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.

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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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Mother’s Day at Rinuccini

Happy Mother’s Day to all the people we call Mum. It’s one of our favourite days of the year here at Rinuccini and a great excuse to enjoy our much loved Italian tradition of celebrating special occasions with long lazy lunches. This year, Chef Antonio has created a delicious three course Mother’s Day lunch featuring Rinuccini favourites such as our Fettuccini ai Fruitti di Mare, made with fresh Kilmore Quay seafood and our Tiramisu Classico topped with shavings of dark Italian Chocolate. To accompany this menu, allow us to recommend an elegant wine pairing from our wine cellar housing an extensive selection of hand-picked Italian wines.   Read more

Dine and Stay in the heart of Kilkenny City

We have teamed up with the four star Kilkenny River Court Hotel to launch a new mid-week dine and stay break in the heart of Kilkenny city, called ‘La Dolce Vita’. Read more

Celebrate ‘Amore’ this Valentine’s Day at Rinuccini

We invite you to enjoy the romance of Italian dining at Rinuccini with a three-course meal specially created by Chef Antonio. Rinuccini will provide the perfect backdrop for couples on Valentine’s Day with intimate candle-light, decadent dining and exclusive hand-chosen wines from Italy – the perfect accompaniment to a magical evening! Read more

Celebrating January with Lunch at Rinuccini

At Rinuccini, the arrival of January is an exciting time of year. After a busy Christmas, January is a time to plan for the year ahead.  We are delighted to have been named the 2018 Italian Restaurant of the Year by Yes Chef Ireland and to have been awarded a L’Assiette Michelin for 2018. Read more