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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, 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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 38
    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 authentic tasty italian food, service good, causal dining, atmospheric

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Derry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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81 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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 - 33
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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?