Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.4
302 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.

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What 302 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanJ
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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Jane
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 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 5 September 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 26 August 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 22 August 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!!

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LouiseR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely vegetarian menu,plenty on offer for vegans!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great atmosphere with even better food!

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KeiraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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AinaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 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 10 July 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.

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SophieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Lovely atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good service and even better food.
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect time, perfect price and nice service.

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TinoW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were lovely!

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AlexandraO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 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!

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vipMICHAEL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 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!

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AlexandraP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for Valentine's day and the meal was great value and food was delicious. We had the table for two hours but were not rushed when that time was up. The staff were all very friendly and attentive and everything arrived in good time. I will definitely be going here again.

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AndyW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very warm welcome. Staff were all very nice. Food was very good. Setting is very nice.

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vipBurndoc
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a great spot in city center.
The staff is so welcoming and friendly.
The service and food was really great.
Would definitely return.

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KimberleyE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing night we had. The food and wine were exceptional. Next time I am in Dublin, I will definitely be making reservations here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food very full after

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clarew
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and amazing customer service!! All the staff were fabulous 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great stop as always! Monika always such a great Host!

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Dixer56
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I have not eaten in this restaurant for perhaps a year, but I'm delighted that it hasn't lost it's charm. For a restaurant in Dublin's busy Temple Bar it still has a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The food is excellent and the staff attentive but not intrusive. We had starters, main and dessert with a 34 euro bottle of wine and the total bill was 106 euro. I thought this was great value food considering the location. Wine is expensive in the majority of Irish restaurants. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servicio excelente. Platos muy generosos y bien cocinados. Ambiente agradable. Genial!

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ElizabethP
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice selection of veggie and vegan options as well as meaty ones. Substantial wine list, friendly service, an excellent way to spend Christmas Eve.

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RichardB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Nice ambience here in spite of quite cramped basement space. The rib eye steak was excellent, as was the pepper sauce which came with it.

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MikeS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the restaurant and would definitely go back. Very friendly staff, from front desk to floor staff. Liked the menu - good range of proper Italian fare (and pizzas of course if that’s your thing). Our party included a vegan and there was a full page of vegan options which is not the norm for an Italian restaurant (or for most restaurants tbh). My daughter had the vegan lasagne and really liked it. I tasted it and from a meat eaters perspective it was actually very tasty. Rest of party really enjoyed their starters and mains. Didn’t have desserts or wine so can’t comment on those. Nice atmosphere, good service and feels far removed from where it is (i.e. in the heart of temple bar).

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IreneR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were brilliant, I'll definitely be back, thank you

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Cheap and Cheerful, mains were tasty wine glasses were dirty

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MauriceL
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Overcooked prawns in a rubbery pasta didn’t thrill the palate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this Italian hidden away in Temple Bar. The food is fresh and amazing taste. Great menu choice and excellent wine list. The service is always excellent. We will be back.

FAQs

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

Caverna Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 302 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.