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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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a table here not knowing what to expect. First impression was good warm greeting and waiter who was trained and helpful. We went for 2 course special. We shared starter & dessert. Smart move as main course was generous as well as delicious. Good wine list in a nice atmosphere. Staff were outgoing and engaging.Start to finish a... More 

Thank contented939
Kilkenny, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten many times in this restaurant, all its good reviews amaze me, I have never found it wonderful, service is mediocre and cold, often felt very cramped and sitting too close to other diners, if you ask for a slight deviation on the menu for example prawns added to a vegetarian dish, you might be told that this... More 

Thank biddykk
Portlaoise, Ireland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where the Italians in Ireland go to eat. It is a beautiful setting and you would be forgiven if you thought you were in Rome. I gave a present of a nights dining to friends of mine and they fell in love with the place as well. A truly wonderful experience.

Thank asdelaney1
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An early dinner for 2 on our last night in Kilkenny - good choice. Real Italian food, well presented and well served by charming, smart waiters. I picked a slightly more expensive wine than usual and it qualified to be decanted into a huge glass with a pouring lip, to the amusement and envy of nearby diners! It's quite small... More 

Thank John G
Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visit this restaurant on a regular basis on a social basis and for business dinners. always treated top class

Thank Tony B
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rinuccini is a wonderful eating experience. The restaurant is beautiful, with a wonderful atmosphere and fantastic staff. They have a great many including lovely vegetarian dishes (their antipasti is a favourite!). They also do an excellent value early bird if you want an early evening quick bite. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Pamela C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived without reservation in Sunday afternoon , Welcomed and give us table , There is no dress code , There are a lot of certificates of good food hanged at the walls ! Great Italian food but served after 40 minutes, Anyway it's my restaurant type that I would like to spend Time in it and recommend to visit... More 

Thank saeed d
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Strongly recommend an early bird here. Choice was fantastic. Had pasta with a vodka cream tomato sauce and it was delicious. Dessert I went for the salted caramel chocolate cake and it tasted of heaven. Only sorry I can't go back again sooner. Found it to be reasonably priced based on the quality of food. Staff very attentive and friendly... More 

Thank Teresa S
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hello Adventurers! We had the pleasure to be welcomed at this restaurant to celebrate a family event. The waiters are some of the best staff I have ever seen, they were very attentive and made our experience fantastic. The food was very delicious and well presented, the broccoli and gorgonzola soup as a started was AMAZING! I could have eaten... More 

Thank AGStewart85
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a very good Italian Dinner at this restaurant. I very much liked the wine. The cannelloni that I had were very good, but not too special.

Thank AnnetteandHans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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Athlone, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?