Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.4
213 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Romance
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.
What 213 People Are Saying
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GM
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always lovely food and wonderful staff. Deserts now on the pricy side having increased by €2 in the last 12 mont

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P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very very nice staff, however it's easy to find better price/value...

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant. Good food and wine. Service is always great and Monika makes sure every guest is well look after.

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R
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty food and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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AC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quality food and superb service! Such a good spot in the centre of Dublin City Centre

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JT
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here several times before and it's always been excellent. Same again this time, excellent service and friendly staff. Very nice selection on the menu. Opera cake is to die for 😊

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing welcome! Lovely food and good service

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Servers were warm and welcoming . The food was outstanding - probably some of our best while in Ireland. Get the Napoleon Burata pasta dish - you won’t be disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hostess/waitress provided great service and laughs at our recent visit to Cavernna. She was attentive, informative about the menu choices and hilarious. Thanks for a memorable meal and as said by the woman herself, “life is beautiful”.

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The restaurant is full of small flies especially within the bathroom. It should not be open until this is resolved.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a group of 12 and they were very good to us, we had a nice space to ourselves upstairs

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BB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very pleasant meal. A group of six of us. All enjoyed their food.

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E
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Very average. Thought the chicken wings to start were particularly bad

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff were great!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Had a blue steak. Was cold. Ask for no onions or mushrooms and it came with both. Asked for mash potatoes and didn't have it but the garlic potatoe ended up to be mash but was microwaved so was boiling hot. Fried spinach was in a pool of water. Wasn't great and wouldn't go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Family dinner for Christmas. Food not good. Seated upstairs, dreadful decor, cold. 2 glasses had lipstick stains. Won’t be back. Only good food we had was the bruschetta

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal, we were a group of 16 friends. Great food and service. Recommend for big groups.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had our Christmas party here and it was a great choice! Lovely food, lovely staff... we'll be back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It’s lacking the bar space or somewhere guests could wait for their table.
We had a booking of 9, and I was the organiser of this reservation. So I came in with a friend 15 min beforehand to make sure everything is ok, but they kindly asked us to come back. We wanted to wait at the door, because it was heavy raining and terrible windy outside, but they were pressuring us to leave and suggested that there were some bars down the road where we could wait.

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely meal, food is delicious. The restaurant was very noisy that night so was hard to fully enjoy and chat but couldn’t be helped by the restaurant themselves. Would definitely go back

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H
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great location in temple bar, waitress was very pleasant , two courses at 19.90 excellent value for such a wide choice and good tasty well presented food. I went for lunch at 1pm so it was quiet but the music was playing in the background which allowed u to talk without being overheard. I would recommended this place with no hesitation.

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T
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant, my first visit but it won't be my last. The staff were really friendly and extremely pleasant, not at all pushy and gave us plenty of time to eat our meals and there was a nice amout of time between courses.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Were were a group of 8 people -and we all enjoyed our meal. We had a lovely square table with 2 on each side - meaning that everyone was in the conversation - which was lovely. The waiting staff were terrific - very patient with us as we took ages to decide every little thing.

We loved our food - loved our wine -and desserts were fab. We would have stayed all night - be eventually we had to leave......it was midnight!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Window seat with quiet Temple Bar street view, excellent service and food made for a great dining experience for two.

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m
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

second time here. best italian food i’ve ever had. lovely staff. lgbt friendly.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Group of six had lunch before rugby match.
Lovely food and friendly servicd

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Was early booking at .5.15 - quiet & cold in main restaurant
Good choice of food but no atmosphere here for early dining

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SK
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were brilliant. So friendly. Food was extremely tasty.

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TA
11 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

a tiny gem hidden amidst the bustling bars of temple bar. service was very good and food, well they are a good ambassador for Italian brand, fresh pasta, and cant get over my garlic prawn starter.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are exceptional and made the evening special.

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DS
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Italian food in the heart of the Temple Bar district! The minestrone soup was delicious and the calzone was not only enormous but stuffed with pepperoni and ham. You will not leave hungry nor dissatisfied...really pleased with our dinner!

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good place to eat, nice food, nice ambiance. Would recommend

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MW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food good drink nice location and staff. Easy to book a table in short notice

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiters and hostess were excellent and added a little fun to the evening!

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A
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely time sitting in the cellar itself downstairs. Service was fairly prompt and good - not intrusive. My husband enjoyed his pasta dish but I was disappointed in the quality of the Bolognese was not up to par. Tasted like plain hamburger.

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MM
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and extensive Italian wine selection

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PN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely, the food is amazing! All the staff are so friendly and attentive. I had an amazing time there!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal and an enjoyable experience. Would recommend booking to anyone looking fur good food in a quietish area of Temple Bar area of Dublin

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very good. I thought the experiment overall was nice.

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FD
56 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nine of us were traveling together in Dublin. We got to the restaurant early, and were able to be seated downstairs (in the wine cellar, which is a brick arched room). The ambiance was very quaint and the space was quiet - we were able to hear each other and share each others impression of the city and its attractions. The matradee was very pleasant and very accomodating. Our waiter was prompt and attentive. We ordered drink and food, which arrived in a timely fashion. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the experience. It was a special memory. I'd go back again.

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