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La Caverna

57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“zabaglione” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place a few months ago and liked it so much that we went again. We were not let down as the pasta for all of us was excellent. The service was friendly and attentive and were able to answer our question with...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at La Caverna for many years. As a couple, with family and as a larger groups & have never been disappointed. Franco & Ali are faultless in their skill & passion. Their ability to satisfy a full restaurant, regardless of customer's individual...More

Thank 6699HUGO
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

An excellent meal from beginning to end! Being new to the area, myself and my family were after an Italian meal that was not going to leave us feeling underwhelmed. After walking past a lot of generic ‘Italian restaurants’ we came across this lovely, authentic...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Have been going here for years and can honestly say (having tried other Italian eateries in Dorchester and Weymouth) that La Caverna is the best of them all and I would imagine probably in the top 10 nationally as well. Superb food, superb ambience and...More

Thank peaches467
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Visited this restaurant with friends who frequent. unfortunately, it was a busy Friday evening before Christmas. The waiting staff were excellent, friendly and polite and the food was very good. However, as the evening went on and the kitchen came to a halt after service,...More

4  Thank flyholt
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews on here and we weren't disappointed, the meal was fantastic and nothing was too much for the staff, who were friendly and helpful. The actual dining area is down stairs and is tastefully decorated with...More

2  Thank peter026
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I said last year that we would be back! Another excellent evening with old friends, good food, wine and attentive service. Anybody hereabouts making disparaging comments about this little restaurant are clearly talking out of the top of their hat (or indeed somewhere else round...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A group of five of us visited La Caverna last night after being told it’s one of the best places to eat in Dorchester. The raw, doughy pizza and the chewy fatty steak say otherwise. After waiting 40 minutes for someone to take our order,...More

1  Thank Roxy L
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We came for a big family meal and the staff were lovely allowing us to bring our dog in. The food was great and the place felt cosy. My pasta was just a tad salty and stuck together unfortunately. But other than that it was...More

1  Thank EvitaKnits
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We go here regularly, very popular you probably need to book in the summer months holidays and especially at weekends. A varied menu and the specials are very good although they don't seem to change as regularly as they used to. Lovely relaxed place for...More

1  Thank Fordington
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12 January 2018|
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Response from peaches467 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, restaurant only.
11 August 2016|
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Response from peaches467 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could ask for a child's sized spag bol or similar. It's more of an adults eatery though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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