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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
tasty pasta, will come back one day for the pizza

fast service and good food. upstairs and round,upstairs and round. found the door, small but perfectly formed restaurant. we both opted for Pasta. YUM. only fault was they could have cleaned up a bit quicker around a table that had left, which was right by the entrance, crumbs on the floor almost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Michelle V
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had dinner here last night, were just going to get takeaways but when we went inside it was so cosy, warm and welcoming we dined in. The most beautiful Italian food ever, really, really good value.Lovely attentive staff, friendly and welcoming.We woudl highly recommend Ruffino's you will be assured of a most excellent meal.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

fast service and good food. upstairs and round,upstairs and round. found the door, small but perfectly formed restaurant. we both opted for Pasta. YUM. only fault was they could have cleaned up a bit quicker around a table that had left, which was right by the entrance, crumbs on the floor almost put us off, but we were glad we... More 

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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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 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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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?