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La Caverna

#88 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
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this restaurant for work Xmas meal. To be honest didn't want to go as was there before but didn't really like it. Had a nice spot downstairs. Food was lovely and service was great. The only downside was that it was a bit cold. I'll go back again

Thank holsgirlDublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to take a break from pub food, this restaurant is a good choice. Wide variety of italian food on the menu, food of very good quality, nice atmosphere and good service. Everyone was happy with his or her meal. Not overly priced.

Thank Susan S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas evening and we were fitted in with no reservation. Very friendly and obliging. No Italian staff visible. Had mussels in Tomato sauce. Very substantial but sauce very sweet. Needed seasoning. Pizza for main course. Nice thin base but again it was very sweet.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Totally disappointed in our visit tonight. Booked a table for 6 people for 8.30. Arrived there to be told to go downstairs to our seats. Waited another 5 minutes downstairs to be shown to our seats. When we ordered our food I ordered an 8 oz fillet steak, well done and a captain Morgan's and orange. The other 5 guests... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

After a long search in the tourism district we found this restaurant. The look of the restaurant is simple and elegant, the staff quick and friendly and the food was fine.

Thank Angelica1986
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Our first experience of this restaurant located in Temple Bar, having booked the previous day for a 6.30pm meal. We needed to ask for directions to Fownes Street and even when we were there we wern't sure we found the right place. The staff were most welcoming but it seemed that some of them didn't speak English. We were the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Located in the Heart of Temple Bar, Dublin - this 3 floor Restaurant has a nice intimate feeling with a very good menu.

Thank Clem C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had really enjoyed this place, great atmosphere, well located, food and drinks simply amazing. If I could give you a sugestion huuum... Carbonara pasta should be a great option! What's the crack? Just good food and fun! Cheers guys!!!

Thank Lucas M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely cosy restaurant, service was fantastic and the food delicious. Best mussels I've ever had ! Pasta and pizza also lovely.

Thank lexi000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I dined in la caverna tonight. Once again the food was amazing as was the service. The manager went out of his way to give us a table at very short notice on what I would say was the busiest evening of the year. All I can say about the food is that in all the years... More 

Thank Kate R

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?