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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been wandering around Ireland for about a week doing mostly the oyster, seafood thing. Thought I try Rinuccini because it was just down the hill from the hotel where I'm staying. I wasn't expecting much. What a surprise. From the moment you step inside...More

Thank Synpdx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We so enjoyed this restaurant, we went twice during our stay in Kilkenny. The menu is fantastic and the ambiance very intimate. They have several rooms and all are fine. We enjoyed the pollo saltimbocca, haddock, duck, and beef. All were delicious!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the off-chance of a table. We were told we had be out by a certain time. The food was excellent, the service was efficient and well timed, the wine was also delightful and complemented the food. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here sat night. It came recommended by the hotel we stayed in. I have to say it may possibly have been the nicest dinner i have ever had the pleaseure of having. There was 3 of us and every single dish was...More

Thank Sharbrook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wine carafe is a huge wine glass! Great wine list We had a multi course meal and were very pleased that each dish was special. The dishes were prepared,cooked and presented by professionals. It was one of my favorite meals in Ireland and maybe the...More

1  Thank DianeBill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made last minute reservations and they got us seated quickly! The restaurant is super cute and quaint which made for a great atmosphere! I loved the food and wine and would recommend this place to anyone looking for great Italian food in Kilkenny.

Thank mlittle78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was the company (14 of us), but the atmosphere, the food, the wine, the service was just brilliant. They could go for a Michelin star, it's that good, but there is no need. That would mean less tables, a more fussy menu &...More

Thank noelgormley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as part of a group of 14 on Friday night. The food, staff and surroundings were superb. I would highly recommend this restaurant and would certainly make it a priority when I next visit Kilkenny. A superb choice of food all presented...More

Thank sandra c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband have meant to visit Rincini’s every time we have visited Kilkenny. Having eaten there last Tuesday evening we now know what we were missing but delighted that we did because we won’t miss out on the opportunity or experience again. We...More

1  Thank oalynch3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Ireland. Two week trip. As you get towards the end things tend to run together. Not here!!! Food was great, service was wonderful. Great atmosphere. Just off of the Medieval Mile

Thank likestogo4
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Questions & Answers
3 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 :)
18 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$10 - 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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