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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#5 of 1,033 Restaurants in Oslo
#5 of 1,101 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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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, 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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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
Excellent Fine Dining Italian Style in Oslo

Ruffino is an excellent restaurant and offers fine dining Italian style. My wife and I found it almost by accident after we had taken a walk to see Slottet (the Royal Palace) which is nearby and we liked the look of it. On our first visit we managed to get a table for two without booking and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Baldock
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ruffino is an excellent restaurant and offers fine dining Italian style. My wife and I found it almost by accident after we had taken a walk to see Slottet (the Royal Palace) which is nearby and we liked the look of it. On our first visit we managed to get a table for two without booking and the meal was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I heard this place was good. The result exceeded my expectations. Not only friendly, but very competent staff, professional service with elegant yet warm performance. Well-set tables and really good food. The interiors are understated but timeless and elegant, for a warm Italian feel. In more than fifteen years in Oslo, this is the first restaurant I've been to which... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I´ve been to this restaurant many times, both with friends and family. We always enjoy the great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended! Be sure to book a table since it´s quite popular.

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Inderoy Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food, especially the pasta, is top quality, and at a reasonable price. The service and atmosphere exellent. For sure the best Italian restaurant we have visited in Norway. We will be back.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had 2 meals here during recent business trip and both were superb. It was easy to get a table and the staff is friendly. Elegant, clean, and crisp interior is welcoming as well as fun. It's well worth the short walk up the hill from some of the more "touristy" spots! I really enjoyed this restaurant and will be... More 

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Lugano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We discovered this restaurant near the palace during our walk and went there for dinner. Luckily we got a table without reservation as the place soon filled up. The staff was very friendly and the food fantastic. All genuine Italian from service to meal and wine. We enjoyed it soo much that we booked again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The warm greeting awaiting us at Ruffino showed we had made the correct choice for dinner. Settle in, enjoy an excellent wine list and sample the wonderful tastes of Italy here. Service is warm, friendly & impeccable here. The food hits all the right marks as well. We enjoyed two wonderful pasta dishes and a baked scalloped starter. The amarone... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a good table despite booking late. Extremely helpful and pleasant waitress. The atmosphere was warm and the food generally good. Cooking a 'medium' steak proved a challenge but the restaurant was apologetic and presented a new steak (underdone this time ). I would recommend a visit!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great Italian food and excellent service. I have been at this restaurant several times and they always meet my high expectations. Their staff are proffesional and personal at the same time, and they make you feel so welcome. The food and wine is the best italian I have ever had in Norway. It's popular (of course) so I would recommend... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Arriving in Oslo for a quick visit, I decided to trust Trip Advisor for recommendations. Ruffinos arrived at the top of the list due to a picky son and his dislikes of so many kinds of foods. We made reservations they our hotel. Great little location by the castle. We walked and were seated right away. Fresh bread served quickly... More 

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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, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

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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