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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 138 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $38
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
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Peterborough, Canada
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dined here this week as it was recommended by our B & B hosts and reviews were excellent. We were not disappointed! Restaurant is entered going down off the street and is not particularly inviting so don't let that stop you. You enter directly into the front dining room but it goes back into at least 2 more areas. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing meal and the service was excellent. A touch of New York in its decor and the staff were well dressed. Very good value for the quality of food. A great evening was had!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were lucky enough to get a reservation here Saturday night and expected an excellent experience given the number of awards at the entrance. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff are all dressed exceptionally well. It was about 30% more than we would pay for a comparable meal but this we did not mind and the food was excellent.... More

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Donegal,Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food was delicious, so fresh and just the right portion size. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. We left feeling very satisfied. Cant wait to return.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful and has a lovely feel to it. It would be perfect for a romantic meal, however I was here for a family party and it was perfect for this too. The standard of food was superb, the menu had an extensive selection, I had the scallops and the chicken - fab and then the raspberry zabaglione... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Amazing food. Great staff. This is up with the best meals ever had. Will be back. Both of us had pasta mains which were excellent. Big wine list. €120 for 3 course,wine, coffee, 2 beers

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Dublin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Just had lunch here today 16/08 the food was excellent as was the service. Hope to get back there soon.

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate in this lovely restaurant and it was a real find. Lots of diners there for the Early Bird menu before heading to the theatre, etc. Run by an Italian - Irish family, the service, food, and ambience were all great. There was a good buzz of people enjoying their meal. The coffee was probably the best we have... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What can I say... the food was amazing. We had a 5pm booking as we had tickets for the outdoor play in the castle yard during arts week. Rinuccini was hyped up by every local we met so I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, it lived up to the hype and more!!! From the moment we walked in to... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I from New Zealand had a superb evening here with my brother and his wife from Northern Ireland and two locals who recommended it. We had just completed a tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco and this was the best meal of our trip. The appetisers, main courses and desserts were excellent, cooked to perfection and the... More

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