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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Tasty, quick & good value

I had bolognese and he had the carbonara. (take out) delicious. We've eat here many times before and we are sure to be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
kilkenny_kitty
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Kilkenny, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Everything about this place was excellent. There was a lovely modern and intamate setting. Staff were very friendly. Service was excellent. The food was amazing. The garlic bread is the same size as a pizza i was pleasantly surprised. I got a perfect prawn salad and spagetti bolagnase. Cant fault a thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I'm a local and went to the Italian Connection with my girlfriend for my birthday. The food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The restaurant looks amazing and is spotlessly clean. We had pizza,garlic bread, and chips and it tasted amazing. Thank you Italian Connection and staff for giving us such a good night.

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Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Decor and service were very good but the food left a lot to be desired. The promise from the menu didn't live up to expectations in any of the dishes we chose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We haven't been here for a while and again found the Italian Connection to be very good value. My wife & I both had the Carbonara. Good and tasty and filling. Service is quick as was the time taken to serve us. House wine was as good as any, better than most. We will not leave it as long to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Not bad, not great either. Called in for a quick bite after a busy day and a long journey. Ordered pizza and carbonara, neither of which where particularly tasty. Childrens menu was €11.99 and the pizza was huge.. Unless you have very hungry teenagers then would defiantly let the kids share. Service was fine. Not much more to say..

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had bolognese and he had the carbonara. (take out) delicious. We've eat here many times before and we are sure to be back!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We weren't disappointed again at our usual stop in Kilkenny. With some new decor upgrades including huge traditional teamed Italian murals on the walls that give this restaurant an even more traditional Italian feel than before. We noticed a new menu and we tried the Chicken Zafferano and one the new Gourmet Italian Pizza, we finished off with Fabulous Coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stuffed now great taste from everything. I would Highly recommend Italian Connection. Thanks to Taxi Driver for telling us about it and bringing us here

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good basic italian food, tasty, good value, good selection, service with a smile although a bit slow. Holiday buzz, atmospheric. Only negative very noisy as busy and tables too close together for comfort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Myself and my husband have Sunday lunch here maybe twice a month. Food is delicious, one of my favourite restaurants. Service with a smile always. I would advise if your not familiar with the restaurant that the garlic bread / w cheese is a large pizza base and is plenty for 2 people. I would highly recommend a visit.

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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 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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?