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La Rivista

22 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1666
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Ranked #13 of 135 restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited here on a midweek night when you look at others places and they are quiet. Although it was not full there were still quite a few tables eating at 8pm. We were greeted at the door by a friendly waitress and were shown to our table. They are doing a great meal deal of 59 EUR for 3 course... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have eaten here twice and both times came out floating. Perfect cuisine and portion size and imaginative menus and great staff and pleasant surroundings in the beautiful city of Kilkenny. It doesn't get any better than this. I sent my Dad and stepmom for dinner here last week and they agreed with me. Absolutely ticks all the boxes. Well... More

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Dublin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were staying in Kilkenny for two nights and first night stayed to dine at hotel but on our second night wanted a change of scene and found this delightful restaurant on Parliament street across from theatre serving A la Carte & Early Bird Menu. We selected from Early Bird Menu for 2 including bottle of wine €59, great value,... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After attending church in Kilkenny, we just happened to pass La Rivista. We are so glad we went inside to check it out!! The atmosphere is very upscale & the food is fabulous!!! We hope to visit La Rivista on our next trip to Kilkenny!!

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Happened on this restaurant without reading reviews - enjoyed great food and very good service. Modern calm interior was welcome as a contrast to all the pubs.

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pros :- Efficient and friendly staff, the early bird menu is reasonable value for a tourist destination like Kilkenny. Cons :- the cooking was a bit hit and miss, some of the starters are very pricey from the a la carte menu. Called into this modern looking Italian recently for an intimate meal and came away with the impression that... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A large group of us arrived to celebrate a birthday in April, they have a special offer '2 people for €60' this is starter, main & bottle of wine. My complaint is that it is very badly organised for groups. Some of the party weren't drinking therefore were not having the special offer but whatever way they did the bill... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Every city has it's reliable pasta place and in Kilkenny this is it. Read good reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Lots of people dining, we didn't have a reservation but a table was available. Service was prompt and friendly. We both had different pasta dishes and were very good. The Caesar salad to start was fresh and just... More

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ontheroadagn7
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were looking for a nice location for dinner before attending a music session at Cleeres. This place fit the bill perfectly. Good food, good service. Parking right across the street and a minute's walk to our venue.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We chanced bye this place and we're immediately intrigued because of the simple and elegant exterior and entry. The interior proved to be the same and the food was a stand out from first to last course. We had a delicious salad which was very welcome after days of little to no greens and the fish of the day -fresh... More

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