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Italian Connection

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38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4225
12:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked Italian Connection to celebrate family occasion. Our guests ages ranged from 6 to 70 yrs of age. Everyone loved it. We had a lovely & relaxing dining experience. We loved the decor. Staff were very friendly & patient especially with our younger children. Good variety on menu & good wine list. Great value for money. We would highly recommend... More 

1 Thank Jolly489
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had authentic Italian cuisine before, many of times but not like this. My family popped in for lunch and was happily surprised. The portions were filling and for a great price. I had the Chicken al Funghi. The sauce was spectacular, creamy with a white wine sauce. They also had my favorite Irish cider as well. This place... More 

Thank Itscc4u33
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here d other night. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is clean and has a relaxing ambience. The food is good , very reasonably priced. We enjoyed our meal and the nice relaxing music and atmosphere. The chefs were very accommodating mixing the best parts of 2 dishes for me..

Thank Adam S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic, reasonably priced Italian food served by pleasant, helpful staff. Make sure you order the garlic bread!!

Thank Patricia M
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Italian Connection today and couldn't fault it. Good, wine, decor, staff and atmosphere all superb. Will definitely be visiting next time we are in Kilkenny.

Thank DubMarie
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great resturaunt, Fab pizza and food, great friendly staff and fast service. Love this resturaunt and will go back thank you.

Thank Yvonne B
Tullamore, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My wife I went there a Monday night, it was very quite but ambiance was really nice. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was absolutely fabulous it certainly was fine done but without the price tag. We highly recommend a visit. We will be back.

Thank Gerard O
Fethiye, Turkey
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great food but its not thats pricy Cost 8€ for starter 15€ for pizza or spaghetti 23€ for fillet steak. Good food fresh friendly staff also clean toilet

Thank Patinya K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, good music. Garlic bread lovely. Kids pizza way too big and it comes with portion of chips. One pizza would have done our 9 and 11 year old. Main adult pizza is same size and cost more? Kids meal of pizza chips drink of choice and desert €11. Main adult pizza €13. Way overpriced for meal.

Thank Dan M
Daniela C, Public Relations Manager at Italian Connection, responded to this review

Hello Dan, I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a 5 star experience with us. We like to offer value for money on our children's menu, hence why you are getting the add on's all included for the one price. However the children's pizza should be a smaller size than the adults. We apologise that this happened, but we would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dined here on sunday afternoon. Beautiful meal .Lovely atmosphere. Staff always very friendly and professional.

2 Thank lucy b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4225
Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years.
Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the friendliest city in Europe, this family run restaurant serves affordable Italian cuisine at its finest. There's an Italian dish for everyone - from Italian favourites to authentic Italian dishes - just like Mama use to make them! Or taste the lighter side of Italian food along with Italian Connection special gluten free dishes.
"Savour the tastes and the moments at the Italian Connection with family and friends. That's what memories are made of."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?