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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 149
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  • 20
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  • 1
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bronwyn Walsh

We had a family meal on Saturday night. I have to say it was gorgeous. Best Italian meal I have had anywhere. It wasn't our first time there and certainly won't be our last. Everything was perfect, staff were very helpful, pleasant and very friendly. If you visiting Kilkenny or even live there it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Bronwyn W
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a family meal on Saturday night. I have to say it was gorgeous. Best Italian meal I have had anywhere. It wasn't our first time there and certainly won't be our last. Everything was perfect, staff were very helpful, pleasant and very friendly. If you visiting Kilkenny or even live there it so worth a visit, you won't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We went to la rivista on tuesday august 11th during arts week without a reservation and got the last table. We had the wine and dine special 59 euro for 3 courses for 2 and a bottle of wine. There was a nice family friendly atmosphere attentive service and lovely food. We enjoyed our visit and will return. The apple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Booked restaurant in the afternoon for the same evening. Person taking the booking was extremely friendly and helpful in giving directions. Our booking was a mix of adults, children and toddlers! Food was excellent and very tasty with plenty of options for pizza and pasta dishes. Other meat dishes were also available. Staff during meal were lovely as well. Restaurant... More 

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Ifakara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent selection on the menu for this deal. Also comes with a bottle of house wine. We had the ham hock terrine and asparagus risotto to start (yum!). For mains we had the pollo la rivista and prosciutto di parma pizza. Really good food with big portions. You definitely don't need sides! We both finished with tiramisu which was lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a lovely meal in La Rivista with good quality food in a family friendly atmosphere. Desserts especially yummy!!

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Shoam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had dinner at la Rivista yesterday with family. The place is spotless and very welcoming. The asparagus risotto, vegetarian lasagna and hake fish were excellent. The pizzas were good but we had better ones already Service was very professional and friendly Highly recommended if you are looking for Italian!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Rang a half an hour before I went in and they had a table free but on the phone they had said we could only have the table if we were gone by 9. We thought this would be ok but felt a little rushed because of this. Can't fault it for their food it was nice. Garlic bread and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We frequently pop down for dinner and the folks here are always accommodating serving top quality meals that always satisfy our crew. Caesar Salad w/chicken excellent .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the steak and it was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive, I will return. Good prices too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had a very nice diner with my family and parents at la Rivista. We had an early bird and my daughter had a kids meal. Asparagus Risotto was delicious and the pizza's, salmon and lasagna were excellent. Good for families and food lovers in general.

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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

  • Cuisine: Italian

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?