Wednesday 18 January 2017

Three to Try

Tour Italia

Published 10/10/2010 | 05:00

Ristorante Rinuccini

  • Go To

1 The Parade,

Kilkenny,

Co Kilkenny

Tel: (056) 776-1575

Style

Antonio Cavaliere serves some of the best Italian food in an atmospheric setting opposite Kilkenny Castle. He won the title of Best Italian Chef in Ireland from the Italian Ministry of Culture

Price

Mains, €16.95-€29.95

Excellent Early Bird 2/3 course, €23.95/€27.95

Try

Gamberoni Rinuccini -- Seared, fresh Kilmore Quay prawns in a cream sauce with a touch of Dijon mustard and brandy

Wine

From €20.95. Small and large glasses also available

Castello Bruno

Ashleigh Centre,

Main St,

Castleknock Village,

Dublin 15.

Tel: (01) 822-8400

Style

A contemporary Italian cafe-restaurant, open from 10am through to evening with a good range of pastas, pizzas, steaks and Italian stalwarts. An excellent children's menu, too

Price

Mains, €9-€25; Kids, €5-€7

Try

Tortellini tossed with pancetta, mangetout, rich Gorgonzola, cream and garden herbs

Wine

From €18

Plan B

56 Manor Place,

Stoneybatter,

Dublin 7.

Tel: (01) 670-6431

Style

This friendly little eatery hits the right note with its antipasti, pastas and salads. You won't leave hungry. Check out the brunch menu

Price

Mains, €9.50-€16

Try

Tagliatelle al cafe -- tagliatelle with pancetta in a cream sauce flavoured with coffee grains

Wine

From €24

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