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“Food was delicious, staff were friendly”

Ristorante Rinuccini
Ranked #3 of 217 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Award winning Ristorante Rinuccini is a fine-dining Italian restaurant owned and run by the Cavaliere family in the heart of Kilkenny. Established in 1989, Rinuccini is the city's longest established restaurant, Rinuccini is renowned for its cuisine, service, decor and extensive wine list catering for lunch, dinner, group bookings and private dining. Celebrating 27 years in business, Rinuccini are long-time supporters of the South-East's artisan producers whilst their Italian ingredients are imported directly from their home surroundings of Lazio, Italy. Ristorante Rinuccini are recent winners of the Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland's 'Best Customer Service' in Ireland 2015 and 'Best Wine Experience' in Leinster 2016.
Ireland
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106 reviews
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“Food was delicious, staff were friendly”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

This restaurant had been recommended by a friend, but with a warning that it was a little pricey. Its a small enough restaurant that you can easily miss because you walk down a set of steps from street level to enter. But its well worth a visit if your in the Kilkenny area looking for delicious food.

The food was gorgeous and the setting was intimate and romantic. It was a weekday on my visit and was a little busy but the staff were friendly and prompt with each course.

Overall, I couldn't fault it. Definitely one to visit and one of the nicer restaurants I have tried in Kilkenny.

  • Visited October 2012
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Ireland
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“A Real Gem”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Ate here with a group of friends on a weekend in Kilkenny. The restaurant is very intimate and romantic ideal for couples to eat out. The service was fast and efficient and the food was just sumptuous and tasty. The portion sizes seemed small however it was enough to fill you and I wasn't leaving the restaurant fit to burst which is a good thing. I will definitely return here and would recommend this place without hesitation.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Disappointing!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Italian meat starter tasted off, if it wasn't, it had a horrible pharmaceutical taste. Overpriced wine menu. Very disappointed

  • Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“One of the best meals I've ever had.”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I though the food was amazing quality and whilst not cheap, I thought the bill was unexpectedly quite reasonable. Crab and lobster ravioli starter was rich and delicious. Monkfish main was lovely. Cheese board was absolutely outstanding - the mozzarella with truffle was out of this world. Service was also good - attentive but not overbearing. I would definitely recommend eating here. It will be a "must do" if we are ever in the area again.

Visited February 2013
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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“Delicious Authentic Italian”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Fantastic Food in a great setting, with courteous and knowledgeable staff.
Very busy restaurant but well able for the numbers 4 of us dined and all 4 were extremely happy with the experience would definitely dine here again. Service was tip top, food was absolutely delicious and wine went down a treat.

  • Visited February 2013
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