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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with a party of 12 lads. Had to ask for bread 6 times. Food good , however my ravioli a bit rubbery. Service not up to standard. To get 12 guys in on a Monday night, you would expect great service, particularly with a bill of 700 euro. Very disappointed.

Thank Stephenodriscoll
Monaghan, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate there, on my own on 15th March. First time. excellent service, and top rate food. I can see why it is so popular. Not expensive for the quality of the food and service. just like a proper ristorante in Italy. the pork belly was outstanding . Excellent wine list. Lovely fit out and great maintenance of the restaurant.... More 

Thank atracta9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a real treat to visit. it has a warm friendly atmosphere and a great staff. It was the best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten in. Their pasta dishes are to die for. if in Kilkenny, don't miss it. You will need to book well in advance.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Rinuccini for lunch during our visit to Kilkenny. After eating Pub food for days, we were looking for comfort food. From the moment we walked in, we had the feeling that we were going to get a genuine Italian meal. We ordered the bruschetta, a side salad fresh and spaghetti with meatballs. It was delicious and just... More 

Thank bpadvizes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a large group reservation - the staff were immensely helpful in following up the booking despite me not knowing exactly how many would be in our group. The food was excellent - good options for me (gluten free no red meat), timely served and the couple of late comers were courteously welcomed. My reason for a 4 rather... More 

Thank Sarah L
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian Restaurant with great friendly service. Impressive wine cellar. Have dined here many times.. Book in plenty of time as its so popular.

Thank smulro_426341
Donegal Town, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us dined on early bird option. My starter, chilled beef fillet strips with rocket was very good. Main of Porchetto average . Waiter took it on himself to turn down my request for a glass of Marsala with the information that they only used it for cooking. Not just the reply but overall attitude conveyed was one of... More 

Thank hecoba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us ate at Rinucinni on Fri last. We had booked 2 weeks in advance as we had fond memories of a previous visit several years ago. Straight away the service was professional to a tee. Food was lovely, courses well paced & we had a thoroughly lovely evening.

Thank Mairead K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner and it was delicious! The food portions were a good size, I was full by the end but not too full! It was just right. The waitstaff were delightful and the house wine was a good price and pretty darn good. I will be back!

Thank Ashleigh C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying outside Kilkenny at a country manor that didn't serve dinner. Our hosts offered to drive us to a great Italian restaurant and claimed people drive all the way from Dublin just for dinner. First, thank you Grange Manor for both suggesting and taking us here. The food was out of this world, 5 star, perfection! The pasta,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?