Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.4
233 reviews
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  • 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 233 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the lasagna! Sit in the basement where the ambiance of the wine cellar is so nice.

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J
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff were very good, enjoyed it! Only down fall was annoying Americans who over exaggerate everything haha....

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Dublin
22 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice charming place, good selection of wines and friendly staff, very friendly, loved it. Food good and cheap price. A good place to talk and have good meals with good music.

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E
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and supreme food. Pasta was delicious and fresh.

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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with super food and service. Will be back.

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Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner while on a weekend trip to the city for my partner’s birthday on the back of reading reviews and was not disappointed.

The restaurant was lovely the food was superb and the service was friendly and really attentive, thoroughly enjoyed our evening and when in town again will be sure to visit.

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RP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was amazing and the atmosphere is nice. The pizza though is like frozen pizza, which cannot be acceptable for a restaurant that names itself "Italian" (I'm Italian and I know what I'm talking about). Put 3 stars only for the staff, but I wouldn't go back there for a dinner unfortunately.

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MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty and fresh pasta sauces and cheese. Friendly service.

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n
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service & meals were Excellent! Amount of food you get for the price was amazing. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice meal away from the pub atmosphere.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was AMAZING !!! The previous night we dined at a steak house only a few metres further away from the Caverna paying €34 for a steak alone we were more than disappointed this time we paid €26 euro for a steak chips & sauce could not be more pleased with the meal it was just gorgeous ! Steak cooked to perfection chips nice & crispy garlic sauce was strong corr it haunted me for a few days haha ! Would tell everyone to visit & next time we are i Dublin this will be our first stop !! Fantastic staff also could not be faulted in any way ! THANKYOU for an amazing evening :)

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D
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the filet and quite possibly was in the top 3 I’ve ever had...absolutely perfect...
Service (Monika from Poland) was an absolute dream...she made our dining experience over the top...sweetest woman...
Everything was fabulous...do yourself a favor and eat here!!

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RB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening, staff were super friendly and and the food was delicious.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance. Got to sit in the Cavern and we loved it. The food tasted authentic and the staff was very friendly. We would definitely recommend this and would eat here again if ever back in town

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food great service over all really good place

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JU
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had a gorgeous meal will be back; grilled calamari, garlic prawns, tagliatelle carbonara and Irish steak burger on ciabatta!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!!!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, friendly staff, superb value.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, great service and delicious food. The lamb shank was amazing.

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PM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Me and my girlfriend went here for our three year anniversary which was very special to us. We were here for the first year together and many times in between and we have always loved it and recommended it to our friends. Today was different. We came in , the waiter said table for two and we said yes we have a booking in which he didn’t acknowledge. Our special occasion was dismissed. Our order was taken. The waiter went and watched his laptop during which when the food was being prepared, we could hear the noise from his laptop, the service was not good. We were disappointed with both service and the food as we always love this place. Not sure if we will go back.

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GM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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

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Key West
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
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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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really impressed by the service and attention from the staff, would defo go back

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R
Perthshire
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
14 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
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing welcome! Lovely food and good service

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M
Milwaukee
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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Dublin
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
Berkshire
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
New York Area
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
Chicago
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
Dublin
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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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff were great!!

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Dublin
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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Dublin
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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New York Area
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
4 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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