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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 4 days ago

The Winter had just started to bite. I was into heating systems. I needed warmth and comfort. I really fancied a plate of pasta. Rinuccini was just around the corner and able to squeeze me in but were likely to need the table back at...More

Thank taistealai_fanach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot recommend this resturant highly enough.On a very busy Saturday night the staff got drinks and food server in a very friendly and efficient manner I had the aubergiene starter which was beautiful,followed by the nicest piece of duck I have ever tasted .Friends had...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and great atmosphere . A wonderful wine recommendation by staff. It was our first Christmas meal out, and we were not disappointed.

Thank 371molly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are celebrating a birthday/family outing where there will be kids attendeding, I would NOT recommend this restaurant, customer service from manager and staff was appalling, no facilities for a buggy to be stored, staff comments were quit rude in relation to the food...More

Thank Phyllis F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is just so fantastic. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The service was exceptional, the food was mouth watering and the prices are v reasonable. Pity I live so far away but the next time I'm in kilkenny I'll be dining here...More

Thank TESS230176
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't fault this place, a proper fine dining experience. Superb service coupled with fantastic food and ambience. Will most certainly be back.

Thank Julie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had better pasta on an airplane. I literally couldn't eat it. The back room was dark and very noisy. The service was fine.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our meal in Rinuccini's Restaurant. The variety food is excellent . I always enjoy my meal in this restaurant, that is why l keep coming back.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a family celebration with 10 adults, 1 child and 2 babies on Sunday evening. Upon arrival, we were told we could not bring the baby pram through the restaurant and had to go around the back and use a rear entrance. Not...More

2  Thank am102008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early bird on a thursday evening. Unexpectedly the restaurant was full at this time. The chatting of everyone there lent itself to the lovely atmosphere; there was no need for background music. A small portion of fresh breads n butter were presented...More

Thank songaff
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Questions & Answers
18 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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$34
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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