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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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Ranked #9 of 135 restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $39
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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent meal here as part of a large family gathering. The sommelier was most professional and we were all well looked after and the food could not be faulted. My only grip was that I was not allowed to bring 2 special bottles of wine in for a family occasion. Campange had no problem with this request.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely meal here and the service is second to none. Proper Italian bread-sticks, you don't see them enough nowadays!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was great. Everything we ordered was great - Pasta, salad, soup, cheese, etc. the service was also great. We had complex orders that kept changing and they managed it with a smile and made everything great. Quick hint - this is a white tablecloth restaurant with servers in tuxedos. We were in shorts and t-shirts from a day... More

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cincinnati, oh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Little did I know 12 years ago when I first dined at Ristorante Rinuccini that I would find the most delicious spaghetti and meatballs in a restaurant in Kilkenny, Ireland. But, that is exactly what happened. I have made 3 additional trips to Ireland since then and each time have been able to enjoy the same top quality dinner. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The menu looked good, prices a little high. We ordered and my food was so salty I couldn't eat it so I said so. They didn't take it off the bill even though I didn't eat it. I had to ask for the manager. He didn't apologise but request I pay full price. I refused and an amended bill was... More

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Cork, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very nice Italian in a great location. It was quite busy the night we went, so booking may be a good idea. The choice is extensive and though it is not cheap, it is absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

food was beautiful, staff were so professional and courteous. It was everything that dining out should be.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the minute you enter you receive a warm welcome and I was impressed by the feel of quality in every aspect of the experience. The service was excellent, the menu varied and the quality of the food was very good. The house wine was also very good although I felt slightly overpriced. All in all we enjoyed our first... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent Italian food and wonderful service in an interesting old building right across from the Castle

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Bangor Co Down
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had noticed this restaurant on previous visits but had never booked. What a mistake to make. Service, food and wine were all superb and the dining room was full with in minutes of our booking time 7pm. It was so good that we booked for the next evening and I will make sure that we go again. One of... More

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