We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Caverna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 227: English reviews
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here with friends last night. We were undecided about wine so were offered a taste of the 2 that we were debating. It was mentioned that they were short staffed, however this didn't detract from the friendly and attentive service. We all ordered pizza and were able to enjoy our wine and olives oil and vinegar with rustic bread... More 

Helpful?
Thank 233Andrea
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

La Caverna is a great alternative to chain restaurants. It might not be quite as slick but it is genuine, the food is tasty and the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. We particularly enjoyed the aubergine starter.

Helpful?
Thank I5I
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Genuine home cooked Italian dishes served in an atmospheric cellar. La Caverna is a bit like a good pair of shoes, a bit worn around the edges but very comfy and reliable (that's a compliment by the way); and the food here is sublime. Friendly low key service, its a great place for a romantic meal or a night with... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DoodleAdventures
Weymouth, Dorset
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says, this is one of the best restaurants you will find. The food is second to none and with service to match. We have always felt very welcome and never rushed. We have always felt appreciated as customers and will be hopefully returning for years to come!

Helpful?
1 Thank noddy22
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
214 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find. Superb Italian cooking coupled with good service in a cavern setting. All the menu items were great, but the selection from the blackboard is highly recommended.

Helpful?
1 Thank lhscontrol
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! The brick arch ceiling creating a truly originally and unique feel. Food is always good here 👌

Helpful?
1 Thank BodylikeBaywatch
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

been three times and all have been excellent meals. husband loves the steak rossini. it is located in the basement, so no view in summer or lunchtimes, but it has a good ambience.

Helpful?
1 Thank lenyDorchester_Uk
Level Contributor
110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop off on our way back home from the coast. You enter the restaurant and we wondered what we were in for but then we were taken downstairs and we were amazed. The restaurant is downstairs in the 'cellar' (I guess the name should have given that away) and is fabulous. Service was excellent and the food... More 

Helpful?
Thank MattStev
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is about the fourth time we have come back to this lovely italian restaurant, the only reason - the food is absolutely delicious!! On my previous review I wrote how slow and bad the service was. This time around it was quick, efficient and very friendly. Even got my special request (Zabaglione) for dessert but I made sure I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carola E
Chipping Norton, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A little eccentric, great atmosphere, typically Italian and good fun. Our steaks were served as ordered and chef even took the trouble to cook mine with a sauce not shown on the menu. The team of young waitresses were attentive, interested and contributed to the atmosphere. The menu offered plenty of choice for all budgets and tastes so long as... More 

Helpful?
Thank John B

Travellers who viewed La Caverna also viewed

 
Dorchester, Dorset
 

Been to La Caverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262500

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Caverna and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
UK
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from La Caverna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?