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Ristorante Rinuccini

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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586 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We managed to get a table in the early evening without making a booking but I suspect we were lucky. There is a fixed price meal or you can choose a la carte. We did the latter, just wanting one course and we were all happy with our pasta and the service.

Thank Ann T
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very nice Italian restaurant. Lovely ambience. Staff were very professional. Food was excellent. This was a monday evening and the restaurant was packed. Says a lot.

Thank shamrock35
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch Sunday. It never seems to disappoint. I would say from a price, quality, customer service and all dining experience this restaurant is unrivalled in Ireland.

Thank KJR9
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a last minute night away in Kilkenny we managed to get a cancellation in Rinuccini. The cosy atmosphere and professional staff made the experience special. Starters and main courses very well presented and main courses were scrumptious, we didn't leave a morsel behind! We were too full for desserts so we will have to go again some time.

Thank spsullivan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Today my fianceé and I ate at the Rinuccini. She ordered risotto ai Frutti di mare that was very good and also good mix quality - price. I ordered the catch of the day and the price was €23. I was imagining a plate full of fresh fish that could satisfy a person but instead, I got 4 small cylinders... More 

Thank Ellenneln
County Wicklow, Ireland
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if your in Kilkenny. Never fails to deliver. Had a birthday dinner for my husband on saturday night and I just couldn't stop smiling. The atmosphere is brilliant and the service is second to none. The wine recommendation was spot on and the food gloriously delicious and so fresh. Risotto and calamari to start and pasta... More 

Thank UrsulaSB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was excellent. Food was fabulous and so fresh. Only tip I would offer is book in advance. It was very busy and we were lucky to have booked !

Thank C_LouiseMary
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked the receptionist at the Hotel Kilkenny for her recommendation for a restaurant, hence a visit with my wife and we weren't disappointed. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming Every single course was as good as it gets and left you wanting more, the wine list was varied and fairly priced. It just reminded us of all the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without a reservation we arrived at the fully packed rinuccini where we were told there was no table. It was a chilly day but we asked if we could sit outside as there was a small unused table free. Once we didn't mind the cold they gladly obliged and made the table up specially for us and were we glad... More 

Thank Mikey3106
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely and romantic Italian restaurant. The service was excellent at our Sunday dinner. Pastas were fabulous. Save room for one of their delicious desserts!

Thank malmal113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?