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La Caverna

#90 of 2,007 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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Sat - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2010

went to this restaurant on a cold winter evenign and it was also cold inside. didn't get bread on the table which is not the case in italy. got kidney beans on the main even though the menu stated berlotti beans, if i was told about this would not have minded but to be given without being told was an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2010

This place was hidden up a side street off Temple Bar which we managed to find while looking around the usual places to eat in this area. Very good value for money compared to the other places and lovely, hearty meals. It's not a fancy haute cuisine kind of place but it is lovely, homely and tasty food. Worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2009

We had the lunch menu which is served until 6pm priced at 19.95 euros per person. This 4 course meal was superb with good choice of menu. Service was excellent and the staff were delighful. Located in the Temple bar area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2009

Amazing. Cheap as chips and SO nice. Mussels are simply shockingly amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2009

I just love this place! Its the best Italian Restaurant in Dublin for me. Especially their pasta! I have been to this place with all my friends and family and will go again as soon as I get back to Dublin!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2009

quite cramped... they're trying to fit too many tables in the small space. Food was tasty and fairly priced. The garlic potatoes were delicious and the veg was perfectly cooked (crispy and fresh). One dish was slightly too salty and the steak was requested medium but arrived well done. I was starving so I didn't send it back. It still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2009

We visited dublin for 3 days this month, and i looked on trip advisor for some ideas on where to eat but didn't really come up with much. So we decided to eat out one night, and because everything over there is so horrendously expensive we decided to just have a walk around the centre looking at menus and to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2008

Went to La caverna on Saturday 6 December 2008. There were 7 of us and although we arrived on time our table was not ready. We stood beside the jackets / service area for 20 mintues. The starters were fine (I had deep fried calamari). We ordered our meals and when my pizza arrived it was cold. Others on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2008

wow what a place. was looking for a place to eat for weeks and came across this place on menu pages. what a find. booked a table for down stairs in their celler. old brick walls, arched roof, candle's on all the table's, lovely music. was really romantic. the food was amazing, i had garlic bread to start and garlic... 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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?