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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
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very central and opposite Kilkenny Castle. From start to finish we had a wonderful meal accompanied by delicious wine. The food presentation was top notch, and it was well flavoured. We had starters mains and a cheeseboard with a dessert wine. Great location, great food and not too pricey overall.

Thank Viv S
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant with great expectations. There were four of us . My husband cannot drink alcohol so he always brings a non alcoholic wine with him as most places don't stock it. He has never had any trouble with this as anywhere else we have visited have always been fine with this. However a very unfriendly lady at... More 

Thank Smallhutu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This my third time to the restaurant. Overall the list was ok until the main course was delivered. I must say the staff were excellent but the chef is not. My waitress agreed with me that on two occasions I had to send back my steak as the chef clearly did not know how to cook a medium rare steak.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though we got the early bird menu it was still €98 for two people. Gorgeous food but too expensive.

Thank Liam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always, always quality food and service. As good as it gets. Steaks to die for. Deserts are unreal especially tiramisu. Highly recommended

Thank Cathalmd
County Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food and service. Located close to Kilkenny Castle, this restaurant offers the genuine Italian experience. It was pure heaven and I would very highly recommend. Even on a Tuesday night, the place was packed.

Thank jimK7225WT
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has two very positive aspects Really good fòod and very attentive service. Lovely evening

Thank AndyFanning
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this fabulous restaurant on New Years and the staff were absolutely great. They were so busy but made sure they had enough time to make sure everyone was happy. The food was out of this world. I was pleasantly surprised when the bill came as it was less then I expected. Certainly good value without selling themselves too cheap.... More 

Thank MullingarBB
Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in the heart of the city, great service and wonderful staff. Fantastic food, I had the bruchetta to start, meatballs for main and I shared a lemon cheesecake whilst bringing home some Tiramsui for my mother-in-law who had heard good things about it! It was all devine! Nice surroundings and always busy which is a great sign. Such... More 

Thank SusanO1981
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food very receptive to suggestions about Coeliac issues. Atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly.

Thank Audrey P

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?