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“Early Bird Meal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Trattoria

La Trattoria
84 John street, Kilkenny, Ireland
056 7770907
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Ranked #63 of 149 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Irish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Early Bird Meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The salmon did not taste very fresh... salmon is a favorite choice and did not compare well to Lord Bakers in Dingle (excellent) and Out of the Square in Clifden (incredible). The appetizers and wine were excellent. The double fudge cake was delicious. Good selection for weary tourists overall at a reasonable price. If not for the salmon, I would have rated very good.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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“Deliciously filling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I have been here several times and always find the staff to be friendly and helpful and the food to be delicious and filling. The portion sizes are perfect (and we'd eat alot usually so the more the better :-)). I think the restaurant is decorated nicely with a cosy intimate atmosphere. Totally recommend La Trattoria if you're in Kilkenny and looking for somewhere to go for a yummy meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wicklow
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Relaxed dining, good service but room for improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had visited La Trattoria on another trip to Kilkenny which was lovely so a natural choice to go again. We were looked after by a very nice lady and food & wine was served very prompt. The food itself was disappointing. I had wondered if the establishment has changed ownership since I was there last. The food was not authentic Italian in my experience. For main course I had the Tag a la porcine - this was supposed to wild mushrooms, it was not. Very oily and lacking flavour. We had tirimasu for dessert which was not chilled, not homemade I suspect and again any lacked flavour. It may have been a bad night.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was our 3rd time eating in this restaurant. Food is superb, one little criticism my husband ordered steak, (forgot to ask for pepper sauce) it might be an idea if whoever takes the order would offer a sauce just in case people forget to order! Other than that no complaints, excellent wine list and their beer is also very nice.

Visited April 2014
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“best italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a must In Kilkenny, the best Italian Restaurant in Kilkenny. You will get value for money here, the portion are good, food is fresh, if you like the real Italian carbonara (no cream) the chef will do it for you!!!
Italian chefs, fab meatballs spaghetti. No children menu but offer starter portion, my children love the food there. The caprese starter in a favourite of mine, simple and fresh.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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