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La Caverna

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 7 February 2021

We ordered a selection of starters and mains, and it was absolutely delicious food all round. I enjoyed proper calmari (whole tiny squid complete with tentacles) and delicious aioli as a starter - a generous plateful in itself, before I'd even started on the Farfalle...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2020

I went to La Caverna recently for a meal with my partner and our friends. I had never visited but have heard great things. We were asked to pre order due to COVID restrictions and it was made clear to us that our table had...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

This was the first time for us and it was the best restaurant experience we have had for years. The host’s, Alison & Franco, made the whole experience outstanding. The food was excellent and the value for money was good to. This venue is definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Visited during covid restrictions so very limited tables but we booked and the food was excellent, the menu is slightly limited other than pasta and pizzas. We had pasta starter and pizzas which were all great. We didn't mind having to order in advance, but...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

5 of us dined at La Caverna and we were spoilt for choice by the delicious options available. Very welcoming and charming hosts that attended our every need. We tried Seafood, Meat, Pasta, Vegetable Dishes and of course Wine which were all so authentic and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 18 July 2020 via mobile

Really lovely family-run restaurant. Only had takeaway due to lockdown but stunning food. So authentic, fresh, and delicious! Really loved the Panzerotti, truffle mushrooms are always a winner.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

We were staying in Dorchester and wanted somewhere to celebrate my birthday. After lots of searching we stumbled across La Caverna and after looking online, we spotted that although they were primarily takeaway only for the moment, they had one table available to pre-book for...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 July 2020 via mobile

Fantastic take-away pizzas - no comparison with those from the regular chains. A full and varied menu of other beautiful Italian dishes.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 18 March 2020

We had a very enjoyable meal, under extreme circumstances for any small restaurant. Sometimes you need to be considerate and try and understand how hard it is for small businesses to keep going when no one is going out!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020

Excellent Food and a good Atmosphere, true Italian food, a place to check out you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: March 2020
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9 March 2018|
Response from honeymoonersdorset | Reviewed this property |
not sure they are best to look on website or call
11 January 2018|
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Response from peaches467 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, restaurant only.
10 August 2016|
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Response from peaches467 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could ask for a child's sized spag bol or similar. It's more of an adults eatery though.
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La Caverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5