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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was excellent. The dining room was small and had a lot of tables in it, if you don't mind being crowded - the food is worth it.

Thank Suea21
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the early offer on Sunday , food was excellent , Simon the lad from Croatia was excellent , professional but very friendly Great atmosphere easy to find in the centre opposite the castle Had a blast perfect choice

Thank yeti151
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a table of eleven and admittedly four were late, we only had the table for an hour and forty five minutes. It was not an enjoyable experience, I realise it is an extremely popular restaurant so tables are precious, but when we left...More

Thank Juliecu71
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here with a group of 20, staying in Ireland as part of our tour. The food choice is limited, and the service is not the best, took ages to have our meals sorted and other people who came in after us had theirs first!!!...More

Thank Ianto W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was seriously spectacular! The ambiance of the restaurant is lovely. Ask to sit upstairs where you can see the wine cellar below. It's really cool! We did make reservations to ensure we had a table. They will ask for a card number...More

Thank courtneywC3150AX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined in Rinuccini last Saturday night and was absolutely appalled by what we were served. For my starter, I ordered a cold meat platter that looked like it was pulled out of prepacked meats section in SuperValu, rolled up, and put on the plate...More

Thank jd0n0h0e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked an hour before we intended eating and they fitted us in perfectly. Excellent food with good vegetarian options for my wife. Delicious, not too expensive and very good service.

Thank Lorcán O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant a few months ago and I said when leaving that it was one of the best places I have ever dined in and I have been to a lot of restaurants. Tonight we went back there with family and friends and...More

Thank mick1145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Wednesday night during the Easter break for the early bird could not believe how busy the restaurant was which is a good sign. Food and wine were great. Staff very attentive and nice. Love this restaurant.

Thank seanie5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early bird on a Thursday night after numerous recommendations and this place did not disappoint! Service is exceptional with friendly, helpful and professional staff. Ordered a bottle of Sauvignon which was divine! The bread that came out complimentary was a nice touch...More

Thank Ciara N
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Questions & Answers
4 January 2018|
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Response from Julie m | Reviewed this property |
We rang on Saturday evening, and they were able to accommodate us short notice :)
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$11 - US$36
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
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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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