Welcome back to La Caverna!

WE HAVE THREE DINING TABLES WITHIN THE RESTAURANT, WITH WAITING SERVICE, WHICH NEED TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

La Caverna, Dorchester – Interior

 

We put a lot of time into selecting the right suppliers so we are able to bring you the best selection of local ingredients where possible.

Please let us know, when ordering, if you have any food allergy or intolerance.

 Festivity Specials

ANTIPASTO – starter for two – £13.00
Medley of Italian hors d’oeuvres: e.g. cured meats, grissini, olives, pickles, parmesan shavings, chickpea fries, grilled peppers and aubergines

CAPESANTE – starter- £ 10.50
Scallops on a bed of rocket and puy lentils, topped with crispy parma ham and balsamic glaze

FEGATO – main course- £ 18.50
Calf’s liver with sage and butter, caramelised red onions

FILETTO ROSSINI-main course- £ 25.50
Fillet steak topped with goose liver paté and sliced chestnut mushrooms; drizzled with truffle oil and
served on a potato rösti with creamy red wine sauce

BRANZINO – main course – £18.50
Line-caught fillet of seabass with roasted cherry tomatoes, white wine and smoked paprika sauce with a pinch of chilli

MAIALE- main course £ 17.50
Slow-cooked pork belly served with homemade apple sauce and mash

 


 

MAIN MENU

 

La Caverna, Dorchester – Food

 

STARTERS

PANE SPECIALE – £5.50
Stone-baked garlic pizza base with sundried tomatoes and parmesan cheese

PANE ALL’ AGLIO – £3.50
Stone-baked garlic pizza base

BRUSCHETTA – £5.50
Toasted bread with garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese

BRUSCHETTA CON FUNGHI TRIFOLATI – £6.80
Toasted bread with garlic, truffled chestnut mushrooms and parmesan cheese

BIANCHETTI – £8.50
Deep-fried whitebait served with mixed leaves and garlic mayo

AVOCADO TRICOLORE – £9.00
Avocado, tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

AVOCADO E GAMBERETTI – £9.00
Avocado and prawns with marie-rose sauce

MEDITERRANEI ALLEGRI – £12.00
Large shell-on prawns in garlic, marsala wine and cream sauce with a hint of chilli

CALAMARI FRITTI – £10.00
Squid tossed in flour, deep-fried; served with mixed leaves and garlic mayo

AGNELLO – £9.30
Spiced lamb skewers served with garlic bread and cucumber-yoghurt dip

MELANZANE – £8.20
Grilled aubergine slices, rocket leaves and roasted cherry tomatoes with slivers of parmesan cheese

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MAINS

PLEASE NOTE:  GLUTEN-FREE PASTA AVAILABLE

PENNE ARRABBIATE – Starter £6.90 | Main £10.20
Pasta quills with tomatoes, garlic, basil and chilli

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA – Starter £7.50 | Main £12.00
Spaghetti with bacon, egg-yolk and cream with a hint of garlic

PAPPARDELLE PASTICCIATE – Starter £8.20 | Main £12.50
Homemade flat egg pasta with parma ham, mozzarella, cream and tomato sauce

FARFALLE AL SALMONE – Starter £8.20 | Main £12.70
Butterfly shaped pasta with smoked salmon, crab, cream and tomato sauce

RISOTTO AI FUNGHI – Starter £7.50 | Main £12.50
Rice cooked with cream and chestnut mushrooms (vegan option no cream)

LASAGNE – Starter £7.50 | Main £13.50
Traditional homemade lasagne

SPAGHETTI AL CAPONE – Starter £7.00| Main £11.50
Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, chilli and sundried tomatoes

PANZEROTTI – Starter £8.450 | Main £12.50
Homemade pasta filled with ricotta and spinach, served with artichokes, chestnut mushrooms, truffle oil and parmesan slivers

PENNE AMATRICIANA – Starter £7.50 | Main £12.00
Pasta quills with bacon and onions in a tomato and basil sauce

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE – Starter £7.50 | Main £12.00
Spaghetti with meat ragú

POLLO IN CASSERUOLA – £17.50
Pieces of chicken breast with mushrooms, capsicum peppers, garlic, olives and tomato sauce

POLLO IMPANATO – £16.50
Thinly sliced chicken breast fried in cheesy breadcrumbs; served with chips

SALTIMBOCCA – £18.00
Escalope of chicken breast topped with parma ham and chestnut mushrooms in a sage and white wine sauce

BISTECCA GRIGLIATA – £19.00
Grilled 8oz ribeye steak served with hand cut chips

GAMBERONI ALL’AGLIO – £17.50
Peeled tiger prawns cooked in garlic butter

POLLO ALL’INDIANA – £17.50
Medium hot chicken curry with lime and coconut cream sauce served with basmati rice,
cucumber raita and Italian (!) naan bread

ANATRA – £17.50
Sliced duck breast on a bed of caramelised savoy cabbage with vino cotto (grape juice reduction) sauce

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10’’ STONE BAKED PIZZAS

NOTE: OUR MOZZARELLA CONTAINS RENNET; VEGAN MOZZARELLA AVAILABLE.
ALL PIZZAS SEASONED WITH OREGANO AND OLIVE OIL. EXTRA TOPPINGS £1.00£1.50

MARGHERITA – £9.00
Tomato base and mozzarella

BOSCAIOLA – £10.00
Tomato base, mozzarella and mushrooms

CAPRICCIOSA – £10.90
Tomato base, mozzarella, ham, artichokes and olives

QUATTRO STAGIONI – £10.60
Tomato base, mozzarella, onions, peppers, mushrooms and artichokes

PICCANTE – £10.90
Tomato base, mozzarella and hot Italian sausage

NAPOLETANA – £10.00
Tomato base, mozzarella, anchovies, olives and capers

TROPICANA – £10.50
Tomato base, mozzarella, ham and pineapple

FORMAGGI – £10.50
Tomato base, mozzarella, dolcelatte and stilton

RUSTICA – £11.80
Mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, parma ham, rocket leaves and slivers of parmesan

VENEZIANA – £10.90
Tomato base, mozzarella, tuna, prawns and anchovies

LATINO – £10.90
Tomato base, mozzarella, avocado, bacon and chopped tomatoes

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EXTRAS

VERDURE – £3.30
Vegetables of the day

PATATE – £3.00
Potatoes sautéed in garlic butter

INSALATA MISTA – £3.00
Mixed salad

INSALATA VERDE – £3.00
Green salad with avocado

INSALATA ARLECCHINO – £4.50
Rocket, oranges, spring onions, buffalo mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and chilli

SPINACI – £3.50
Freshly cooked spinach

PATATINE FRITTE – £3.00
Hand cut chips

PANELLE– £3.50
Chickpea fries  (new)*

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SWEETS

TIRAMISÚ – £6.50
Italian trifle made with layers of mascarpone, cream and sponge soaked in coffee and liqueur

PROFITEROLES – £6.50
Homemade choux pastry filled with cream and topped with chocolate sauce

CANNOLI SICILIANI – £7.00
Tubes of mocha-flavoured pastry filled with ricotta and candied peel, drizzled with orange caramel

PURBECK ICE CREAM – £2.50 per scoop
please ask for flavours

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Please note a service charge of 10% will be applied to parties of six or more.

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