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La Caverna

57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (35 reviews)
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“zabaglione” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended by a man in local shop, such wonderful food, helpful service which you only find in a small family run business.

Thank dotpaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner on our first evening in Dorchester, as this came highly recommended. It is a great Italian (and very small, so definitely need to book) restaurant, hiding behind and underneath a non-descript facade in a street slightly off the centre of...More

Thank Johntimelord
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that makes chains pointless, i feel like its beyond amazing, but that is for anyone else to decide. I loved the horsdeves just pulled the boat up and tied off and had a great meal actually beyond a brilliant meal ....More

Thank martinixi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were having a great family evening celebrating a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. The pre meal planning and attention to detail was excellent, the food was as good as we were told it would be (a minor whinge is that the fish of the day was...More

Thank RobEvans_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I’ve ever been to this restaurant and I wasn’t disappointed. Had a very pleasant experience dining here. I had the duck breast with caramelised cabbage which was cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful. Lovely staff that were chatty and very helpful which always...More

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Thus is a lovely and intimate venue with wonderful welcome, wonderful service and wonderful food. This case our second visit and we will certainly return.

Thank revdavidbaldwin
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Very friendly reception and welcome. The cellars of the warehouse can be quite gloomy which may well suit younger couples. We were offered a choice of tables and chose a more enlightened one. Food was excellent and we can recommend the anatra (duck) and the...More

Thank gck617
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Food fantastic as always. Friendly staff. Can't beat this atmospheric little restaurant for amazing home cooked food. Keep coming back time again for many special occasions and never disappointed. 😋😍

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Booked for my 60th celebration. Party of 11. Great food, Great atmosphere. We were asked to pre order our food which made the evening run more smoothly and service was good throughout the evening. No rush to move us out after having finished and made...More

Thank Caggyot
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Had a fab meal here while staying overnight in Dorchester. Excellent food which was inventive, very tasty and cheerfully presented. And overall very reasonably priced. Highly recommended. House wine is also very good.

Thank Jack1355
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2018|
Response from honeymoonersdorset | Reviewed this property |
not sure they are best to look on website or call
12 January 2018|
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Response from peaches467 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, restaurant only.
11 August 2016|
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Response from peaches467 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could ask for a child's sized spag bol or similar. It's more of an adults eatery though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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