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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#3 of 1,046 Places to Eat in Oslo
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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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Hours:
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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  • 470
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Run by family. Best Italian in Oslo

We are regular guests for several years and have never been disappointed here. A nice variety of Italian dishes. Good quality raw materials. Decent prices by Oslo standard. The service is excellent and mainly by Italians The same family has run this restaurant for several years. Location next to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Peter19502013
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Davao
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We are regular guests for several years and have never been disappointed here. A nice variety of Italian dishes. Good quality raw materials. Decent prices by Oslo standard. The service is excellent and mainly by Italians The same family has run this restaurant for several years. Location next to the Royal castle is in centre and walking distance from main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We where impressed from the moment we entered the restaurant. Our waiter was super friendly and very attentive the whole time we stayed in the restaurant. We had the caprese, bruchetta and Aspargagi alla Ruffino. They are all very nice. For main course we had a specially made pasta bolognese for our son. It was not on the menu. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

One of the best experiences we've ever had and we fine dine a lot! The staff were super passionate, professional and effective yet so polite. The portions were perfect and feeds even a bigger belly;) we had seafood pastas and goos wine. a MUST SEE restaurant. Quality-Price was exellent compared to Oslos expensive pricing.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ruffino is placed centrally in Oslo, accessible for most visitors. It looks a lot like any other Italian restaurant until you are seated. First of all the service is impeccable, family atmosphere with young staff and the owner close by. Smiles everywhere, and the Italian atmosphere you are looking for when you go for an Italian restaurant. These owners come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

The best Italian food ever. The food and the service was excellent. I will go back. I have been eating a lot Italian food, but this is the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent service provided in a friendly, family-orientert setting. Rustic Italian food, and very decent Norwegian prices. 5 people, two courses each and 3 1/2 bottle of good wine at 4000 NOK. Beat that! I will be back.

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Oslo, Norway
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123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I opted to celebrate my birthday in this restaurant this year and we were very satisfied with the food. Real italian taste. Now this what I call a real Italian restaurant and not just a wannabe. I ordered my favorite Italian dish which is frutti di mare while my husband ordered for a pheasant which was very delicious accdg. to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went there and the waitress were really polite and nice. The food is good and the dessert it is home made! Great people and great food. Keep going like that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great service very good food at affordable prices. I made a reservation for two they sat us a nice table and gave us a great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Ruffino restaurant is fantastic! People woking there are just lovely, proffesional and very polite! The food is fantastic, a bit to big portions, but hey! There is never to much of great pasta! It's like visiting you old friends home, very friendly atmosphere!

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

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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