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Ristorante Rinuccini

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Business lunch with two others. This is an excellent restaurant with superb food. The Scallops starter & Haddock main course were delicious and all in a very pleasant atmosphere. The service is excellent and just at the right tempo. If you are coming here for business or pleasure you cannot go wrong with this restaurant. I have yet to be... More 

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Thank Stangs19
Kilkenny, Ireland
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with my daughter for a long,lazy lunch recently and I must say it was without doubt the best Italian meal I have ever had outside of Italy.The food was excellent and there was a lovely break between courses so we never felt we were being rushed.This is a beautiful little restaurant situated opposite kilkenny castle.Its got a lovely,cozy... More 

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Thank efoley61
Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Authentic Italian food,in a warm & atmospheric restaurant with fantastic service. Excellent wine list and glass floor allows novel view of wine cellar, well worth a visit

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Thank Dorothy M
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have dined there on a number of occasions. The food is excellent . The dining room is beautifully decorated with a very nice atmosphere. The staff are friendly and very professional. It is an ideal restaurant for a special occasion such as a birthday or graduation

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Thank eamon272
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Now foodies have a home. The be all and end all and this made our holiday worth every cent. If we ever return again it will be here

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Thank Carmen L
Ireland
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited whilst on an overnight stay in KK, we had heard good reports and decided to try it out. Our table was located to the left of the steps so quite close to the door and the constant footfall of diners entering/exiting. We felt we were rushed into choosing our order by the waiter, he came over four times... More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love everything about this place excellent wine excellent food and excellent staff. Seafood is always my favorite but they do a really great fillet steak

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Thank angrymouse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten once before in this restaurant I couldn't wait to try it again as it was soo good the first time and I wasn't disappointed the food here is amazing what a great way to welcome in the new year great food great wine lovely staff definitely the nicest Italian restaurant I have ever eaten in outside of Italy

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Thank eileenanastasia
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have returned to Rinnucini time and again for the last 10 years. The experience is consistent each time - hi end Italian cooking served in the fine dining tradition. The place is do professionally ran and the customer experience in my experience is excellent. Our most recent meal featured home made chicken liver pate - a really rich and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on New Year's Day. Was seated near the door. By god it was cold when people came and left. We had about five different waiters throughout the night. No consistency Had risotto for starters and it was nice but not amazing. Had duck for main which was lovely but way too much sauce and I like my sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $31
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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