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La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin

La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.5
4.5
609 reviews
€30 and under
Italian

DEAR FRIENDS - BEFORE BOOKING PLEASE READ 

OPENING HOURS:

Sunday to Thursday from 1.00 PM to 12.30 AM.

Friday and Saturday from 1.00 PM to 1.30 AM.

Last seating at 10.30 pm

BOOKING POLICY

Due to a very high number of No-Show Reservations in the past, for every booking, a deposit of €10 per person will be charged at the time of the booking.

If you need to cancel your booking, we will require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

The deposit will be deducted from your final bill or can be refunded to your card when you arrive at the restaurant

Thank you for your understanding and we welcome you warmly to our Restaurant.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 670 3110

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Giuseppe Mancinni

  • Catering

    Romantic, Private Events, Business Meetings, etc

  • Private party facilities

    La Caverna has 3 separate dining rooms.The Cellar Dinning Room seats up to 28 guestsThe Mirror Dinning Room seats up to 35 guestsThe Candles Dinning Room seats up to 40 guests.Each Dinning Room can be privately booked The entire Restaurant can be privately booked for different events For more details , please call the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Dan-Restaurant Manager : (01) 670 3110

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Cross Street

    Dame Street

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

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

  • Entertainment

    Amy McCalisterhttps://www.facebook.com/amy.m.mcallister.7?fref=tshttp://www.amymcallister.co.uk/

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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What 609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Dublin 2

    Italian

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  1. SM

    SusanM

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. Have to ask for the a la cart menu to see all the options if you dine early in the evening.
  2. CK

    CoraK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Have to say the food was fantastic, menu contains great variety. Staff were very attentive and nothing was a hassle for them. Would highly recommend the restaurant.
  3. K

    Kat21

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Resturant is very quaint. My husband had the lamb and loved it. I got the pizza, it was good but after reading the reviews, I expected excellence. We tried the antipasto misto, the was good, small portions. Also, we had the dessert, biscotti, and that was okay. The best part about this restaurant is it’s wine list and the service.
  4. AG

    AGMR

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Nice food and staff. Very loud room, could barely hear each other speak. I was very disappointed that no effort was made by the restaurant even though I had stipulated in my booking that we were celebrating our engagement and ten year anniversary . I could even see my note written on their notes at the door and no acknowledgement was made.
  5. AD

    AnneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet again service and food top notch. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant for quality of food as well as value for money. Service staff totally attentive and welcoming and friendly.
  6. JG

    JimG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    My wife and I really enjoyed our meal. First, thank you so much for having so many thoughtful plant-based options. We started with bruschetta and a Caesar salad. Both were very tasty. I had the schnitzel, which was pretty good, and my wife had a risotto dish she really liked. We skipped dessert. The food was good. We got food to go, for some friends that stayed in their hotel room. They loved it. The service was terrible. Among other examples, we were waiting for our bill for a long time after i asked for it. He took forever. My wife went to the bathroom and saw him just standing talking to another employee. My wife said something to him and he finally showed up with the bill, and then took more time to come take payment. Lousy lazy service can ruin an otherwise great meal.
  7. S

    Sheenal

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great food, would highly recommend to others. Lovely staff too.
  8. VD

    VincentD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great experience here. Good mussels, good rack of lamb and excellent service
  9. AB

    AllanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a little hot in the cellar and loud as the tables close together. But the food and service was amazing!
  10. R

    Robbie

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ridwan is an excellent host as always excellent atmosphere and food, Great selection on the menu for pasta pizza and meat lovers but a great nod towards those of a vegan standard more then 10 options which is fab to see Highly recommend and make sure to ask to sit down in the cellar
  11. SC

    SusanC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best mussels that I have ever eaten. Lamb was also very good. Service a little slow, but that was everywhere. Wait staff was friendly.
  12. E

    Elina

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    An awful disappointment, definitely not worth the money. The food was horrible.
  13. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have been to La Caverna on a number of occasions. Consistently, it delivers on great ambience and food, value for money and really good service. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. I strongly recommend a visit.
  14. SM

    SandraM

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian in Temple Bar - have been many times and highly recommend. Excellent early bird and a la carte. Also impressive wine list - well priced.
  15. L

    Lilya

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointing experience in la Caverna. It is a basic cantine that is pretending to be Italian. The food was poor.. flat pizza with basic ingredients and pasta with gravy!! We provided feedback to manager who just said I am sorry with no corrective action.. Restaurant to avoid.. there are so many more and much better Italian restaurants option in Dublin!!
  16. RR

