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Ristorante Rinuccini

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for an early dinner while traveling. Great staff, good wine list food variable. The mussels were super fresh and tasty and the duck was excellent. Pasta though was too salty and whilst I love garlic, it can overpower a meal. Seems like the food may vary based on reviews but the ambience and staff, and good when... More 

Thank Erin L
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch of duck, mixed vegetables and white wine and my husband had pasta and salad. The pasta was attractive but not exceptional. The duck was pleasant but not exceptional. The restaurant is attractive and waiters attentive.

Thank Italy024
Swords, Dublin, Ireland
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite simply excellent. Quirky little warren of a restaurant. The layout may be highledy piggedly but the food is on point and delicious. Try the Sole cooked on the bone with prawns - exquisite.

Thank Paul S
Wicklow, Ireland
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an extremely popular restaurant so I would really recommend booking. Dress is from casual through to very dressy. Anything goes. The food was excellent..... fresh and just the right portion size and for the type of restaurant not a stupidly high bill to finish with. Would I recommend or visit again..... Absolutely..... But I would book early.

Thank jt100
Galway, Ireland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wowed by Rinuccini a few years back we didn't think twice about where to eat on a recent weekend in Kilkenny and once again we were not disappointed. The staff are just super, professional and courteous. The food is sublime from start to finish with a wine list to match every dish and every pocket. I started with the Mussels... More 

Thank Niamh O
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed to eat before a concert and had not booked this restaurant. However, the staff fitted us in without us having to wait. We explained we were in a bit of a rush and our food ( fish as a main course) arrived promptly and beautifully cooked.Will certainly go back and not rush and enjoy the experience and food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times now traveling down from Northern Ireland we didn't know any restaurants in Kilkenny and someone recommend Ristorante Rinuccini really enjoyed the atmosphere and food . Staff very friendly

Thank Eugene M
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

World-class homemade bread with delicious tomato & basil soup , Lemon sole cooked to perfection , chocolate tart to go to war for , lively house wine ; Italian Chardonnay / Semillion [ no vanilla flavour ] complimented the fish superbly. All in all , a very civilised sojourn. The staff have that indefinable quality that no amount of dosh... More 

Thank davidbyrne001
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant experience. This venue just oozed class from the decor to the seating to the top notch service. The food was consistently great across our party of over 20 people. The early bird has a great choice and at €30 is excellent value.

Thank MamDadandkids
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the early bird here for 11 people. The staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive. The menu was incredible for an early bird, basically a very good a la carte! So many good choices, deciding was tough. Everyone was delighted with what they got. My dessert was probably the nicest I've ever had. The salted caramel tart. Very reasonable... 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 - $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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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