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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
656 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 39 times today

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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 656 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

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dublin 2

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Dublin 2

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal in this restaurant, food was outstanding, service was fantastic and friendly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening - good food and wine. It was a catch up with friends and there was no rush to leave the restaurant - we were the last ones there chatting and lost track of time. Staff all super friendly
  3. U

    Uneasy

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Definitely worth a visit
  4. YO

    YvonneO

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Starters & mains excellent, large portions, great veg & mash with rack of lamb. Mussels fab. Chocolate brownie not so good , something about sauce looked good but didn’t taste of much.
  5. LO

    LiamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, great menu with friendly service. Very enjoyable dinner
  6. PJ

    PJYANK

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The rack of lamb was tasty but there was too much fat to have an enjoyable entree meal. The minestrone soup was excellent. The pastas are fine and that might be the way to go. Service was excellent and it is a nice welcoming place to dine
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience my boyfriend was really happy with everything and he enjoyed his bday thank you so much 🤍
  8. JT

    JulieT

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time going and the food was just excellentand they staff is extremely nice. Would recommend
  9. AM

    AinaM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super tasty Calzone, very friendly staff
  10. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pre-theatre early bird dinner in La Caverns Restaurant on Thursday night. I booked it based on reviews and was not disappointed Good choice of starters and mains on the very reasonable early bird menu, the four of us found something on it and all enjoyed the food Have to mention the calamari as it was especially good We also had a bottle of white and red wine, both very nice and two deserts which looked lovely but I was too full to indulge Service was very pleasant and attentive Will certainly be back
  11. CS

    CathalS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose from the extensive vegan menu. Generous portions, except pasta which could have been a little more. But otherwise great helpings. Very helpful staff, there when you needed them. Food was great. Good value.
  12. FL

    FionaL

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, the service is great and the staff are really friendly. They also have a full vegan menu.
  13. EC

    EdelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely relaxing restaurant which was clean warm and cosy very close to everything in the city. The wait staff was so nice she was very helpful which made our lunch very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and would also return anytime
  14. NK

    NicolaK

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal. Staff were lovely. Would definitely go back if in Dublin
  15. PB

    PaulB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with friendly, professional service!
  16. EM

    EoinM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great choices on menu. Food was super and service excellent.
  17. C

    Claire

    Meath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Attentive servers - we were seated in the downstairs area. It looks nice but a very large group beside us were so loud we could barely hear ourselves. Hence the 3 stars. Food good.
  18. GM

    GMN22

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal for my friends birthday! Amazing vegan options!!
  19. MK

    MagdalenaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice place with lovely Italian food. Service was great definitely I can strongly recommend it 👍
  20. RP

    RachelP

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant - fabulous food and great staff. Lovely Saturday lunchtime experience. Would highly recommend.
  21. S

    Susu

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Caverna is a gem of a restaurant. Lovely place, lovely staff and wonderful food. We had the chefs veg soup which was delicious with fresh bread, the fillet steak was best I've had in a long time at a restaurant, perfectly cooked accompanied by a mixture of vegetables and jus. Gorgeous. The spaghetti was so tasty too. Highly recommend dining at La Caverna and thank you to Rigdan our very nice and pleasant waiter, he's a gem too.
  22. M

    Margel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting up with old friends first time since Covid and boy what a restaurant we picked. Food was amazing and reasonable. Very impressed that it was not just Italian food and also caters for gluten free diners. Staff were sooooo good. Make sure you go downstairs (even if seated upstairs) and see the amazing room and entire wine wall. AMAZING. Will definitely be back
  23. JH

    JacquiH

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food, food came swiftly once ordered. Would recommend
  24. D

    Deborah

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - especially the vegan options. I got the Vegan Schnitzel and it was really tasty. Only thing is that the sauce is quite rich so more asparagus would have been nice to cut through that richness but that's just personal taste. It would be nice to offer it with a little pot of pepper sauce too perhaps so that there's variety while eating it but it was truly beautiful. Husband got the T-Bone Steak and he really enjoyed it. The staff are great - really polite, friendly and attentive. They were dealing with a disruptive diner when we arrived who was creating quite a ruckus but they never broke their professional demeanor and did everything in their power to ensure that the diner did not disrupt surrounding guests. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Would definitely dine here again.
  25. LW

    LauraW

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Staff were so friendly explaining some of the menu and generally very helpful. The food was fabulous.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Huge menu with lots of choice. I enjoyed the fact that you can choose the type of pasta you want with your dish. Had a garlic cheese bread starter which was smaller than expected and also quite greasy. Had a carbonara (huge portion) for main which was tasty but not the best I’ve had. Ordered a tiramisu for dessert which was the star of the night. It was very delicious. Atmosphere in the restaurant is nice. It’s a very narrow restaurant but the mirrors give you the illusion that it’s bigger than it actually is. Staff were very nice also.
  27. CL

    ColmL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When visiting Ireland from the U.S. I always make a point of having dinner here. Service, quality of the food and price are excelent
  28. m

    mary123

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a great resturant,, i cant praise this resturant enought ,, excellent staff //food , we will be back
  29. E

    Experienceddiner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food quality was excellent possibly the best Italian food I have had anywhere. Very busy, full restaurant, but service was attentive and quick enough. Can't recommend the food enough......
  30. CO

    CiaraO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Well worth a visit. Delicious food, decent portions, good value for money.
  31. BM

    BronwynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been looking for a restaurant which catered for vegans and La Caverna did not disappoint! The food was fresh and the options were great, including the option for vegan desserts and wines! My daughter and I came with my 5 year old grandson and we all loved the food and everyone who served us was friendly and really helpful answering our questions about ingredients. So much appreciated and we will return!
  32. CF

    CharlesF

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place great food very good service reasonable priced
  33. EM

    EithneM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I reserved a table for 7. We were seated downstairs along with another table of 7/8. Not a great idea with two large parties in such a confined space. Food was OK. Service was slow but friendly. Forgot 2 limoncellos which I had removed from my bill. Wouldn't return sorry
  34. l

    letgarciia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, excellent service, nice staff, good location. Highly recommend
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    I don't know what was in the food but my two friends and I got a stomach ache, I don't know if the pasta or the pasta sauce but something didn't do well
  36. DH

    DianeH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The homemade pasta was delicious as was the bolognese. Service was good, too. Lots to choose from and a decent wine list. We waited a few extra minutes for the check, but that was understandable since the place was busy. We still haven’t had the deposit refunded that open table took when I booked online, $60, but I’m sure that will show on our card soon. Overall, a great night.
  37. RM

    ReneeM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Waitress was incredibly attentive, front desk very patient when we added another person to our table.
  38. SD

    StefanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very kind service, nice ambiance and delicious food for a fair price.
  39. S

    Sofia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked last minute, and turned up really early for our booking. The staff were more than helpful and sat us downstairs which was an old cellar that had amazing ambience. We had great food, lovely service, and very reasonably priced! Thank you very much, will recommend to anyone going to Dublin x
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, good food & wine with great service

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 656 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 39 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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