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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, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 70
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  • 63
    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
Good food and good people

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
DrTravell007
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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259 reviews 259 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
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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Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We got take away from this place last night. The lasagne was the worst I have ever tasted and was very small considering the price. Lasagne was dry and flaky and had foul taste was sure it was past use by! Pizzas were average tasting topping though using old dough. Total disgrace so not recommended. We had to buy more... More 

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

Hi there, I do apologise you didn't enjoy your experience with Ruffinos Pizza and Pasta. Firstly I can guarantee all our products, pastas and doughs are made fresh daily on premise. We hand make our own pasta for the Lasagne, so we don't use the bought Lasagne sheets a lot of people are use to...hence probably your dislike. We take... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We are here on our way south and found it to be a cozy, charming atmosphere. The food was very good, with nice large portion sizes. We had pizza and were pretty impressed with the quality and size. Only thing is that, being located in a tourist town, it's a bit pricey. We also ordered an appetiser that came at... More 

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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

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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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?