Join us for an Exclusive Barolo Wine Dinner to Launch our 30th Birthday Celebrations

Begin the new year on a culinary high with a seat at our exclusive Barolo Wine Dinner taking place on Tuesday, January 29th. Hosted by Mr. Enzo Brezza from Azienda Agricola Brezza Giacomo & Figli, this special evening is the first in a series of events taking place throughout the year to celebrate 30 wonderful years of Ristorante Rinuccini.

Enzo Brezza from Azienda Agricola Brezza Giacomo & Figli will expertly pair a selection of wines from his award-winning vineyard with dishes from an eight-course menu of typical Piedmontese dishes created by Rinuccini’s Executive Chef, Antonio Cavaliere. Situated in the Piedmontese village of Barolo, the estate’s wine portfolio is dominated by its DOCG-classified Barolo wines and in 2018 the family vineyard celebrated organic certification for its methods.

Diners will explore the best of the region as they sail through the eight-course menu and paired wines with dishes including seared carpaccio of fillet of Kilkenny Rosé Veal with marinated fresh tuna and aioli served with Chardonnay Langhe DOC, Chef Antonio’s hand cut organic fresh pasta with wild boar ragu served with Dolcetto D’Alba DOC, a refreshing sorbet of fresh figs marinated in Grappa di Barolo and a plate of Italian cheeses with Barolo Classico DOCG to name just some of the dishes on this stand out menu.

From Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC to Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC, Enzo Brezza will guide guests through the best wines from his vineyard and the reasons behind each thoughtful pairing with dishes from our kitchen.

This exclusive Barolo Wine Dinner will take place on Tuesday 29th January at 7pm and is priced at €80 per person – booking is essential and spaces are limited. For more information or to book call us on 056-7761575 or email us at

A Gourmet Mid-Week Escape to Kilkenny with Ristorante Rinuccini and Butler House

Kilkenny is a city rich in history and culture and there has never been a better time to explore what the medieval city has to offer. This winter, celebrate Kilkenny with a mid-week overnight stay including breakfast at Butler House and an early evening dinner for two here at Ristorante Rinuccini – two locations that are proud of their heritage as well as their culture. Read more

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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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 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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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