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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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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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21 - 30 of 698 reviews

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had one of our best meals on our trip to Dublin here. The food was delicious, all five of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I had the salmon pasta which was fantastic. The restaurant is cozy and charming and our service was energetic and...More

Thank aixlaura
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The weather did it’s best to prevent our trip to Dublin, but after a re-scheduled fight and a day in the airport we eventually made it. We had to postpone our booking but the restaurant were very nice about it and very friendly. Monika our...More

Thank Sheehan1234
Reviewed 8 March 2018

It is unobtrusive and easy to miss but when you go in the first thing you notice is the friendliness of the staff (especially the Maitresse D who is originally from Poland but loves to speak Irish and is full of good humour). The food...More

Thank MCannock
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here last Sunday , food very good particularly loved the bruschetta and staff were friendly. Thanks to Monika for the welcome

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Meal was amazing and service very good. Comfortable and if you get a seat downstairs lovely romantic setting

Thank Newt73
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We visited La Caverna last week on our trip to Dublin from the UK. The food was very reasonably priced and was delicious! Great service from all of the team and would definitely recommend.

Thank Georgina G
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Popped here on the off chance that they had a table free. Luckily they did. Staff were good place was quaint. But a bit pricy for a pizza 🍕 and some pasta.

Thank AnneEathome
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I ate here on a Monday evening. There have been many favourable reviews of this restaurant, but this was not my experience, so maybe the regular chef wasn't on this evening. Two of us had tagliatelle, which was more al dente than I would have...More

Thank Foxeee
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The food was descent and the waitress was very nice. A service charge of 10% was added to our bill in the end (we were a table of 5) and I feel like it was a rip off. Paying 25 euros for service was not...More

Thank Emilie T
Reviewed 15 February 2018

All courses were outstanding, and the bruschetta in particular was one of the best I have ever had. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for good Italian cuisine, and I hope to visit again in the future.

Thank Jamie C
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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