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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#5 of 1,026 Restaurants in Oslo
#5 of 1,093 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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    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
My favourite restaurant in Oslo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
thriiserw
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Despite the good reviews, we simply got disappointed. We expected an authentic Italian, family-run restaurant setting with fine Italian food, making you long back to real authentic cuisine of the North-Italian countryside. And in fact, Ruffino satisfied part of this expectation as staff was friendly and informal, situated in classic, light rooms with high ceilings. Unfortunately, the restaurant misses this... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant was a real find. It's owned and operated by Italians, and the food is absolutely authentic. My husband and I had maxed out on Scandinavian fare, and stumbled upon this place while out walking. We asked our concierge about it, and he highly recommended it. We were so thrilled with our dinner there that we returned for a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Booked table via email after reading TA reviews. Very nice room, high ceilings, located on a prominent street corner so lots of light. Started w a dry Martini to get in the mood (99). Off to a good start! Then came some wonderful house-made olive oils and bread - sounds banal but believe me, instant Euphoria ! Starter was Insalatina... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is absolutely wonderful.....we were in Italy last summer and Ruffino's was just as good if not better. Can not say enough about the service....they treat you like family at a family run business. In fact we are returning tonight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing meal! Fantastic service. You can compare this fine fine Italian to any top restaurant around the world. The servers are so accommodating they will make you anything off the menu too. Great tiramisu to end with

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a great meal there a few months ago with a great view of the castle but the waiter tried charging us for an extra bottle of wine...with not a great attitude towards apologizing.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Completely legitimate Italian food and excellent service... My husband and I had delicious meal. This is a great place for a special meal (birthday, anniversary etc...). It reminds me of an excellent Italian place back in the USA that I used to visit frequently and of some of the great food I had when visiting Italy. For this visit, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tried to go in May, without a reservation and could not get a table. This time we reserved and that was well worth it. The service was spot on. The ambiance was noisy enough to make it lively, but not too noisy. The Food was delicious! From the caprese salad and branzino carpaccio to our 2 pasta dishes and finally... 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: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, 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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