Italian Connection (Kilkenny) restaurant

38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny City

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

€€

31 reviews
3 stars - based on 31 reviews
Italian Connection is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients for over 15 years.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 11:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 11:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 11:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 11:00pm

CAPACITY
70 people

CUISINES
Italian, Pizzeria

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Take away service Allocated smoking area Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Wheelchair Accessible Coeliac options available Accept major credit cards

Italian Connection (Kilkenny) reviews

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Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

VickiFitz
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st September 2017 (visited 21 July 2017 )

We were late for our booking but it was no problem we stayed til the restaurant closed which was no problem to the staff at all nThe food is amazing but main pasta course can be small do definitely get a starter of one of their fabulous desserts nA great place to get some good in the tummy before hitting the Kilkenny bars

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

olgacantwell16

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th July 2016 (visited 12 July 2016 )

Everything was brilliant. I thought the place was a little bit dark. Overall it was great.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

olgacantwell16

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th May 2015 (visited 24 May 2015 )

Everything was brilliant Nothing to complain about this gorgeous restaurant.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

gaffgfx

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th October 2014 (visited 27 October 2014 )

Superb. Exactly the same as last time.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

deirdrepower091121550
Kilkenny
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st March 2014 (visited 21 March 2014 )

Just got a take away, terrible! €30 for a mushroom starter (five mushrooms floating in a sea of wilted lettuce and garlic grease), a stone cold pizza and very over cooked, bland tasting pasta. We won't be ordering again.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

gaffgfx

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th February 2014 (visited 14 February 2014 )

Absolutely fantastic! My girlfriend and I got a pizza each and they were delivered quick and were fantastic. Couldn't recommend Italian Connection enough.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

steakplease
Wicklow
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd September 2013 (visited 21 September 2013 )

Went here on a Saturday with my girlfriend. We started with garlic prawns which we shared, a very nice starter exactly what we expected. For main meals I had Cabonara and she had connection, both meals were fantastic. The sauces were rich and creamy while the pasta was cooked perfectly. To accompany our meal we had a bottle of Chilean red which was great if not a bit over priced. The total cost was €60 and we left two full and happy customers, will definitely be returning.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

kerrygolfer
Kerry
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th May 2013 (visited 10 May 2013 )

The worst Italian restaurant I have ever eaten in. I ordered spaghetti Bolognese for a starter, and the alarm bells began to ring when it arrived - the spaghetti was completely overcooked, and the accompanying "sauce" very mediocre, Worse was to follow: I ordered a sirloin steak - rare- for the main course, and it duly arrived. I cut into to it and summoned the waiter who agreed with me that it was not rare, but blue. He took it away, and returned five minutes later with the same steak, now transformed to a dried-up medium-rare which was unchewable and inedible. It went back. In fairness to the waiter (Maitre D' perhaps) he dealt with the situation professionally. The ineptitude of the chef wasn't his fault. Tiramisu to follow was bland. The one redeeming feature was the waitress, who was pleasant, cheerful and efficient. All in all, not a good experience.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

KirstyR
Kildare
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd November 2012 (visited 3 October 2012 )

Had a meal here recently with my partner and really enjoyed the experience, We did not have a reservation but this was no problem and we were seated immediately. We opted for starters and mains only and both we really great, The portions are huge!! Service was friendly and efficient. The prices are very reasonable. Would definitely return,

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

harmony55
Kilkenny
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd March 2012 (visited 26 February 2012 )

I came here last Sunday evening with my fiancé and his parents. We had not booked a table but this was not a problem. We were seated immediately and were well looked after during the meal. We decided to not have starters as we were not very hungry. I chose the veal in a mushroom sauce as it is my favourite dish and I was not disappointed. Everyone else chose pizza which they enjoyed. We were reasonable full afterwards to decided to just order two desserts between the four of us. Once I saw that they had chocolate cake I knew that was what I wanted and we were very happy with our choice as it was delicious. It wasn't too heavy but not too light either. We also ordered a bottle of wine, we had hoped to have rose but they were out of stock so we ordered a white wine instead. The only problem was when we went to pay we were charged for both bottles!! Thankfully we realised the mistake before we had left the restaurant. It was a very relaxing evening. Although most tables were occupied it was not very noisy nor did we feel rushed to leave. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

DebC
Kilkenny
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st October 2010 (visited 30 October 2010 )

Known by locals as the best place for Italian in Kilkenny. Never dissapoints, (apart from when over booked and waiting too long for tables, best to book in advance) Great food, make sure your hungry as portion sizes are quiet large. Great service and run by Italians-true sample of a good Italian restaurant.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

fussyhussy
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th October 2010 (visited 27 October 2010 )

was very unimpressed with this restraunt,we were told by many people to go here,but will not be returning.our starters came out straight after we ordered them,and same with mains,as soon as we were finished starters they were out,i ordered the wrong mains and i will say they were nice about changing it,but as there was a very small selection i just had 2 pick pizza,it was very overpriced as well,and it said in the kilkenny report that it had reduced its prices but they clearly havnt.i wont be recommending it to any1,

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

johnfanta
Kilkenny
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th June 2010 (visited 13 May 2010 )

We went here for an anniversary meal as it was years since we'd been. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and a modern, but its such a shame that the service and food didn't live up to expectations. When we arrived we were seated immediately and handed menus. Twice within 4 minutes we were asked for our order. Once or order were taken it only took 2 more minutes when were served our starters. I had just put down my fork when straight away our plates were taken and the main meal served. The minute our meal was finished the plates were taken away again. The whole experience there was not relaxed and it seemed like they wouldn't let people enjoy there meal and were only interested in getting people out of the restaurant as quickly as possible. I bought a bottle of wine and by the time I was finished my meal there was only 1 glass gone out of it. I took my time drinking the rest no matter how many times they cleaned the empty table beside me while looking at my table. The food was very average I went for a pasta dish with a tomato sauce and was very poor value for money.

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

Choo queen
Kilkenny
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th June 2010 (visited 7 June 2010 )

Love, love, love the food in this fab restaurant.. Went for lunch on Monday , got the bruschetta to share as a starter and then lasagne.. Bruschetta was to die for.. thin dry garlicky base and the fresh tamatoes on top were bursting with flavour thanks to the basil and olive oil.. The lasagne was another taste sensation.. really meaty and not loaded with cheese.. Have eaten in this restaurant many times and everytime food and service is fantastic.. Especially love the meatballs and pizzas.. Also lovely desserts.. New early bird option is great value.. Best italian in Kilkenny

Italian Connection (Kilkenny)

Bells:)
Kildare
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th May 2010 (visited 22 May 2010 )

Was in Kilkenny on Saturday night and decided to try this restaurant. At first glance it seemed very nice and modern. We were seated quickly and waitress took a drinks order. The house white wine was like vinegar so i got a coke too. When we ordered our food i got the brushetta and my partner got the garlic bread. The waitress said that the portions were big and hoped we were hungry. To say BIG was an understatement - the garlic bread and the brushetta were bigger than a pizza which is ridiculous. The brushetta was just chopped tomatoes on a pizza base and for €8/€9 its robbery. The 2 of us were stuffed before the main course even came out. I got the breaded chicken main course and it was tasteless cos it had way to much cheese and he got the veal which was also tasteless. I would never recommend this place as i have eaten in many italian restaurants and this is one of the worst ever. The prices are way too high and they need to rethink their portion sizes or illustrate that the garlic bread/brushetta would do for sharing. The service was good which is the only good thing i have to say.

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