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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: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Generous Portions, Efficient Service, Contemporary Decor... We Will Be Back

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Gillian F
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
236 reviews 236 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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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 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

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?