The Best Italian Restaurant in Temple Bar

The Best
Italian Restaurant
in Temple Bar

Welcome To La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar. Located in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar, La Caverna is a favourite 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 or even a place to hang out and sample Italy’s finest wines.

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

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


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Hi there we had a lovely meal in your restaurant last night,and just wanted to say wow!!! top class and ten out of ten to the lovely lady in the cellar who was working very hard but still had time to smile at every one.we eat out a lot and have to say your restaurent is one of our favourites.thanks!

Michelle and Barry O' Shea.

Just one word, AMAZING!!!, incredible cellar dinnig area, you have to see it to believe it.

John Murphy

My partner and I often dine in a great Italian Restaurant called La Caverna (across from Luigi Malones in Temple Bar). The prices are brilliant ( around €40 for a meal for two plus a bottle of wine). The menu has an extensive range of pastas, pizzas and chicken/meat dishes. It caters for all tastes. The staff are friendly and on the ball and the atmosphere is very relaxed and cosy. I have always had a great meal there and would recommend it to anyone

"La Caverna is a hidden gem in temple bar over shadowed by some of the more famous restaurants in that vicinity. It never disappoints and is defo a place for couples to visit. Some of the dishes can be on the expensive side but in general you'll be hard pushed to beat it."


"Had a really nice meal here just last weekend (end of Feb.). Shared some garlic mushrooms, which were great. Had a vegetarian pizza with extra salami and my dinning partner had the fungi pizza. Both were very good. I have only had their pizzas here and have always been nice, fresh with a thin crisp base. Nice little place really that is pretty cheap."


" This is a romantic type of restaurant. The tables and seats are quite squashed, however, they probably added to the intimate feel of the place! The food was quite good and not very expensive. The waiter was very efficient and the location is very central! Definitely worth a visit!"

Temple Bar hosts lots of delicious Italians and one of the best kept secrets in Italian cuisine is La Caverna. This Dublin restaurant serves delicious pizzas and pastas and offers a very reasonable early bird menu.

I went here with some friends at the weekend. We were brought downstairs and immediately we fell in love with the place, from the cosy atmosphere to the goblets on the tables. Choosing something from the menu was nearly impossible I opted for chicken wings to start (which were delicious) and the amatriciana for my main course. The only criticism came from one person about the size of her main course - the garlic chicken, which in comparison to the other mains did seem quite small. I will definitely be going back and next time I'll bring my boyfriend along it struck me as a very romantic restaurant."


"We had dinner the other night in this, I could say, unique place. Very, very impressed."

I went out last night to La Caverna in Temple bar and had a lovely meal there. I saved myself €15.00. I have never been there before. Why I don't know, because I always end up going to Luigi Malone's right across the road. Anyway The meal was lovely and I have to say I would go back.

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