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84 John street, Kilkenny, Ireland
056 7770907
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 15
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent gluten friendly Italian restaurant

Arrived very late in evening and they went out of their way to provide a meal for us. Great knowledge of gluten free and for an Italian great choices but no dessert

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Margaret B
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Cork
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local hotel. Would have liked to have tried the food but unfortunately didn't get the chance. Was told in a brusque manner by the chef that he was by himself and already had six customers. This kind of rudeness was unwarranted, left a worse taste in my mouth than any bad food could have.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a quiet Sunday at the end of November with my girlfriend. On arriving at the Pembroke hotel we asked the front reception for restaurant recommendations and La Trattoria was highly advised so we said we would go with local experience. And we were so glad we did!! On arrival we were warmly met by the head waiter... More 

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Thank Paulieol
County Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A great restaurant with the best Italian food that I have had outside of Italy The chef/owner and all the staff are a joy, the food is excelent and the atmosphere is very relaxed

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Thank eamon272
Haymarket, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

It was a nice break from the delicious Irish pubs we had been eating. The food was very good and service was excellent. Very friendly. Delicious wine and pasta!! Highly recommend and the price was appropriate. I had the bruschetta before dinner and it was excellent.

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Thank Christine M
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I decided to look at restaurants in Kilkenny in case I was missing out. I love Kilkenny and the food in this pace is serious. I have been here about eight times in the last four years. Never disappoints. This place should be top twenty at worst. A great place for a romantic meal. Great value for money. A real... More 

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Thank David K
Crossmaglen
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Food is excellent here particularly the pizza. What found disappointing was the cost of draught beer, 4.90 for half a pint and 6.90 for a pint of Peroni. I am hard pressed to think of anywhere in Kilkenny that is anymore expensive. Beer aside, its a lovely little restaurant in Kilkenny with great food.

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Thank CrossmaglenDiddler
Derry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Arrived very late in evening and they went out of their way to provide a meal for us. Great knowledge of gluten free and for an Italian great choices but no dessert

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Thank Margaret B
Chicago, IL, USA
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128 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Took my parents to La Trattoria after a day of sightseeing on a recent Irish vacation. We were there early and were the only ones in the restaurant when we arrived but we were promptly seated. We were quite famished and found the portions to be generous and the food simply delicious -- full of flavor with great homemade pizza... More 

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Thank chgotrvlr71
long grove, il
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Recommended and booked for us by the very helpful desk clerk at The Prmbroke Hotel when we couldn't get a lady-minute Saturday night reservation at a top-ranked Kilkenny restaurant. La Trattoria turned out to be excellent! The food was straight-forward Italian, authentic and very-well done. The staff was very gracious to us- we had none of the issues other posters... More 

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Thank madrad93
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The food is absolutely amazing. The closest to real Italian food from Ireland. Ambiance is really nice and staff is really friendly.

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Thank Diana L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 John street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: 056 7770907

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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