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All 107 Claremont Restaurants

Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
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Ranked #23 of 107 Restaurants in Claremont
Price range: $9 - $15
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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La Verne, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

Address: 126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
Phone Number: 909-624-9624
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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