Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.3
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295 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Dear Friends,
It has been a very challenging couple of months for everyone, both personally and professionally.
We hope that you and your families have kept safe and healthy during restrictions and are looking forward to emerging, as we ease our way back, to a new normality.
In line with the Government guidelines and the Help from the Health Safe Authority, we are working hard in getting the Restaurant ready to reopen on Monday the 29th of June 2020.
We can reassure you that we will have all the necessary precautions in place.
And as always, our amazing team will be here with a big smile on their faces, even behind the masks 😊
Thank you to all of you for the support and positive messages through these times. You are Amazing.
From Monday the 29th of June we are excited to re-start the engines and We are looking forward to seeing you at some stage in La Caverna
We will be open Monday to Sunday from 1.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Let’s stay Positive xxx
What 295 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great atmosphere with even better food!

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KeiraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was lovely to be seated in the cellar area. Service was excellent and food was great. Will definitely return

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AinaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super evening, big exceptionally tasty portions, super friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service and quality of staff and food. absolutely no complaints and all i would highly recommend this restaurante

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time at Caverna , will definitely be returning to this restaurant! Couldn’t fault a thing ! Very Reasonably priced for temple bar ! Food was lovely! Staff were very friendly and kindly checked in on us every so often which was nice to see ! Overall extremely happy

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Marcov
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food, good price, staff incredible, friendly, receptive. Who sees the restaurant from outside cannot imagine how beautiful and comfortable it is inside. It was an unique experience.

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SophieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Food was very poor. I ordered the tortellini which was definitely not cooked fresh and in fact tasted like it was cooked from frozen. The sauce also tasted like it came from a jar. My boyfriend ordered the carbonara which was essentially cream and pasta with very little taste. Will not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Lovely atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always have a wonderful experience whenever my girlfriend and I visit.

The staff are always friendly and greet us warmly when we come in for food.

The service last Saturday was excellent and the food was prepared in a timely manner. We were not waiting long for it and as always it was delicious.

It was so nice to get back in for food felt like a life time ago we were last in for food.

The only thing to note and it was no fault of the staff nor was it something that damped the evening was that we had to move from our table as the staff needed to access the circuit breakers which were situated behind us due to the power going out.

We were promptly asked if we would like to be moved to another table and we were moved with ease.

Caverna is always somewhere I would recommend to friends and it is my go to restaurant in Dublin, no matter how many times I eat there I never tire of the place.

Thank you to the staff for another wonderful experience, welcome back as well.

Looking forward to booking in again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good service and even better food.
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect time, perfect price and nice service.

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TinoW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really homey and good value for money. A good, varied wine list as well

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were lovely!

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AlexandraO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The food wasn’t outstanding, that being said service was excellent and the downstairs area is perfect for a large group. A huge thanks!

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vipMICHAEL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Service was ok. One employee (from Poland) was very full of energy. The food was delicious. The Bolognese with fresh spaghetti, spicy marinara with fresh spaghetti and the calzone were enjoyed by our group. All very tasty!

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AlexandraP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, food was good, plenty of options to choose from. If you are looking for a quiet place with good food in the Temple Bar area this is a nice option.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for Valentine's day and the meal was great value and food was delicious. We had the table for two hours but were not rushed when that time was up. The staff were all very friendly and attentive and everything arrived in good time. I will definitely be going here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very warm welcome. Staff were all very nice. Food was very good. Setting is very nice.

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vipBurndoc
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a great spot in city center.
The staff is so welcoming and friendly.
The service and food was really great.
Would definitely return.

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KimberleyE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing night we had. The food and wine were exceptional. Next time I am in Dublin, I will definitely be making reservations here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food very full after

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clarew
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and amazing customer service!! All the staff were fabulous 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great stop as always! Monika always such a great Host!

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Dixer56
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I have not eaten in this restaurant for perhaps a year, but I'm delighted that it hasn't lost it's charm. For a restaurant in Dublin's busy Temple Bar it still has a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The food is excellent and the staff attentive but not intrusive. We had starters, main and dessert with a 34 euro bottle of wine and the total bill was 106 euro. I thought this was great value food considering the location. Wine is expensive in the majority of Irish restaurants. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servicio excelente. Platos muy generosos y bien cocinados. Ambiente agradable. Genial!

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice selection of veggie and vegan options as well as meaty ones. Substantial wine list, friendly service, an excellent way to spend Christmas Eve.

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RichardB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Nice ambience here in spite of quite cramped basement space. The rib eye steak was excellent, as was the pepper sauce which came with it.

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MikeS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the restaurant and would definitely go back. Very friendly staff, from front desk to floor staff. Liked the menu - good range of proper Italian fare (and pizzas of course if that’s your thing). Our party included a vegan and there was a full page of vegan options which is not the norm for an Italian restaurant (or for most restaurants tbh). My daughter had the vegan lasagne and really liked it. I tasted it and from a meat eaters perspective it was actually very tasty. Rest of party really enjoyed their starters and mains. Didn’t have desserts or wine so can’t comment on those. Nice atmosphere, good service and feels far removed from where it is (i.e. in the heart of temple bar).

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IreneR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were brilliant, I'll definitely be back, thank you

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DanielM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Cheap and Cheerful, mains were tasty wine glasses were dirty

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MauriceL
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Overcooked prawns in a rubbery pasta didn’t thrill the palate

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this Italian hidden away in Temple Bar. The food is fresh and amazing taste. Great menu choice and excellent wine list. The service is always excellent. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here!

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DanaD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I was in Dublin for few days on the BH week-end in October. I don’t remember the last time that I had such a terrible experience.
The FOOD was terrible, we took a dish with guacamole sauce and there wasn’t any guacamole sauce the waiter didn’t even apologize. The SERVICE was terrible as well... the east European lady was really funny and we had a pleasant conversation but for all the rest was a complete NO experience.

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vipCathyG
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Both Pasta Main courses were nice, Carbonara and a salmon dish however the starters left a lot to be desired. One was calamari, which wasn't tender and was served over-cooked and the prawn starter was quite tasteless, served with a central mound of rice (?) and peppers scattered around it.
The waiting staff were very polite and attentive, however, we won't be returning for the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Lighting in the main dinning room reminds you of a dinner

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MichaelS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely, one of the best retaurant we visited in Dublin. The hostess, Monica, is terrific. She really made the dinner special. The food was fabulous! Great place

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SuzieC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated in the lower area (cavern), the food was outstanding! Service was great! They offer a vegan menu as well. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service.. Looked after our big group very well.. Food was A1... Thanks a million..

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Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

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