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Ristorante Rinuccini

1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1575
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade | Opposite Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

An early dinner for 2 on our last night in Kilkenny - good choice. Real Italian food, well presented and well served by charming, smart waiters. I picked a slightly more expensive wine than usual and it qualified to be decanted into a huge glass...More

Thank John G
Reviewed yesterday

I visit this restaurant on a regular basis on a social basis and for business dinners. always treated top class

Thank Tony B
Reviewed yesterday

Rinuccini is a wonderful eating experience. The restaurant is beautiful, with a wonderful atmosphere and fantastic staff. They have a great many including lovely vegetarian dishes (their antipasti is a favourite!). They also do an excellent value early bird if you want an early evening...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived without reservation in Sunday afternoon , Welcomed and give us table , There is no dress code , There are a lot of certificates of good food hanged at the walls ! Great Italian food but served after 40 minutes, Anyway it's my...More

Thank saeed d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Strongly recommend an early bird here. Choice was fantastic. Had pasta with a vodka cream tomato sauce and it was delicious. Dessert I went for the salted caramel chocolate cake and it tasted of heaven. Only sorry I can't go back again sooner. Found it...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hello Adventurers! We had the pleasure to be welcomed at this restaurant to celebrate a family event. The waiters are some of the best staff I have ever seen, they were very attentive and made our experience fantastic. The food was very delicious and well...More

Thank AGStewart85
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a very good Italian Dinner at this restaurant. I very much liked the wine. The cannelloni that I had were very good, but not too special.

Thank AnnetteandHans
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the finest Italian restaurant I've visited. The food, service, cleanliness and ambience were faultless. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real treat, lovely place to eat. High end price wise but well worth the visit. Staff very attentive and although we hung about mid week they didn't rush us away.

Thank alteahillscustomer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, I have visited several times while in Kilkenny, and every time, the food has been excellent.

Thank Catherine K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a bring your own wine option
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
What is the dress code for Ristorante Rinuccini please, is it casual or more formal?
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 10 - USD 32
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, 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.