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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Group visit

We were in a group of 40 that booked out the restaurant on Friday 22 May (upstairs in a small building). Pizza and pasta menu on offer was extensive enough for our group and is licensed (but also allowed us to BYO with corkage very modest). Decor very plain. Pizza sizes are bigger than your eyes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went to Ruffino for a dinner and the place was packed out Had to wait for a table to be cleared so sat at the window seat with a nice view of the street below. Didn't wait too long for a table and ordered 2x pasta dishes and pizza. Very reasonably priced meals and very tasty. Family friendly atmosphere and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was a very cold night and we needed a warm place and a hot meal to cheer us. That is what we got. The restaurant was attractive, very clean and welcoming, plus lovely and warm. The meals were very nice and piping hot! The service was friendly and efficient. We can heartily recommend Pizza Pasta Ruffino.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved this restaurant. A bit of the beaten track but fantastic experience. Staff were friendly and pizzas delivered quickly. Good range of drinks and wide range of pizza types and other pasta meals. Would come back here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a small local restaurant. A lot of locals go to buy take-away, so you can tell it's popular, especially the Lasagne. I had the sea food pizza which was amazing with a lot of sea food on. Recommand it!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I consider they have the BEST pizza's and pasta in town Friendly staff, reasonably priced and well worth the visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were in a group of 40 that booked out the restaurant on Friday 22 May (upstairs in a small building). Pizza and pasta menu on offer was extensive enough for our group and is licensed (but also allowed us to BYO with corkage very modest). Decor very plain. Pizza sizes are bigger than your eyes - I failed to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A great find for family dining with the option of build-your-own pizzas. The experience deserves better decor and furniture but the service was excellent with attractive and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food was so good here that we went there two nights in a row. The first night we had Pizza only which was great. The second night we decided to be a bit adventurous so we had a pizza, a lasagne and one carbonara. The pizza was great like the night before, the carbonara was ok and could do... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

we discovered this place by chance. ( it is upstairs ) It was a nice change in menu since other places seemed similar in menu choices. The pasta was good.......the pumpkin/spinach raviolis were really good ! We were very full when we left. Coming from the area where the real Ranch dressing is made, we were really disappointed in what... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The restaurant is upstairs. It has very basic furnishings but the food was great. It has dine in or take away food. The carbonara was cooked to perfection and the ravioli was good too but it had a little too much garlic in it for my taste. Another diner said it was very good. The restaurant was well patronised –... More 

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Additional Information about Pizza Pasta Ruffino

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

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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, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta
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?