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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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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
Romantic place

My husband and I decided to try here as the reviews were so good, we were not disappointed it was our first meal on our 5 day mini moon stay in kilkenny and it was fabulous. It isnt your typical Italian in Ireland meal which we loved. The menu and wine list was amazing! We really enjoyed our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
sfaulkner01
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to try here as the reviews were so good, we were not disappointed it was our first meal on our 5 day mini moon stay in kilkenny and it was fabulous. It isnt your typical Italian in Ireland meal which we loved. The menu and wine list was amazing! We really enjoyed our evening and... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was here shortly after they won customer service award. Food is always amazing no complaints but when the waiter came near us he didn't even look at us he took our order looking out the window. One of the older waiters that's been there a long time I might add! I will return again for the food but not for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Ristorante Rinuccini is located across from Kilkenny Castle. Approaching the entry to the restaurant is a very small "garden" area with two tables for two, which is very inviting. Entry to the restaurant gives an impression of fine dining. A subdued, fine ambiance - cloth tablecloths/napkins, full complement of silver, flowers on the tables, nice decorations and wall hangings, an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It has been a dream eating in this place. The service was extra ordinary the host was so kind to us, she let us in without having an order, telling us we only have an hour and a half which was perfect for our day plan. Can't even start describe our food. Excellent! Seeing other peoples food, coming out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is at least the 10th visiting this restaurant. It gets better each time. The duck is my favourite followed closely by the Italian meat balls. The wine selection was great and I am happy to recommend this place. I do believe it's a more "winter" restaurent rather than a summer restaurent. I will be back within the month ?

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Maine, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband had meatballs and spaghetti and it was excellent. I had the bolognas sauce and it was just delicious

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant and even though it is opposite the castle not at all touristy. Don't be put off on first appearances as we though it was full and very hot but we were shown to a room up some steps to the back and it was a whole new world back there. Very spacious room with air on and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had very low expectations of an Italian restaurant in Ireland... boy was I wrong. They tout themselves as a family run place.... not sure if that is true, but everyone who worked there sure seemed like they had Italian roots (judging by their accents). Never would have guessed you were in Ireland. Classic interior -- very nice but not overly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Myself and six others had the early bird menu here recently. It was a Monday evening and the place was buzzing. It's a lovely place to eat. The service is attentive .The food is delicious and the restaurant has a lovely ambience. I would certainly go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

wow wow wow... the setting was lovely, the staff were extremely professional & courteous. The meal was amazing... I had the mozzarella & parma ham for starter..delicious! The pasta was gorgeous I have never tasted such a lovely cream sauce & to top it all off the tirmusiu was amazing. If your looking for a treat in Kilkenny book this... More 

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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 - 9:00 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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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