Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.6
318 Reviews
€30 and under
Italian
Welcome To La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar. Located in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar, La Caverna is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. La Caverna is an Italian restaurant that boasts a large menu and an excellent selection of wines. This is an ideal setting for romantic meals for two, family lunch at the weekend, large groups ( private rooms available ) or even a place to hang out and sample Italy’s finest wines.

Experience our off-the-pier-fresh seafood, hand-cut beef filet, scrumptious stews or any of our other mouthwatering dishes. Our chefs are renowned for their creative combinations of spices and sauces.

Our menu emphasizes the use of simple fresh ingredients, skillfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional Italian dishes.

Enjoy
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4.6based on recent ratings
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EppieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant for a group I’ve ever been in! Had the nicest room! Menus was great value and the best food ive had in a while! Everyone in my group loved the food, had the best night, staff were amazing! I honestly can’t fault this restaurant I will 100% be booking again!!

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Muireannm
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I have had dining in Dublin. The food was phenomenal! The atmosphere and staff were outstanding. 10/10 recommendation

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and value with brilliant staff

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff! Great value

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nice
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet restaurant, food was amazing, the bruschetta especially, waiters were lovely, would definitley return

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The staff and the service are really good. The place is really good. I was happy with the food and the overall experience!! Really recommend it and sure will come back again!

HC
HappyCat
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here many times, usually for family events and have always found this restaurant to be excellent and this time was just as good. Great welcome on arrival and seated at a nice table upstairs. Food and wine were excellent and our party of 4 had a great time. We will be back for sure!!

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Jennyb
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked a table for my dads birthday for a party of 7. My dad and family enjoyed the food and the service was great . Staff are lovely and helpful. Great variety on main courses for the set menu .

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met for a girls day out and enjoyed the cosy atmosphere of the restaurant with their delicious Christmas lunch menu. Everything from the starters to the desert were beautifully presented and were lip smacking!
Special mention and Full pointers for the chicken risotto and opera cake !

AG
AislingG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed, requested to sit downstairs as the cavern style is lovely. Food was delicious and staff were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good! Food was decent and had Peroni on tap, quality place.

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maryM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The group enjoyed a socially distant Christmas dinner. Staff very attentive. Very safe environment. Lovely food. Everyone delighted with the food they had. Lovely drinks too. Thanks to everyone for making it special.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner in Caverna last night. The staff were very efficient and friendly and the food was amazing. We got the napoleon burata and polo Sicilian and both were delicious. I will definitely be back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff:)

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ttbr
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great value great food and great location.

MO
MichaelO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and good service. The historic brick walls and curved ceiling, along with good music, and lighting, created a very relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely return soon.

SJ
SusanJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our vist & food was very good would recommend a vist.

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Jane
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely meal, they had a full vegan menu and early bird too! Best brownie ive ever had, you would never know it was vegan. Amazing staff our waitress was so lovely and played the best music. We will defo be back!

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Aido
Dundalk
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Average food but good value for money, background music very good, would recommend you try it 👍🍻

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely hour at La Caverna on a quiet Wednesday evening. We initially had a male waiter who was incredibly friendly and helpful to get our main courses and drinks sorted. The house selected merlot was a gorgeous recommendation. We were treated to delicious vegan risotto and vegan primavera. The waitress behind the vegan menu development wasn’t incredibly nice to chat with towards the end of our dinner. We highly recommend any fellow vegans to visit and try this menu out. We, ourselves, intend to revisit and try out their vegan desserts soon. Overall, excellent food and service! 🎉

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had lovely food at la caverna however we all wanted to sit in the basement and this wasn’t given as an option to us! We wanted to sit in the basement as it’s got nice arched ceilings and looks very cozy!!

LR
LouiseR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely vegetarian menu,plenty on offer for vegans!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience overall, the waitress was really nice, the food was incredible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great atmosphere with even better food!

KB
KeiraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely to be seated in the cellar area. Service was excellent and food was great. Will definitely return

AM
AinaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super evening, big exceptionally tasty portions, super friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and quality of staff and food. absolutely no complaints and all i would highly recommend this restaurante

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Caverna , will definitely be returning to this restaurant! Couldn’t fault a thing ! Very Reasonably priced for temple bar ! Food was lovely! Staff were very friendly and kindly checked in on us every so often which was nice to see ! Overall extremely happy

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Marcov
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, good price, staff incredible, friendly, receptive. Who sees the restaurant from outside cannot imagine how beautiful and comfortable it is inside. It was an unique experience.

SB
SophieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was very poor. I ordered the tortellini which was definitely not cooked fresh and in fact tasted like it was cooked from frozen. The sauce also tasted like it came from a jar. My boyfriend ordered the carbonara which was essentially cream and pasta with very little taste. Will not be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Lovely atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have a wonderful experience whenever my girlfriend and I visit.

The staff are always friendly and greet us warmly when we come in for food.

The service last Saturday was excellent and the food was prepared in a timely manner. We were not waiting long for it and as always it was delicious.

It was so nice to get back in for food felt like a life time ago we were last in for food.

The only thing to note and it was no fault of the staff nor was it something that damped the evening was that we had to move from our table as the staff needed to access the circuit breakers which were situated behind us due to the power going out.

We were promptly asked if we would like to be moved to another table and we were moved with ease.

Caverna is always somewhere I would recommend to friends and it is my go to restaurant in Dublin, no matter how many times I eat there I never tire of the place.

Thank you to the staff for another wonderful experience, welcome back as well.

Looking forward to booking in again soon :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and even better food.
Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect time, perfect price and nice service.

TW
TinoW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really homey and good value for money. A good, varied wine list as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were lovely!

AO
AlexandraO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food wasn’t outstanding, that being said service was excellent and the downstairs area is perfect for a large group. A huge thanks!

MI
vipMICHAEL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was ok. One employee (from Poland) was very full of energy. The food was delicious. The Bolognese with fresh spaghetti, spicy marinara with fresh spaghetti and the calzone were enjoyed by our group. All very tasty!

AP
AlexandraP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was good, plenty of options to choose from. If you are looking for a quiet place with good food in the Temple Bar area this is a nice option.

FAQs

Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.