Happy Christmas from all at Rinuccini

From Chef Antonio, Marion, Riccardo and the whole team, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and to thank you for dining with us this year. It’s been another busy year here in Rinuccini with lots of highlights. Read more

My Top Tips for Cooking Italian Food, by Chef Antonio

I’ve been cooking Italian food since I was 14 years old starting back in my family home in Cassino, Lazio and now in our family restaurant, Rinuccinis here in Kilkenny. When I moved to Ireland, I wanted Irish people to experience proper Italian food, made from scratch and using the best of ingredients. Read more

In Praise of Fresh Homemade Italian Egg Pasta

Pasta is a quintessential Italian food and comes in hundreds of different shapes and sizes from fusilli to fettuccine, with different shapes matching best with different sauces. Italian pasta can be dry or fresh; pasta secca or pasta fresca. Both dried pasta and fresh pasta are used in Italy, with the fresh having a lighter more delicate flavour. Read more

Everything you need to know about Italian desserts

We’re Italians and so, it goes without saying that we adore food.  For us, dessert or dolce as we call it, is as important a course as any other. At Rinuccini, we’ve created a dessert menu of classic Italian desserts made with our own unique twist. We focus on simplicity and flavour and we’re proud that we make our desserts right here in our kitchens in Kilkenny. Read more

This Summer, it’s all about Spumante

Not all sparkling wines are created equal and not all Italian sparkling wines are prosecco. This summer, try our Gavioli Talento Metodo Classico Brut Cuvée, a sparkling wine known as a spumante that offers immense quality for your money. Read more

Kilkenny Arts Festival Giveaway

We are delighted to partner with Kilkenny Arts Festival to give you the opportunity to win dinner for two plus a bottle of wine in Rinuccini’s and two tickets to the opening night of the renowned Counting Sheep performance at Kilkenny Arts Festival. Read more

Rinuccini’s Featured Wine for June

With an Irish heatwave on our hands, we had to choose a cool refreshing white for our featured wine for June. This month’s wine is our Sergavio Bianco I.G.T.  This beautifully made Chardonnay is produced in the Cantina Gavioli in the heart of Tuscany. It’s aged for seven months in new oak and has aromas of tropical fruit, vanilla and a broad well-defined palate, alternating creamy white chocolate with fresher citrus and banana-like sensations.

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Chef Antonio's Recipes

Food & Wine Magazine – Restaurant of the Year Awards 2017

Food & Wine Magazine has been running its Restaurant of the Year Awards since 2001. This year has seen a revamp of the Awards with a host of new categories added to celebrate the changing face of the Irish culinary scene. We have been nominated in a number of categories and we would be so grateful if you would take a minute to vote for us in the following categories, by clicking on this link: Read more

Visit Kilkenny

Ten Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Kilkenny

We think Kilkenny city is the perfect destination for a day trip. Located in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, Kilkenny is a short car journey or train ride from Dublin and within easy driving distance of Cork and much of the midlands and South East. To celebrate all that Kilkenny has to offer and entice you to visit our beautiful city, we are sharing with you our top ten reasons to spend a day in our beautiful city. Keep reading to find out more. Read more

Rinuccini’s Featured Wine for May


This May our featured wine is our Chianti Colli Senesi 2011 Riserva D.O.C.G. This Chianti Riserva is sourced directly by us from the Cantina Gavioli which is situated a few kilometres from Chianciano in a panoramic location in the Tuscan hills. The Gavioli policy is both to make traditional wines and to invent new, high quality ones using modern systems and techniques.

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