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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
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here for the 3 times this year for lunch and dinner. Best Italian I’ve ever come across in Ireland. Service is very professional and prompt and the food is really very good. It’s really hard to beat for quality and reasonable value. Atmosphere...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 633patg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable... waiters were top notch, authentic Italians, couldn't have enjoyed the service anymore, best steak my partner ever had and cooked to perfection! Just mentioned to the waiter that I was gluten free and he offered me gluten free bread which was fresh out of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eimear R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by a friend. We were advised to book at least a week in advance so we did. Our expectations were high. The place is beautiful but a little intimidating. But maybe we felt like that because we were dressed for a day...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RobertaFloridoDutra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you first arrive it looks like a small restaurant with only a handful of tables. However, it stretches back to a beautiful dining room with perfect lighting and well placed mirrors that stop you noticing your underground. The staff were extremely polite and attentive....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 779katieb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well-respected restaurant in the heart of this historic city. Finding parking nearby is far from easy, and required plenty of driving here and there. The food was very good. I found some of the waiters to be rather cold and distant, but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been told how amazing this restaurant was we were expecting something different in the way of Italian food. However, apart from the fact that it is indeed a lively spot, it is very very small and cramped and unless you go for the late...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daphne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 2nd visit to Ristorante Rinuccini and was every bit as good as the previous visit. The service is excellent and the quality of the food is superb. the restaurant is set in an old building so the layout is quite quirky, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First ate here years ago on my last trip to Kilkenny, so decided to try it again as we were so impressed last time. Every bit as delicious as it was when we were here last. Great choice on the menu & great selection of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NoellePig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Girls night out in this beautiful place. Amazing food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Food is reasonably priced, but wine is pretty expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sinead U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food, service, and ambience in this restaurant was faultless. We had a super night here and would have no hesitation in recommending it to you.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pegasusIreland
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Questions & Answers
7 November 2018|
Response from Normy21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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