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Ristorante Rinuccini

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1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now foodies have a home. The be all and end all and this made our holiday worth every cent. If we ever return again it will be here

Thank Carmen L
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited whilst on an overnight stay in KK, we had heard good reports and decided to try it out. Our table was located to the left of the steps so quite close to the door and the constant footfall of diners entering/exiting. We felt we were rushed into choosing our order by the waiter, he came over four times... More 

Thank Edwina69
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love everything about this place excellent wine excellent food and excellent staff. Seafood is always my favorite but they do a really great fillet steak

Thank angrymouse
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having eaten once before in this restaurant I couldn't wait to try it again as it was soo good the first time and I wasn't disappointed the food here is amazing what a great way to welcome in the new year great food great wine lovely staff definitely the nicest Italian restaurant I have ever eaten in outside of Italy

Thank eileenanastasia
Dublin, Ireland
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have returned to Rinnucini time and again for the last 10 years. The experience is consistent each time - hi end Italian cooking served in the fine dining tradition. The place is do professionally ran and the customer experience in my experience is excellent. Our most recent meal featured home made chicken liver pate - a really rich and... More 

Thank Dromadamusic
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here on New Year's Day. Was seated near the door. By god it was cold when people came and left. We had about five different waiters throughout the night. No consistency Had risotto for starters and it was nice but not amazing. Had duck for main which was lovely but way too much sauce and I like my sauce.... More 

Thank Jamescarlow
Dublin, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were really lucky to get a seat without booking on a Thursday evening, seems to be a very busy restaurant. We both had pasta dishes and it was the best pasta we've eaten in a long time. Nice wine list, lovely atmosphere and helpful staff.

Thank Carolnin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fabulous restaurant. Second visit. Great pasta dishes. The staff were helpful informative without being intrusive. Recommend you get a table upstairs. They do early evening deals.Wish I lived nearer .

Thank peggyireland
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to celebrate an anniversary. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Decor was very festive and welcoming. I can't remember the exact wording of my main but it was delicious. I was surprised at the portion size, I thought it was too small for the price at first but it turns out I couldn't even finish it! My partner... More 

Thank Roisin B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to end this was fab. A restaurant that when you enter it sprawls and sprawls. The food was absolutely delicious. We were staying in a local hotel and came out to dinner and it was well worth it. On street parking outside.

Thank barnacledublin

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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
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
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?