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US$422 - US$2,559
Irish, Italian, European, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Such a fabulous experience in this restaurant. We arrived as a group of 6 and we were greeted by very friendly staff who instantly made us feel at home and were so accommodating. The menu was limited but the quality of food was exceptional. We...enjoyed starters, mains and dessert and we could not fault any part of it. The bruschetta, pizzas, brownie and cheesecake were particularly a hit among our group. Overall we had such a pleasant time here and it will definitely be on top of our list of places to eat when visiting Kilkenny again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022

We enjoyed this cafe. Staff very friendly indeed. Food and drink were great. Lovely atmosphere and nice place to wend away an hour with a book.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

We booked a large group table here and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The food was lovely and perfectly presented and good value. It’s a limited menu but that’s because they specialise in what they do and you can tell.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 8 February 2022 via mobile

We had take out lunch here recently we got wraps which were lovely just a preference we’d have preferred them served warm also lettuce garnish in box could be more and have dressing on and possibly crisps on side lovely place though and would recommend

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 13 September 2021

The restaurant was temporarily closed but it's market shop was supplying the very best of sandwiches, paninis and baked goods for taking away or sitting out in front. Excellent coffee too.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021

The server Aisling helped us with a great choice of products and we had a fantastic coffee and cake, would definitely recommend and will be back!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

I bought some delicious cream horns, 2 Eton mess and two Ferraro rochet, and a bag of their own chocolates. The lady serving me was cheerful, helpful and passionate about the excellent products on sale, This was in La Rivista goes to market. I can’t...wait for indoor dining to start back at the restaurant, also an absolute gem.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

This is one of the most enjoyable meals we've had in a long time. Excellent menu, wonderful service, superb food and fantastic value for money. We'll definitely be back. Thank you Seamus and all the staff for a most enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020

First time eating in this restaurant. A big menu with plenty to offer at great value for 2 or 3 courses. Food portions big so definitely won't leave hungry. Food was delicious, all our family at the table was happy. I'm not a big wine...fan but I enjoyed the house white. Attentive staff. Would definitely recommend and return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

Good food here. Good Covid measures. Felt safe. Pizza and pasta were excellent quality. Reasonable selection of wines by the glass. All fairly priced. Portion size was really good for hungry diners. All around a very good dining experience. One thing I wish were different...was if the ringtone on the phone could be turned down as it rings a lot and was a bit disturbing. The place is not that big so don’t need to have it so loud but it didn’t stop us enjoying a good quality meal.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from KKgal1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a couple of car parks within walking distance and you may be lucky enough to get on street parking
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Monday to Saturday: 5-10pm Sunday lunch is from half 12 till 5 and they have an evening menu from 5-9
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Rivista

Yes, La Rivista offers takeaway services.

La Rivista is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5