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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

Arbinsgate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
+47 22 55 32 80
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Ranked #2 of 907 restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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91% Recommend
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Delft, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Near the usa embassy, the Henrik ibsens gate and across "Slottsparken a clean and bright Italian restaurant sits on the corner of the street. A nice athmosfere and friendly staff. There is a big book of wine and a good choice of meals. Starters, warm cold, fish, meat etc. Meals are very good and fresh. Only for European standards "a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Wow! I asked the waitress (daughter of the owner) what she recommended and she didn't even hesitate, it was the monk-fish stuffed ravioli, with lobster sauce I think--out of this world! I ended up eating there about four times, taking business associates there as well. Mick Jagger and friends had just eaten there, sitting in the beautifully framed front window... More

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I've been to almost every Italian restaurant in Oslo and this is the first time I find actual Italians running the place. In almost every other so-called Italian restaurants you will find a Turk or a Pakistani chef. But here both the waiters and the chef are Italian. The atmosphere is great! Never before have I met with waiters with... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We finally had a night out without kids and managed to squize in an hour for dinner here in the program. The waitress/kitchen took the challenge and managed to serve us three extraordinary dishes with wine in that time. The food was just so very very good! Very happy with the service as well!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went here to see what the fuzz was all about, and we're greeted by very welcoming service staff. The food was good, not great, but the service made it all worth it. I wasn't feeling very well, and since my entrée was very heavy I couldn't finish. Our waiter showed concern, and gave me a complimentary sorbet for dessert... More

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Oppegard, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just had a pleasant evening at Ruffino. Sine I had read about this place on Trip Advisor our expectations was quit high. And we were not disappointed, from the moment we walked in we felt very welcome. The waitress was just how a waitress should be. She was there all the time, and had a great combination of being discreet,... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent Italian food. Very friendly service with the feel of a family restaurant where the owners take pride in their food and service.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

A terrific and extensive wine list is the icing on the cake at this authentic Italian restaurant. The food was great, the service was good, and the setting was relaxing.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Everything works at this authentic Italian restaurant, in the heart of Oslo, just next to the royal residence. From you enter the door, to you leave with the waiters greeting you "Arrivederci", you just feel at home with excellent service, very good food and not the least an atmosphere that just make you wanna go back.. Highly recommendable.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Happened upon restaurant by chance first night in Oslo We were too casually dressed but they could not have been nicer Service was attentive and helpful Food delicious and lovely to look at Had anti pasto and 2 seafood entrees Highly recommend We think it was one of the best meals in 3 weeks in Norway Prices very reasonable for... More

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