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La Caverna

#102 of 2,014 Restaurants in Dublin
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12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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543 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 aloof. Decent ambience in the downstairs dining room, it appeared to have two levels. We... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 not what you get in other restaurants in this area. Ivan P

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 were slightly dull. But would definitely return for the great food.

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1 Thank Michael H
South Orange, New Jersey
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335 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Los Angeles, California
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243 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 beautiful," (very sweet!). I had a filet mignon and my friend orders their meat lasagna... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 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!

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Elaine652014
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

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1 Thank Retnuhoor
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place walking thru the Temple Bar area and caught our attention. Great find!!! Food was great. We had pasta and meats, both cooked perfectly. Staff super friendly. Would definitely come again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?