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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#4 of 1,013 Restaurants in Oslo
#4 of 1,079 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Arbinsgate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
+47 22 55 32 80
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ruffino is an authentic Italian restaurant that smells, tastes and feels...
Ruffino is an authentic Italian restaurant that smells, tastes and feels Italian. The menu includes a large selection of antipasti, home-made pasta dishes, seafood and meat dishes, as well as dessert favourites like fondente, tiramisu and gelato. All dishes on Ruffino's menu are available as children's portions for half price. The restaurant is located in Henrik Ibsens gate, close to the Royal Palace and Karl Johans gate.
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    Very good
  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quite simply some of the best Italian food I've eaten!

I was here for business and we enjoyed a superb meal - not just typical pizza / pasta but lots of excellent meat and fish dishes too. We had a very friendly waiter too! It's always very busy so book to avoid disappointment!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Paul H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was here for business and we enjoyed a superb meal - not just typical pizza / pasta but lots of excellent meat and fish dishes too. We had a very friendly waiter too! It's always very busy so book to avoid disappointment!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the nicest Italians I've eaten at outside of Italy, not cheap but worth it. Staff are friendly and professional and there a really good menu.

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oslo, norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent place near the Royal Palace in Oslo. Very good italian food and excellent service. Wine list also ok. In central Oslo near Royal Palace and next to the Ibsen museum. 5 min walk down to Aker Brygge and Tyvholmen.

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Nordstrand, Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Family driven Italian restaurant in the center of Oslo. Excellent original Italian food and personal service. Give yourself a treat!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very friendly staff meet you in the door and keep on the good work until you are out of the door. Very good italian food. Highly recommended !

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Berlin, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Maybe we walked in on the wrong day, but this place had ok food but very poor service. Hope they can improve from this, and keep up their good reputation on tripadvisor.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We´ve visited Ruffino twice in the past year. The interior is not the most exciting, but the atmosphere is quiet and subdued. The food was tasty and the service was very good, and we had a nice dinner experience. We will definitely return later.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Everything is just perfect at this restaurant. The size: Small enough to be cosy and have attentive and accomodating staff, large enough to be just what a restaurant should be. The staff: Professional, friendly, very good-mannered. The food: Superb. Further description is hardly necessary. If you like Italian food: Highly recommended. Prices are not unreasonable for Oslo. A safe choice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went there with my sisters. We had a perfect food with a perfect service. I will definitely go there again if I'm in Oslo again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Absolutely fantastic restaurant... My wife and I arrived hugely underdressed for dinner (which was possibly noted) but we're warmly welcomed by our waiter. Stunning food, from the bread, to starters and our pasta course. Fantastic restaurant which clearly deserves its placing at the head of restaurants in Oslo. Very good value for money. Which in UK we would have paid... More 

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Additional Information about Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

Address: Arbinsgate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
Phone Number: +47 22 55 32 80
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arbinsgate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 55 32 80

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Ruffino is an authentic Italian restaurant that smells, tastes and feels Italian. The menu includes a large selection of antipasti, home-made pasta dishes, seafood and meat dishes, as well as dessert favourites like fondente, tiramisu and gelato. All dishes on Ruffino's menu are available as children's portions for half price. The restaurant is located in Henrik Ibsens gate, close to the Royal Palace and Karl Johans gate.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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