    RexR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a less than excellent experience in La Caverna. The staff are always very friendly and the food is always excellent. when in the city why would you go anywhere else?
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Disappointing. The food was not the best. Sent back the first dish I ordered as I could not force myself to eat it. The second dish was okay. Ended up paying for both the dishes. The server was good but it was not what we expected based on the reviews. Definitely won’t go back.
  18. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived a few minutes early, but our table was waiting for us. Menus were presented, with a very wide choice of food available. I chose grilled squid, my wife the garlic prawns. Both were very, very tasty, but the only problem with mine was the amount of food presented! I could not finish the excellent salad. My wife had the scallops and prawns, and I had the rib eye steak. Once again, both excellent choices, well presented and very tasty. My wife had the banoffee, while I had the cheese board. Once again, I struggled to finish the excellent cheeses, so much food. An excellent bottle of the French Malbec rounded off a very special evening. The staff were very efficient and friendly, nothing rushed.
  19. AB

    AfaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was impressed by the variety of vegan options on the menu, and the portions were quite big. The vegan primavera I ordered was alright. The wine was good and I really liked the desserts. If I were to come again, it would be for the wine and dessert
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there based on a recommendation. Sat downstairs. Very cool vibe. Unfortunately my husband had some medical issues and we were forced to leave when the food arrived at the table. The staff was fabulous helping us get to a point where we could get a car. The filet upon arriving at the hotel was exactly as ordered. Would definitely recommend this place!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in temple bar , very nice staff
  22. A

    Abcd

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The vegan lasagna, the vegetable were mushy so was not upto the mark.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and geeat value!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Food was average. We had pizza and pasta. Neither were very good. I wouldn’t go back.
  25. S

    Soniki

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, staff and environment. Next time I'll book downstar which looks like more romantic
  26. VM

    ValerieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant good food and fab staff only issue it was quite cold as we were downstairs and the table behind were so loud you couldn’t hear yourself
  27. KQ

    KathyQ

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La caverna is such a gorgeous restaurant. The food is without fault, the service is friendly and prompt, the menu is vast with something for everyone and it’s reasonably priced. It can be noisy downstairs but that doesn’t take away from a great experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Party of 9. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service. Good value for money. We’ll be back.
  29. CS

    CarlaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredibly good in this place. We were 8 and all we ordered looked and tasted fantastic! It is a place to revisit, no doubt
  30. EK

    EmerK

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening at La Caverna - we had a table for 10 and there was something on the menu to suit everyone. Very friendly and attentive service.
  31. KS

    KaranS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What makes a date special is the food and ambience. But when you have staff like Ridwan, that makes it a perfect experience that everyone should have. He was not only committed, attentive and respectful but also very helpful and humorous.
  32. M

    Mary123

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in temple bar, delicious food and great staff, always a smile 😊 and a welcome makes you feel your coustom is appreciated.. vincent
  33. NB

    NatalieB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and good service, would revisit again.
  34. f

    ftmyers

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant in Temple Bar. Highly recommend for fresh pasta!
  35. N

    Normski

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to this restaurant. From the moment we entered the premises everything was first class. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was first class. Would certainly recommend this restaurant and will visit again on our next trip to Dublin
  36. SM

    SineadM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd highly recommend La Caverna, great food and service. The staff are really lovely.
  37. NL

    NatachaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    best vegan menu, you can order anything because you know it will taste amazing
  38. A

    Aline

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. I'm definitely coming back.
  39. GE

    GELLISIE

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is excellent and is very good value, particularly as La Caverna is in the middle of Temple Bar which is notoriously expensive. The only issue I had with the entire expeerience is that the booking system is confusing and, for me at least, unnecessarily complex. I would definitely recommend La Caverna.
  40. RO

    RogerO

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very relaxed atmosphere. Food was very nice and good portions. Good value for money. I felt the service was a little rushed but it's a minor complaint. We will go again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar using the Order Online button. La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 670 3110.

La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
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Google Map for La Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

12 Fownes Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 PY51

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Dame Street

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Giuseppe Mancinni

  • Entertainment

    Amy McCalisterhttps://www.facebook.com/amy.m.mcallister.7?fref=tshttp://www.amymcallister.co.uk/

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (01) 670 3110

  • Catering

    Romantic, Private Events, Business Meetings, etc

  • Private party facilities

    La Caverna has 3 separate dining rooms.The Cellar Dinning Room seats up to 28 guestsThe Mirror Dinning Room seats up to 35 guestsThe Candles Dinning Room seats up to 40 guests.Each Dinning Room can be privately booked The entire Restaurant can be privately booked for different events For more details , please call the restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Dan-Restaurant Manager : (01) 670 3110

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