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All 146 Kilkenny Restaurants

Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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Ranked #6 of 146 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $36
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
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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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here and was pleasantly surprised. We ordered the roasted vegetable salad, rigatoni pasta, and fettuccine pasta dishes. The flavor was amazing and service was great. It was a nice change to the Irish food we have had all week. I highly recommend this place if you visit Kilkenny.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

While in Kilkenny for a night away, it was recommended to us that we visit this restaurant. The entrance is small and quirky, beholding a fabulous restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle. We availed of a two course afternoon/evening menu costing 23 euro per head. The selection on this menu was excellent, offering much more imaginative, fine dining... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Got a great deal for two nights in Kilkenny so decided to splash out on dinner each night. Used my trusty Tripadvisor app for top restaurants and this restaurants menu caught our eye. And I cannot sing there praises enough. If you want a great romantic evening this is the place to go. Ambiance, staff attentiveness and great food. we... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch, the restaurant interior is so lovely, warm and welcoming. The waiter was so pleasant and had a lovely sense of humour -(always important!). The food was great, aubergine with ricotta and tomato sauce - so tasty. My friends had prawn pasta and the chicken - wonderful - followed by tiramisu - all I can say is... More 

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Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I would like to give this a better review but I will be honest here. I haven't been in for a couple of years, and the standards have dropped appallingly. It was overpriced, overcooked, and over noisy. The setting is good, it's opposite the Castle, and near parking. We went as a group of eight. We had to climb over... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

By far and away the best restaurant you'll find in Kilkenny, definitely one of the nicest I've ever experienced both times I've been there and hopefully back for a 3rd time soon. Great staff, nice ambiance & mouth watering food make this an exquisite dining experience. That said you will pay a little extra for this but as far as... More 

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laois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Cam I just start by saying how absolutely fantastic the food was. I couldn't fault one mouthful. Having eaten I'm rinocinnis a number of times I am always a fan of the food and wine. I dined here with my 2 sisters and we booked at table for 6, on making this reservation I was informed we would have to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very nice staff and setting, however the food was below par. I had the prawn pasta which was bland and strangely creamy. The prawns were in fact langoustines which was disappointing as the least you expect when ordering food is you are getting what is on the menu. My girlfriend had the meatballs which she also found bland.

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I came here to enjoy an early dinner. The food was well prepared and tasty but it is the atmosphere I want to review. There is a quiet elegance to the place that makes you feel as if you've entered a different era. The waiters are attentive but not obtrusive. The restaurant was full but not crowded.... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Having been a customer for 10 years plus, rinuchini never fails to impress. Staff are impeciable and attentive but not intrusive. Food and beverages are modestly priced and enjoyable. Venue caters for all occasions

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Additional Information about Ristorante Rinuccini

Address: 1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 56 776 1575
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 36
Cuisine: Italian

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