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Rinuccini Ristorante

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Rafz, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate there yesterday: everything (Antipasti, liver paté, mussels; Cannelloni, Filet de bœuf; Tirami sù) was delicious. Great wine from Sardegna. I guess everything is delicious in this restaurant. Staff is very kind. I can recommend it.

Thank Grigeli
Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Husband and I visited this resturant one evening when we visited Kilkenny. Just opposite the castle easy to find. We were lucky to get a table as we hadn't booked. Decor is rustic and waiter service is very professional. The food is exceptional every course was a delight and the wine was reasonably priced as well. We finished with a... More 

Thank wentaway
Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my fiancé for a meal over the Christmas season and it was a lovely experience. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the food was fabulous and the ambience was lovely. I would definitely recommend Rinuccini's Restaurant.

1 Thank Andi738
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Beverly Hills, travel frequently and appreciate great food. Rinuccini delivers on all accounts - service ... Superb, professional and friendly, the setting, elegant, well adhered to but not stuffy, the food ... Silly good. If this restaurant were in Los Angeles or New York it would be mobbed. The homemade pasta, the delicious and subtle sauces, the... More 

Thank Larry S
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called late in the evening and still got served a quality meal by attentive staff. Menu selection was varied and all served well.

Thank Phil B
Virginia Beach Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having toured Kilkenny Castle, we began the hunt for lunch. Didn't have to look further than across the road and lucky to get in without a reservation we discovered. Four of us were graciously escorted through 4 dining rooms to our table, a fine setting. My husband chose a Pris Fix 2 course from the Gluten Free menu, anti pasti... More 

Thank HelenVB2013
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a fantastic meal with my wife last night. Exceptional food and probably the best service I have ever experienced. We had the scallops and the mussels for starters which were amazing. Main course was chicken in Parma ham and a steak cooked to perfection. I have dined in many restaurants in Dublin and nothing comes close to the... More 

Thank Coughlan78
Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Truly a great Italian restaurant in the heart of Kilkenny. Our meal included a spaghetti with meatballs and the duck. The portions were quite ample. The pasta was cooked perfectly. The sauce was excellently seasoned with a rich tomato flavor from the San Marzano tomatoes. The pasta was served with nice seasoned veal meatballs. The duck was cooked perfectly medium... More 

Thank Randy L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us visited on a Monday night and it was almost full, and we soon found out why. GREAT Italian food with really great service. We had the duck main course along with the prawn pasta and they were both fantastic, the pasta was light but full of flavour and the duck was cooked perfectly. A must visit.

Thank Nia B
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Genuine Italian restaurant in beautiful setting, everyone loved it. Risotto was particularly good. Lovely prompt service and very friendly.

Thank Ashie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1575
Award winning Ristorante Rinuccini is a fine-dining Italian restaurant owned and run by the Cavaliere family in the heart of Kilkenny. Established in 1989, Rinuccini is the city's longest established restaurant, Rinuccini is renowned for its cuisine, service, decor and extensive wine list catering for lunch, dinner, group bookings and private dining. Celebrating 27 years in business, Rinuccini are long-time supporters of the South-East's artisan producers whilst their Italian ingredients are imported directly from their home surroundings of Lazio, Italy. Ristorante Rinuccini are recent winners of the Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland's 'Best Customer Service' in Ireland 2015 and 'Best Wine Experience' in Leinster 2016.

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