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San Jose 1166, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 2908 3384
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Italian food ... should rank higher on TripAdvisor

Nice classic Italian joint in the center of the city. Nothing fancy, but very nice pizza and pasta. And a better than average tiramisu. Really nice service, kind of classic decor. I have been here five or six times over the last three years, and it is always dependable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
BarnabyJ
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to our group by one of our hotel staff. When the 7 of us arrived for dinner, they quickly pulled together tables and seated us promptly in spite of the fact that it was very crowded. The food was very good; we all had pasta. We enjoyed our dinner, but when the bill came, the person... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nice classic Italian joint in the center of the city. Nothing fancy, but very nice pizza and pasta. And a better than average tiramisu. Really nice service, kind of classic decor. I have been here five or six times over the last three years, and it is always dependable.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The place is really friendly and very comfortable. They used woods and pastel colors. The pasta is the principal food and is really good and enjoyable. I went alone, coworkers, friends and family, and always the rate was 8-9/10. Enjoy !!!!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose 1166, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2908 3384

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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