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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

39 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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Ranked #8 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Thank you so much Kyla (owner/chef) , what a lovely experience to meet you and the pizza was awesome. So glad we found this on a review and came. So welcoming, friendly and the food was great. We will be back for sure. Thanks again, Lisa and Dave x :)

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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our garlic pizza bread, beef cannelloni and pumpkin ravioli. The staff are nice and friendly and prices good. But Ruffinos is certainly lacking atmosphere. Some more Italian art or something to give it a little more of a comfortable feel would be an improvement. But do go and try their food - its good!

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auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After a long days travel we found this place and got good Pizza and Pasta from friendly staff. The pricing was average and the restaurant itself was tidy. My children demolished a small pizza each and I couldn't eat all my cannelloni.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Kids and I loved our meal . Holly and the team were welcoming and accomadating on a really busy night at short notice Thanks look forward to our next visit

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited Ruffino's on a family holiday. Its very cosy, we received a warm welcome and the service was really good. The person that served us was very obliging, our 4 year old son changed his drink order after it had arrived but our waiter was happy to exchange it for us. The "porky prawn" pizza was amazing, generous size... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous fresh food and very friendly service, thanks you. We would definitely return also great wine selection.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good pizza. Laid back and very friendly staff. I liked it. Actually I really liked it. It's relaxing to find a restaurant that doesn't try too hard to be something. This one can rely on its service and quality.

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Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The staff were very friendly. I ordered a pizza, which was rather average and didn't really taste "Italiano".

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

As a local gal living in the Bay, i can no doubt say that Ruffino's has the best pizza's around! I usually get the Hawaiian pizza with BBQ and Aioli sauce or one of their gourmet house specials. I also really enjoy the Lasagne and the Beef Cannelloni. It is a Great value for money as the pasta portions are... More

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

Hi Rebekah, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Ruffino's. We look forward to seeing you again next time your in the Bay!! More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Sort of off the beaten track and up a staircase but well worth hunting Ruffino's out. We were there kind of early which was a good decision as it is a small restaurant so can't sit too many people. It got pretty busy with takeaways and diners in but the staff handled it well. We got the chicken, cranberry and... More

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

Thank you so much for the fantastic review, and for taking the time to comment... make sure you pop in again next time you are up in the Bay of Islands. Thanks once again More

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