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All 141 Kilkenny Restaurants

Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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Ranked #8 of 141 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $37
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
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The restaurant looks (and is) upscale, but they cater to casual dress and families as well. There are lots of tables (the restaurant extends some distance back). My wife and I both had the spaghetti and homemade meatballs. They were exceptional. Their red sauce is really, really good. Like every other Italian restaurant we went to in Ireland, their only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Family celebration dinner for nine people.. arriving into restaurant a smile and hello (which these days are rare) restaurant it so lovely warm and welcoming.. food was amazing and with two successful chefs in the family and hard to please were blown away. .. great great atmosphere fabulous night. .

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Charming restaurant, food exceptional. Part-sundries tomato and mozzarella salad delicious, not the usual disappointing flavourless offering. Black sole topped with fresh prawns, in a delicious sauce, marvellous. Got carried away and had two desserts, both delicious. Wine reasonable, staff the best. Absolutely loved our dinner here

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We loved our dinners at this charming restaurant. Pasta was perfectly prepared and salads were great. Highly recommend! Its right across from Kilkenny Castle, very convenient!

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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Never seen a restaurant walls covered in so many different gastronomic rewards, therefore did not expect to be presented with a very reasonable bill of € 58,50 for 1 three course and 1 two course meal (a €5.- fillet steak supplement included). The food was delicious as expected. Rich flavours, courteous waiters, beautiful decor. Would definitely come back, and not... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Any time we get an excuse to visit the marble city we have to drop into Rinuccini's for some real Italian food, cooked beautifully. I had the hake in prawn sauce, my husband had the steak with mushroom sauce. The steak was just fab, so tender! A tad on the expensive side but definitely recommend for a special occasion or... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went there on the suggestion if a friend and enjoyed the old style white table cloth service Intimate atmosphere for a good Italian meal No guns in the loo!

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went here after reading reviews online and they were wholly accurate. The food here is great as is the service. We weren't exactly looking for Italian food in Ireland, but the location was near to the hotel and the reviews made it seem like a great place. They were right - they use local ingredients and the restaurant is... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our hotel insisted that this restaurant was the best in town and they were right! We found the meal to be fresh and well prepared and the service was thorough without being overbearing. I had the fish of the day - haddock - and it was excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went into Rinuccini by mistake (our hotel had recommended a different restaurant) with the kids (four and two) and immediately thought we'd made a mistake; an upmarket Italian restaurant that doesn't scream "kid friendly" at all. We couldn't have been more wrong; the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and as an added bonus, the food was first rate. Best... More

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