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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 911 restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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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  • 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
Arneberg, Hedmark, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The combination of bacon and gorgonzola made my pheasant a bit too salty, and my wife's scallop didn't taste much, the rest of our food was very good, especially the broccoli coming together with the pheasant. The young waitress made our 2 hour long stay a pleasure. This place need just a few adjustments at the kitchen and it will... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

All types of pasta is homemade by their Italian chefs. I love the fact that they speak Italian to each other, it made me feel at ease somehow. The homemade tiramisu is absolutely amazing. I didn't try their wine but the list seem endless. They are undergoing a renovation at this moment and will reopen the doors again July 31st.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

In a city of excellent restaurants, Ruffino stands out as one of the best. Excellent service from highly knowledgeable waiters and a smart, yet relaxed atmosphere. As for the food, we all ordered different things and we were all delighted with what we got yet also jealous of what each other ordered. A very good sign I'd say!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Food ok, service good. Maybe we were unlucky with the timing, the night before closing for summer? We'll maybe revisit.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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oslo
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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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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
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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