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170 Concord Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 (Formerly Vincenzo's)
+1 978-256-1250
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 13
    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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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We (my wife and I) live within walking distance of Rufina's and have been there too many times to count. Sometimes it's dinner, sometimes dessert. Every time the food is good, abundant, well-prepared, and the service is excellent. I have had two family functions there, including my wedding reception a few weeks ago. We had parties for both around 40... More 

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Thank Radtekk
Nashua, New Hampshire
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Thank JPJudith
Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Fred04095
Chelmsford, MA
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Thank russell-benoit
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank JATMA
Boston, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Thank Leo F
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
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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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1 Thank Genieb47
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Bubba_da_Traveler1
Boston
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank goob007
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?