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La Caverna

#89 of 2,000 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Just fantastic ,,,, staff food atmosphere handy location A must try for anyone fresh to temple bar or seasoned pro.

1 Thank Stephen K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Myself and boyfriend picked this restaurant completely by random and what a delight it turned out to be. The building itself is small but amazing, stone walls and a very quaint feel about it. The food here was incredible, I had a pizza which came with so many toppings I couldn't finish it and my boyfriend had the steak which... More 

Thank S B
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Myself and my very good friend had our Christmas get-together at this restaurant and we left feeling all the good will of the Christmas season. The food on the early bird menu was excellent. I had a spring roll starter and my main was lamb shank. Both were really tasty and satisfying. The service we received from all the team... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant has it all - great food & selection, super service & lovely atmosphere. We shared the Italian meats platter as a starter - delicious. The pasta was fresh & properly cooked! The Managers & Staff took their time to talk & make us feel relaxed & explained the food & wine on the extensive menu. Looks small from... More 

Thank Roberta B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Tonight was my 3rd time after one year and nothing has changed , food still tastes so good and fresh , service was always great and smiley lady manager who gives time to play with my 2 years old son , beautiful place and also enjoyed the chat with a beautiful couple were sitting next to us very friendly and... More 

Thank leb_maro
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

What can I say , I would recommend this restaurant to everyone . The food and the service was excellent . The managers are so kind and helpful I will be back !!

Thank Sandra M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Every time we visit Dublin we visit La Caverna. The owner is an absolute diamond and always welcomes us back. We have taken several friends with us, both from the UK and form Ireland and all rave about the food and service. I strongly advise you to put this place on your dining list when visiting Dublin, you will not... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Good value early bird meal. Could not fault the food or service. Would definitely recommend. The tagliatelle and risotto were both superb as was the creme brûlée. Very helpful and accommodating staff

1 Thank kathane3
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A great spot for some Italian food. Centrally located and a great selection of dishes and wines. Staff were very friendly and we left with full bellies.

2 Thank Gary R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

After reading about this place on TripAdvisor we were really looking forward to go, and we weren't disappointed. We had booked a table and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. I had the bruschetta to start and my partner had the minestrone soup and both were delicious. For the main course I had the salmon... 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?