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La Caverna

57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 262500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“zabaglione” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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57 Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews on here and we weren't disappointed, the meal was fantastic and nothing was too much for the staff, who were friendly and helpful. The actual dining area is down stairs and is tastefully decorated with...More

Thank peter026
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I said last year that we would be back! Another excellent evening with old friends, good food, wine and attentive service. Anybody hereabouts making disparaging comments about this little restaurant are clearly talking out of the top of their hat (or indeed somewhere else round...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of five of us visited La Caverna last night after being told it’s one of the best places to eat in Dorchester. The raw, doughy pizza and the chewy fatty steak say otherwise. After waiting 40 minutes for someone to take our order,...More

1  Thank Roxy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a big family meal and the staff were lovely allowing us to bring our dog in. The food was great and the place felt cosy. My pasta was just a tad salty and stuck together unfortunately. But other than that it was...More

Thank EvitaKnits
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We go here regularly, very popular you probably need to book in the summer months holidays and especially at weekends. A varied menu and the specials are very good although they don't seem to change as regularly as they used to. Lovely relaxed place for...More

Thank Fordington
Reviewed 20 October 2017

After an event in town, we wanted a simple supper, and an independent, proprietor-run restaurant rather than one of the several chains. The dining space is congenial and characterful, although some tables are beneath over-bright pendant lights. The staff are cheerful and enthusiastic and service...More

Thank royalcrescent
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Although small and diners should book, the md was kind enough to fit us in after a short break. What followed was one of the best meals I've had this year. You can tell there is a brilliann chef and kitchen at work to provide...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We don't eat out all that often but when we do we like to use a restaurant we can rely on, and this place always delivers quality authentic Italian food and wine.

Thank Oddsnends
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We had visited this restaurant earlier in the summer and really enjoyed it so decided to book again for a party of ten for a friends birthday. From making the booking with Alison and confirming our menu choices beforehand everything went superb. All of us...More

Thank honeymoonersdorset
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Basement dining environment created a good atmosphere and food was good (above average but not 'very good'). But the service was slow, inattentive and unfriendly to the point of being rude. It felt like the staff, from the proprietor downwards, were busy in their own...More

2  Thank SteveWoodgate
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11 August 2016|
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Response from PeterfromAustralia3 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - try their website - but the staff are friendly and the food is good - highly recommended (noting that it was a year ago that we visited)
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Restaurant Details

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