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Ruffino

San Jose 1166, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 2908 3384
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Ranked #66 of 457 Restaurants in Montevideo
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ruffino was suggested to us by a native Of Montivideo. We were not disappointed. Although the decor looks like a parody of an Italian restaurant from the 1950s, the food and the service more than make up for it. The pleasant, efficient wait staff took good care of our needs. I had a crispy thin crust pizza which is hard... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Nice, small restaurant with great pizza. Had lunch on a Monday and the place was packed. Service was fair. A variety of wood fired pizzas that are very good.

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Houston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Family dinner where I've enjoyed barbecued meat, wife had fish, kids pizza and pasta. We shared plates as it all was superb. A great restaurant, not cheap but no expensive, huge plates, great, attentive service. We went a few times and quality was consistent. It was very good all the time.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We've been in Montevideo for the better part of four months, and we've eaten at a lot of different places. We decided to start working our way down the trip advisor list and we were absolutely stunned this place is in the top 150. The food tasted like it was from a Cisco truck in the US, the service was... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Understaffed today so service was a little less than expected, but overall a very good experience. Price is reasonable.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

There was nothing bad about our experience at Ruffino but we just weren't too impressed. One standout was the antipasto plate we shared as an appetizer. It was a fantastic and delicious selection of meats, seafood, cheeses and other tasty bits. Otherwise the food was pretty average. I had a chicken entree that was fine but when I ordered it... More

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This small Italian eatery offers great pastas and pizzas. The prices are average for Uruguay. The service was prompt and excellent, every request was met and reponded to immediatly. There seemed to be an abundance of "secondary" service staff that tended to everyones needs. The atomosphere is "homey". I had Sphagetti Bolonesa which was very meaty and although I thought... More

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Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Close to hotel Embajador. I had a good pizza and bottle of wine. Good service and decent wine list. Nice atmosphere and I would return.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I've tried to give Ruffino's a chance about three times and each time the food disappoints. Recently took a friend there for dinner. The bottle of Tannato they suggested was excellent and affordable. My friend ordered the wok dish which she said was average. I ordered the salmon sorrentino dish which was ok, but too salty. As others have said,... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I went there for a Birthday so I tried pasta and it was awesome, and I went with friends one more time and we tried pizza and it was great too!

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