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“Classic Italian”

Ristorante Rinuccini
Ranked #4 of 226 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Classic Italian”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the minute you enter you receive a warm welcome and I was impressed by the feel of quality in every aspect of the experience. The service was excellent, the menu varied and the quality of the food was very good. The house wine was also very good although I felt slightly overpriced. All in all we enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant and will definitely return

  • Visited July 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Perfect dinner for 2”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent Italian food and wonderful service in an interesting old building right across from the Castle

Visited June 2014
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Bangor Co Down
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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“Excellent meal”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had noticed this restaurant on previous visits but had never booked. What a mistake to make. Service, food and wine were all superb and the dining room was full with in minutes of our booking time 7pm. It was so good that we booked for the next evening and I will make sure that we go again. One of my top restaurants.

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Italian Cuisine”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Another excellent meal on a visit to Kilkenny. Good atmosphere, fairly full and kids enjoyed half portions off main menu. Quality of food and wine was very very good over the variety of dishes we had. Have been three over four times in the last couple of years and had a great experience every time.

Visited July 2014
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Galway, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Pricey but nice”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice restaurant. Well known in Kilkenny with excellent staff who are all very well trained. Pasta I had was fine, duck went down ok, black sole and fillet steak were the triumphs on the table but came with heavy price tags. Decent house red. Enjoyable night.

  • Visited July 2014
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