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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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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 29 May 2017 via mobile

A group of 10 friends in Dublin for the weekend, booked La Caverna for dinner via open table, based on its reviews. The food was fabulous..no complaints from any of the party. The place just lacked something...no banter from the staff, a very subdued atmosphere...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We were exhausted on our first night in Dublin so we chose something close to our B&B. The menu looked good and we were able to get right in. The hostess and servers were professional but not very friendly at all. They all seemed very...More

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place and always visit when we are in Dublin. The owners are wonderful and attentive. The food is exceptional and up their with the very best. Don't be put off by this being in the Temple bar area, the prices are reasonable and...More

Thank Ivan P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We visited this restaurant last Thursday for dinner. It looks tiny from the outside but is really quite large. The starters, main courses and desert were all very high standard as was the service. It was let down slightly be the décor and ambience which...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We loved eating down in the cellar. The minestrone soup was great. My steak was good, but very small. Service was great and we loved the ambiance. Nice for a little break from pub food.

1  Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Good, solid, hearty meal. A refreshing break from the pub food! We just wanted something that wasn't fried. It doesn't look like anything from the outside but delicious once inside!

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

La Caverna was featured in my hotel's magazine as a must-try restaurant in Dublin. My friend and I made advanced reservations on Good Friday, and we were not disappointed with our choice. Our waitress was very friendly and she kept telling us that "life is...More

2  Thank karula76
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Yummy pasta dishes. We got carbonara and it had lots of bacon and sauce! We started with the garlic bread which is not to be missed. They have gluten free pasta and the atmosphere was very nice!

1  Thank maddycrouch
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Enjoyed a lovely evening here with friends. Plenty of choice on the menu and reasonably priced. Very good selection of wine, on a very well set out list. The room is well lit and the tables are spacious.

Thank Elaine652014
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A great place for an excellent meal. A lovely group of people who provide service with a smile. Generous amounts of delicious food. Ive been going here for 5 years now and always vist when in Dublin. I would recommend this place to anyone.

1  Thank Retnuhoor
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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