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Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

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126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
909-624-9624
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4/5/2015 My friend was having a birthday celebration, we made a reservation at Aruffo's Italian Cuisine in Claremont California. We arrived at 6:00pm as our reserved time, with a baby in the car seat and a cake in hand. Our reservation was for 9 adults and one high chair. It was definitely confirmed at the time of reservation. The restaurant... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The Pomodoro Sauce is outstanding! My wife ordered the Eggplant Lasagne and said it was quite possibly the best eggplant dish she has ever eaten in a restaurant. I ordered the Veal Parmesan with steamed vegetables. The veal with the pomodoro sauce was very good, and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. The service was very good, and the wine list... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Food was good but the staff was not accommodating at all. When we asked if we could add 2 additional seats to our reservation of 10 for a surprise anniversary dinner they refused. Considering our reserved booth/table was flanked by small 2 person tables on either side that were empty there was no reason for them not to accept additional... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

It is located in a pleasant part of town. Food was very good, including the boullabaise which has an Italian twist. Tuscan bread was excellent. Service was excellent.

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Homer, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We got a last minute reservation here on a busy weekend and had a wonderful dinner. The food, service, and decor were just what we had hoped for. In and out in less than an hour without feeling rushed, with plenty of time to make our plane. Molto bene!

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Goleta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was great, the service excellent. Many standard Italian dishes, with some innovative choices. Two of us had the swordfish special and it was very nice. Really liked a kale salad with pears dates and a nice dressing. A change from the typical. My only hesitation in top marks is the seating. Everyone is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Everything looked delicious from the menu and even better when it hits the taste buds! I'm usually one to find a few items on a menu that I want to try but this place has so many worthy options. Even dessert and drink options were not to be missed. Come with your appetite.

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Temecula, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

After five visits, Aruffo's remains a great experience, with good value and notable food and ambiance. Located in charming Claremont Village, Aruffo's is a welcome break from the non-stop Italian chain restaurants in Southern California. The only reason I didn't give them 5-stars is that service can be hit or miss. For starters; their bread is awesome. Over five visits,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a Friday night. The restaurant is Italian. The restaurant itself isnot real big, but it's very nice and intimate and the food is excellent. We will visit here again.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I popped in for a late lunch/early dinner and was the only customer. My waiter didn't make me feel uncomfortable or that I was a nuisance. I ordered a side Caesar salad and angel hair pasta with roasted peppers and shrimp. The bread is amazing. It's this wonderful round with crisp crust and marinara sauce on top. Divine. I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $15
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: 909-624-9624
Description
Chef Tom & Valerie established Aruffo Italain Cuisine in the Claremont Village 28 years ago, it's been a Claremont Village "Best Place to Dine Out". Tom and Valerie's delicious selections of regional Italian specialities is inspired by their Italian Roots. Aruffo's menu highlights the bounty of artisan and house made ingredients, daily baked Italian bread, fresh pasta's, ocean fresh seafood, angus steaks, free-range poultry and veal. Influenced by farm to table, artisan foods, and authentic italian ingredients, their passion for exceptional italian cuisine is present in their signature bold Italain flavors with a refined twist.

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