We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
84 John street, Kilkenny, Ireland
056 7770907
Improve this listing
Add hours for La Trattoria and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 142 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Delicious meal and friendlyItalian ambience.

My daughter and I just had a wonderful night here.We were met by the chef at the door and we felt at home immediately.Tomato and basil soup wss delicious and Pizza Caprese was mouthwatering and could not finish it.I dont understand the negative reviews I read earlier and we will certainly be back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
elenaDublin_Ireland
,
Dublin,Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin,Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My daughter and I just had a wonderful night here.We were met by the chef at the door and we felt at home immediately.Tomato and basil soup wss delicious and Pizza Caprese was mouthwatering and could not finish it.I dont understand the negative reviews I read earlier and we will certainly be back .Grazie,el

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

First of all I rang to book a table for 4 and I was informed about the early bird hours. When we arrived (30 minutes before the early bird finishes) the waitress (a mid-age woman) rushed us for the order. Besides my steak being cold and flavourless with side onions in pure oil the waitress was a nightmare, rude since... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

NEVER been treated so badly by hospitality staff in my life. Was looking for a spot to eat late lunch and saw that the sign in the window said open so went in for a look. As soon as we opened the door before we could say a word a man(presumably owner/ manager) was waving ignorantly at us to get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Kilkenny
Level Contributor
76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I recently ate here with friends, and I was impressed by the dinner that I got on the day. We ate from the early bird menu, where I asked the waiter could I have the ceasar salad starter as my main instead. The waiter said I could not. This is very frustrating, as if it is already on the menu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was some of the best Italian food I've ever had, and I've been to Italy. I ate here 2 nights in a row with my wife and her parents because after the first night we just had to have more. Between the two nights we had 7 different dishes and all were freshly made from high quality ingredients and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Drogheda, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If the managers manners were as good as the food, all rooms in this restaurant would be bursting from the seams. Food 8/10 manager 1/10, and unfortunately the restaurant experience is more than the food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Marco P, Manager at La Trattoria, responded to this review

Hi there Paul K I am Marco Perrozzi the manager of La Trattoria. I am just writing to you about the review. As i wasn't working that night is the 1st thing i like to point out it was the Owner the blonde lady who was working on the night in question and who told your group to be quieter.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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 

Travelers who viewed La Trattoria also viewed

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
 
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
 

Been to La Trattoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Trattoria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?