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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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Ranked #17 of 128 restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City for over 24 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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Ennis, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stayed a few days in Kilkenny, had planned to try this place once but it was so good we went back a second time. Great service (big shout out to the waiter who served us both nights), wonderful food and a VERY extensive drinks menu. I had worried that a place across from the castle would... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Big praise, but we'd a special meal here. Great wine choice. Great scallops. Waiting service top since Boston. No complaints. Every dish looked special. It's fine dining so avoid if after a pizza! Best of all places ate in during a week in Kilkenny.

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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We ate here on the recommendation of a friend. I like it when a recommendation comes good. The atmosphere, food and service in this restaurant were superb. This started off a great night for myself and my wife. We will definitely be back here and cannot recommend it enough if you are in Kilkenny.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best Italian restaurants I've ever eaten in. The owners son wax very pleasant and made us feel extremely welcome. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was so warm. If you have a chance to eat there you won't be disappointed!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love this restaurant with its authentic Italian ambiance and food is heaven,the location is ideal just steps away from kilkenny castle

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Dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I always go here whenever visiting kilkenny, it is hands down the best restaurant. Would absolutely recommend.

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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have been to Italy recently and i must admit it has been hard eating Italian food elsewhere. However this by far was the best Italian meal we had outside of Italy! great service and great atmosphere!

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Kildare, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I booked a late sitting in this restaurant on a friend's recommendation. There is a warm ambiance and the waiters were efficient and attentive and might I add, sharply dressed. The outstanding aspect was the food itself which had a depth of flavour beyond my expectations. I can honestly say, if I was at home, I would... More

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Spring Hill, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Good food, cute atmosphere. The restaurant was highly recommended by the locals. We went in wearing jeans and rain gear and asked for a table. The wait staff sized us up and responded with, "are you making a reservation?" I asked if we could eat now (the place was empty) and he hesitated before putting us in the corner. Another... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our dinner at Rinuccinis was our most enjoyable meal during our stay in Kilkenny. We opted for the early bird menu and enjoyed the stuffed eggplant, mussels, chicken in a cream sauce and whole fish. For dessert we had the apple tart and cheesecake. The whole meal was great from start to finish. Highly recommend!

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