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Cava Restaurant

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1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
+1 860-628-2282
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122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd heard so much about Cava and finally decided to try it. The four of us were seated at a very small table. We started off with cocktails. I will say that my Dirty Vodka Martini was one of the best that I ever had. The others had wine. We ordered an antipasto appetizer to share and had move things... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess was very friendly and all of the food came out in a timely manner. The server paid attention to everything we needed and even made some good recommendations for dinner. Dessert tray is showed after dinner and I had a hard time deciding which dessert to choose.

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Thank buypal1996
Southington, Connecticut
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday dinner. This place really dresses up for the holidays and is a MUST visit. The quarters can be tight here so if your claustrophobic.. maybe it was due the wedding reception next door? Not inexpensive but certainly don't feel I am not getting value. Great menu and presentation and the look is a treat, especially for... More 

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1 Thank Dirk6460
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My first visit at Cava was a few years ago, admiring and being awed by the beautiful decorations. Cava offers an extensive menu, from modern inspired dishes, to homemade Italian classics. If you are looking for an elegant atmosphere, delicious food, and impeccable service, I highly recommend Cava.

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1 Thank Esmeralda B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First time at Cava Restaurant. Heard about Cava from a friend who visited several times and recommended it highly. It did not disappoint. Food was delicious and the ambience was great. All the rooms are decorated and pretty. Fireplace room is nice and cozy... Would suggest it. Cava was fantastic, worth the time and im looking forward to rooftop patio... More 

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1 Thank Ioulios N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by the hotel receptionist. Menu had a great selection and the portions are very generous. Dinner and Dessert was delicious! The only issue that I came across was not having a reservation because the place was packed on a Tuesday, but they were able to seat me in 15 minutes.

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2 Thank mollyy12345678
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a very elegant atmosphere. Staff is very friendly. Meals were good size portions and priced right. Highly recommend the pistachio cheesecake for dessert!

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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bristol, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Went out to cava in February after seeing it on the news. I ordered the New York Strip and it was cooked perfectly and a huge portion with some mashed potatoes and asparagus. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Would suggest to anyone thinking about trying it.

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1 Thank RobertWilliams2
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant any time of year but especially around Christmas time. You can't imagine the decorations they put up for the holidays. The restaurant completely transforms into a winter wonderland and the food matches the top notch decorations.

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2 Thank CNHMTH
Prospect, Connecticut
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were a group of four, and all looking forward to a night out at a top notch, delicious restaurant. What an enormous disappointment. Our server seemed horribly preoccupied. There were two great servers right in our little room, unfortunately they were not assigned to our table. We were seated at 7:00 and did not leave until 10:00. One salad,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-628-2282
Description
Cava has established itself as a taste of luxury. An experience of Old world charm and romance, both in its decor and cuisine. Its upscale fine dining experience caters to those looking for an evening out, a special occasion, or private events. The cuisine is authentic Italian, using the finest ingredients. The menu alone exceeds any expectation. The daily additions to the menu, both appetizers and entrees are prepared daily by our executive chef based on the freshest market products. Cava expresses its zest in season, both during the holidays, and on our cocktail list. There's a charm with each season, that should be brought to the table.The luxurious decor reflects the old world charm, with modern nuances. The warm feeling of home, paired with a featured glass of wine is sure to put your mind at ease. Each room has a separate serenity encompassed by different fixtures. The "Fireplace room" and it's cozy, warm candle lit atmosphere will soothe you and your guests after a long day at the office, or for a romantic evening. The "sunroom", filled with light, white linen, and paired with the right company, makes for an impressive room for a private dining, or the right place to impress that someone special. The "sunroom" serves as a private banquet room for all occasions.When the sun sets, and the lights are low the "Main DIning Room" has a grand dining table for occasions with more intimate groups. Everyone can enjoy a cocktail,or glass of wine, at the granite top bar, surrounded by dark cherry wood. There is a more casual atmosphere in the back tavern, with high top tables for a "girls night out" or just a couple appetizers while watching "the game".In addition to the dining experience, the cuisine has upscale items with aged Angus certified steaks, fresh atlantic salmon, pasta dishes, lighter fare, and authentic flavors throughout. Cava strives to leave an impression. The dining experience is that of traditional Italian, perfect for a relaxing meal. Cava is well renowned for elegant private events. Private dining events range from wedding receptions, baby showers, bridal showers, business meetings, cocktail hours, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, and all business functions. Private rooms are available for any events.

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