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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
540 Reviews
€30 and under
Italian
BEFORE BOOKING PLEASE READ 

Dear Friends 

Dear Friends 

We are undergoing some necessary work in the Restaurant

We will be closed on
MONDAY THE 20TH OF JUNE,  TUESDAY THE 21ST OF JUNE, AND WEDNESDAY THE 22ND OF JUNE 

We will reopen on THURSDAY the 23rd of June from 5.00 pm 

We are really sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you back in La Caverna soon:))))

The restaurant is back trading as normal:

Sunday to Thursday from 13.00 PM to 12.30 AM.

Friday and Saturday from 13.00 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 540 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Dublin 2

    Italian

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  1. GR

    GrahamRenee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. MS

    MartinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  3. CC

    CoolCucumber

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, small place, busy on weekends
  4. PO

    PatriciaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 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.
  5. E

    Evka

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic vegan menu. Great stuff. Totally affordable. Will definitely go again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service - server helped with wine and great suggestions
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service and food. Whole fish was spectacular
  8. AK

    AleksanderK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 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.
  9. C

    Catz

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only complaint was I got no veg with my main course of lamb shank and mash. Very nice to have some veg included.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the food. We were offered dessert because of it which was ok. I didn't feel like eating more. Everything else was ok. Also the prices on Open Table menu are not the actual prices.
  11. LC

    LukeC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service from Aphrodite and her team. Great food, wine and atmosphere. A gem in the heart of the city
  12. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely staff, amazing food, great wine! Highly recommend
  13. p

    peperider

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I woul like to be sit down down stairs but there was a party. Food and service were fantastic.
  14. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s not often my wife and I find a restaurant that provides a menu where we both can get excellent meals as she is vegan and seldom gets much of a choice. Here we both got exactly what we wanted and both really enjoyed it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  16. SF

    SiobhanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, great choice of food and was suitable for dietary requirement.
  17. O

    Olivia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate here on Friday night. The place was really busy so the atmosphere was great. The service is excellent, they are attentive and fun. The food was really good especially the bruschetta. A great venue.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely, doesn’t look fantastic from the outside, but chefs kiss to the food and I’m a coeliac with loads of options!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Un italien qui ne se démarque pas des autres. Ce n'est pas un piège à touristes.
  20. D

    David

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious. Service was considering that most places are understaffed these days. We were seated in the wine cellar, which was quite interesting but a tad claustrophobic.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were amazing
  22. DB

    DavidB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Busy venue even at 6.30pm. Excellent staff but they were run off their feet trying to accommodate walk ins. We had booked, so OK.
  23. D

    Dixon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, i will definitely be there again!!
  24. AD

    AlanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The waitress was so helpful and Friendly would definitely recommend
  25. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, attentive friendly staff and very good value
  26. LG

    LarsG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place, good food and very good service for a reasonable price
  27. HS

    HelenS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and very attentive. Lovely atmosphere. Food was good.
  28. NO

    NeillO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the underground cellar. Waitress was a joy, and the food was lovely. love that there's no music too - just the sound of happy chats!
  29. MD

    MarcusD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff were very accommodating as we had a last minute booking for 16 which we initially had split into two booking sof 6 and 10. When the team at La Caverna realised this, they went out of their way to accomodate us as one big group instead. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect for our large group. Would recommend.
  30. M

    Mary123

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent staff, have been many times and will return
  31. JS

    JohnS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely little restaurant in the middle of temple bar. Great steaks, excellent service and thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
  32. LM

    LindaM

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, food was delicious & nicely paced between courses. Staff are lovely. Really enjoyed it
  33. MO

    MichaelO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Booking was easy, warmly greeted on arrival and looked after with grace, efficiency ,energy and in interest in what we wanted. Add to that a wonderful meal and the experience was a delight. We have been here before and we will be in La Taverna again....soon. Michael & Emer
  34. PM

    PhilippeM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was not great, we had a booking which was postponned twice...the level of our drinks was really marginal, when we complained, we were poored 4 full glasses of port at €35.00 eaxch - this was an true attempt of a rip off...
  35. JB

    JamesB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was nice, standard Italian menus, open table when booking asks for a card to secure booking in case of a no show it charges €10 per person. We arrived and ate but they decided to take €20 euros from my English card even though I was paying with cash.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was great! With so many choices in dublin this should make your list
  37. E

    Eyerite2u

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the food and the service and would definitely come back. Highly recommend!
  38. M

    Mich

    Westmeath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful first time 3 course meal with wine our server young Italian girl is a credit to your establishment she made the night very enjoyable
  39. S

    Star80

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    The staff very nice however as an Italian I cannot recommend this place for the food which has very little in terms of authenticity and the quality is just not there.
  40. n

    nice

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 540 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 reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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