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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
Open now
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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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Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tired preparation and presentation from this "landmark" dining establishment- clearly trading on its history rather than whatever they are doing now...We went for dinner and wanted to order a few appetizers rather thqn a main dish as nothing looked thqt intersting. This was a problem for the waiter who "had to clear this with Management...as normally we have to order... More 

Thank Desmond R
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stopped in here on a trip to kilkenny , i had eaten here before years ago, and i was very happy to see the standard has been kept , simple but delicious dishes , slightly formal but also relaxed , i will be back,

Thank m0rewine
Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner starting with seared scallops and chicken liver pate, followed by spaghetti and crab meat and seafood risotto with sopresa di fruiti to finish. All meal choices were delicious and the service efficient.

Thank David B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came across this restaurant while staying in Kilkenny. Decided to book in case it would be busy which was just as well. When we arrived the ground floor was full and we were taken to the next floor which was also busy. The service was superb as was the delicious food. A lovely place with a great atmosphere and tables... More 

Thank 248heather
Sligo, Ireland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us booked this restaurant What an Evening we had.GREAT food and a wonderful atmosphere. We all had different fish OMG it was to die for and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and it is NOT overpriced . It is not very large so I would advise you to book it by the... More 

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northern california
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the strongest and lasting impression about Rinuccini is how arrogant the waiter was and how pretentious the ambiance was. Maybe it's just old school or how some people think you have to behave to justify higher prices, but we would rather pay more for friendliness, helpfulness, and attentive service. Of the dishes we ordered, one was very good and... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smart Italian restaurant situated opposite Kilkenny Castle, walking distance form most hotels, it is advisable to book, particularly at weekends. The menu is large, with a great range of starters including excellent scallops. Mains include many forms of pasta all of which looked delicious, though we all opted for fillet steak, which was really thick and perfectly cooked medium rare,... More 

Thank Chris-Brigg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Treated my husband to a birthday meal as well as celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We were treated very well, the food was superb, surroundings just right. At the end of the meal staff brought out ice cream with a lit candle in to wish my husband a happy birthday. Going to this restaurant made our holiday, the pasta dish... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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147 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the food. However the waiter seemed put out in one of our party of four just wanted two starters for a meal while the rest of us were having full meals and starters and bottle of wine. He had to get approval for us to stay. Just soured the experience.

Thank T S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ristorante Rinuccini was recommend to us it is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City. It's specialises in classic Italian cuisine. We went in the evening, my husband had for starter Bresaola Ripiena Wafer thin slices of air-dried fillet of beef, stuffed with basil and garlic ricotta dressed with mixed seasonal... More 

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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 - $33
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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