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La Caverna

12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (68 reviews)
“lamb shank” (27 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, 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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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Nice wee place to call in for a meal, service is good, it's only a few steps from Temple Bar area. Reasonably priced.

1  Thank raymondporterretired
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I first dined here about 20 years ago and was impressed with the food and service. I called in for dinner before attending the Coldplay concert in Croke Park last week and the same high standards were still being adhered to. Service was top notch...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The service was less than satisfactory and the servers seemed impersonal. The food was average and tasteless. The atmosphere was neat but we felt the need to whisper because the music is too soft. Wouldn't recommend this place.

Thank Gabrielle D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited la Caverna for our xmas party this year. Were made feel very welcome by super friendly staff and proprietors. Food was very tasty, i had bruschetta for starters with barbury duck for main and choc brownie for dessert. All was very tasty and well...More

Thank bryanoooo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Hi. I was with my family on Sunday the 9th of July for dinner and we have been staying in Dublin for 5 days and eat in 4 other restaurants previously but i must say i was amazed with the service and knowledge of Kris...More

Thank Jean Pierre L
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff and lovely atmosphere. Well presented and clean Food was cooked to perfection, I had the venison which was so tender and packed full of flavour. Would definitely come back again on our next trip to Dublin

Thank Twister881
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Our first restaurant in Dublin for my birthday and it was amazing. Wish I lived here so I can come a visit more often! . Staff were so friendly and welcoming. It was perfect .

Thank Lizzie M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We wandered upon this restaurant and were quite taken by the cavelike ambiance and the candlelight intimacy. We ordered a pasta dish with sautéed prawns and scallops in a very light cream sauce and a rack of lamb, medium rare. Everything came piping hot, was...More

Thank jgring1
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We arrived half an hour late and the restaurant were still willing to accommodate us. Upon arrival the way the restaurant was decorated was lovely and the ambiance was amazing. We were seated downstairs which was quiet, personal and romantic. We had the 3 course...More

Thank Travelwell1989
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Had early bird meal at 18.00 before going to a concert. Although they had no note of my online booking 24 hrs earlier, they had plenty of tables available at that time. Service and food were very good and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank Ken L
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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$28
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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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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