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Italian Connection

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38 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Description: Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple,...
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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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not sure why this restaurant not higher rated

Not sure why this restaurant not higher rated. It may have something to do with the red and black decor which doesn't quite cut it for an Italian restaurant. Not a fan of the 'rustic Italian' but the black and red not right. Lacking in atmosphere but the food is excellent and the staff attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Jimmy5457
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Ireland
via mobile
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Wexford
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice restaurant, but the food is so lacking in flavour. Have tried it a few times & disappointed every time. Pastas & pizzas are totally bland, even the garlic bread is tasteless! Such a pity as Kilkenny needs a good pizza/pasta place & this place should be buzzing, but it's not. Owners should really consider making changes &... More 

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Thank JennyWexford
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. My friend had a risotto and I had a pizza. Portions are huge. Also had a scoop of ice cream after that. Only downside, waitress was friendly but very pushy insisting I order a drink as my friend had ordered one for herself and I wasn't thirsty. She came round four times at least asking me if... More 

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Thank AngelDanger
Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited here on New Years day and while the restaurant was quiet, the quality and service was excellent. Friendly staff and keen to check all was ok for the customers. Would recommend highly.

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Thank Castletroy74
Cork
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a really nice Pizza Quattro Stagioni, ingredients were fresh and tasty, staff were efficient and friendly. Restaurant had a nice atmosphere. A little bit on the pricy side but is worth it for the quality.

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Thank Sean076
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My most recent trip to this restaurant was a spur of the moment family treat. However, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel a nuisance because we had not pre booked (despite a lot of empty tables). The service was slow and unfriendly. In fact, on receiving our food we were not asked if we needed/or would... More 

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Thank Mary P
Ireland
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Not sure why this restaurant not higher rated. It may have something to do with the red and black decor which doesn't quite cut it for an Italian restaurant. Not a fan of the 'rustic Italian' but the black and red not right. Lacking in atmosphere but the food is excellent and the staff attentive. Update the decor to Italian... More 

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1 Thank Jimmy5457
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We love good Italian food and were delighted to find a really nice Italian restaurant while on a short visit to Kilkenny. Service was excellent and the setting very pleasant. Risotto with seafood was really outstanding!

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1 Thank AbuDhabiGeorges
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Ate with a group of 8. Good service and good food. Very accommodating for our group. The ones that had pizza were very pleased. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The food is lovely, but the portion sizes are on the small size, and the prices can be on the high side.

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Thank Mary P
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Went with family and friends Restaurant was very quiet, decor was very dark. Had starters main and wine. Starters and main were very nice. Pizza quite big for one. Service was good. Water given at table leaves a lot to be desired.

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Thank Jamescarlow

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

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."
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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