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La Rivista

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22 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1666
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff great food and children made to feel very welcome. Live in Kilkenny but first time visiting this restaurant will certainly be back

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Thank Karen M
Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On recommendation from a friend we tried La Rivista. OMG it was fantastic, We arrived last Tuesday night to a full restaurant but assured if we waited 5 minutes we would be seated. So glad we waited. It was one of the best meals I've had all year. We decided to go with the set menu E59 for 2 people.... More 

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Thank patricia152016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutly love coming here! Me and my boyfriend try to visit at least once a month, the food is superb and the front of house staff are professional and very helpful. We usually have a starter and main course each and share a delicious crunchie bar cheesecake, all long with two soft drinks each it usually comes to around... More 

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Thank Amy Rose H
Kilkenny, Ireland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice recently and was not disappointed. Staff very welcoming followed by excellent service. The starter / main courses were excellent on both occasions. The rosotto is delicious. On Sunday the duck and pork were both excellent. The portion size is always plentiful. The kitchen staff is complemented by a very good front of house team. What is also delightful... More 

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Thank paulstown
Cork, Ireland
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of items to choose from. Good deal of €28.95 for 3 course. Steak is gorgeous as is the home made ice cream. Staff very accommodating and friends. Well able to cater for large groups.

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Thank Mrs_Pud1
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner and just ordered the main course because we had just been to Smithwick Brewery Tour. The portion size was generous and well presented. We both had Hake (special of the evening) which came with cubed seasoned potatoes and fresh vegetables. The staff was great and we enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank Mary D
Ballyjamesduff, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my three year old and six year old boys to this restaurant. Straight away the staff were very welcoming and set us up at a table with colouring for the boys. The children loved their food. My three year old said "mammy this is the best pasta I ever had!" I had wonderful pizza and the deserts were terrific!... More 

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Thank NeadyS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff, nice relaxing atmosphere, gorgoes food, value for money, highly recommend !! I had caesar salad for starter and the Special Salmon for my mains, it was delish !! Carrot and coriander soup was also delish !! Both our mains were very tasty.

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Thank Eimear M
Kilkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here on a few occasions and the food has been very good. This time round it was average. The standard of food has dropped. Our waiter was very pleasant and friendly.

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Thank Ovimus
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My bride of 30 years and I spent two night in historic Kilkenny. Served at La Rivista by the lovely co owner Jennifer Quinn. I had delicious mussels in a cream broth and perfectly cooked salmon with vegetables. Carmela had a wonderful vegetable lasagna and a glass very nice chardonnay. Jennifer spent a few years living in Connecticut. So Red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $23
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free, Irish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 1666

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