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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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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 457
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Excellent - but get there early (AND BOOK!)

Called in during the afternoon to book for 8pm and was asked if we could arrive a bit earlier as there were a lot of bookings for 8pm. We arrived @ 7:30 and the place was full (probably early birds). Atmosphere was great and service excellent and informal. Pasta dishes very nice to follow pate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
brianmcd
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Called in during the afternoon to book for 8pm and was asked if we could arrive a bit earlier as there were a lot of bookings for 8pm. We arrived @ 7:30 and the place was full (probably early birds). Atmosphere was great and service excellent and informal. Pasta dishes very nice to follow pate and mozzerella (both excellent) and... More 

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Naas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had a great meal there with friends. It was relaxing, classy service and I had the best prawns I have had in a long time. I would definitely recommend it but book well in advance to make sure you will get a table.

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Lexington, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

food was great but our group of 8 was mostly ignored by staff who spent most of the time servicing an even larger group.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful restaurant with friendly staff. Food Devine and lots of fresh vegetables offered along with meal. Waiter offered extra throughout the meal. House wine very nice. Quality and quantity excellent and fantastic atmosphere.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been here many many times and it never fails in quality and service. Lunch is excellent value as is early bird, night time a bit more expensive but no more than any good quality irish restaurant at night. Beautiful ambience, authentic food, amazing service, would highly reccommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We arrived in time for the early bird offer. Staff were very attentive and pleasant. Starters were very tasty, well presented and generous in proportion. We each had different main courses and everyone was pleased with their choice. There were a few bones in the haddock but we were all thoroughly pleased with the flavour and presentation. The ambience of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Arrived at approx 12.30 without a reservation and we were seated promptly. Lots of tables were reserved and it filled up with lunch trade after 1pm. We had 3 delicious mains. We've all been to Italy and can attest that this was as authentic as it gets. The tiramisu and cappuccinos were also excellent. We would highly recommend.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I visited Rinuccuni with my partner for dinner last night. We hasn't made a booking but were seated straight away. The staff were very welcoming, and the restaurant had a relaxed atmohere. The service was splendid, not too quick or too slow. The food was absolutely delicious the best Italian food I have ever had. I cannot recommend the meat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited this restaurant recently found the food ok but service awful rude and conceded. The decor is stuffy too. I wish I could say more good stuff but I can't.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The apps were very good, but the two pasta dishes were tough and under sauced. They say the pasta is homemade, I make my own, don't believe they make their own.

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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: Romantic, 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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