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La Trattoria

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84 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
056 7770907
Today
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name indicates, the focus here is on Italian food. The menu is standard fare with pasta, fish and pizza figuring strongly with a small range of starters and an even smaller range of desserts. The wine list is short but good value. The food is well prepared, tasty and nicely presented. Service is excellent and friendly. We had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here 4 times in the last year and have enjoyed a good meal and service every time. The veal saltimbocca is a particular favourite but we've also enjoyed the salmon and a couple of the pasta dishes.

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Thank LondonGirlBA
Waterford, Ireland
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a quick bite to eat after a sporting event, and this restaurant popped up. The menu looked lovely, and a bit quirky (bacon and cabbage pizza!!!) Our starters took a while to arrive, the garlic foccacia was really garlic pizza, and the antipasti plate was lovely. Certainly the bruschetta was one of the best I've tasted outside Italy.... More 

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Thank 933Jeni
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calamari starter was inedible. You could get better from a packet in Lidl. The salad with it was lettuce drenched in vinegar. We sent it back and the chef came out and told us that it is fine and that it was the italian way of cooking it as it was dipped in flour. We've eaten in lots of italian... More 

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Thank Stan R
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always visit here when we are in Kilkenny. Lovely food and staff, will be back again to see you soon!

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Thank fmcann
Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The blonde older woman serving was so rude to every customer that we thought we were part of a hidden camera TV show. She badly needs to go to charm school and is doing the business no favours. There are no shortage of good restaurants in Kilkenny with pleasant staff, so avoid La Trattoria.

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1 Thank IrishGal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple, delicious and authentic Italian food.I loved this place as the food is phenomenal. I love this place.

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Thank tom b
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really nice early bird dinner. Fab wine and yummy hake for main course. great choices on the menu

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Thank Jeanette N
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant was really disappointing. Very basic food and depressing decor. My main course was ok but my partners was disgusting. Pizza bolognese - just a pizza with dried up spaghetti on top. We thought the fries would be nice homemade Italian fries but they were disgusting cold skinny frozen chips. The waitress was good but the chef/owner- very... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant in the centre of Kilkenny. Friendly, reasonably priced, and the food is delicious - well the pizza is fabulous! When you've had your fill of rich food, and you want honest-to-goodness good food, this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: 056 7770907

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