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Italian Connection

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38 Parliament Street, 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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Neasa C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Italian restaurant is a gem in Kilkenny, honest Italian food made by Italian chefs and run by an Italian family. Atmosphere and the decor is top notch and modern, great wine list and friendly experienced staff. Authentic tasty Italian, at it's finest outside of Italy. Try the homemade Tiramisu!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this restaurant. It has a very friendly atmosphere and a good range of tasty, well cooked dishes.

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1 Thank Margaret C
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently in Kilkenny with my girlfriend and we decided it was to be Italian. Well we were very very pleased, decided to go into Italian Connection on Parliament St. The place looks small from the outside but it is spacious and looks fantastic inside. We Instantly felt very relaxed and cosy. The staff were lovely and obliging from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited here during bank holiday weekend. Has made a booking for 8pm. We were seated promptly on arrival. Starters arrived within minutes of ordering....we still had no drinks menu at this stage. Foccacia & caprese salad . All quite ordinary. When we got to order our drinks they came with a jug of water which tasted like it was drawn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here , really warm and cosy and not cramped! Good food and the service was really friendly and welcoming! The food arrived very fast too! You can see straight into the kitchen too which is a nice feature.

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1 Thank sasasasa090
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Italian Connection has the perfect ambience for a romantic evening, a night out with friends or any special occasion. Food is exquisite and service is impeccable♡ Highly recommended! And when it come to pizza you can be assured it is the best in town!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $32
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
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
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."

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