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La Caverna

57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (29 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
“zabaglione” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to try this place for dinner after a suggestion from a local. It wasn't to far to walk from my hotel so I booked dinner for 6:30pm. Upon arrival I was ushered downstairs to the dimly lit cellar, a place that has seen a...More

Thank Karl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food, great service, wonderful wine and painful (the next day) Grappa! Ali and Franco as always genial hosts and with a great team working for them. Would happily recommend to anyone.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening from start to finish. We enjoyed a bottle of the pino white wine (could of been a little cooler!) Food was lovely, the carbonara great tasting & creamy. Amazing garlic pizza bread, nice & thin. Shame we were to full...More

1  Thank miss-sec
Francoipaf, Owner at La Caverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has such character. Most of it is downstairs so if that might cause you an issue ring and check what they can do to help you. The food is really good and all cooked to order. You get a dish of olives, bread,...More

Thank janetgonegardening
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We ate there some months ago and have continually been trying to get a reservation at a time to suit but at last we succeeded at last and were in no way disappointed. The owners are so welcoming and attentive as are the staff that...More

Thank johnyr210
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Omg...loved my dinner last night...garlicky deep fried calamari..so more-ish ..coulda just eaten that all night..but no...had the spaghetti marinara..just so tasty..loved it..cant wait to go again!

Thank johnthechef1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Had a meal with my wife here one evening and thought it is a lovely place, family run and good food.

Thank R386GYjohn
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great evening . Food amazing .beautiful place,was made to feel like family, we even were treated to the owner on his guitar and a whisky shot at the end of the night! Such a lovely couple . Full of fun . Thankyou so...More

Thank DorsetSassy
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Tucked down a side road 20m of the bottom of the high street I spotted La Caverna. Greeted by the lovely hostess and taken downstairs to the basement cavern. Loved it! Chose starter of Panzerotti and Steak Rossini for mains. Complimentary antipasto placed on the...More

1  Thank Barrie59
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

If you don't know Dorchester, Icen Way is probably not a main thoroughfare, however, it is worth seeking out for this beautiful Italian gem. La Caverna is a must if you love good Italian cuisine and a superb dining experience. You should book early and...More

1  Thank JohnnieB64
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11 August 2016|
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Response from PeterfromAustralia3 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - try their website - but the staff are friendly and the food is good - highly recommended (noting that it was a year ago that we visited)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262500
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