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Italian Connection

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38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this restaurant and we were advised by passerby that the food was great. He was right enjoyed food immensely and staff brilliant. Decent size glass of wine and loads parmesan cheese. We are arranging another visit.

Thank jakion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Asked about great food at our hotel and they suggested Italian connection. The goat cheese salad was the best I have had in the last three months traveling in Europe. Seafood pasta and Seabass and risotto was fantastic. The couple next to us were so grateful to finally have good food they went back to hug the chef. Good value.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a change so we went to this restaurant for pizza and salad. Fresh, generous ingredients, lots of flavor. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean common areas and bathrooms.

Thank ncc1701a
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place with some vegetarian options for my daughter and this place had several. We got two vegetarian pies and 2 salads (which turned out to be way too much food for the three of us). The crust was much thinner and crisper than U.S. crust - we liked it! This was a nice stop for lunch -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very enjoyable meal with the family here in late August. We didn't pick the cheapest item on the menu-chicken in saffron and dover sole but both were excellent. you can eat much cheaper here by picking the Italian staples at 12-14 euro but our bill with wine came to 150 euro for two adults two teenagers and... More 

Thank Fergal K
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for groups or family celebrations. It's a busy restaurant with a lively,chatty, happy atmosphere. The menu is varied and the food is good. Staff are friendly and attentive. I will definitely return.

Thank MollG67
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick pizza after evening racing at Gowran Park. The restaurant was full but hadn't booked and several tables were available. Seated quickly, orders taken and drinks brought to the tables. In retrospect it was the wrong place to go for a quick pizza - my mistake!. Delicious food when it arrived but didn't dare order a... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu and food delightful. Good portions and excellent variety of the Italian menu. I had pizza and we ordered garlic bread which was the size of a pizza. Both kids ordered pasta and my husband pizza also, we all swapped and shared our dishes with eachother. Fab food. Best Italian restaurant I've been to in a long time

Thank Teresa N
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We were in Kilkenny and decided to stop in for some magnificent Italian last minute. We had intended to travel to Cork but decided that time was against us. Even though it was Saturday night and the place was jammed when we were asked if we had a booking and inform them that we had-dent they said no problem we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for quick bite to eat. Was seated by nice waitress Had a selection of starters and a pizza together for the meal. Crabs in wine bruschetta and pizza. Washed down with prosecco Meal was lovely and staff friendly. We were not rushed and the owners came over to talk which was nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $34
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225
Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years.
Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the friendliest city in Europe, this family run restaurant serves affordable Italian cuisine at its finest. There's an Italian dish for everyone - from Italian favourites to authentic Italian dishes - just like Mama use to make them! Or taste the lighter side of Italian food along with Italian Connection special gluten free dishes.
"Savour the tastes and the moments at the Italian Connection with family and friends. That's what memories are made of."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?