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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing meal, staff , service. We woyld love to come back to this little piece of heaven, highly recommend, no problem leaving genuine review..

Thank Cyril O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing to add - the Top class service, top quality of the food, ideal location, best recommendations only

Thank VaidasVar
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must, my favourite place to eat in kilkenny. Now this is experience at its best, the management, chefs and staff all cater to the highest standards to make this a memorable meal. I've ate here more than once and it is consistent...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently for our Anniversary . Food as usual was excellent. A great choice when in Kilkenny.

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful atmosphere. GREAT food. Excellent winelist. Fair prices as well. First time I went there last night. And if i ever come back to Kilkenny, thats where I will eat. After a few pub dinners in a row, this was a most welcomed change. Remember...More

Thank Jörgen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Italian dinner in the heart of Kilkenny. The restaurant is located directly across the street from the Kilkenny Castle. The service was excellent and so was the food. The atmosphere was intimate and quiet, not stuffy at all.

Thank lrbert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, great food and service I have been going here for many years - always go on special occasions - best restaurant in Kilkenny by a mile!

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit while in Kilkenny. Great service, excellent wine and beyond delicious meal. Comparable to Italy, and that's pretty hard to find. Love the atmosphere and will definitely come back when in town again! Highly recommend!

Thank Crystal A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake, this is a beautiful Italian restaurant with exquisite food. A reservation is a good idea, as is dressing up, although they do not have a dress code as such. The wait staff is correct and professional - not your best buddy, so...More

Thank ecksphile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here. Very good Italian menu and excellent wine selection. Staff very attentive and engaging. Most people in restaurant were tourists as the reputation is good and had bookings. I would recommend.

Thank JEGCoArmagh
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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
AnswerShow 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
21 February 2017|
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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$ 11 - US$ 35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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