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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

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39 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pasta and good value.

A warm welcome awaited us when we climbed the steps to this upstairs pizzeria. The stairwell is not the most attractive approach but the food was very good and excellent value for money. We had garlic bread to share followed by 2 pasta dishes of generous portions so didn't have room for desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ydnpa
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Leeds, England
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Got a takeaway to eat in our lovely room at the Breakwater Motel. V Friendly lady on the phone took our order; pizzas & salad ready when they said they would be. Super delicious thin crust pizzas, and a few unusual combos which worked very well (ie Cranberry/ Chicken/ Brie, and the Greek pizza). Really good - and a very... More 

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Leeds, England
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20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A warm welcome awaited us when we climbed the steps to this upstairs pizzeria. The stairwell is not the most attractive approach but the food was very good and excellent value for money. We had garlic bread to share followed by 2 pasta dishes of generous portions so didn't have room for desserts which is a shame.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Dinner tonight was fantastic! Very accommodating and friendly staff. Would recommend a visit for both adults and little ones. Fast service, tasty and good value. We'll be back.

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Edmonton, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You know how sometimes you just crave comfort food when you are on vacation. This was the case this night. We headed to the restaurant only to find it still closed (opens at 5:30 PM) and a line of people impatiently waiting. Seems like with this kind of demand, they might think about opening sooner. We ordered a salad and... More 

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Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this review

Hi there, Paihia and Kerikeri ran out of lettuce 3 times over summer due to being a small town and limited suppliers so that explains the use of the iceberg lettuce... the chilli is simply dried chillies we buy and ground and we do warn all the customers about the heat of the chillies as it is clearly labelled on... More 

Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

They have the best pizza we've ever had!! Priced very well with really value for your money!! This is a stop you have to make when visiting Paihia.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Would highly recommend Ruffino. The veg pesto pizza with pine nuts was amazing and so was the garlic bread. But the thing that stood out the most was the warm hospitality we got as soon as we entered the premises. Must visit in Paihia.

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Townsville, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Located away from the main eating area but finding. It seems an odd place to have a restaurant but it obviously has a reputation because it was full and there were people arriving all the time. Pizza was one of the best I have ever had and staff were great.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had arrived while the restaurant was busy so the only seats available were stools at the window however Kyle the owner took pity on us and went out of her way to get us a table and ensured we had a great dinner. We had 4 pizzas which were all extremely delicious. As my mother in law needs gluten... More 

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Maastricht
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's upstairs in a non descript building, but the food is cheap and very good. The service is great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Dinned here last night, my meal was over cooked, dried out and in places burnt, I recomend that you look for an alternative to this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7964

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?