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84 John street, Kilkenny, Ireland
056 7770907
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Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    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
One word. YUM.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
phoenixesrose
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Glasgow
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visit Kilkenny on a regular basis due to business. Last weeks visit was one of many and must go down as the best. As ever the food was excellent and Johnny was his usual charming self. The difference on this occasion was meeting his friends, Liam and Gerry. After a week of driving round Ireland and dining in rather... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Myself and a business colleague visited here late on a Tuesday evening when no one else's kitchen was open. The owner greeted us and we had a very nice chat about Italy, Scotland and Las Vegas. Garlic bread was awesome and the spaghetti meatballs with secret sauce hit the spot! Thanks for accommodating us so late at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited LA Trattoria for an early bird meal. Tried to change something in the menu and was refused, politely, with an explanation. The food was great and so was the service. #55 on the list - no way!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The owner meet us at the door, accommodated our group of 10 no problem. Our food was made to order, great wine, good value and the banter with the family who run the place priceless

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Waterford, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Myself & my friend visited this lovely restuarant this evening. The staff were attentive & friendly & the food tickled every taste bud which was washed down with a lovely bottle of Montepulciano. The chef came out to say hi & I can't recommend the food highly enough, we will most certainly be back !!

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Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We came in a light dinner. Great by a middle age women, she escorted us to a middle of the resturant table. The Place was empty. I asked for a window table and was refused. The meal was ordered, she said that no alterations to the menu, just what is listed. She did allow us to split a plate. Portions... More 

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

Hi there i am Marco Perrozzi the manager of la trattoria. I have spoke with the lady about this review just there i will like to point the lady in question is the part owner of la trattoria and the lady in question and the other waitress who also working done everything they could to help you. The ladies in... More 

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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, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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