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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Kilkenny for my Wife's birthday and was recommended this restaurant by a very good friend. This truly a great restaurant to celebrate an occasion, decor is very relaxing, food is excellent and staff are fantastic. Thanks to Tomas for making us so welcome and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought it was small restaurant and we wouldn't get a table, but we went through two or three area's before we got to our table and still there was space to enjoy our meal from a menu with such a wide variety of superb...More

Thank malcolmhopwood
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife booked weekend away in Kilkenny for my birthday. We both enjoy Italian food. Local publican suggested this restaurant. Best food I have had in a long time. Service was spectacular. Highly recommend if visiting Kilkenny.

Thank bassmaster520
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the publican of Syd Harkins this was the best meal of our UK and Ireland trip thus far. The staff are truly superb, funny, attentive and quick. The food is to die for and the ambiance very special....More

Thank Donna E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a completely blind selection, but the kind of find that makes a trip. Looks very ordinary from the outside, but the space really opens up when you enter. Very attentive service. Many classic Italian dishes (I had a wonderful cannelloni), and long enough...More

Thank pvs381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Writing a late review, visited this amazing & classy restaurant in March 2017 on my visit to Dublin and I was totally overwhelmed by this place. I would definitely visit this Restaurant when i come back to dublin. Tho I do not remember what I...More

Thank Rahul1505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Kilkenny for the comedy festival - we hadn't booked but got there early and knew we had to get away quite early so were lucky to get a table just outside the door in the porch/conservatory - which is atmospheric (only two...More

Thank Alan60Nottm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wify and I made a early reservation to be able to order from the Prix Fixe menu. any options to choose from this option. We enjoyed our meals and service. Lots attention is provided to each table. Many options to choose from this option

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

after reading a few mixed reviews i wasnt sure but have to say i was pleasantly surprised. Not an extensive menu and not a lot of veggie options i did note. I had the scallops and asked for it to be my main, while i...More

Thank Laesmith26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

pretentious for what it is. The prices are horrendous for what you find in your plate ( I took the scallops as a starter and was surprised to find 3 poor things in the middle of my plate, which could have been ok if it...More

Thank Emily B
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January 3, 2018|
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Response from Julie m | Reviewed this property |
We rang on Saturday evening, and they were able to accommodate us short notice :)
April 18, 2017|
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Response from rinuccini | Property representative |
Hi Weet99 and thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately there is no bring your own wine option. Regards, Ristorante Rinuccini
Cliodhna S
February 21, 2017|
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Response from rinuccini | Property representative |
Hi Cliodhna S, Smart casual would best describe it but don't be overly bothered by dress codes. We are delighted to have your custom no matter how your dressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $34
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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
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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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