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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 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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 420
    Excellent
  • 96
    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
Gorgeous restaurant, food & service

We liked the look of this from the outside, the location across from the Castle was lovely and the posted menus looked intriguing. We were not disappointed. Our waiter, Milko, was charming, engaging and his recommendations were spot on. The food was interesting without being too fussy and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
msusandel
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Glenbeigh, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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607 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glenbeigh, Ireland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We liked the look of this from the outside, the location across from the Castle was lovely and the posted menus looked intriguing. We were not disappointed. Our waiter, Milko, was charming, engaging and his recommendations were spot on. The food was interesting without being too fussy and very delicious. It was also beautifully presented and the meal was leisurely... More 

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Liverpool
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I celebrated my birthday in Rinuccini's with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. It is certainly one of the best restaurants I have been to. It has a quaint, 'old world' feel and is something of an Aladdin's cave as there are three separate cosy eating areas. The food is divine and caters for all tastes and the wine list is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Without question, this is not only the best restaurant in Kilkenny but the best restaurant in the area. Amongst many delights on their menu I would recommend the Scallops and the Duck - superb. Ristorante Rinuccini has that excellent combination of great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere - what is there not to like ??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Wow. Where can I start! What a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Kilkenny. The best meal I have had in a long long time. I recently went to Rinuccini with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful meal. The waiters were all very friendly and welcoming. The food itself was amazing. We had the meatballs and chicken liver pate... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We treat Ristorante Rinucini as a very special Dinner treat. We have never been disappointed ,with their delicious pasta, superb fresh seafood and deserts to die for. The service is second to none.

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barcelona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Ristorante Rinuccini last weekend. I can say it was a beautiful meal. Atmosphere was excellent and staff were ever so nice and helpful. could'nt fault it atall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were on a bus tour with only 40 minutes to eat and get back on the bus, we first tried a restaurant next door but they were out of food, so we happily stumbled into the best Italian restaurant. By the time we got settled and ordered and our food came we had 10 minutes to eat and get... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went with another couple. Food is top class. Hadn't been in a few years as is fairly expensive but discovered that it's extra good value if you avail of the Early Bird menu which is the full menu but at a fraction of the cost. €22 for a 2 course and €28 for a three course. I had pate for... More 

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Laois, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had an absolutely superb meal here last night - faultless in fact. It's a lovely small dining room with very nice, warm decor. The staff are great, very well dressed and so helpful. There's an incredible wine list, a lot of superb Italian wines. The food was out of this world. I had a meatballs with pasta starter, my wife... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Oh the joy! Early bird, had two courses. Fish pasta and chocolate mousse thingy, divine.....Wine was great . Service top class. Ambiance great.

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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 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.
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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