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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the second time visiting Rinuccini, both times for a birthday meal. It was an excellent accidental find the first time and the return did not disappoint. Service is top notch, attentive without being overly so and very polite. We had a 3 course...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A revisit to a favorite old haunt, it didn’t disappoint and was once again excellent. In booking Rinuccini’s you need to realize you are entering a traditional Italian dining room i.e. pretty loud and tables pretty close together. It is quite noisy as the restaurant...More

Thank DanIelDMan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ristorante Rinuccini was beautiful and charming with very attentive waitstaff. The food was very good and they had lovely gluten free options. (I had the risotto with a gluten a wonderful gluten free roll.) It was a wonderful calm break in a very busy day....More

Thank TSDawson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service was great, great gluten free options and every course was beautiful. An opportunity not to be missed.

Thank Jeremy O
Reviewed 6 days ago

We hadn't booked but decided to take a chance that there would be a free table. We were lucky, a couple were just leaving. This is a high end restaurant with a good atmosphere. The service was superb and the food excellent. A must 'Go...More

Thank MyriamCork
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the mood for something other than Irish fare one night and happened upon this gem. The food was delectable and the service top-rate. Reservations are recommended as it gets crowded. We didn't mind a later seating and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We...More

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Kilkenny. You will not be disappointed. Really great food and top class staff. It's a credit to everyone that works there. Will be back in the near future.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in with two friends on the off chance they would have a table....... much to our delight they did.... gorgeously tasty and finger licking food...... waiting staff super friendly, will definitely return

Thank 788don1
Reviewed 1 week ago

we thought it was not possible to ever have bad Italian food until Rinuccini- pasta was very good- everything else was average to bad- my wife (who cannot eat gluten) requested that her dish be served over a vegetable instead of pasta- waiter refused!!! only...More

Thank Chip T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food & service excellent, ate one night & booked for the next noght on the spot! The next meal was just as good as the first.

Thank Trevor W
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Questions & Answers
4 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 :)
19 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
22 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
USD 11 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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
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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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