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Ruffino Italian Cuisine

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Ahwatukee Foothills
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4902 E. Warner Road, Ste. 7, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3316
480-893-8544
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ruffino Italian Cuisine is an upscale Italian restaurant in Ahwatukee...
Ruffino Italian Cuisine is an upscale Italian restaurant in Ahwatukee, recognized for the past 25 years as a neighborhood destination for gathering with family and friends. The restaurant, recently remodeled, features an Old World Tuscan atmosphere with a piano bar at one end and a semi-private dining area at the other. At Ruffino you will find great food, unique, world-class service and a variety of weekly live entertainment options. Only the freshest ingredients are used and all of the pastas are homemade daily, plus the restaurant has an extensive list of wine and liquors. Happy Hour is offered Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Saturday 4-7pm and Sunday 4-close. Dinner is served seven days per week. Call for more information or to make a reservation today!
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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and delightful service!

I really enjoyed my visit here. The staff was friendly and checked in often. My water glass was never empty (this is say a lot - I tend to drink a lot of water when I eat out so this was pretty impressive!). We were there for 2-3 hours and never felt rushed. The staff was knowledgeable and advised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
freddy868
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Fredericton, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The restaurant was large with no guests. Salad was limp and food no real Italian tastes. For a restaurant that tried to show that it was high end - it has a ways to go.

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Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here. The staff was friendly and checked in often. My water glass was never empty (this is say a lot - I tend to drink a lot of water when I eat out so this was pretty impressive!). We were there for 2-3 hours and never felt rushed. The staff was knowledgeable and advised well... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have eaten at Ruffino several times and the food has always been great. The servers are very friendly and accommodating. The prices are a little above average - but so is the food. We particularly enjoy sitting in the lounge on Friday nights when the guitarist is playing. Make a reservation because they are often busy. It would be... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We love Ruffino's and have always had such excellent meals there. Closest flavors to those I ate in Italy that I have found here in the Valley! Service is always excellent. Everyone working at Ruffino's is always very professional.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I thought the food was good, the service was great, the location and parking were great, but the prices were well above the value!

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Arivaca, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our birthday celebration was a delight at Ruffino's. From the very tasty calamari appetizer, thru the incredible lobster bisque, and on to some sumptuous entrees, our meal was terrific. As a family of serious cooks, we are often disappointed when dining out. Not this time!

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
339 reviews 339 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I must have eaten here on a day the regular chef/cook was off. I cannot otherwise explain how the food could have been so bland and tasteless. The house salad was room temp lettuce and the house dressing was completely absent any flavor. My wife tried the pasta fagioli...and it was mainly a bean soup, again with no taste. My... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Ruffino has become our neighborhood go to restaurant for that very relaxing and delicious meal. The menu is extensive without being over the top. The chef specials never fail to be delightful and tasty. The service is impeccable without being intrusive or fussy without purpose. Most weekends a couple provide a just right level of music in bar section. The... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have visited Ruffino's a number of times now and have always found the food to be delicious, plentiful and worth every penny. The live music in the bar is always entertaining and appropriate for the clientele. Ruffino's has become our special occasion dinner destination.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This place is very good, great atmosphere, romantic and the food is delicius. we have shrimp skampi, and red snaper with a bottle of chianty, the cheff Martin came to our table to find out how was the special diner request, the owner of this restaurant was very kind and friendly, the waiter Chuck give us a good imformation about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4902 E. Warner Road, Ste. 7, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3316
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Neighborhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Phone Number: 480-893-8544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Ruffino Italian Cuisine is an upscale Italian restaurant in Ahwatukee, recognized for the past 25 years as a neighborhood destination for gathering with family and friends. The restaurant, recently remodeled, features an Old World Tuscan atmosphere with a piano bar at one end and a semi-private dining area at the other. At Ruffino you will find great food, unique, world-class service and a variety of weekly live entertainment options. Only the freshest ingredients are used and all of the pastas are homemade daily, plus the restaurant has an extensive list of wine and liquors. Happy Hour is offered Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Saturday 4-7pm and Sunday 4-close. Dinner is served seven days per week. Call for more information or to make a reservation today!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 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?