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La Trattoria

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84 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 0907
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet, delicious meal at la Trattoria. The veal was fantastic & the owner visited our table frequently to check on us & chat with us. Highly recommend it.

Thank christa s
Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went here for a bit to eat on a Tuesday night , it was very quiet in kilkenny and we were the only people in the restaurant but it had a nice feel. we had our choice of any seats and the girl serving us was very friendly. for starters I had mushroom with garlic which were different than... More 

Thank sambuca46
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most horrendous service i have ever experienced. The older woman with blonde hair had the most abrupt, condescending and down right rude attitude and made us all feel uncomfortable. There were a group of 7 of us visiting, we made a reservation and as there were a few vegan/vegetarians we made sure there were options on the menu. 99.99%... More 

2 Thank Mirren W
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

When we first got there we were greeted with an eye-roll. On a Tuesday night you think that any self respecting business would appreciate a group of 9 who spent €100. Before we ordered we asked if we would be able to split the bill, the waitress confirmed this would be a possibility. The service was appalling. The worst we... More 

3 Thank Cloudy2013
Athlone, Ireland
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A friend had booked this restaurant and when I looked on TripAdvisor I was a little bit apprehensive because of some of the reviews. If you like authentic Italian cuisine this place is for you, believe me. Service may be slower than in some Italian restaurants but the food is freshly and lovingly cooked and that more than makes up... More 

2 Thank Gearoid O O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Despite not being overly busy there were long waits for food. Focaccia is a pizza base garlic bread. Not bad. Just not great.

Thank Fred D
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I think the pasta I had was the best Italian dish I've ever eaten. Perfect. The service was also lovely. The dessert I had was crazy good as well (Sticky Toffee Pudding). Very glad we walked by this place.

Thank Grant M
Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

As the name indicates, the focus here is on Italian food. The menu is standard fare with pasta, fish and pizza figuring strongly with a small range of starters and an even smaller range of desserts. The wine list is short but good value. The food is well prepared, tasty and nicely presented. Service is excellent and friendly. We had... More 

1 Thank J B
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Have eaten here 4 times in the last year and have enjoyed a good meal and service every time. The veal saltimbocca is a particular favourite but we've also enjoyed the salmon and a couple of the pasta dishes.

1 Thank LondonGirlBA
Waterford, Ireland
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We needed a quick bite to eat after a sporting event, and this restaurant popped up. The menu looked lovely, and a bit quirky (bacon and cabbage pizza!!!) Our starters took a while to arrive, the garlic foccacia was really garlic pizza, and the antipasti plate was lovely. Certainly the bruschetta was one of the best I've tasted outside Italy.... More 

1 Thank 933Jeni

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 0907

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