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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 - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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 since 1989. 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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  • 146
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Rinuccini

Had the most wonderful meal there recently.Thought we would not need to book as it was early in the week but we were surprised to see how popular this restaurant was.We received excellent service throughout from a very friendly and knowledgeable staff who mad e graet recommendations regarding the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
HarryMurray
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Belfast
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went for early bird, options were okay, found pasta need more sauce and fish bland overcooked. two starters, two mains, some wine over €80 not in a hurry to return

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Belfast
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the most wonderful meal there recently.Thought we would not need to book as it was early in the week but we were surprised to see how popular this restaurant was.We received excellent service throughout from a very friendly and knowledgeable staff who mad e graet recommendations regarding the food and drink on offer.The food was served very quickly after... More 

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Thank HarryMurray
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the early bird here (wasn't aware it was early bird only when I booked the 6:30pm sitting) on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy even at this time. While the food was faultless and we enjoyed everything we had, we felt the service was a little rushed. Of course, this is probably a consequence of their efficiency, but... More 

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Thank citigirl22
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good. I went with the pate to start which is amazing. Subsequently I had the duck and the biscotti. The duck was overcooked and that's the only reason I knocked off a star. Otherwise desert was delicious. The staff are outstanding. So friendly and welcoming. Perfect service.

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Thank Seán D
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Insalata Della Casa and the Kilmore Quay black sole (served on the bone, finished with white wine, lemon, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley). It was accompanied by gorgeous garlic potatoes and cabbage with ginger. Honestly, one the nicest meals I've ever had. Have eaten at some amazing restaurants in Italy and this was the most... More 

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Thank 520CL
Wicklow, Ireland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous and the staff even better. It's on the pricy end for Kilkenny but it's well worth it. The menu is perfect. There's a great selection. I've never been disappointed. We ate at 17:30 and it was chocca. Keep up the great work 😀😀😀

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Thank Ry0bi
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my wife were invited to an engagement party in Kilkenny on the 5th of Dec at short notice so having heard about Zucchinis I chanced my arm and tried to book a table at short notice, and they fitted us in which we were both pleased with. It was a good choice as we were not disappointed as... More 

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Thank John W
Warrington, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rinuccini is not much to look at from the outside but once inside it is lovely, very tastefully decorated and well presented, The waiters weir so helpful and as my wife has coeliac disease they couldn't of done enough to help and advise with the menu. there where four of us and well all ordered different starters as well as... More 

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Thank mikelyon1969
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner managed to get a table at short notice. Quirky old style building very professional staff whom were excellent. It did however feel quite cramped for space this would be my only fault food was delicious and reasonably priced

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Thank eoin d
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, atmosphere & service. Will highly recommend it for a great night out! It's just opposite Kilkenny Castle. So it's perfect for a meal after to end lovely day out.👍🏻👌🏻😃

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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions

Description

Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City since 1989. 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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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