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Ruffino Italian Cuisine

4902 E. Warner Road, Ste. 7, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3316 (Ahwatukee Foothills)
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Ranked #6 of 2,535 restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
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!
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91% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Kate and I tried Ruffino’s for dinner on Valentine’s Day and we learned a couple of valuable lessons…don’t eat out on Valentine’s Day and don’t try a new restaurant for a special occasion unless you have a trusted recommendation. Ruffino’s was nice enough, the decor was pleasant, the staff very helpful, but on Valentine’s Day they were simply overwhelmed. We... More

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Steve C, Owner at Ruffino Italian Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear ChrisKate 2012, I would like to apologize for the poor service experience that you had on Valentines Day this year. That day is our second busiest of the year and while I am confident that the vast majority of our Guests that night enjoyed the true Ruffino exoerince it is obvious from your review that you did not. I... More

Waverly, IA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had one of the best meals ever. My wife had the Chicken Carbonara that was to die for. Went back a second time for the same thing and it was equally as good. I loved their Calamari!! The two nights we were there, they had a group called String Theory playing ad=nd they were great. The waitress took great... More

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have often come to enjoy the great food and service at Ruffino's. The chef is excellent - Martine makes everything extra special and the service makes your visit memorable. Whether you join the regulars in the bar or choose the more formal dining room, it is always a pleasure!

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Casa Grande, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

truly one of the best Italian restaurant in Arizona. The pasta is made right there and it truly makes a difference. There is a special warmth that makes you feel so welcome and appreciated. Hope to have many more special holidays celebrated at Ruffinos

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Ruffino Italian Cuisine is hidden in a strip mall in Ahwatukee on Warner Road just east of 48th Street and well worth the find. We took a group of 9 of our close friends, most who had never been there, and they all said they would return again due to the great food, service and atmosphere. I had the canneloni,... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

How do you describe perfection in Italian fare...The atmosphere is perfect, the food cannot be beat, Ruffino's has always, and I mean always, as we have been back many times and would not consider another Italian restaurant will constantly strive to make your meal prepared just as you would like it. Good job Ruffino's We will be back.........

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We've dined at Ruffio's many times, and have never been disappointed. When a group of eight of us decided to get together for dinner on New Years' Eve (2013-14) it was a natural choice. But we did wonder - how will this fairly small and intimate venue be able to cope with the pressures of a traditionally busy and often... More

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