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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for celebrate Valentine's Day with my fiance. We've enjoyed every meal we've had at Rinuccini. The food are tasty, nice serving sizes, and the service is great and friendly. Chef and does a great job of creating a menu for Valentine's Day. Rinuccini...More

Thank ghieey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing dining experience. I done my booking online and received a quick response. This restaurant is centrally located and is beautiful on the inside. Tables are close together but for me that added to the atmosphere. I had the baby meatballs starter and...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best Italian dining experiences I have had in a long time. Really good food, wine and the service was excellent. Will be back.

Thank pat g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us dined here for parents 40th wedding anniversary. Food was Devine and some of the best Italian I’ve had in a while. Staff were very helpful and made the experience more enjoyable. Homemade pasta is a must as is the seafood. Enjoyed every...More

Thank emmat0607
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a last minute Sunday lunch today and had a lovely experience. They went out of their way to accommodate us despite not having a booking and the place was very full upstairs and downstairs. Very authentic Italian experience in comfortable plush surrounds. I...More

Thank treeto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always amazing food - Love coming here always look forward to my visits and already looking forward to the next visit

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t rate this restaurant highly enough. Excellent early bird, excellent food, excellent service!!!

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who rates this place 5 is not familiar with good Italian food. I've eaten in various Italian restaurants, and this was the worst! The tables are on top of each other, you have to whisper because other diners are sitting too close, so you...More

4  Thank Nicheallaigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the early bird option on a Saturday evening. We were seated on a pleasant looking but freezing cold corridor/ante-room between the up and downstairs restaurants. One couple complained and left as it was so cold. We had heard the food was great...More

2  Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant feels special from the moment you walk in from the white table cloths to the waiters in suits. Lovely ambience and the food was fabulous. Crostini and mini meatballs with spaghetti to start which were both very tasty. Meatballs were gorgeous. Fillet steak...More

Thank ALH059
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Questions & Answers
4 January 2018|
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Response from Julie m | Reviewed this property |
We rang on Saturday evening, and they were able to accommodate us short notice :)
19 April 2017|
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Response from rinuccini | Property representative |
Hi Weet99 and thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately there is no bring your own wine option. Regards, Ristorante Rinuccini
Cliodhna S
21 February 2017|
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Response from rinuccini | Property representative |
Hi Cliodhna S, Smart casual would best describe it but don't be overly bothered by dress codes. We are delighted to have your custom no matter how your dressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
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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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