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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#3 of 1,024 Restaurants in Oslo
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 444
    Excellent
  • 167
    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
Fantastic

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
m0nikasz
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is the most cosy restaurant in Oslo. Great atmosphere, tasty food and friendly service oriented staff. Been here several times over the last 3-4 years and always had a great experience. Recommended.

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Melbourne
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

An excellent Italian restaurant even by Italy standards. Rich hearty fare with a good variety including such dishes as paccheri with artichokes and stuffed pheasant. The service was very good too.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

One of the best Italian Restaurants in Oslo. Homemade pasta, friendly staff and authentic Italian food. A cosy atmhoshere and reasonable prices regarding the delicious italian food.

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Lillestrom, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have been here myself before with my friends but not with my partner. He actually really doesn't like Italian but I knew this would change his mind! As last time the staff were very attentive to all our requirements and the food was excellent! I cannot rave about it enough - there is an excellent wine list and Shaun... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a fantastic place. I've been here several times through the years and it never disappoints. It's run by an Italian family and you can feel the staff's welcoming attitude from the moment you walk through the door. The service they provide is stellar and second to none. The food is out of this world - simply the best... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Authentic italian restaurant with great food and good service, cosy atmosphere and reasonably priced!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been invited once by one of my business associates to Ruffino italian restaurant in Oslo, and to my surprise it was a very nice place, with fantastic food and excellent service. I have been in Ruffino about 20 times since, tasting different meals, and I really love it. Always fresh, properly cooked, and very large selection of Italian wines!... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have dined at Ruffino several times in connection both with business, friends and family, and I have always had a good experience doing so. The food is really nice and the pricing is reasonable for Norway. The staff is attentive and helpful. Once I brought av rather formal business associate there and he really liked it and "loosend up"... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a great restaurant. First time to Oslo and looking for some where to eat, my husband looked on trip advisor, it's always a gamble, BUT, what a fantastic place. The staff are so friendly and happy which makes the atmosphere relaxed and warming. Our waitress recommend the ravioli, wow, they were amazing, just melted in the mouth. Thank... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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