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La Caverna

#89 of 2,001 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
13:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Pre booked a table for a large group. The food wasn't consistent. One pizza was very burnt on the bottom and the steak portion was tiny! However the calzone I had was lovely. Hit and miss. Wouldn't return.

Thank thelightweight
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We were treated so well at La Caverna last Saturday. The staff were really welcoming and the food was delicious. It was to celebrate my sister's birthday and the staff made it so special. I have previously left a review on another restaurant (FX BUCKLEYS) and said the steak was the best I've had. Until I came to La Caverna.... More 

1 Thank AliConn
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I visited La Caverna with family and some friends from Italy. Our guests had minimal English and based on the WEB page I expected that in La Caverna we would find Italian speaking staff. It was a disappointment to see that there was no Italian speaker working (at least in the time off our visit). I'm not sure at this... More 

Thank Daniel P
County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went for dinner after a civil ceremony. The service was brilliant. The food was good. The restaurant wasn't one bit busy so there wasn't a great atmosphere but the staff were very accommodating and couldn't have done enough.

Thank jackiewhite1986
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My best friend brought me here for our big meal out during a celebratory graduation trip to Ireland. Food was lovely, the setting is quirky but the service felt a little cold. Appeared that they weren't too keen on two twenty-somethings and seemed focused and more attentive to the older couples and the group next to us meaning we had... More 

1 Thank Jo M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Certainly one of the best places of Dublin. The staff treated us like king and queen. The food was awesome, everything perfect, and there's a big wine list. If you come to Dublin, you should eat at La Caverna.

1 Thank Tayná C
Chorley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

From the start the service has been fantastic. With the a group of 19, the staff where very accommodating. We had our own room downstairs for the meal with menus set out ready on our arrival. Could not fault the service and everyone commentated on how good the food was. Would defiantly go back when next over in Dublin.

Thank adelewhelan
Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Its the last evening in Dublin so we wanted a Nice romantic dinner... And its worth going to this place! Lovely food and friendly... its all Italian food. Not a fresh pasta but my seafood whas!! The waitresses where friendly but a bit cold.. nice restaurant go and check it out!😄

2 Thank Jimmy d
Chorley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Myself and 3 friends were looking for someone nice to eat for our last night in Dublin, I looked at trip advisor and noticed this was highly rated. Im so glad we chose this place, the food was exceptional (highly recommend the goats cheese starter) every single one of us thought our meals were delicious and the staff were very... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant is a little hidden away, down an alley, but worth the find. It is inside a basement with bricked arches and ceilings, and has a very cool feel to it. It is small and maybe a little cramped where we were seated. The pasta meals we ordered were both delicious and so too was the pizza. This would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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 are proud to be the only Restaurant in Dublin to serve the entire Wine Collection also by the Glass.

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