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“Great Food, Appalling Service” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little Italy

Little Italy
Ranked #53 of 216 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food, Appalling Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were seated very promptly but that's where the promptness ended. We got handed menus 3-4mins later, took the staff 10 mins to come back and take our order, starters arrived and mediocre, once we had finished it took the staff 15mins to take away our plates, 15-20 mins later our main courses arrived, this was nice, the staff never checked on us to see if we needed anything extra, once we had our main course it took the staff 40MINUTES to take away our plates, nobody arrived back with a dessert menu, we had to ask once again for them, we waited an additional 10mins to order our desserts, they came 10mins later. We asked for the bill and the girl wearing the manager badge went off to get it, I saw her taking orders from other tables, putting together drink orders for other tables before she bothered to come back with our bill. There was 2 staff behind the bar chatting and polishing cutlery, we were not the only ones who were disappointed, another couple walked out after their main course. There was only 2 at our table, there was 1 big table of 17 and the rest were small tables and there was 3 staff on to cover approx 12 tables. We arrived at 6:45pm and we didn't get out until 9:25pm. Won't be returning.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Templemore, Ireland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food average service ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

The food was tasty with a huge menu to choose from which is always a plus. The service however was a little mediocre. Our order was taken and we had presumed we would be offered drinks or even water... However this wasn't the case. We had to ask the waitress for a wine menu and then proceed to follow her to order the wine. It was reasonably priced and the food was good. Wouldn't rush back for a meal but would go again.

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Virginia, Co.Cavan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tasty food, certaintly feels italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Went there for our wedding anniversary dinner. The food was delicious.
Minor gripes I had was that the waitress forgot to bring a jug of water we asked for. Also it seemed there was one cd of generic italian music on repeat. The 4th time of "When the moon's in your eye like a big pizza pie..." was really enough!

Visited July 2014
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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Would go back again!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Had lunch here on a Saturday, was a little nervous at first as we were the only ones in the restaurant but food did not disappoint. . Fresh and delicious. . Would definitely go back again

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“50 euro two people early bird which includs bottle of wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

I dined in little italy last week and found the food amazing the chef has a great flair for flavours the service was great and they were very polite and quick even do the resturant was very busy I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely family run business

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