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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was very good - "Bar special drinks" were odd.

Since we started with drinks, I must say that the house special 'Manhattan' was bizarre and awful. Clearly a bartender who has a higher perception of his abilities than he really does. Wines by the glass were also light pours. Food was above average italian. ambiance is pleasant in downtown... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Apple Valley, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My son and I recently visited Claremont. This is a lovely, quaint college town. One of my favorite places to spend a day. Lots of antique shops. We went to Aruffos for lunch. It has a lovely upscale atmosphere. Visually it was impressive. I had the pumpkin ravioli which is listed as "zucca". It was delicious. The sauce was marscapone... More 

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Flagstaff, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Service is top. Love it. Wonderfull food . One of a few places in Claremont worth a visit

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Family dined here on Wednesday. If I could, I'd give 3 plus another 1/4 star. I like the interior ambiance. Wine list is ok, and there are lots of selections on the dinner menu. Service was good (we went early and the place was still empty). Caesars salad is just ok - not worth the upgrade they charge. Minestrone soup... More 

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chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fabulous tomato bread. Homemade pasta in luxurious auces. Will definely return next time I'm in Claremont.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since we started with drinks, I must say that the house special 'Manhattan' was bizarre and awful. Clearly a bartender who has a higher perception of his abilities than he really does. Wines by the glass were also light pours. Food was above average italian. ambiance is pleasant in downtown Claremont village. Waiter was a little snooty and service could... More 

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Rialto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

An "American Italian" restaurant offering a very large menu of typical Italian dishes, but all perhaps just slightly less Italain than I am used to (having lived in Italy for many years). The pasta alle cozze e vongole was good, and they actually, at my request, prepared it "in bianco" (simple white wine sauce, instead of the tomato sauce that... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Greta restaurant in Claremont. The salads are cold and crisp. All the dishes are great. We like the brushetta. And of coarse the bread is to die for. They also have the best Tarimisu I have ever had - very light!

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take a walk then go in to Aruffo's for dinner. Have not had a bad meal there. Love their bread and they have a great wine selection. Then take a walk around Claremont Village.

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Four of us went out to this restaurant last night to celebrate my mother's birthday. It was my first time eating here and I have to say it was DELICIOUS! We were there at 5:30, so it wasn't busy yet and had good service while awaiting bread to be delivered. The bread was divine...and that comes from someone who isn't... More 

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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food was great every night we ate here. But the staff was slow and did not pay attention to people very well. There were times when we waited 20 min for a drink and the drinks would come one at a time. The bad part was that there was only three tables in seated in the place. chairs are... 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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