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Italian Connection

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38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food but its not thats pricy Cost 8€ for starter 15€ for pizza or spaghetti 23€ for fillet steak. Good food fresh friendly staff also clean toilet

1 Thank Patinya K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here after seeing all the positive feedback on trip advisor and I have to say we were nothing but disappointed! We only ordered main courses and when my lasagne came out it was freezing cold while there was steam coming out of my boyfriends pasta which I was very jealous of! After attempting to eat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, good music. Garlic bread lovely. Kids pizza way too big and it comes with portion of chips. One pizza would have done our 9 and 11 year old. Main adult pizza is same size and cost more? Kids meal of pizza chips drink of choice and desert €11. Main adult pizza €13. Way overpriced for meal.

Thank Dan M
Daniela C, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hello Dan, I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a 5 star experience with us. We like to offer value for money on our children's menu, hence why you are getting the add on's all included for the one price. However the children's pizza should be a smaller size than the adults. We apologise that this happened, but we would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dined here on sunday afternoon. Beautiful meal .Lovely atmosphere. Staff always very friendly and professional.

2 Thank lucy b
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Simply the best Italian outside of Rome. Staff so friendly and attentive.. Consistently great . The Antipasto so plentiful and tasty... The bread is real authentic Italian... A glass of the house red...so generously poured.... Just a perfect meal...

1 Thank richard4688
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I paid way too much for a meal that was described as being "Bruscetta" which was just a pizza base, heated up and covered in chopped tomatoes which is NOT Bruscetta.

Thank Avypixie
Daniela C, Owner at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hi there, we're sorry to hear you personally did not enjoy your Bruschetta. 'Bruschetta' refers to the topping and can be served on any form of bread. We serve it this way on a pizza base, as it is how my Grandmother has traditionally cooked it in Italy for many years, being her specialty. This is our personal twist on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of going to Italian connection many times over the years and not once has it been anything less than perfect. Every type of authentic Italian dish you could want on one menu - each dish presented in a modern style while staying true to its origins. Unbelievable value on the wine menu, considering the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend as I heard of it from a friend. The service was really good and staff very friendly. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming!

Thank Nadia C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had booked a table for New Year's Eve. We arrived early and they were able to seat us and we were given a round table. Loads of room. Star was very friendly and the owners checked in on us throughout the meal. Service was very quick and the food was plentiful and taste great. Bruschetta and garlic bread to share... More 

Thank Jamescarlow
Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This resturant has lovely tasty food but i just don't find that it has a big enough selection of food now don't get me wrong whenever you order anything it always tastes amazing but there isin't enough of that amazing food but service is amazing just like the food and the drinks are great two and there is a big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225
Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years.
Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the friendliest city in Europe, this family run restaurant serves affordable Italian cuisine at its finest. There's an Italian dish for everyone - from Italian favourites to authentic Italian dishes - just like Mama use to make them! Or taste the lighter side of Italian food along with Italian Connection special gluten free dishes.
"Savour the tastes and the moments at the Italian Connection with family and friends. That's what memories are made of."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?