Rocket & almond Pesto recipe

Chef Antonio’s Tagliatelle with Almond & Rocket Pesto

Everyone will be familiar with the traditional and quintessentially Italian ‘basil pesto’ but at Ristorante Rinuccini, Chef Antonio loves to create dishes with his special twist on Italian classic flavours! Rocket is a delicious peppery salad leaf, often mixed into salads with goat’s cheese, olive oil and other mesclun leaves. Rocket, known as rucola in Italy, is in abundance in Irish gardens this time of year; however, we get our organic rocket from one of our supply partners, Vincent Grace, who grows it in the nearby town of Callan in Co. Kilkenny. Chef Antonio has created this fantastic dish, ‘Tagliatelle con Rucola é Mandoria’ for you to try at home! Read more

Ristorante Extra Virgin Oilive Oil

Ristorante Rinuccini Launches Olive Oil

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Chef Antonio wanted to mark this milestone year with something special for our customers. Something that customers could enjoy at home!

We are pleased to launch our own Ristorante Rinuccini Olive Oil, as featured in the Food File in The Irish Times. Read more

Visit Kilkenny

Experience Kilkenny this Arts Festival with Rinuccini

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. Read more

Ristorante Rinuccini’s Spaghetti con Gamberoni

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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. Read more

Visit Kilkenny

Visit Kilkenny with Ristorante Rinuccini’s top city hot-spots

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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! Read more


Ristorante Rinuccini wins at the #FoodOscars

We are thrilled that Ristorante Rinuccini has been awarded Best Customer Service in Leinster and Ireland at the recent Irish Restaurant Awards 2015, known as the #FoodOscars! Read more

Kilkenny Restaurant

Fresh from the sea for Ristorante Rinuccini

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! Read more

Vote Rinuccini Food & Wine Magazine’s Best Restaurant!

Best Restaurant KilkennyWe are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year and would love your vote in the Food & Wine Magazine, Restaurant of the Year Awards 2015. (#ROTYA)

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!  Read more

Two-night fine-dining restaurant break to Kilkenny City

‘La Dolce Vita’ in the Marble City

Italian Restaurant KilkennyTo celebrate our 25th anniversary, Rinuccini Italian Restaurant has teamed up with the four star boutique Pembroke Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre to offer a new dining experience – ‘La Dolce Vita’.

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Luxury dining break to Ristorante Rinuccini, Kilkenny

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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.

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