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La Rivista

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22 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1666
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 21
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Really lovely Italian food in the heart of Kilkenny. Very friendly and extremely attentive service. Fine high ceilings lend to a very comfortable ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
cathcos
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely Italian food in the heart of Kilkenny. Very friendly and extremely attentive service. Fine high ceilings lend to a very comfortable ambiance.

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Cork, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Lively little restaurant, staff were friendly and attentive. Food was was delicious!The menu had clearly marked all allergens which I found very helpful as I cannot eat gluten. Had good choice on the early bird menu. Will definitely return when I am in Kilkenny again!

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Thank Louise P
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We dined at La Rivista on Friday night last and it was a lovely experience - food and service were very good and it was very good value. We started with a very tasty carrot and coriander soup followed by the plaice and lamb shank which were both delicious and shared a berry crumble for dessert - we had a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was lovely, portion size was perfect , price was spot on for early bird. Some serving staff lacked personality /enthusiasm, however, that did not take away from the quality of the service. Would definetly return.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Have eaten here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. Always tasty and reasonable. Always busy which is a good sign in my opinion. Definitely recommend it.

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1 Thank Aine M
Kilkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Really comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. The food is fresh and tasty and what you get for the price is very good! The staff are nice and polite.Our waitress was named Gemma and she really made us feel welcome and at ease.She is a great addition to the restaurant.Full of smiles and chat!☺ We found this place to be nicely decorated... More 

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1 Thank phillox
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in Kilkenny for the food and beer festival and popped in early to see if we could get a bite to eat. The place was busy, with groups of people enjoying their dining (always a good sign). We asked for a table for two and, although they were fully booked, they squeezed us in before another booking -... More 

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Kilcullen, Kildare, Ireland
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Lovely meal, staff looked after is very well. Good choice on the early bird menu which was quite good value. Really enjoyed the visit.

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Thank YvonneCT
Kilkenny, Ireland
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has great food and great prices, best combibation. They have a very wide selection in their menu and you'll definitely enjoy it. The food is quality and not pub food but proper restaurant food. busy during weekend so be sure to make reservations in advance.

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Thank TeoBoanchis
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Great little italian, probably undersold due to its location. I cant recommend it highly enough, especially the home made lasagne. Food was plentiful, fresh and well worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Irish, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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