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Ruffino Italian Cuisine

Ahwatukee Foothills
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4902 E. Warner Road, Ste. 7, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3316
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pasta Primavera and orecchiette with homemade Italian sausage was also outstanding! Nice atmosphere, great service! Definitely will be returning!

Thank mary p
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Tonight we made reservations for four at Ruffino's Italian Cuisine -- one of my favorite restaurants for years. It is a classical family run Italian restaurant where you always felt welcomed. The owner typically greeted at the door and chatted with you on the way out. If there were ever an issue, it was taken care of immediately, with the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is authentic and old style class. We loved sitting in the bar area listening to the piano music after dinner too. The food is excellent and the service is the best Italian in Ahwatukee. It is a great romantic place to take a date as well. They used to have a limo that would pick you up if you... More 

Thank adawn714
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

when the waitress asked if I'd like a CUP for some wine. Food was adequate at best. Service was the same.

Thank EllinKav
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Ruffino. We weren't sure what to expect from an Italian restaurant in Arizona, and we were pleased with our experience. The wine list had a number of affordable options, and our selection was an enjoyable restaurant wine (crowd-pleaser). There were vegetarian options for my wife, and we both enjoyed our food.

Thank Steve7P
Perinton, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Authentic Italian food, good steaks and seafood too. Don't miss it! Meticulous service! Great for couples and friends.

Thank marie6788
Richmond, Illinois
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We decided to dine at Ruffino based on the positive trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Our waitress, Michelle, who has worked there a number of years was very personable and provided excellent service. She explained that the restaurant had recently changed owners, which resulted in some minor adjustments to their menu, but the same chef for 25 years... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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314 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great spot in a small strip center. Has new owners but same chef for 25 years. We ate here twice on our trip through Arizona. Very nice atmosphere. Servers were friendly and experienced. Lasagna was excellent. This is not a chain but a real restaurant with real food. There is a bar as you come in which appears to be... More 

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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The restaurant has been around for 27 years. This is a nice treat to be able to find a fine dining restaurant in Ahwatukee. Whether you are there for business or a romantic evening, They have an extensive bar and a respectable wine list. In addition to Italian, they have a nice selection of seafood, beef, chicken and veal. I... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We are a bit on the fence. New owners. The happy hour menu has really been reduced. The food portions are smaller. Felt a sense of stress with existing staff with the new management. Good still consistent. Garlic bread seems to always be soggy. Things are changing. Too early to tell ifs ok or bad. There are peeps that are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4902 E. Warner Road, Ste. 7, Phoenix, AZ 85044-3316
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Neighborhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Phone Number: 480-893-8544
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!

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