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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#4 of 1,092 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
+47 22 55 32 80
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of Oslo's best Italian restaurants! Excellent food, we tested the mozarella and two pasta dishes, everything was outstanding. A huge wine list, sorted by regions, with many "goodies". Martino, our waiter, made our night perfect. Superb service and kindness! This is a busy restaurant, so be sure to book a table, even on weekdays!

Thank Ragge62
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ruffino's is THE best Italian restaurant in Oslo on all counts... food, service and welcoming, cozy atmosphere! Family run, authentic Italian dishes and homemade pastas that my grandma from Udine would have approved of! My husband and I love Ruffino's for a romantic evening out!

Thank RomerK
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food here but slightly limited choice. The ambience and price is great making this overall a very good choice for a meal.

Thank Feelgood69
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, I had a great Saturday night's dinner here on a recent stay in Oslo. There's a great buzz, the waiters are extremely efficient, very friendly ( only a slight dip in service- when trying to get the bill- but that seems to happen everywhere ) . It's very warm and authentic on the inside- it reminded me genuinely of... More 

Thank Bollinger79
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The staff was very accommodating. The highlights of the meal were the caprese salad and seafood pasta.

Thank JH2717
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year we experienced an amazing dining adventurr this year however while it had some good parts was a bit disappointing. Great staff, fun atmosphere but several food items fell short. The greeting experience is always memorable. Very personable and engaged. We got to our table and we were flooded with folks looking after us. Awesome. Good recommendations and guidance... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful Italian, very romantic setting and great ambiance. Highly recommended and just a few minutes walk from National Theatre station. Well worth a visit.

Thank mghseq
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my birthday dinner at Ruffino while we were visiting Oslo. Rated as one of the best restaurants in Oslo, it is not pretentious and feels warm and inviting. The food is authentic and the service is attentive and friendly - you feel like one of the family. Judging by the crowds there, many others felt the same. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is traditional Italian from antipasti to dolce. The waiters are professional and give you good advise. Good selection of wine and again they waiters have good suggestion to the courses. Excellent Tiramisu and Espresso.

Thank Bjorn H B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Final meal at the end of a 7 day stay in Oslo and a perfect culinary ending. Ruffino is the best way to culminate a week of the experiencing Oslo. The food is a burst of different tastes and variety of dishes to choose from bringing a touch of Italy to the northern most parts of Europe. An extensive wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 55 32 80
Ruffino is an authentic Italian restaurant that smells, tastes and feels Italian. The menu includes a large selection of antipasti, home-made pasta dishes, seafood and meat dishes, as well as dessert favourites like fondente, tiramisu and gelato. All dishes on Ruffino's menu are available as children's portions for half price. The restaurant is located in Henrik Ibsens gate, close to the Royal Palace and Karl Johans gate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?