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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (109 reviews)
“pate” (29 reviews)
“tiramisu” (33 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
12:00 - 14:30All hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,287 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to a lot of Italian restaurants and this is by far the best. I cant fault anything from the moment we walked in until we left we were treated brilliantly. The food and wine is amazing. I will definitely be going back.

Thank Tanyaeor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have not been here for a couple of years. Food and service still great. Pasta and tiramisu are amazing.

Thank mairead h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful classic design with relaxed ambiance. We booked the restaurant for our wedding anniversary and left feeling very happy and very full. Staff were very polite and friendly and each course was delivered in good time. We savoured every bite of each beautifully prepared dish....More

Thank 112timmay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a couple of negative reviews of Ristorante Rinuccini which highlighted the "rudeness" of the maître 'd. My wife and I went there nevertheless. It was a pleasant surprise. First, I don't think the restaurant has a maitre 'd. I watched waiters and waitresses...More

1  Thank Wade M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was first time in Kilkenny but friends who are local suggested this restaurant faultless service and amazing food. Portions generous. We will be back.

1  Thank charliemay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Received a voucher for dinner as a gift. The food was incredible. Portions were a lot larger than I was expecting them to be. The waiting staff were very informative about the different types of wines and also were cracking jokes every now and again...More

1  Thank Marvin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I imagine this is what an Italian restaurant should be. Run by Italians with good local food provenance and the relevant other stuff sourced directly from Italy. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. They have an early evening menu - €23 for...More

1  Thank Peter I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner in Runuccini's recently. We had only booked earlier in the day and were accommodated for a 2 hour sitting from 6.15pm. Our party comprised 2 adults and 2 early teens. The eclectic menu provided something for every taste and...More

Thank 783foodlover2222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy and intimate ambience and friendly professional staff. Courgette and calamari fritters to start were tasty and really good. The pasta Alfredo was tasty and rich and the portion looked small but was huge. Excellent tiramisu and coffee to finish and we also had amare...More

1  Thank whittersDublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this place as it had good reviews for dinner on a Saturday night. It was busy which was a good sign, and what struck me as quite unusual was its layout, it's a bit of a maze! The downside is that its quite cramped,...More

1  Thank Sam4891
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a bring your own wine option
19 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from rinuccini | Property representative |
Hi Weet99 and thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately there is no bring your own wine option. Regards, Ristorante Rinuccini
Cliodhna S
What is the dress code for Ristorante Rinuccini please, is it casual or more formal?
21 February 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from rinuccini | Property representative |
Hi Cliodhna S, Smart casual would best describe it but don't be overly bothered by dress codes. We are delighted to have your custom no matter how your dressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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