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La Caverna

57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (36 reviews)
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“zabaglione” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was lovely, staff friendly and loved being down in the cellar and no phone signal so brilliant. Will certainly return. Thank you for a great evening

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kaz7203
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden round the backstreets of Dorchester I did not now this restaurant existed - but I do now!!!! It is superb - real Italian with a lot of great traditional dishes. First time we have seen Scampi Provencale and Zabaglione on a menu for many...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Genuine Sicilian food produced by the charismatic and genuine Sicilian Franco. Always a specials board to keep things interesting and fantastic Nero D’Avela to accompany the high quality food. Carluccios is ok, but this is better

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JPWalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up late Friday afternoon to see if they had any space that evening. They said yes space for two but only at 8.30 due to the need to spread things out in the kitchen. Don’t be put off when you see the location and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PJM903
Reviewed 23 October 2018

La Caverna was one of the two or three best restaurants of our recent trip to the Dorset Coast. The food was excellent, the service very good, and we very much liked the setting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Having found this unknown (to us) little restaurant online, we enjoyed an absolutely delicious dinner at La Caverna last night. From the moment we stepped through the unprepossessing front door, the staff could not have been nicer or more professional. The Italian chef smiled from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cms7275
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely Saltimbocca and Dolcetta followed by Canolli and dessert wine and excellent service. I have dined in Italian caves and it was a little taste of italy in Dorchester.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MichaelM6605
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant purely by chance and had the most amazing meal. Scallops on a bed of pureed Jerusalem artichoke, fillet steak Rossini and an affogato with amaretto. It was lovely, all superb. The restaurant is atmospheric. If I was local I would eat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent venue ( little cavern indeed). Amazing food wonderful menu. Went for one course ended up over indulging with starters mains dessert and cheese board (to share !😜). The food was outstanding authentic Italian. Service was also amazing we will definitely make the trip back...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank rosietosh
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a great Italian restaurant down in the vaults giving it a good atmosphere. The staff were very efficient and very welcoming. The food is very authentic Italian with a good menu, but excellent specials. The restaurant is small and on order not to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank alexander g
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262500
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