destination. With its charming ambiance, exquisite cuisine, exceptional wine selection, and impeccable service, it captures the essence of Italian and Mediterranean dining in the heart of Dublin. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a gathering with friends, or a special celebration, La Caverna promises to deliver an unforgettable culinary journey that will leave you longing to return time and time again.
PRICE RANGE
€20 - €30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On Valentine's evening, we had a table booked for 9pm at La Caverna. Our table wan't ready but after a short wait we placed our order for the 3 courses on the set menu shortly after being seated. There's nothing worse than long waits when...your hungry - our starter came after about an hour, our mains arrived at 11.20pm and we had to ask to take our desserts home in a box as by then it was midnight!!! (By which time they told us they had run out of the dessert I had ordered). We regret not speaking to the staff/manager about the unacceptable service that same evening & have contacted them since but it seems they couldn't care less. In fact they even implied that we were lying about how long we had to wait (when in fact the attached photo shows the time). We are lucky to have tried many other great restaurants with staff that genuinely look after & care about their customers treating them as individuals who matter.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Niamh, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you encountered on Valentine's evening. We sincerely apologize for the delay you experienced on Valentine's evening. As you mentioned, it was an exceptionally busy night, surpassing even...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

Welcoming staff and excellent service. Lovely table in the window on both visits. Food was excellent and good menu options too so plenty choice on both our visits and could easily have gone again and had different options. Enjoyed both our meals at this restaurant...and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2023

Dear Vulcan We would like to express our sincere appreciation for taking the time to rate and review your recent experience with us. Your feedback holds great value for our team, and we are truly grateful for your effort in sharing your thoughts. Knowing that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to trying the food here but unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations. The portion sizes were quite small and the main courses lacked flavour. I cannot say that I would come back here in a hurry. Overall, it...was very disappointing. The service was fine but we had to call on staff to ask for a top up for water.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ciara, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant as it helps us to improve our service. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectation on this occassion, it would've been helpful if something was said at the restaurant in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant for a Friday night with family and friends during a weekend stay in Dublin. The building and decor was stunning, we were sat downstairs and we loved the authentic brick walls. We were served by two ladies and could not fault...the service given. One minor issue is that tables of over six people, there is a service charge automatically added. We are good tippers to begin with, so felt it was a little unfair for us to have this automatically added. The food was beautiful, we opted for pasta, pizza, risotto, chicken and some garlic breads to share, all executed beautifully. We will be back during our visit next year!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Helzim, Thank you so much for choosing our restaurant and for taking the time to review our restaurant! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food, staff and ambience :) Regarding the service charge, we want to clarify that it's standard practice for...More

Reviewed 23 January 2024

We ordered a starter and we informed the waitress that my wife couldn’t take any spicy food or garlic, and if it would be ok to order a calamari starter without pepper. It came flaming hot spicy, even without the sauce. My wife went through...and ate a few but she couldn’t finish her starter plate and that basically ruined her taste for other things. We were celebrating our 10 year together and it was really frustrating… We also ordered a quatro formaggi pizza, which was amazing, and when it arrived, for my surprise, I discovered that my wife might be pregnant! After we ordered the check, we got a very nice dessert and two glasses of Prosecco, complementary as we were celebrating and those were absolutely delicious and it was lovely that the staff remembered we were celebrating, we were really among caring people. 10 for the staff, 9 for the food and 3 to kitchen’s attention to details…More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Felipe, Firstly, congratulations on your 10-year celebration and the exciting news about a possible addition to the family! We're truly sorry for the hiccup with the spicy calamari, that's not how we want your special day remembered. However, we're thrilled you enjoyed the quatro...More

Reviewed 16 January 2024

I can easily recommend this restaurant. The food was superb. The service first class and the prices reasonable. It was my wife's birthday. And a very nice gesture of a rose and a glass of prosecco was a nice touch and appreciated. The restaurant is...comfortable with very nice decor and a lovely atmosphere. Next time we're in Dublin we'll dine at La Cavern a again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Donacha, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our attentive staff and lovely food! Happy birthday to your wife again and we cant wait to welcome you back at...More

Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

This is a total hidden gem in Dublin. The food is fantastic and staff make this place extra special. If you’re in the Temple Bar area, made sure to pay this lovely restaurant a visitMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2023

Dear Grainne, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your kind words! It means a lot to us that you enjoyed our food and lovely service!:) We can't wait to welcome you back at La Caverna Restaurant for another great night,...More

Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our night out at La Caverna. Lovely Italian food and wine. All four plates of food were full of flavour. Very generous portions - we couldn't finish, even though we really liked it all - at some point you just have to stop...eating ! And lovely welcome and service from very friendly staff. This has become a favourite. Very Highly Recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2023

Dear Derek, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for the kind words! We're happy to hear you had a positive experience dining with us and that you enjoyed our food and service :) We can't wait to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 14 December 2023

Amazing food, table service excellent, staff are super friendly, menu extremely versatile, lovely atmosphereMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your kind words! We're glad to hear that you had a great night dining with us and enjoyed our food and service:) We hope to welcome you back at La Caverna...More

Reviewed 12 December 2023

I left it a little late to book a restaurant for a Saturday night in December. I tried so many restaurants which were all booked out. To my relief, La Caverna had a table for two, albeit a little earlier than I'd have liked. I...didn't know much about it except that it was in Temple Bar and had a largely Italian menu. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were escorted downstairs. I was a little disappointed with the setting/decor - we were in a narrow wine cellar, with tables for two lining each wall and a narrow passage way in the middle to allow the waiting staff to pass by. The walls were bare brick and the only sign of Christmas was some lights entwined around the wine bottles. We ordered our starters and mains - garlic bread and calamari followed by La Caverna chicken and a linguini dish with prawns and asparagus. Our starters were good but the mains were exceptional! I've eaten a lot of Italian in my time and sometimes it's a bit mediocre. Not the case here. The service was good and the staff were polite and pleasant. On our way out, I had a quick glimpse of the upstairs dining area and that seemed a lot nicer. I'm guessing downstairs is an overflow area reserved for busy periods like Christmas. The food was so good that I'm heading back again for lunch on Saturday.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Wonderful staff and a very good food :) We got a excellent desert and a happy birthday song. Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and taking the time to review our restaurant! We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that you had a great evening celebrating a special day :) We hope to welcome you back at La...More

Reviewed 3 December 2023

Booked a group dinner for a birthday. No indication of any price on the phone. When we came on the day we were all expected to pay €60 on set menu list no matter what we ordered. The food was bland, salmon over cooked served...with plain white rice. No vegetables added with a garlic sauce that I’ve tasted better from a chipper! We were disgusted. Robbery.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to review our restaurant! We are sorry that we did not meet your expectation this time. However, it is clearly stated on our website that our Christmas set menu's are our primary menu we...More

Reviewed 26 November 2023

We went here for my husband’s 60th birthday. Unplanned & unbooked but they found us a table & looked after us. Food was lovely but the staff were even nicer. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review:') We remember you guys, we sat you by our lovely window table!! We're delighted that you all had a fab dining experience at our restaurant and especially for such a big occasion <3 We hope...More

Reviewed 20 November 2023

We loved it, food was fabulous and staff really amazing. I also got a rose as my boyfriend had reserved an anniversary dinner there. Lovely place

Date of visit: October 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our lovely food, great team and personal touches :') We hope to welcome you again for another fab evening! Warm regards, La Caverna Team

Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

What a gem!! Lovely ambience, friendly staff and BEAUTIFUL food!!! Great choice of wine and yummy cocktails! Just a fantastic experience from start to finish, especially as we were lucky enough to get a table in the cellar.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Dan Balau, General Manager at La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2023

Dear Roisin, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our restaurant and had such a fantastic experience. We're also delighted that you had the opportunity to dine in our cellar, which adds to the unique charm of our restaurant....More

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Response from Paradisedreamer19 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but I would say smart casual is fine. We went at Christmas time so most people were more dressed up anyway. Enjoy!
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Sorry, you will need to get in touch with the restaurant for that
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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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  • Food: 4.5
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