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.