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San Jose 1166, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
+598 2908 3384
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually go to this restaurant when I want to be in a italian atmosfere. Pasta is the main food with several sauces. Small and very comfortable place if you like to be with family, friends or work.

Thank Gabriel C
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I and my husband stayed in Montevideo for ten days and tried to visit Ruffino three times for an early dinner, as open yours were advertised as 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM. However, we were not successful as the restaurant was always closed. Finally, on our last day in the city, we made reservations for 8:30 PM and managed to... More 

Thank Eliane A
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

The salmon ravioli was great, the chocolat marquisse didn't look like your typical marquisse but boy it was tasty! The place was packed and it was only 8.30 pm on a Friday. I thoroughly recommend this little italian bistró, my compliments to the cook and the staff

Thank Pablo V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent treatment , excellent food and awesome ambience. Really good Italian Carbonara, stick to its origins. Sure to come back on my next visit!!

Thank Felipe B
Santiago, Chile
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177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I stopped in for dinner yesterday because I needed a break from steak. I was not disappointed. I had the spaghetti carbonara, which was as good as any I've had in Rome, and a quarter liter of the house white. For dessert the waitress recommended the flan con dulce de leche (I've discovered that this is what all waitresses recommend... More 

1 Thank FrequentIndia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with original Italian food and nice wines. Good service and they provide extra safety opening, closing the door for only customers. Also affordable.

Thank Rubén L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Recommended by our hotel america, but the pasta sorrentino alfredo just tasted like flour. No herbs, no spices, almost no cheese, just tasteless greasy white flour sauce. The housewine was terrible. Only the pizza tasted like a regular pizza (althoughnit didn't have the promised ruccola on top) so that's the best choice if you really want to eat there.

Thank Patrick N
Montevideo, Uruguay
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89 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

A family-run Italian restaurant that is one of the very best places you can find to eat in the centre of Montevideo. There is a great variety of dishes on offer and the quality is very good. Recommended for both lunch and dinner - it is popular, so come early or book in advance.

Thank grahamstanley
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is around the corner from my condo but I only tried it once before unmemorably. Tonight I was Jonesing for thin crust pizza not the normal wadge of rubbery cheese on a thick gummy crust. It exists here and was not half bad albeit a little overpriced. The problem is the place: negative decor,little air conditioning and service... More 

Thank LionelEC
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We came to this place due to the hotel staff's recommendation. After reading the TripAdvisor's reviews, we decided to only try pasta as main dish. We ordered prosciutto and chicken salad as starters. At end of the order, the waitress asked something unclearly. Since we did not get it, we just said "ya...". It ended up the cold cut meat... More 

Thank Lily F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose 1166, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2908 3384

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