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La Trattoria

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84 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 0907
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK place. We had 4 main courses and a beer each. The lady running the place wasn't charming or rude for that matter. Maybe customer service was not her first career choice. So good for authentic food and reasonable prices. Less so for service/atmosphere.

1 Thank BobbyG1981
Donegal Town, Ireland
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The Pasta was tasteless, the pizza was average but the service was abrupt and slow. Much better Italian restaurants elsewhere.

1 Thank Cloud554
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet, delicious meal at la Trattoria. The veal was fantastic & the owner visited our table frequently to check on us & chat with us. Highly recommend it.

Thank christa s
Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

we went here for a bit to eat on a Tuesday night , it was very quiet in kilkenny and we were the only people in the restaurant but it had a nice feel. we had our choice of any seats and the girl serving us was very friendly. for starters I had mushroom with garlic which were different than... More 

Thank sambuca46
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The most horrendous service i have ever experienced. The older woman with blonde hair had the most abrupt, condescending and down right rude attitude and made us all feel uncomfortable. There were a group of 7 of us visiting, we made a reservation and as there were a few vegan/vegetarians we made sure there were options on the menu. 99.99%... More 

4 Thank Mirren W
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

When we first got there we were greeted with an eye-roll. On a Tuesday night you think that any self respecting business would appreciate a group of 9 who spent €100. Before we ordered we asked if we would be able to split the bill, the waitress confirmed this would be a possibility. The service was appalling. The worst we... More 

5 Thank Cloudy2013
Athlone, Ireland
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A friend had booked this restaurant and when I looked on TripAdvisor I was a little bit apprehensive because of some of the reviews. If you like authentic Italian cuisine this place is for you, believe me. Service may be slower than in some Italian restaurants but the food is freshly and lovingly cooked and that more than makes up... More 

2 Thank Gearoid O O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Despite not being overly busy there were long waits for food. Focaccia is a pizza base garlic bread. Not bad. Just not great.

Thank Fred D
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I think the pasta I had was the best Italian dish I've ever eaten. Perfect. The service was also lovely. The dessert I had was crazy good as well (Sticky Toffee Pudding). Very glad we walked by this place.

Thank Grant M
Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

1 Thank J B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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: +353 56 777 0907

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