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“Equals the Italian restaurants in St. Louis' "The Hill"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruffino Italian Cuisine

Ruffino Italian Cuisine
4902 E. Warner Road, Ste. 7, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3316 (Ahwatukee Foothills)
480-893-8544
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Ranked #87 of 2,442 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
Description: Ruffino Italian Cuisine is an upscale Italian restaurant in Ahwatukee, recognized for the past 25 years as a neighborhood destination for gathering with family and friends. The restaurant, recently remodeled, features an Old World Tuscan atmosphere with a piano bar at one end and a semi-private dining area at the other. At Ruffino you will find great food, unique, world-class service and a variety of weekly live entertainment options. Only the freshest ingredients are used and all of the pastas are homemade daily, plus the restaurant has an extensive list of wine and liquors. Happy Hour is offered Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Saturday 4-7pm and Sunday 4-close. Dinner is served seven days per week. Call for more information or to make a reservation today!
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Equals the Italian restaurants in St. Louis' "The Hill"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We lived in St. Louis for many years and not far from "The Hill" -- known throughout the country for harboring the best Italian bakeries, delis and restaurants in every price range. Ruffino's is equal to best, without an exhorbitant price tag. It's not cheap, but you can find great selections for a reasonable price. OK, think great warm garlic bread in taste-tempting slices, followed by a salad made at your table with just what you want and good quality ingredients. Then your entrée. I don't care what you order, the pasta will be homemade, the meat and fish and chicken cooked perfectly. And then the sauces. All homemade and all delicious. Try dessert if you have room. If you can't finish, they package it up for enjoying with your coffee in the morning. Then tell them "We'll be back!" with gusto when you leave.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

You must try Caribbean filet and shrimp carbonara linguini, both delicious. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. Consistently good. We are regulars and love it here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maricopa, Arizona
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“Great Italian food is in Arizona!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were so happy to find what we thought would be good Italian food in Arizona but this is actually GREAT! Loved the Clams Oreganato and the Shrimp Scampi was perfection! We highly recommend the Veal Saltimbocca too. Our server was friendly and even brought us a free desert because it was our anniversary! We will definitely be going back!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Italian food in a great environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have gone there several times in the past few months and I am delighted with the great customer service and the wonderful food. They are also great to sign you up for their points program and are always sending you opportunities for great savings. Between all of this it is an experience not to be missed. Last time I was there I heard the waiter mention that they have had the same executive chef for 25 years. That might explain the wonderful Italian food. I also love the fact that they support local music that plays in their cozy lounge on Friday and Saturday evening from about 7-10 so it is earlier enough to enjoy during during. I would definitely bring my out of town guests here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The food here is wonderful and the service is great. Everyone is friendly and can't do enough to make your dining experience the best ever. One of our favorite places in the Valley to eat.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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