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Ristorante Rinuccini

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On way back to Wales from panceltic festival. We wanted a late lunch. We were attracted to the restaurant by the beautuful aroma and the awards. Italian meals but not your typical Pizza Express, much better. Not far from the castle. Fixed price lunch , €24 for 2courses and 29€ for three. We were pushed for time but they were... More 

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Thank Ruth W
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been travelling all day to Kilkenny and decided to drop in late that night on the off chance that they had a table for 2 available. We were lucky they did and enjoyed a fantastic meal of the Ravioli and glasses of wine. The service was excellent, the waiting staff were very attentive yet not overbearing. Could not... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We read many highly rated reviews and were excited to dine here. When making our reservation we were told what time we would have to finish eating and give the table to their next cutomer (another couple we talked to was told the same)...very rude. When we began ordering, our waiter was adamant that we couldn't have numerious appitizers, we... More 

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Thank summer3025
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here last Wednesday... Despite the mid week date the place was full (you really need to book if you wish to eat here. Once your food arrives one immediately understands why the place is full! The food here is authentic Italian and utterly excellent... This culinary delight is topped off by the black-suited expert and exceptional staff - true... More 

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Thank Sean F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, service - absolutely faultless. Best Italian restaurant I've ever been to! If you have never been you NEED to go - different class!

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Thank Sean K
Dublin
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten here a number of times when visiting Kilkenny and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food and service is consistently excellent and their early bird menu is particularly good value. My Tagliata di Filetto di Manzo for starter was melt in the mouth delicious and my Cannelloni main course was perfect.

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Killarney, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had a wonderful meal the best meal we have had in years everything was perfect including the staff cannot wait to go back.

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Thank Triona N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited last weekend with my wife and had a wonderful evening. The food was great quality, authentic Italian - some of the best Italian I have had in Ireland. The meatballs were amazing and I tried a few different wines also which were both nice. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Neil K
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here recently and had one of the finest experiences ever.Kilkenny is lucky to have this gem. We both had the Mussels with mushroom and tomato. Really great good. My choice for mains of Cannelloni was superb and my partner had a fillet steak. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was friendly authentic and just right. Wine was a... More 

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BELFAST UNITED KINGDOM
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Rinuccini on our first evening in Kilkenny and were so impressed we returned the following evening. The ambience in the restaurant itself is most pleasant, the service is impeccable and the food is delicious. I would actually pay a return visit to Kilkenny just to have an opportunity to visit Rinuccini again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1575
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?