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All 148 Killarney Restaurants

Cucina Italiana

17 St Anthonys Place, Killarney, Ireland
(0)64-6626575
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Ranked #26 of 148 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Western Ireland, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant recently, our second time in the last year, both times it was excellent and I would say I'm a fussy customer!!!. The decor is quite plain and minimalist but the food and service more than make up for it. The food is quite honestly the best I've ever eaten in an Italian.... Anywhere!! They have... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I always try to have a meal here on my tours of Ireland. It is worth having fish and chips or seafood chowder on other nights to save up for the treat :o) This weekend, I took my wife for the first time and we had a lovely meal. The service was good and knowledgeable. The wine list said my... More

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Killarney, Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Where do I start? Ok....food is pricey and only average(maybe the chef was having a bad night as this goes against what most reviewers are saying?), restaurant is cramped and lacks intimacy, also looks cheap. Service was excellent, which brings me onto my biggest concern i have for this place... the way the waiters(2men and 1woman) were treated. As far... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is a small, boutique style high end Italian bistro on St Anthony's, a little off the business center. (Most welcome quiet!) Food was magnificent, matched only by the service levels of the staff. As good an authentic Italian meal as our group of eight has eaten anywhere--Boston, New York or London. All home made pasta, served with fresh, light... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

After several days we wanted a break from traditional Irish cusine and seafood. Luckily we found Cucina Italiana. Maybe the best meal of our two week trip. Chef/owner Marchello is a master. Don't be afraid to drop by the kitchen and tell him your thoughts. We did, and he loved it!

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Killarney, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This was probably one of the finest Italian meals I have ever had. The two special appetizers, were beyond delicious. One was a grilled fig with melted tellagio cheese and Parma ham, and the other was a grilled prawn that was huge and so good Too bad we don't live here, I would come here weekly. Simply the Best!

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Vancouver
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126 reviews 126 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

There are very few Italian restaurants in Killarney and the proprietor of the hotel we were staying in said this was definitely the better of the two. The place is three levels with a spiral staircase connecting all the floors. We found the decor to be quite stark - grey paint with little artwork. The wooden chairs are very plain... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

Real Italian food. Nice atmosphere... A special treat! Risotto was amazing ...perfectly cooked. Definitely worth a visit!

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Reading the reviews I thought I was in for a treat, alas. service I must say was great, food just didn't cut it. Had carpaccio for starter which was really nice, but din not need the truffle oil, sometimes less is more, the rocket on top was a bit wilted, there was even some grass hidden in there. I know... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We've eaten here on many occasions and every time I think it just gets better! Each dish is beautifully created and oh so full of flavour. I can highly recommend the seafood pasta, which comes all lightly bound together with the most delicate cherry tomato sauce. You can really taste the freshness of the ingredients and it's worth every penny.... More

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Additional Information about Cucina Italiana

Address: 17 St Anthonys Place, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: (0)64-6626575
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
Cuisine: Italian

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