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Ristorante Rinuccini

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian...
Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City for over 25 years. Specialising in classic Italian cuisine, Ristorante Rinuccini boasts an extensive menu selection, catering for lunch, dinner, group bookings and private dining in our city-centre restaurant. We also hold one of Ireland's most extensive Italian wine lists and invite guests to visit our custom-built wine cellar at the restaurant.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 430
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice restaurant

I’d been meaning to eat in this restaurant for several years after hearing good reports on it and am glad to say it didn’t disappoint. We went for the early bird menu and my only criticism is that the food was delivered too quickly. We had a two hour sitting but were actually finished our two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Sheepie_11
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BÁC
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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620 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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BÁC
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I’d been meaning to eat in this restaurant for several years after hearing good reports on it and am glad to say it didn’t disappoint. We went for the early bird menu and my only criticism is that the food was delivered too quickly. We had a two hour sitting but were actually finished our two courses after one hour.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was irresistible for us to stop and eat at that nice small italian! We had delicious meals and wine. The staff was very friendly and helpful in the beginning but, as the time to close had passed, they got a little impatient with us. That wasn't nice, but understandable.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A really lovely place to enjoy a meal with friends or family. Great atmosphere. Lovely surroundings. Kind attentive staff and great food. Love it. Favourite restaurant.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been to this restaurant several times and it never fails to deliver a sumptuous meal with great food and impeccable service and a lovely selection of wines. If you want to really impress this is a must visit when in Kilkenny. Expensive but you do get what you pay for.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Myself and wife visited here as part of our fifth year anniversary celebrations, we were not left disappointed. The service was extremely friendly, the place was buzzing and really busy, but did not affect the service we received which is always a good sign of a well run restaurant. The food is Italian, but not all typically so, there were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was our first trip to Kilkenny. We spotted this restaurant in our afternoon walk around the town and made reservations for that night. Were we glad that we did. The atmosphere is elegant without being stuffy and the service was impeccable as was the food. It was so good we went back the next night and were not disappointed.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved this restaurant. It's traditional in its style & very comfortable. The staff are helpful, very professional but perhaps a little standoffish. Their pasta as you would expect is to die for as was the tirimasu. Will definitely be back!

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Chadderton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was lucky enough to get married in Kilkenny castle and even luckier to have the meal after my wedding in Rinuccini's. Riccardo and all the staff were really helpful in the planning of the meal. On the day of the wedding, all of the staff made me and my guests so welcome and special. The food was superb and... More 

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Kilkenny
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant is just fab.Food and presentation is done to perfection .Really nice and attentive staff without being intrusive ,very professional .There is a lovely ambience to this restaurant.Really enjoyed our first visit here .Will return soon.

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Bangor Co Down
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We had been to this restaurant on our last trip to Kilkenny, so we were keen to visit it again. We were not disappointed, food, service and staff were even better than before. This place is a real gem, in fact it was so good we went back the following evening and had another superb meal. I would give this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City for over 25 years. Specialising in classic Italian cuisine, Ristorante Rinuccini boasts an extensive menu selection, catering for lunch, dinner, group bookings and private dining in our city-centre restaurant. We also hold one of Ireland's most extensive Italian wine lists and invite guests to visit our custom-built wine cellar at the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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