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Italian Connection

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$$ - $$$
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38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here on sunday afternoon. Beautiful meal .Lovely atmosphere. Staff always very friendly and professional.

Thank lucy b
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best Italian outside of Rome. Staff so friendly and attentive.. Consistently great . The Antipasto so plentiful and tasty... The bread is real authentic Italian... A glass of the house red...so generously poured.... Just a perfect meal...

Thank richard4688
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid way too much for a meal that was described as being "Bruscetta" which was just a pizza base, heated up and covered in chopped tomatoes which is NOT Bruscetta.

Thank Avypixie
Daniela C, Owner at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi there, we're sorry to hear you personally did not enjoy your Bruschetta. 'Bruschetta' refers to the topping and can be served on any form of bread. We serve it this way on a pizza base, as it is how my Grandmother has traditionally cooked it in Italy for many years, being her specialty. This is our personal twist on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of going to Italian connection many times over the years and not once has it been anything less than perfect. Every type of authentic Italian dish you could want on one menu - each dish presented in a modern style while staying true to its origins. Unbelievable value on the wine menu, considering the quality of... More 

Thank Naomi A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend as I heard of it from a friend. The service was really good and staff very friendly. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming!

Thank Nadia C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Had booked a table for New Year's Eve. We arrived early and they were able to seat us and we were given a round table. Loads of room. Star was very friendly and the owners checked in on us throughout the meal. Service was very quick and the food was plentiful and taste great. Bruschetta and garlic bread to share... More 

Thank Jamescarlow
Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This resturant has lovely tasty food but i just don't find that it has a big enough selection of food now don't get me wrong whenever you order anything it always tastes amazing but there isin't enough of that amazing food but service is amazing just like the food and the drinks are great two and there is a big... More 

Thank carrie c
County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

i went there on my birthday i got a pizza i said it was the best pizza in the world i got a brilliant birthday cake and the service was fab i would rate this a 100 stars!!!

Thank DaireCP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We got some takeaway pizza here last weekend. I ordered on the phone and arrived as promised 15 minutes later. The welcome was friendly and the food was brought out piping hot a few seconds later. Pizza had a thin base and was light but full of flavour. Without doubt the best pizza in Kilkenny and probably a much wider... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Kilkenny; the atmosphere, food and staff are excellent. My kids love this restaurant.

Thank Neasa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?