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Promotions

3 courses & a glass of house wine: €26

Promotions

3 courses & a glass of house wine: €26
Details

Please note: 4€ supplement for the steak; 2,5€ extra side orders, 10% service charge for the parties of 8 or more.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: 11 April 2017

Ends: 11 October 2017

Availability: Mon-Thu 16:00-17:00
Fri-Sat 13:00-16:00

About Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Located in Dublin’s Temple Bar, Caverna is a family run venue with a fun, relaxed atmosphere and high quality food served alongside carefully selected wines.

A proud member of the Ciao Italia group – a seal of quality for Italian restaurants worldwide – Caverna is known for its unpretentious and friendly atmosphere, its pleasant surroundings and, most importantly of all its delicious food, created using only the very best ingredients.

The newly renovated 300 year old Wine Cellar is a beautifully crafted 18th Century Barrel Vault, updated with soft lighting and a superb selection of over 150 premium wines from Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Argentina, California, Chile, Portugal and South Africa.
We are proud to be the only Restaurant in Dublin to serve the entire wine collection also by the glass.

12 Fownes Street Upper
Temple Bar
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 PY51
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 4pm - 11pm

Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 11pm

Cross street:
Dame Street

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 670 3110

Website:
http://www.lacaverna.ie/

Entertainment:
Amy McCalister
https://www.facebook.com/amy.m.mcallister.7?fref=ts
http://www.amymcallister.co.uk/

Catering:
Private Events, Business Meetings, etc

Public Transport:

Luas Red Line, Dublin Bus - 11a, 11b, 13a, 16, 16a, 19, 19a, 46a, 51b, 51c, 68, 69, 78a, 83, 121, 122, 123

Executive Chef:
Adriano Mancini

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Family Style (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Modern Decor (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Seasonal (2)
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Brunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Went there while on vacation in Ireland, food was excellent. There was a bit of a wait because it was a busy night, but it was totally worth it - delicious! The hosts even gave us free desert and drinks. All in all a great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on 7 August 2017

We had a wonderful Italian meal right in the heart of Dublin. The food was delicious and fresh, the ambience was divine (there was some fish tanks in the table!) Overall we had a good experience and would highly recommend for anyone looking to have something a little different in Dublin.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

We visited on a very busy evening. We had to wait a short time for our booked table. Service was not rushed and adequate. Food was good but the ambience in the part where we were was quite flat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on 15 July 2017

It's hard to put a review for this restaurant into words as they won't do it justice.

The staff are extremely friendly and polite, the food is amazing too.

We have been 3 times since March and every time we have ordered the same food because we know what we are getting. It's mouth watering so it is.

It's one of Dublin's hidden gems, such a nice place, every time we are talking to our friends we always recommend going to this restaurant. It's always going to get a 10 out of 10 from us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food4
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service5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 5 July 2017

The lower room was interesting but being first seated it was a tad creepy and very cold. Once tables filled it was comfortable.

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food3
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Good value establishment in the centre of temple bar. Seems to be popular with the tourist/stag and hen temple bar clientele. No complaints with the food or service, totally adequate. My only negative is the ambiance is a bit lacking.

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food4
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on 30 June 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our meal here. There was a negative review on here from my account previously that I did not write. I'm not sure how that happened.

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Atmosphere was fantastic, 10 business people and we could all see and hear each other! Food was delicious and our server was pleasant and informative!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 13 May 2017

The food was amazing - just what we needed after a hard day on the tourist trail. Service was very attentive and I would recommend this.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 May 2017

Both the food and service were both excellent. Well cooked tasty Italian food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Very lovely dinner, food was very nice and the staff excellent. Amazing experience. Keep being friendly as it does make a big difference.
We will come back again:) - loved the decoration, quality of service, food and wine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic
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food5
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value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Great food and service! Would definitely recommend

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food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 17 April 2017

Gluten free pasta! It's nice to have that option. We got a pizza and the carbonara pasta. Very good!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 14 April 2017

The food was fantastic. Everything was great from the food to the staff.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Great food and lovely accommodating staff. Really helped to make our night special. People we're still talking about how lovely the meal was the following day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 April 2017

As usual everything was perfect. Monica the hostess makes the night, and all the staff are a pleasure. Will be back for more "life is beautiful".

