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38 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple...
Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years. Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the friendliest city in Europe, this family run restaurant serves affordable Italian cuisine at its finest. There's an Italian dish for everyone - from Italian favourites to authentic Italian dishes - just like Mama use to make them! Or taste the lighter side of Italian food along with Italian Connection special gluten free dishes. "Savour the tastes and the moments at the Italian Connection with family and friends. That's what memories are made of."
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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely meal

Went yesterday as we were in Kilkenny. Searched trip advisor for places to go. Italian connection got very good reviews so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Great service great food friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyable experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Vitoman76
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went yesterday as we were in Kilkenny. Searched trip advisor for places to go. Italian connection got very good reviews so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Great service great food friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyable experience

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very tasty food and large portions. The staff were friendly, we were seated quickly even without a reservation and the food arrived very quickly. There's a very varied menu and lovely bread served with the meal. Definitely recommend it!

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Dublin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Second time here and just as good as first. Well done to staff. Will call again the next time I am in Kilkenny.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant is open until 10 so that was a bonus for us. We had a big lunch so when we went for a ramble looking for an evening meal it was late enough. This restaurant seems to be quite big, it wasn't too busy but it still had atmosphere and while there appeared to be just one waiter I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend have been together for a number of years .. We decided we would visit the restaurant for our valentines meal as we have every year since been together. We were seated straight away and given great attention. Our starters were out in the first 5mins which we were delighted with. Unfortunately we had to wait 45... More 

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Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ate here as a family of four on a recent visit to Kilkenny. It's smartly decorated but not at all snooty or pretentious. Lovely lovely waitress. Good kids menu. Be warned the portions are huge. We shared a portion of bruschetta between two and it was plenty.It's pretty standard irish Middle of the road Italian food but very tasty.... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Thanks to all the staff for a super night as per usual! We had a really special night, the place was hoping and the staff could not do enough for us. Food fab and don't level without having the baileys and ice-cream for dessert. We'll be back sooner radar than later. Don't fix anything!!!!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had Sunday lunch there and I have to say that it was one of the best restaurant meals that I've had in a long time. My wife felt exactly the same. It was our first visit there and we both thought the decor, lighting etc was very tasteful, overall... Very comfortable and welcoming. The staff were very helpful and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Was out in kilkenny and realised how late it had gotten. We needed a meal and we were not dressed for it so we took a look into a few places this one seemed trendy and would be ok with a casual dress also. The owner/manager was really hospitable when we explained we weren't dressed for the occasion. The ambience... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Christmas Eve at Italian connection has become somewhat of a family tradition for us, followed for more than fifteen years. No more. Christmas Eve 2012. Table booked for a party of six. I arrived five minutes prior to the booking. There was one person ahead of me, quickly seated and one person who came in after me. My initial greeting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years. Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the friendliest city in Europe, this family run restaurant serves affordable Italian cuisine at its finest. There's an Italian dish for everyone - from Italian favourites to authentic Italian dishes - just like Mama use to make them! Or taste the lighter side of Italian food along with Italian Connection special gluten free dishes. "Savour the tastes and the moments at the Italian Connection with family and friends. That's what memories are made of."
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?