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Italian Connection

38 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
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Ranked #54 of 147 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Price range: $9 - $34
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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."
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Kilkenny, Ireland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
228 reviews 228 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I called into the restaurant to order a take away pizza. The waitress said it would take around ten minutes which was fine. When I returned about fifteen minutes later to collect my pizza,I was informed by the waitress that she had forgotten to put in the order. She then put in the order and went off serving tables. When... More 

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sarahL9847NO, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi Marty P, Thank you for your feedback. Sincere apologies for your experiences. We would like to offer you a pizza free of charge on your next visit. Please make yourself known to our staff, should you visit us again. Thank You. Management, Italian Connection. More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I called in an order for takeaway this evening and I found the entire establishment to be totally lacking in customer service. When I arrived to collect my order this evening they whispered to each other that the order had already been collected before asking me if someone else had called in for it. I informed them that this wasn't... More 

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sarahL9847NO, Owner at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi there, Firstly, let me thank you for your feedback here, it is very much appreciated on all counts. I was appalled to see this - and have checked here with the staff who were on Saturday night; We do admit the order got mixed up which unfortunately does happen on the very rare occasion, and for that we apologise... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

have been regular customers here for a long time and always very happy leaving. great selection on menu and lovely deserts also. staff are very friendly and lovely atmosphere

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sarahL9847NO, Marketing at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi Catriona, Thank you for your kind comments, we truly appreciate your continued custom, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Italian Connection Team More 

Derry, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food portions are generous and tasty, great value for money. I noted they have a lot of people getting there takeaway Pizza here, not surprising when it’s cheaper and nicer than a most regular takeaways I guess. A great night was enjoyed again and I would recommend the Italian Connection to anyone visiting Kilkenny without hesitation. Lovely atmosphere with friendly... More 

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sarahL9847NO, Marketing at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi Philip Thank you for you very kind review, we truly appreciate your custom. Hope to welcome you back soon. Italian Connection More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant several times and continue to return as the food is excellent, the staff are so helpful and courteous and it's such great value. Would really recommend it for any occasion.

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sarahL9847NO, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi Maire! We appreciate your very kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to continue to welcome you back in the future. Warmest Regards Italian Connection Team More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The nicest restaurant after a long week, for Friday night drinks with the ladies. Excellent friendly service. Fantastic, chilled & relaxed atmosphere. Excellent value for money. Gorgeous food with a huge variety of fresh dishes to chose from. The house pinot is divine! Located in the heart of KK City close to everything.

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sarahL9847NO, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi Alma! Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. We are delighted that you joined us last Friday evening, and we hope to welcome you very soon again. Italian Connection Team More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food was fab, great value, lovely designed surroundings, helpful and friendly staff. Would definitely go back there.

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sarahL9847NO, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi Shelly, We really appreciate your review of our restaurant. Look forward to welcoming you back soon Italian Connection Team More 

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Additional Information about Italian Connection

Address: 38 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
Cuisine: Italian

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