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170 Concord Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 (Formerly Vincenzo's)
+1 978-256-1250
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet, good food, a relaxing meal for a couple or a group who want to TALK

We have been coming to Rufina's periodically since it opened. Chicken Parmesan is always on the menu, as are a few other Italian classics...but there are plenty of more adventurous entrees. The food is very good, and reasonably priced. What we really love about coming here is that it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
russell-benoit
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Chelmsford, MA
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restaurant is only open for lunch Thursday's and Fridays. I would totally top rate it for lunch due to convenient parking, nice music in the background-volume low enough so you can actually have a conversation, nice variety of menu choices as well as daily specials, and perfect prices. The focassia bread is topped with fresh rosemary from the owner's... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to Rufina's a number of times and have never been disappointed. Service is always prompt and pleasant!

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Chelmsford, MA
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have been coming to Rufina's periodically since it opened. Chicken Parmesan is always on the menu, as are a few other Italian classics...but there are plenty of more adventurous entrees. The food is very good, and reasonably priced. What we really love about coming here is that it is a quiet meal -- plenty of space between the tables,... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food is delicious! Staff is friendly! Comfortable atmosphere. I love the spinach salad with goat cheese, fig dressing and walnuts, also the chicken marsala.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We came here for dinner recently and overall, it was a pleasant experience. We started with an appetizer of "Calamari e Peperone o Calamari di Fritti" and chose the saute option over the fried option. The squid itself was bland but that is not unexpected. The white wine sauce complemented the squid and the peppers gave the entire dish flavor.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We live near Rufinas, formerly Vincenzo's at this location. We liked the food at Vincenzo's but visited twice since it changed owners and became Rufinas. Both visits were disappointing. One of us had their special of the night, a pasta dish with chicken, mushroom sauce, and peppers. The other had the gnocchi bolognese. Neither had any flavor. Both were served... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had an enjoyable meal on a recent Saturday night. Typical red sauce Italian restaurant with dishes done well. Chicken Saltimbocca, Chicken Parm and 3 cutlets were all well done. Reasonable prices. Clientele is on the older side, but I guess that's typical for this type of restaurant.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Been here about 7 times and sometimes good sometimes slow and disorganized Food consistently good to very good. Tonight had to walk our orders to the bar to get any service

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We like to go to Rufina's , its' close by cozy ambience, friendly service and the food is consistently good . our favorites are Tri cousette and veal saltiboccia

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Westford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We've dined here on many occasions, but New Year's Eve was a little disappointing. We dined early and had a reservation. No problem with the service, but we were disappointed in our entrees. We both ordered grilled swordfish, and they looked delicious, but they were somewhat tough. No, we did not tell our server, but we probably should have -... More 

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Additional Information about Rufina's

Address: 170 Concord Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 (Formerly Vincenzo's)
Phone Number: +1 978-256-1250
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 27
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Concord Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 (Formerly Vincenzo's)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +1 978-256-1250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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