Since 1974 Kilkenny Arts Festival has brought many of the world’s finest artists and performers to Ireland’s medieval city each August. From our home on Parade Plaza in the heart of Kilkenny City we have enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the 10 day festival over the last 25 years. (more…)Read More
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A few weeks ago The Sunday Business Post featured this Rinuccini recipe; ‘Spaghetti con Gamberoni’ in their magazine. A light and summery dish with fresh water prawns from Kilmore Quay and a hint of chilli to finish!
This dish is a Cavaliere family favourite that has consistently made an appearance on the Rinuccini menu for the past 25 years! Chef Antonio loves the combination of classic Italian dishes with the very best of fresh Irish local ingredients. (more…)Read More
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It is now 25 years since Ristorante Rinuccini took up residence on Parade Plaza in Co. Kilkenny. The Cavaliere family, originally from Lazio in Italy, first settled in nearby Portlaoise but were set on finding a permanent home in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. A dream property became available overlooked by the majestic Kilkenny Castle and as the family settled in, the many delights that the city offers began to reveal themselves.
Recently named Europe’s friendliest city, Kilkenny is known as a top-foodie destinations along with having a reputation for showcasing world-class arts events, comedy and music festivals. Kilkenny can offer so much more for the culturally curious visitor from city tours and garden walks to castles and crafts! (more…)Read More
One of the highlights of our work at Ristorante Rinuccini are the twice-weekly trips to Kilmore Quay. A beautiful seaside village in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland famed world-wide for their delicious Kilmore Quay prawns.
We are so fortunate to be located in Kilkenny City a short journey to Kilmore Quay; home to some of Ireland’s finest fishmongers, many of whom have been supplying Rinuccini for the last twenty-five years since we opened our doors! (more…)Read More
The award would mean the world to us especially during this milestone year. Click here to vote for us for ‘Best Restaurant Leinster’, ‘Best Service’ and ‘Best Wine Experience’. It takes two minutes and we would really appreciate it! (more…)Read More
‘La Dolce Vita’ in the Marble CityRead More
Be in with a chance to win with RTÉ.ie
To celebrate our 25th anniversary we have teamed up with RTÉ.ie to offer one lucky winner a luxury wine and dining experience in the heart of Kilkenny City. The winner and a guest will enjoy a delicious four-course menu specially created by Chef Antonio Cavaliere, served with a selection of accompanying Italian wines, with pre-dinner bubbly and post-dinner grappa.Read More
Chef Antonio came to Ireland from Lazio, Italy aged just 15. He married an Irish woman, Marion Power and in 1989 the couple fulfilled their lifelong dream to open Ristorante Rinuccini, Kilkenny’s first Italian restaurant, opposite the city’s iconic castle. Today their son Riccardo works alongside them as the Restaurant Manager joined by his wife Orla.Read More
We are delighted to have been awarded ‘Best Customer Service’ in Kilkenny at the Regional Finals for the Irish Restaurant Awards 2015. This category was kindly sponsored by Keith Mahon and the team at TheTaste.ie. The Irish Restaurant Awards, known as the #FoodOscars, are the largest and most coveted Industry accolade set up to recognise excellence in Irish Restaurants.Read More