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Ruffino

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta
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San Jose 1166, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 2908 3384
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, tasty, thin-crust pizza and baked brie appetizer

On Sundays, many restaurants and closed, and this particular Sunday was El Dia de Padre, so the open restaurants were quite crowded. When I got a table here, I felt lucky just to be in a restaurant. When my appetizer arrived--brie topped with carmelized onions and a balsamic reduction--I felt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
JP C
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Romantic
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

On Sundays, many restaurants and closed, and this particular Sunday was El Dia de Padre, so the open restaurants were quite crowded. When I got a table here, I felt lucky just to be in a restaurant. When my appetizer arrived--brie topped with carmelized onions and a balsamic reduction--I felt even luckier. And my pizza was very good: thin crust... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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