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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 

Thank 57PT
Kilkenny, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

1 Thank Philip159
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Jamescarlow
Gorey, Ireland
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I just had a gorgeous meal in Italian connection. The welcome was great, service prompt, surroundings stylish and food excellent. The pizza was huge and very fresh while the chicken was tasty with a good portion of potatoes and veg. A little pricier than your average Italian but worth it.

2 Thank Jan D
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this evening, a party of 8, including 4 boys aged between under 1 and 9 years, booked ahead, lovely table complete with high chair waiting for us. Amazing service, kids meals brought out with adults starters, great touch, kept the munching boys busy! All the food was tasty, fresh and reasonably priced. Service was great, not in your... More 

1 Thank Clare L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice meal here. It's not fine dining by any means, nor does it claim to be. But the service is quite good, and the food is great. The pizza in particular is excellent. One minor criticism - the mains for some of our party were brought out before others had even finished their starters. Kind of... More 

Thank happycamper098
Raphoe, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted at the door like old friends and shown to a nice table. The menu choice was long, with plenty of options for all tastes. We shared a large starter of breads, olives and cold meats which got us off to a good start. The mains were well prepared from fresh ingredients and we shared a good bottle... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had coffee during the afternoon and impressed by young waiter so we returned for dinner. Everyone was extremely happy with their meal. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Neville D
Drogheda, Ireland
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is beautiful. I went on a busy Saturday night with ten friends. We weren't waiting long for our drinks and the staff took our food orders quickly too. I ate the penne arribiata and it was delicious. A woman walked around our table with Parmesan and when I commented on how much I love it she loaded my... More 

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?