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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
573 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 14 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 573 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. N

    Normski

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  2. SM

    SineadM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd highly recommend La Caverna, great food and service. The staff are really lovely.
  3. 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
  4. A

    Aline

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. I'm definitely coming back.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. D

    Declan

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent meal, v good quality excellent value and 1st class service, highly recommended
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really enjoyed the food. Service was super. My only small issue was that one of the ceiling lights near our table kept flickering. A little bit annoying. Would definitely eat there again.
  9. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food fab. Service fab. Ambience fab. A big tight downstairs but that really wasn't an issue. Overall.... we will be back....and back... Regards and thank you Pat ocarroll
  10. MM

    MathewM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The best Italian food I’ve had in a long time!
  11. D

    Dave

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been here many times, seating can be quite tight but the service and food is worth it.
  12. RA

    ReeseA

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute place with a dining area in a brick wine cellar. Service was great and food was nice and well priced.
  13. PL

    PatrikL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Pizza and pasta were very tasty and good. Very nice atmosphere down in the basement.
  14. DR

    DaniilR

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was served at this time very quickly literally in 10 min. Not a bad place, though the staff are not well trained in my opinion. They wouldn't say a nice word or small talk. All in all, not a bad place. Not excellent either.
  15. JR

    JakeR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food
  16. NB

    NoelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in the cellar section. While I had eaten in that restaurant, I was never in the cellar before. It was lovely. The food and wine was fabulous
  17. A

    Aidinis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here with my friend yesterday 05/07/22 and I got the 4 course meal, I got Garlic Prawns which were not too filling so I had space for the main course for which I got a Ribeye Steak which I got done rare, the steak was absolutely phenomenal and came with some caramelized onions under it, a mild pepper sauce with what I think was cream added in to make it milder and some chunky chips, I then got a Tiramisu for my dessert and let me tell you this Tiramisu has to be the best tiramisu I've had outside of Italy. The cream on top of the tiramisu was light and creamy and not too overpowering and as I got down to the bottom of the ramekin it was served in I got hints of some coffee liqueur. It was absolutely incredible and I will come again if I get the chance.
  18. TM

    TracyM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting and even better food - close to Temple Bar District
  19. BH

    BillH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. Our server, Denisa was so nice and took extra care of us. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    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.
  21. AK

    AndrewK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    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!
  22. NA

    NaomiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

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

    KRW321

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

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

    Doireann

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. N

    Ngnsireland

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

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

    DavidG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere and food was outstanding. We would recommend.
  31. 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
  32. LC

    LynnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carbonara was delicious and risotto was also delicious
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. CC

    CoolCucumber

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, small place, busy on weekends
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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.

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 573 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 14 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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