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Ristorante Rinuccini

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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
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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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Muskegon, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful Italian dinner here. Great canneloni, extensive wine list and great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Jim G
County Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food . Excellent service . Very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. All staff extremely helpful and pleasant

Thank Ken W
Dublin South
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here last Saturday and could not fault it. It was nicely busy with a lovely Italian vibe to it. Food was excellent, I had the Cannelloni and it was delicious. Service was great. Definitely need to book this restaurant

Thank the_belfry_09
Dungarvan, Ireland
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day visiting the Castle and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel, so after checking T/A we made a booking for the same night. Looks very small from the outside but is spread over four areas inside and must seat a hundred or so.!!! The service was superb and setting was plush and the food was good, but... More 

Thank tonys2106
Livermore, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were seated at a perfect table for two in a sort of hallway off the main dining room. It was nice and quiet and just what we needed. The service was impeccable and the food - delicious! I had the duckling in an orange liquor sauce and my husband had homemade cannelloni that was to die for. Our dishes... More 

Thank Jamarq
Midleton, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food. Been here twice and loved it both times. Nice ambiance in the place and staff very proffessional. Situated in a great spot very close to everything. The restaurant is a bit small but thats a minute detail in terms of everything overall. Would highly recommend it and hope to return again very soon.

Thank lilipad2016
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top night out in Kilkenny. It doesn't get better than this. A top end Italian restaurant in the city of Kilkenny. Great food. Great wine. Fantastic service. 100% would recommend.

Thank Hello_Mr_Dave
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a mid week getaway in Kilkenny, on the back of a recommendation, we dined in Rinuccini's. What a fantastic recommendation!! Certainly one of the nicest dining experience we've had. The food was delicious, full of flavour & superbly cooked. The staff were friendly and efficient. Good wine selection. If in Kilkenny again I'll be booking a return visit... More 

Thank Peter O
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a splendid restaurant with great attention to detail. Excellent service & delicious food. All set amidst the wonderful city of kilkenny. Very impressed with this restaurant & can highly recommend.

Thank ryano_007
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's over ten years since I was last in Rinuccini, but it's incredibly good and fantastic value for money. Can't recommend it highly enough. Three Diners - all in agreement! Buon Appetito!!!

Thank Ardmeen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $32
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
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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