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual
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food5
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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 29 March 2017

lovely in town restaurant . Great menu lovely presented and great taste
nice ambiance

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Monica and staff were fantastic! Love the fish in the table!

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food4
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service5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 March 2017

Service was excellent, as was the selection of the menu. The food was also very good. We will probably return in the near future!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 December 2016

well located small italian restaurant serving a good variety menu, our meal and service were of a excellent standard and the service was both welcoming and prompt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 December 2016

Fantastic food and service, will come again next time I am in Dublin. You would walk past it in the street and not think much of it, I had booked on line before my trip, I was very very pleased, it was busy but service was very efficient, food was excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food4
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service3
value1

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 December 2016

Food was good but very expensive. Was put downstairs at our table(only 2 in the room) we was left and forgot about. No ambience. Once other tables (2 tables) had people at them it improved. Very small cramped area and wasnt fully occupied.

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food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 December 2016

We had a family Christmas Eve Lunch here,had never been before and was pleasantly surprised, the table was dressed festively, the service was excellent and the food was very good, overall a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 December 2016

I booked la Caverna for a Christmas night out with 9 friends. We were given a lovely square table on a floor with just one other group. The food was tasty and great value. The service was very good and not intrusive. I would recommend to a friend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 December 2016

Very nice experience
Friendly staff , great food and service. Very good authentic food. Highly recommendable

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quick Bite, Authentic, Casual
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on 11 October 2016

Exceptional service (Monica is amazing) and delicious food made our experience at Caverna one that won't be soon forgotten.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food3
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service3
value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 October 2016

Good value early bird, food was not bad.
It was served quickly so it was good for getting to theatre

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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·Dined on 7 October 2016

Food was nice! I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 21 September 2016

Great portions and tasted great!

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food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Cheshire)·Dined on 2 September 2016

Excellent food, very attentive and polite staff.
You MUST try it, you won't be disappointed.

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on 28 August 2016

The food was great. Seemed homemade. Friendly staff. Would go there again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 23 August 2016

Booked this for my step son's birthday as we were in Dublin prior to heading back to England. Lovely little restaurant which is close enough to the city but also a bit off the beaten track. We had three children with us, 14, 13 and 11 and there was something on the menu to suit everyone with no complaints from the children. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. Cannot fault this restaurant and would definitely recommend if you are in the city with or without children.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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food4
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service5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 23 August 2016

Had a team of 12 for a work dinner and had a great time. The mussels were exceptionally fresh and good. Service was great!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food4
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service3
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on 17 August 2016

The basement cave provides a fantastic atmosphere. Our evening started here but there was a noisy hen party in progress so we asked to move to the upstairs. We were moved to the second floor then to a lovely table by the window. The hostess/waitress made up for the musical tables and the food was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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food3
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service4
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·Dined on 13 August 2016

Felt a bit rushed quick in and out my husband described it as a bit clinical he had the Seabass which didn't have much taste was a bit watery and full of bones

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 31 July 2016

Very small place but packs a big punch with great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 29 July 2016

I searched online for a restaurant for celebrating my birthday, with my friends, and I saw this place online, so I just checked it, and it was great, the food was really good and the staff was nice, so I had a good time there, the place was not small and not to big, it was just about right for a pleasant dinner 😁✌️👍

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 25 July 2016

Nice menu with lots of options. The food is hot and tasty and the service excellent. We ate early evening 6pm so the restaurant was really quiet, but I expect it would be more atmospheric later in the evening. Early bird menu is terrific value and the option of having all wines by the glass is a real treat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 9 July 2016

Brilliant service from start to finish - food was amazing x

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 25 June 2016

Nice restaurant. Excellent service and a nice gap given I between courses.

Tags: Romantic
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