Join us for an Exclusive Italian Tasting Menu – World Italian Cuisine Week

On the 20th November, we will take part in World Italian Cuisine Week by hosting an exclusive 6-course Italian Tasting Menu with accompanying wines. The week is a unique worldwide culinary event taking place from the 19 to 25 November. It is coordinated by diplomatic and consular offices in different countries and unites chefs from all over the world in celebration of Italian cuisine.

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KILKENNY ROSE VEAL RETURNS TO RINUCCINI

We’re delighted to welcome Kilkenny Rosé Veal back to our menu as an Autumn special.  Sourced from the Madigan family farm in Windgap Kilkenny, this veal has been reared to the highest possible standards of animal welfare.  It is naturally low in fat and high in Omega 3 and comes directly from the Madigan farm to our kitchen to your plate. Read more

GRAPPA AT RINUCCINI

Grappa is a uniquely Italian drink and we are proud to offer Ireland’s largest selection of Grappa. For centuries Grappa was considered a poor man’s drink but now its popularity is soaring world-wide and we think a glass of grappa is the perfect way to round off a delicious meal. It’s what we Italians have been doing for as long as we can remember.

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CHEF ANTONIO CHOOSES CLASSIC DISHES FROM THE RINUCCINI MENU

We specialise in classic Italian cuisine that showcases the best of both Italian ingredients and fresh Irish produce.  While our menu changes with the seasons and is constantly evolving there are some dishes that have stood the test of time and we can now safely in the category of classic dishes from our Rinuccini menu. These are dishes that perfectly reflect what we are about. They are the ones that our diners order time after time. You love to eat them and we love to cook them and we thought we’d share them here with you today. Read more

Kilkenny Arts Festival Guide

Kilkenny Arts Festival is our favourite of all the festivals that take place in our Medieval City. This year it’s the Festival’s 45th edition and it gets better with each year. The Festival offers something for everyone – young and old and both day and night. To help you plan your Festival, read our Kilkenny Arts Festival Guide.

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Our Wine Story

When we opened Rinuccini almost thirty years ago we made the decision to hand pick our wines, by visiting vineyard throughout Italy and selecting only the best quality Italian wines. We import them directly ensuring that we can offer excellent value to our customers. We’ve built lasting relationships with winerys across Italy which allows us to constantly evolve our wine offering to meet the expectations of our customers.

Over the years we have added to our list and we now have a 133 bin wine list. We have over 12,000 bottles stored in our specially built cellar located under our upper dining room and visible to diners through glass portals in the floor.

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Italian wine is always the best pairing with any food. To help you find the best option for all occasions, we offer a personalised wine service to our customers. Our House Recommended Wines offer exceptional value and many are available by the glass. Our Fine Italian Wines are broken down by region. Stand out wines include our Greco di Sannio D.O.C. and our Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva D.O.C.G. For a very special occasion, our Super Tuscan list is made up of exceptional wines from the region of Tuscany.

When you dine with us, allow us to recommend the perfect wine to accompany your meal or choose your favourite bottle from our custom built wine cellar.

To view our full list, visit our Wine Section on our website.

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Summer Dining at Rinuccini

Kilkenny has a very Italian feel to it these days thanks to soaring temperatures. Chef Antonio has created a wonderful summer menu, using the best of seasonal fresh Irish produce along with classic Italian ingredients.   Read more

Kilkenny Event Guide – What’s on in Kilkenny this June & July

June and July are really busy months in Kilkenny with tourists and locals both out and about enjoying the city.  For handiness we’ve put together a Kilkenny Event Guide to help you plan your next day or night out. Read more

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Kilkenny Event Guide – What’s on in Kilkenny this April and May

There is always something to do in Kilkenny both day and night. We’ve put together a short event guide for what’s happening in the city over the next month or so to help you plan your next day or night out. We’re open for dinner from 5pm each evenings for anyone wishing to treat themselves to a pre-concert / theatre meal. For bookings, call us on +353 56 7761575 or email us at info@rinuccini.com.

Keep scrolling for our top picks of events happening in Kilkenny this April and May. Read more

Easter at Rinuccini

For the first year in our 29 year history, we’ll be open this Good Friday and we’re delighted to mark Easter with the launch of our new Spring Lunch and Early Evening Menu, available from Good Friday.

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