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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

39 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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Ranked #10 of 40 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place was a little hidden from view and we stumbled over it while looking for another restaurant I'd read about. A quick check on trip advisor and the reviews looked good so we thought we'd give it a go. From the second we walked in, it became clear that the staff were really going to go out of their... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My best friend and I stumbled across this little place on our first night in Paihia. The staff instantly made us feel welcome and we had a really great night. We ordered a Chicken Gourmet pizza that had my mouth watering from the moment I read about it. I recommend this place to any and all people that feels like... More

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

Hey Ladies, Thanks heaps for your review and we are happy you both had a great time with us. Look forward to seeing you again More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have been advised to go there when I asked, in Paihia, about a very good pizzeria. No regret at all ! The pizza dough is one of the best I ever tasted in New Zealand. I took a Margharita with extra Feta cheese... I am still dreaming about it ! And about the service, everything was perfect; friendly and... More

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

Thankyou for taking the time to write about your experience at Ruffino's. We look to seeing you again one day!! More

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Pizza was a little dry, but French fries were real nice, service was real friendly but felt let down by the pizza

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

Hi there, Thankyou for taking the time to place your feedback about your meal. All feedback is valued and I do apologise you felt the pizza was a little dry, More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Climbing stairs, following our noses, we burst into a small restaurant absolutely filled with folks of all kinds. The staff squeezed us in, with cheery skill, and fed us the most delicious pizza which we washed down with some lovely and reasonably priced wine. It was a hot night even with the windows wide open, but none of us minded... More

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

Thanks heaps for taking the time to write a comment on our page. I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Ruffino's, and we look forward to seeing you again one day. More

Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Have been to Ruffino twice now, on each occasion I was impressed with the food, tasty, well presented and great value for money, The staff are excellent, very very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. If your in Paihia visit this place and you won't be disappointed.

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

Thanks for the fantastic input about your experience with us at Ruffino's. So glad you had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Mumbai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

One of the best pizza we had in a long time. Perfect crust and great vegetarian toppings. Will come again if visiting bay of Islands again.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Spending the weekend in Paihia and looking for a place to dine, we walked out of one restaurant as it was so hot and had no windows open. We came upon Ruffino's. We had not had pizza for some time to decided to settle for one that night. So glad we did. The place is not very big but it... More

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County Durahm
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A small but wonderful Italian restaurant that is hidden away upstairs on a side street in Paihia. Our waitress was extremely attentive without being obtrusive, and the food was simply delicious. Freshly made to order but we didn't wait long for a mouth watering feast of pizza, cannelloni and good old fish and chips! Chilled chardonnay and cold beer added... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Ruffino's confidently matches "big bang" pizzas and pastas with a family-sized wallet. My Greek Pizza was crusty and tasty and the amount of topping not overdone. Our other choice was a Lasagne. The dish was well-balanced, the meat and tomato sauce silky, the Bechamel smooth, the portion generous and the overall taste very good. The prices at NZ$17 for the... More

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