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

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Restaurant

Visited here during my time at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs and loved this place. I got the Fried Prawns for starters which were absolutely delicious and then got the Chicken Penne for main which was was also extremely good. Highly recommend this beautiful little restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Shane W
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County Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I loved this little restaurant. They cater for vegetarians like us, and we had their Spaghetti Vegetable, which is wonderful. We would like to go there more often, but we live in Dublin, but we will be sure to visit again when close by. Thank you Giacomo for the wonderful hospitality.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We perused the menu information posted in the window before we entered - as you do. We noted the early bird deal "daily". We went in, settled, looked at the menus we'd been given - and asked about the early bird special at the first opportunity. Waitress said it "had finished". I subsequently spoke to the waitress again and to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Found the food to be mediocre at best. My daughter had soup which was clearly out of a can. I had the steak which was fine except the gristle was left in. As an ex butcher i find no excuse for this. When i pointed this out to the part owner, she informed me some of her customers like to... More 

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Marco P, Manager at La Trattoria, responded to this review

Hi there CarKK I am Marco Perrozzi the manager of La Trattoria and i am replaying to your review. I see there was a problem you faced with your steak about gristle on it. I like to point out that there is no gristle only fat on our steak as the chef hand picks his striploin from our Butcher in... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I recently visited this restaurant with my family for a nice meal out. Unfortunately we had the exact opposite. Firstly, the woman who seated us was genuinely one of the rudest people I've ever had serving me in a restaurant. For both our starter and our main, she started clearing our plates away before we had all finished eating and... More 

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Marco P, Manager at La Trattoria, responded to this review

Hi there CarKK I am Marco Perrozzi the manager of La Trattoria and i am replaying to your review. I see there was a problem you faced with your steak about gristle on it. I like to point out that there is no gristle only fat on our steak as the chef hand picks his striploin from our Butcher in... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited here during my time at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs and loved this place. I got the Fried Prawns for starters which were absolutely delicious and then got the Chicken Penne for main which was was also extremely good. Highly recommend this beautiful little restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Visited La Trattoria this weekend. The food really was delicious and I have to compliment the staff on how they reacted when I advised them i had a nut allergy. Most often, staff do not want to know about a nut allergy and are lax about the matter to say the least. Not the case here - it was taken... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you like Italian food, you should go here. The owner/chef is an Italian immigrant and makes dishes (according to my Italian friend) just like home. I think that's the height of a compliment - when you can go and have food like 'mom's cooking' while living abroad. Reasonable price, great staff. Going back when I head to Kilkenny for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I will confess this place was my second choice when I found myself craving Italian food in Kilkenny. I stumbled upon it after another restaurant (hint: RR) turned me away rather rudely. It turned out to be a happy accident. The food here was great, the atmosphere lovely and the wait staff all incredibly friendly. I really enjoyed my pasta... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Friendly, warm, family run restaurant. Pizza was absolutely delicious! Very reasonable price and lovely homely atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was aroung 5pm. When we enter there middle age waitress was coming to follow us but she's unfriendly. She showed us dark and narrow table which under the stairs so we asked her about other table but she said any other table has booking. We were uncomfortable but had a seat anyway. BUT nobody came for our table and... More 

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Additional Information about La Trattoria

Address: 84 John street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 056 7770907
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Irish

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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, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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