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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 - 9:00 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, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Late Night, 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
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A first class Italian restaurant.Hard to get a table so best to book.Plenty of rooms and each has an atmosphere of their own.Wonderful authentic food.93 euro for 2 courses and wine.Most impressive,good ambience.Romantic location.Good but not great wine menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lanky3
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Adelaide
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Adelaide
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223 reviews 223 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A first class Italian restaurant.Hard to get a table so best to book.Plenty of rooms and each has an atmosphere of their own.Wonderful authentic food.93 euro for 2 courses and wine.Most impressive,good ambience.Romantic location.Good but not great wine menu.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were walking around the tow. There were several options from which to choose to eat. We looked in here, and it as fairly full. It seemed, if anything over-busy. However, we opted to book and return 2 hours later at 8.30 p.m. We were shown to a completely different part of the restaurant. We got the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped by for the early bird yesterday evening. Entrance a bit funny as we had to walk through a full dining room but we sat upstairs and it was fine. Top class food and waiters not bad either :)! Book in advance just to be sure!

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ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visited Rinuccini's for the first time this week.....Beautiful restaurant interior and very good staff. Menu choice excellent. The food is absolutely beautiful...everything was so fresh, delicious and felt indulgent without being too heavy or too much. Pate was lovely as was the goats' cheese with beef starter. Beef main was absolutely melt in your mouth and prawn spaghettini was beautiful.... More 

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CARROLLTON
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The staff is professional, rare find in this time and age and the service and food excelent although a bit costly, still great value. Mostly italian food as expected with the pastas made in-house or so they claim.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We sat downstairs. Service was excellent. The waiters were not Italian and were in fact from Croatia, Montenegro, etc. Extremely friendly and efficient. I can highly recommend the duck and if you go to the "early bird" about 6pm, it's cheaper than later in the evening. The lemon meringue is a dessert to die for and not how you expect,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Location central, very tasty food, good choice on menu, service efficient. However atmosphere lacking, tables far too close together to make it uncomfortable, staff adverse to criticisms. I made a complaint about two of our four deserts which were apparently still frozen (a lemon tart) and obviously not at all fresh! The waitress became indignant, highly defensive did not apologise.... More 

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richmond va
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited this restaurant over 15 years ago and I never forgot the meal or experience. A few years ago, my now husband and I returned as I wanted him to have the same experience I had so many years ago. The dining room is cozy,inviting and warm. The service us top notch where wait staff observe,assist but do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The first thing I noticed was the fully air conditioned sign on the menu board outside. On a hot day in Kilkenny it was most conveniently located just opposite the castle in a very cosy location. On entering you are struck by the charm and warmth of the staff. We had a two course but my husband a three course.... More 

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Wicklow
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21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here on a recent saturday night. The restaurant was full both upstairs and downstairs. We ate upstairs and the room was quite noisy which didn't help our early conversation. Service was prompt. We ate a full dinner & the food was excellent. I have two small gripes. The tables are too close together and quite small. We had... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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