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Paolo Tullio Review of La Rivista

La Rivista Italian restaurant is towards the end of the High Street in the centre of Kilkenny city, just beyond the courthouse and directly opposite the Watergate Theather.  This great little authentic Italian restaurant offers good quality food and exceptional value for money.  Owner Jenny Quinn and Therese Maguire is doing everything possible to give her customers what they are looking for in these difficult times.

La Rivista is recognisable by the navy exterior and gold writing overhead, large picture windows and the always open door that gives a very inviting feeling.  The interior is a large room split over two levels with an open kitchen to the rear.  To both sides of the kitchen area are shelves from floor to ceiling filled with bottles of wine.  The décor is contemporary; taupe walls with several large paintings on one side and large mirrors on the opposite wall.  Dark wooden tables and leather high back chairs with an open drinks serving area completes the picture. Italian music plays in the back ground and on our last visit all the tables were full, with various kinds of groups from ‘girls night out’ to families and couples, all enjoying a mid week night out.

This is a restaurant that is exactly what is says it is; great ambience serving good quality food at reasonable prices.



Excellent Food and Service

Reviewed 21 October 2014

Visited on a Saturday night with my husband. The restaurant was completly full which is always a good sign but sometimes service suffers. Not the case here the service was excellent. Plenty to choose from on the menu. My husband ordered steak and it was cooked to perfection. I enjoyed a chicken caesar salad which was really tasty. To finish I had a salted peanut and caramel chocolate cake which was heaven, even though I was full I could not stop eating this cake. Definitely order it if you go along! The night got even better when the bill came along, 4 course meal for 2 €65.00! we will be back before Christmas.

Reasonable priced tasty Italian food

 Reviewed 14 October 2014

We availed of the Early Bird option which included a bottle of wine with a 3 course meal and were very impressed with the service and experience

Visited August 2014

First class

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 October 2014

My wife and I had a great meal here on Saturday Oct 4th. We booked a table during the day and were glad that we had. We arrived for 8 and the restaurant was buzzing. We went for the three course for 25.99 which was excellent value. The food was delicious ,all three courses . If we were here mid week we would take up the three course and a bottle of wine for 2 for 59 euro. The service was first class . Looking forward to our next visit to La Rivista.

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