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La Caverna

12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3110
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing, staff were lovely welcoming and very happy. Couldn't recommend this restaurant enough beautiful place between food and venue, have been a few times in the last few months and will continue to go back!!

Thank nicole o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entering la Caverna we were greeted by a lovely friendly lady and straight away she said "happy anniversary" to my husband and I. Then she showed us to our table and told us about the little fish and their names in the fish tank. (There's...More

Thank dolDublin
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Celebrating my birthday here with family recently, and it was a wonderful evening! We went for the early bird at 6pm - it has a wonderful choice of dishes! I had all 3 courses, Calamari, Beef Burger and Ice-cream/Sorbet desert! Our waitress/host for the evening...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Started with a shared bruschetta which was fresh with just the right amount of olive oil. We then had pasta and the venison cacciatore The Venison was expertly cooked with a nice sauce accompaniment. Not sure why it was delivered with mashed and chips but...More

Thank Shane n
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We found this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon and the menu looked OK so we tried to make a reservation, we were told they were full but after a call to the owner the waitress was able to give us a table. I was sceptical...More

Thank walts82
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely evening in La Caverna. Good service and tasty food. I'd recommend booking the downstairs cellar area as it's really unique!

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Upon settling into our hotel in Dublin, we scouted around for a restaurant where we could have dinner. If you're fortunate to be staying in the Temple Bar area, there is a wide choice of restaurants to choose from. After eating mostly Irish pub food...More

Thank Bnzboy
Reviewed 16 July 2017

La Caverna is a quaint little Italian style restaurant in Dublin's Temple Bar. I don't normally favour Itialain but La Caverna is an outstanding exception. The food was of the very highest quality, with friendly staff and a nice cool ambience. I would highly recommend...More

Thank ad0nis1
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Nice wee place to call in for a meal, service is good, it's only a few steps from Temple Bar area. Reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I first dined here about 20 years ago and was impressed with the food and service. I called in for dinner before attending the Coldplay concert in Croke Park last week and the same high standards were still being adhered to. Service was top notch...More

Thank Ralph R
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26 September 2016|
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Response from LaCavernaDublin | Property representative |
They have a very extensive gluten free menu. Except Pizza and few starters, everything else can be adapted.All the Pasta Dishes, all the Meat and Fish Dishes They even have have a gluten free Chocolate Brownie :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper Fownes Street | Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
  • Neighbourhood: Temple Bar
  • Phone Number: +353 1 670 3110
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Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, La Caverna is a little taste of Italy in Dublin creating a tradition of excellence. With three levels, each comfortably seating up to 40 people, La Caverna is ideal for groups old all sizes. The newly renovated 300 years old Wine Cellar is a beautifully crafted 18th Century Barrel Vault, updated with soft lighting and superb selection of over 150 premium wines from Italy, France and Spain,Portugal, Argentina,California, Chile, Australia, South Africa. We have vegan and gluten - free options.
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