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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
553 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

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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 553 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Dublin 2

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We were seated on the very top floor at the back of the seating area. Very dark under the air conditioning unit. Pity because there seems to be much nicer areas in the restaurant. Very cramped and quiet felt like everyone can hear conversations. Could have done with some music. Felt a bit envious of people seated in other floors because the atmosphere was much better. The service however was very good and the food was excellent.
  2. AK

    AndrewK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make sure you eat downstairs, that’s where the ambiance is. The servers were wonderful and very patient. Lots of vegan options and everything was very tasty. We will definitely return, when in Dublin. Don’t hesitate…book your table!
  3. NA

    NaomiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Would 100% recommend. The wings were lovely and the dessert was so good!!
  4. KR

    KRW321

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most atmospheric when seated downstairs...feels like a cellar
  5. D

    Doireann

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was fabulous. Food, wine and the whole atmosphere was really lovely. So reasonably priced and as mentioned food was divine! Also for any vegans, huge menu to cater for vegans!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, delicious food, lots of vegan and traditional meals offered. Had a whole vegan section of the menu. My family raves about the wine. If you can, try to get a spot downstairs. It appears to be an old wine cellar.
  7. MM

    MaizieM

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best Italian food we have ever had! Was unbelievable and the portions were huge too!
  8. MG

    MayankG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good little place with an amazing wine and food selection. They also have vegan and gluten free items on the menu which is a big plus. Portion sizes are very good and the food tastes amazing. It although gets cramped in the wine cellar section when it's busy.
  9. JH

    JodiH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in the US and had eaten here several years back. We could t wait to go again and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful meal is a warm and welcoming environment. Service was great and we will go here again on our next trip to Dublin.
  10. N

    Ngnsireland

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, excellent food and drinks served up by the most incredible team, loved it all!!
  11. DG

    DavidG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere and food was outstanding. We would recommend.
  12. MN

    MichaelN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place good food and excellent service would definitely go back
  13. LC

    LynnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carbonara was delicious and risotto was also delicious
  14. GR

    GrahamRenee

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    My partner got Mexican pizza, there was so much mince on it it was too heavy to lift and falling everywhere. We pointed it out to manager and waitress. It had stopped me from eating altogether. The soup came out of microwave, dangerously hot, we also brought that to attention of staff and was playfully ignored.
  15. MS

    MartinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the interior. Full of charm and character. Staff were brilliant and couldn't fault them. Food was tasty too! I think it's good value for Dublin
  16. CC

    CoolCucumber

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, small place, busy on weekends
  17. PO

    PatriciaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a special occasion and went to La Caverna afterwards for dinner on a Friday evening. Service was superb, as was the food. Downstairs filled up but never felt too crowded and we could carry on normal conversation. Highly +++ recommended and will definitely return.
  18. E

    Evka

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic vegan menu. Great stuff. Totally affordable. Will definitely go again!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service - server helped with wine and great suggestions
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service and food. Whole fish was spectacular
  21. AK

    AleksanderK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I would recommend this restaurant, it was nice experience to go there. Maybe it was a bit too crowded and noisy but it was Friday so it’s a normal thing.
  22. C

    Catz

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only complaint was I got no veg with my main course of lamb shank and mash. Very nice to have some veg included.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the food. We were offered dessert because of it which was ok. I didn't feel like eating more. Everything else was ok. Also the prices on Open Table menu are not the actual prices.
  24. LC

    LukeC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service from Aphrodite and her team. Great food, wine and atmosphere. A gem in the heart of the city
  25. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely staff, amazing food, great wine! Highly recommend
  26. p

    peperider

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I woul like to be sit down down stairs but there was a party. Food and service were fantastic.
  27. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s not often my wife and I find a restaurant that provides a menu where we both can get excellent meals as she is vegan and seldom gets much of a choice. Here we both got exactly what we wanted and both really enjoyed it.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  29. SF

    SiobhanF

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, great choice of food and was suitable for dietary requirement.
  30. O

    Olivia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate here on Friday night. The place was really busy so the atmosphere was great. The service is excellent, they are attentive and fun. The food was really good especially the bruschetta. A great venue.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely, doesn’t look fantastic from the outside, but chefs kiss to the food and I’m a coeliac with loads of options!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Un italien qui ne se démarque pas des autres. Ce n'est pas un piège à touristes.
  33. D

    David

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious. Service was considering that most places are understaffed these days. We were seated in the wine cellar, which was quite interesting but a tad claustrophobic.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were amazing
  35. D

    Dixon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, i will definitely be there again!!
  36. DB

    DavidB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Busy venue even at 6.30pm. Excellent staff but they were run off their feet trying to accommodate walk ins. We had booked, so OK.
  37. AD

    AlanD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The waitress was so helpful and Friendly would definitely recommend
  38. RH

    RachelH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, attentive friendly staff and very good value
  39. LG

    LarsG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place, good food and very good service for a reasonable price
  40. HS

    HelenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and very attentive. Lovely atmosphere. Food was good.

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 553 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

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Just Eat
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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