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Italian Connection

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38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Authentic, reasonably priced Italian food served by pleasant, helpful staff. Make sure you order the garlic bread!!

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Thank Patricia M
Dublin
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Italian Connection today and couldn't fault it. Good, wine, decor, staff and atmosphere all superb. Will definitely be visiting next time we are in Kilkenny.

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Thank DubMarie
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great resturaunt, Fab pizza and food, great friendly staff and fast service. Love this resturaunt and will go back thank you.

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Thank Yvonne B
Tullamore, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife I went there a Monday night, it was very quite but ambiance was really nice. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was absolutely fabulous it certainly was fine done but without the price tag. We highly recommend a visit. We will be back.

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Thank Gerard O
Fethiye, Turkey
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great food but its not thats pricy Cost 8€ for starter 15€ for pizza or spaghetti 23€ for fillet steak. Good food fresh friendly staff also clean toilet

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Thank Patinya K
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, good music. Garlic bread lovely. Kids pizza way too big and it comes with portion of chips. One pizza would have done our 9 and 11 year old. Main adult pizza is same size and cost more? Kids meal of pizza chips drink of choice and desert €11. Main adult pizza €13. Way overpriced for meal.

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Thank Dan M
Daniela C, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hello Dan, I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a 5 star experience with us. We like to offer value for money on our children's menu, hence why you are getting the add on's all included for the one price. However the children's pizza should be a smaller size than the adults. We apologise that this happened, but we would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dined here on sunday afternoon. Beautiful meal .Lovely atmosphere. Staff always very friendly and professional.

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2 Thank lucy b
Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Simply the best Italian outside of Rome. Staff so friendly and attentive.. Consistently great . The Antipasto so plentiful and tasty... The bread is real authentic Italian... A glass of the house red...so generously poured.... Just a perfect meal...

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1 Thank richard4688
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I paid way too much for a meal that was described as being "Bruscetta" which was just a pizza base, heated up and covered in chopped tomatoes which is NOT Bruscetta.

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Thank Avypixie
Daniela C, Owner at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi there, we're sorry to hear you personally did not enjoy your Bruschetta. 'Bruschetta' refers to the topping and can be served on any form of bread. We serve it this way on a pizza base, as it is how my Grandmother has traditionally cooked it in Italy for many years, being her specialty. This is our personal twist on... More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of going to Italian connection many times over the years and not once has it been anything less than perfect. Every type of authentic Italian dish you could want on one menu - each dish presented in a modern style while staying true to its origins. Unbelievable value on the wine menu, considering the quality of... More 

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Thank Naomi A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225
Description
Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years.
Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the friendliest city in Europe, this family run restaurant serves affordable Italian cuisine at its finest. There's an Italian dish for everyone - from Italian favourites to authentic Italian dishes - just like Mama use to make them! Or taste the lighter side of Italian food along with Italian Connection special gluten free dishes.
"Savour the tastes and the moments at the Italian Connection with family and friends. That's what memories are made of."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?