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Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.4
142 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 4pm - 11pm

Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(01) 670 3110
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Adriano Mancini
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Catering
Private Events, Business Meetings, etc
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Cross street
Dame Street
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Public Transit

Luas Red Line, Dublin Bus - 11a, 11b, 13a, 16, 16a, 19, 19a, 46a, 51b, 51c, 68, 69, 78a, 83, 121, 122, 123
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Entertainment
Amy McCalister
https://www.facebook.com/amy.m.mcallister.7?fref=ts
http://www.amymcallister.co.uk/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Complimentary glass of house wine only with the 3 Course Set Menu

Complimentary glass of house wine only with the Popular 3 Course Set Menu - 26€ per person, (4€ supplement for the steak; 2,5€ extra side orders, 10% service charge for the parties of 8 or more), offer valid Mon - Thursday 4.00 -5.00 pm and Fri - Sunday 1.00 - 4.00 pm, not valid with any other days, excluding 14th February 2018.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 23 January 2018

Ends: 9 August 2018

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

What 142 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

Delicious food, great service and just a lovely restaurant in general.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

We went for a birthday meal and we ordered off the early bird menu. Great value for money, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Only criticism is there was no veg, salad with the main meal and this was not made obvious. We would have ordered some if we'd known. Other than that would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 15 January 2018

Have been a few times now and food is so nice every time. Service was excellent and Monica was a delight so funny and attentive

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 13 January 2018

When we arrived we was greeted by such a welcoming friendly member of staff who showed us to our table and served us throughout our meal. It was such a pleasure and she couldn’t do enough for us. Very helpful offering to take photos and help us to find our bus stop. Also very helpful with our menu choices in such a joyful manner. She had amazing people Skills. The menu had a great choice especially for vegaterains and vegans which you don’t often see. We had bruschetta, pasta and then vegan brownie and all three courses was delicious and tasted homecooked. We shared a bottle
Of wine also and found our bill reasonably
Good value for two people in a city having three courses. Definitely recommend and would certainly visit again next time we go to Dublin. Massive praise for the quality of food and service from the lovely lady.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 4 January 2018

My girlfriend and I were in Dublin for a night and it was amazing! The food was amazing, the staff were friendly and the setting was perfect. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

Somewhat Tacky so called italian restaurant- food is mediocre and overpriced. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 29 December 2017

Excellent food and service. Brilliant waitress. Great atmosphere too

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 24 December 2017

Went with some friends for dinner on Christmas Eve to this restaurant, and the food, service, and value were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Italian cuisine. But please be sure to contact them in advance to make a reservation, since you might not otherwise be seated since every table was booked.

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Limerick10 
5.0  Dined on 21 December 2017

Wonderful staff. Terrific atmosphere. Had a brilliant night.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 18 December 2017

Fabulous service, great traditional Italian cuisine and the atmosphere very pleasant. The waiter gets a special award for tolerating one of group boisterously celebrating a birthday. With thanks to him and apologies to others near our group!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 1 December 2017

Very enjoyable meal , good quality food very enjoyable occasion but felt the restaurant needed a bit more heat on the day.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 29 November 2017

Really decent food and cosy atmosphere. Tucked away in a sea of tourist traps but was very quality.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 26 November 2017

Goed veur mekaar

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vipCrazydane 
4.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is a really cozy place and really like the basement, which is a bit like sitting in a wine cellar. I went there with a friend and we both had a lovely steak and some nice Italian red wine. The staff was friendly and helpful so can only recommend this place for a nice dinner in Dublin.

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Jenn 
4.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

really enjoyed my meals always find find food is delicious ! However my mam and sister found the pasta wasn’t overally hot could have been a lot hotter. Otherwise lovely as always

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on 4 November 2017

Food was ok, but the service was poor and the restaurant was lacking atmosphere. It was also quite run down, had to walk past dusty suitcases and dirty laundry in a back corridor to get to the bathroom.
Service left a lot to be desired, the waiters did not come near us to check in at any stage, we had white wine but weren’t even given an ice bucket for this.
Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 23 October 2017

My boyfriend and I were visiting Dublin for 1 night and felt like Italian. We read the reviews and so booked a seat and were overly delighted with the service, food and wine list. It wasn't overly expensive and the service was exceptional. Def worth a visit if you're in town.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 7 October 2017

We have been to this restaurant so many times and it is just brilliant every time. The staff are great, the food is delicious and the value is unbelievable. Fantastic wine selection too. Will keep going back to this absolute gem.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 9 September 2017

We went for our daughters graduation . The food was excellent we all had different dishes and all equally delicious . The staff were very helpful and friendly . Didn't actually see gluten free bread on menu but should of asked , but apart from would defiantly return . Thank you so much for ending our celebrations perfectly .
Marion

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 6 September 2017

Good choice of authentic Italian dishes prepared with fresh ingredients. Friendly, professional service in a great location.

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