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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
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Saturday evening in Kilkenny is a busy spot any time of year, but on a beautiful warm summers evening, with young lads jumping in to the river Nore from the bridge, to rounds of applause from the girls and laughter from the wedding party [...More

Thank dmoro703
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Availed of the early bird before attending a concert in St Canices Cathedral. Excellent experience all round. Lovely setting, extremely friendly staff and an excellent authentic menu. I would highly recommend.

Thank corker_7
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to eat authentic Italian foof in the middle of Kilkenny, look no further. The restaurant is literally opposite the entrance to the castle gardens. We were received very warmly and throughly enjoyed a great meal. Everything, from starters to main course to...More

Thank WimVds
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled into this place in our first night in Kilkenny. I looked in the door to discover it was very nice!! As I was backing out in my jeans the maitre de asked if he could help us. I said we weren't dressed well...More

Thank larmer2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. The Spaghettini con Gamberoni was absolutely hands down the best pasta dish we have ever had, and we are big lovers of Italian food. Subtle flavours perfectly balanced. Would go back for this dish again and again. Staff were...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy that we have ever come across. Truly a little foreign piece of Italy, and that goes for the food, the wine as well as the very competent and friendly staff. Very good value for money -...More

Thank Carsten_Flensburg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not any Italian, this is the BEST Italian I have ever had the pleasure of dining in. I cannot commend this resteraunt highly enough. The staff, from the moment we walked through the door, were attentive and professional. The likes of which I...More

Thank Rozzybella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our recent visit to Kilkenny we were out looking for some place to eat, we happened upon this restaurant on the street across from the Castle. We were lucky to get a table as we had not booked. The restaurant was quiet busy with...More

Thank Patrick-Waterford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Italian restaurant across the street from the Castle. But they did not serve Italian bread and my meat rigatoni with mediocre.

Thank bluepuppy11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Restaurant is a must if visiting Kilkenny. A classic Italian eatery but will a really professional outlook. We had the Fettuccine which was certainly the best I've ever eaten and washed down with a super wine. The service was second to none and each...More

Thank Steve K
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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
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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$10 - US$34
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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