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Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

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126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
909-624-9624
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Chef Tom & Valerie established Aruffo Italain Cuisine in the Claremont...
Chef Tom & Valerie established Aruffo Italain Cuisine in the Claremont Village 28 years ago, it's been a Claremont Village "Best Place to Dine Out". Tom and Valerie's delicious selections of regional Italian specialities is inspired by their Italian Roots. Aruffo's menu highlights the bounty of artisan and house made ingredients, daily baked Italian bread, fresh pasta's, ocean fresh seafood, angus steaks, free-range poultry and veal. Influenced by farm to table, artisan foods, and authentic italian ingredients, their passion for exceptional italian cuisine is present in their signature bold Italain flavors with a refined twist.
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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always excellent

We believe Aruffo's is surprisingly still a well kept secret. Great value for the price and excellent good and service every time we have dined there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Steve D
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We believe Aruffo's is surprisingly still a well kept secret. Great value for the price and excellent good and service every time we have dined there.

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Upland, CA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The food here is always fresh and served up hot and flavorful. This is my third time visiting Aruffo's and I have always enjoyed it. However this time we took our children ages 10 and 12. Aruffo's, I think, is great for adults, but my children were wishing we would have gone to the Olive Garden. Being kids, what they... More 

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

3 of us went to Dinner last Wed. at 6p.m. Restaurant was quite(as one would expect that early)but the waiter went to seat us next to a party of8/10 people. I asked for a different table and was taken to one looking into kitchen. Not the best. Service was immediate. Very good bread and creamy garlic potato soup. Barely hot... More 

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delhi
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

went for an early lunch.....food was fresh, service was attentive and place was relaxed. great pasta, bruschetta and good coffee....cannot ask for more...

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was a strange night. Based on reviews, we first went to another higher rated Italian restaurant in Claremont, but left after seeing the complimentary store-like bread and plastic dish with a small dab of tomato appetizer placed on customer's tables. To be fair, we didn't taste it, but, it didn't look appetizing. Having lived in Chicago and New York... More 

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Upland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The outside of this establishment belies how wonderfully "Italian" this restaurant is. We took a chance based on the menu offering during Restaurant Week and were very surprised at the decor and extensive menu offerings. My husband loves seafood, especially clams, and is often disappointed in the usual offerings due to the sparse number of clams. Not so at Aruffo's.... More 

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Claremont, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Atmosphere is great, very good entrees, always enjoyed the food, I go here every chance I can get there.If you like quiet restaurant this is the place .

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Santa Cruz, Ca
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

For the life of me I cannot figure out why this place isn't jam packed every night! The bread they serve when you sit down (w/ hot tomato sauce & spices) is reason alone. Menu is HUGE! Drinks & desserts are YUM. Service is great -which is saying a lot. Pasta dishes are rich- true. Melenazze Fiorentina is insane: Creamy... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Aruffo’s provides a great dinning experience with delicious authentic Italian dishes, excellent menu, lively atmosphere and attentive service. Even though the restaurant was packed we had great service and the pasta dishes were outstanding. Located in charming Claremont Village, I would highly recommend a visit.

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Toronto, Ontario
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105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Aruffo's is located in a quaint area of Claremont. This area has a village vibe to it. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. I agree with the other reviewers that the service is good but the food is very average at best. I ordered the veal scaloppini and it was not good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: 909-624-9624

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Chef Tom & Valerie established Aruffo Italain Cuisine in the Claremont Village 28 years ago, it's been a Claremont Village "Best Place to Dine Out". Tom and Valerie's delicious selections of regional Italian specialities is inspired by their Italian Roots. Aruffo's menu highlights the bounty of artisan and house made ingredients, daily baked Italian bread, fresh pasta's, ocean fresh seafood, angus steaks, free-range poultry and veal. Influenced by farm to table, artisan foods, and authentic italian ingredients, their passion for exceptional italian cuisine is present in their signature bold Italain flavors with a refined twist.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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