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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

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39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Main Beach
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this the first night we were in Paihia. We were staying close so picked it up. We are pizza lovers so may have been a bit too picky. Mine was a vegetarian and was passable. My partner had a supreme one and, as mine, passable. The crust was nice though. We didn't have their pizza again.

Thank Louise J
Paihia, New Zealand
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat at this restaurant regularly. Bonus is that they do really good Gluten free pizza & the pizza bases are excellent. my personal favourite is the Cannelloni but I often have the pizza

Thank Sananneb
Tuakau, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

4 of us had an enjoyable dinner of pizza & drinks recently. Good service & fairly good pizzas, liked being able toorder our own toppings to suit.

Thank kdeesea79
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Gluten free pizza was very tasty. Regular pizza was good but not that memorable. Decor very uninspiring. Great for a quick bite and then move on. Glass of wine priced at $6 a good deal. Friendly service.

1 Thank nz0064
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

our meal was very tasty and the service was spot on. best pasta mums had in a long time and we loved the pizzas

1 Thank Anna M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We remembered that we had ordered pizza for dinner at our next stay, so we settled for cannelloni and fettuccine carbonara accompanied by garlic and parmesan pizza bread. All were very enjoyable with a good balance of traditional Italian flavours. Each dish arrived in a timely manner and were hot - thermally, not from a spice perspective. The NZ wines... More 

1 Thank Chris P
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Went for dinner with my partner We got a pizza and a ravioli to share. The pizza was awesome, the ravioli was ok. The ravioli wasn't bad, was just a standard ravioli and didn't match up to how good the pizza was

1 Thank CKAW
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. You must try the Onion pizza - it was to die for! Our hostess was also amazing! We were the only ones in the restaurant at dinner time and she was so friendly and welcoming. She made our kids feel welcome with colouring and chats and we discovered our kids have the same name. Thanks again,... More 

1 Thank Stephanie P
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had two pizzas, one from the menu, the other custom made. Good amount of toppings and anice sauce base. I really liked the base, not too thin or too bready. If want a good basic pizza, check them out

1 Thank Darren H
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

good place for reasonable price meals, in Paihia. Went there a few times and had various different meals

1 Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7964
Ruffinos Pizza and Pasta has been located in Paihia for 18 years. We specialise in Homemade Pasta and pizzas, you can also create your own pizza. We are now doing gluten free pizza. We are fully licensed and also BYO wine. Dine in or Takeaway available, we do not deliver

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?