About us

Authentically Delicious


La Rivista is a cosy little gem in the heart of Kilkenny City for people with great taste; the perfect setting to dine, drink and catch up with family and friends in relaxed surroundings. We pride ourselves on always offering the warmest of welcomes, so whether you’re a local or a visitor to the area you’ll always be greeted with a smile.

Our superb menus feature a range of dishes masterfully prepared by our chefs with the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients. Whether it’s a relaxed lunch, romantic dinner or a catch up with friends you’re after, we offer an enticing range of dishes bursting with flavour, incorporating classic Italian ingredients with a creative twist. We also have a great range of beers, a fabulous wine list and a range of cocktails to cater for all kinds of occasions.




Situated in the centre of Kilkenny opposite the Waterside Theatre, La Rivista restaurant boasts an unrivalled setting right in the heart of Kilkenny.  La Rivista is a Bistro style restaurant created by Therese Maguire and Jennifer Quinn in 2009.

Both Jennifer and Therese have a long history in the hospitality industry, Therese was trained in the renowned Ballymaloe and has a degree in Hotel Management and Jennifer began her career in the catering and restaurant industry in the US before returning home to Ireland.

Today, La Rivista is one of Kilkenny’s best known restaurants, serving delicious food with an Italian edge in an elegant, comfortable and unpretentious setting.
From quick catch-ups over freshly ground coffee to relaxing after work cocktails and 3 course dinners in one of the many gorgeous spaces, sit back and relax and Jennifer and Therese will take care of the rest!