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Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
909-624-9624
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Ranked #22 of 106 Restaurants in Claremont
Price range: $9 - $15
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Claremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went to Aruffo's with my girlfriend last weekend for a very enjoyable Italian dinner. The food was all delicious, from the complimentary bread that you start off with, all the way through your salad, main course, and dessert! I had a fettuccine dish similar to Alfredo but with a creamy pesto sauce that was great. I love pesto myself, and... More

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Claremont, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is a favorite with a small number of people and that is all that is keeping it alive. The food is beyond mediocre (there is no good italian in Claremont) and service is slow, lazy and, like many L.A. establishments, full of itself. This is another of those "You're an actor? What restaurant?" kind of places. The village... More

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Anaheim
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Delicious food, great wine list and good service. What more could you want? Well, the prices are a little high and parking sometimes is a pain.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Had dinner here while visiting my son at college. This is one of his favorite restaurants. Great bread to start. Huge menu also unique cocktail selection.

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